Browsing Category

Good For You

  • Mexican Pasta Salad

    September 23, 2019

    Pasta normally is high in carbs and light on nutrition, but it is just so satisfying! We are using the totally healthy chickpea pasta here.

  • Lasagna Revisited

    September 23, 2019

    This recipe uses very thin whole wheat pasta which requires no advance cooking. We have replaced 2 layers of this lasagna with thinly sliced zucchini to mimic the pasta layers. This nets out to less than one ounce of pasta per serving.

  • Pear and Goat Cheese Salad

    October 10, 2017

    This Pear and Goat Cheese Salad comes from my friend, Debbie Macdonald. She makes a version of this salad for all seasons but my favorite is the fall salad.

  • Pickled Onions

    October 20, 2016

    These pickled onions are perfect for sandwiches and salads. They are also a great accompaniment to meats, chicken and fish. Play around with the veggies. Use cucumber instead or in addition to the onion. Use your favorite vinegar.

  • Cabbage and Apple Spirals Slaw

    October 20, 2016

    This is a great fall salad, perfect for picnics, tailgates and workday lunch. You don’t even have to core the apple! Visit Branch and Vine to find your favorite dressing for this salad. I am including my favorite. Be sure to have the dressing prepared prior to spiralizing the apples. You need to sink them into the dressing right away to prevent them from turning brown.

  • Roast Tomatoes and Garlic over Zucchini Noodles

    October 20, 2016

    This dish is a classic at my home and a great recipe for introducing zoodles to your family. You can always start with half pasta and half zucchini zoodles. The recipe calls for grape tomatoes, but you can slice up regular and plum tomatoes for the sauce instead. It freezes beautifully. I enjoy processing the sauce in a blender for a smoother texture, but you don’t have to. Just pour the hot pasta over the raw zucchini and toss with the sauce. Easy!

  • Homemade Applesauce

    September 13, 2016

    This recipe really doesn’t have measurements. As my mom says, “I just make it.” Use your favorite apple. We like Granny Smith but many varieties work. The trick is in the water: don’t add too much or you will have apple soup instead of homemade applesauce!