Appetizers · Cheese · Italian · Vegetable · Vegetarian

Grilled Zucchine and Tomato with Mozzarella and Basil

Zucchini and tomatoes are two of my favorite things, and summer time is when they are at their best. This is a light meal that is perfect for a hot summer day. It is healthy, delicious and easy to make. It can be used as a main dish, appetizer or side dish. Ingredients: 2 -…… Continue reading Grilled Zucchine and Tomato with Mozzarella and Basil

salad · Vegetable · Vegetarian · Whole Grains

Quinoa and Baby Kale Salad

It is not always easy to eat healthy, especially with our busy schedules. Luckily for us, there are several ancient grains, including quinoa that have become popular over the last several years that offer us great health benefits. Quinoa is considered a super food because it is packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein, and it…… Continue reading Quinoa and Baby Kale Salad

Appetizers · Eggs · Italian · Vegetable · Vegetarian

Frittata with Bell Peppers and Onion

Frittata is basically an Italian omelette. It can be made on the stove top or in the oven. The frittata makes a great main dish or can also be used as an appetizer. There are countless combinations of vegetables, meats, and cheeses that can be used to make the frittata flavorful, such as asparagus, spinach,…… Continue reading Frittata with Bell Peppers and Onion

Cheese · Indian · Vegetable · Vegetarian

Saag Paneer – Creamy Spinach and Cheese

Saag Paneer is a great vegetarian side dish that is the perfect accompaniment to spicy Indian dishes. This recipe that follows is from Aarti Sequeira, one of my favorite chefs. You can serve it with Chicken Tikka Masala, which you can find on my blog. Start with making the cheese.  Do not worry, it is…… Continue reading Saag Paneer – Creamy Spinach and Cheese

American · Bread · Chicken · Southern · Vegetable

Southern Fried Chicken, Collard Greens, and Corn Bread

Growing up in Western Pennsylvania, I am no stranger to Southern cooking.  There is nothing I like better than going home to visit my family and sitting down with them to enjoy a good meal.  I had a taste for collard greens so my sister, Vicki, and I decided to cook together.  Vicki took the lead…… Continue reading Southern Fried Chicken, Collard Greens, and Corn Bread

Ethiopian · Vegetable · Vegetarian

Fasolia – Ethiopian Green Beans and Carrots

This vegetable dish is a common Ethiopian dish that can be served with the Injera (sponge like crepe) or as a side dish.  We like to eat it with the Doro Wat (Ethiopian Chicken Stew) and the Mesir Wat (Ethiopian Red Lentils).  Some recipes call for hot peppers to add spice to the dish, but I…… Continue reading Fasolia – Ethiopian Green Beans and Carrots