Soy-Marinated Steak Tacos with Nectarine Corn Salsa {Recipe}

Enjoy the nutrition and health benefits of lean beef with these juicy soy-marinated steak tacos topped with a colorful and nutritious nectarine corn salsa brimming with the flavors of summer. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by The Beef Checkoff and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. If you follow my weekly menu plans you’ll see we have beef for dinner at least once every week or two. A beef-eating registered d… read more »

Red Cabbage, Snap Pea, & Blueberry Salad {Recipe}

This colorful red cabbage salad is quick and easy to make, pretty to look at, and filled with health-enhancing nutrients. Enjoy it at your next summer social gathering! I have a really simple recipe for you today and it’s an excellent way to ensure you’re eating vegetables and fruit. Plus it’s full of antioxidants – those awesome free-radical fighting molecules that have been shown to protect you from numerous diseases, including cancer, heart disease, and Alzheime… read more »

Greek Zucchini Pie {Recipe ReDux}

Golden crisp on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside, this savory zucchini pie with mint speaks summer. When we moved into our house almost three years ago, my husband suggested I start a vegetable garden. As much as I wanted to, I didn’t feel like I could really take on the work and upkeep that would be required for this project (remember, I had 6-month old twins at the time!). Hubby then reduced his suggestion to me growing some herb plants, but yet again, I didn’t feel like it was some… read more »

Summer Chicken Kebabs with Herb Sauce {Recipe}

Flavorful herbs are at their prime during the summer. Make them the star of the show with this herb sauce drizzled over chicken kebabs.    I was compensated for writing the original article and developing the recipe found in the July 2015 issue of Today’s Dietitian. I was not compensated for sharing the column or magazine with readers on my blog. All opinions are my own.   One of my favorite things about summer is the plethora of fresh fruit and vegetables. Everyone talks about zucchini, corn,… read more »

Fresh Salmon Ceviche with Cucumbers and Radishes {Recipe}

Tender salmon is paired with crunchy cucumbers and radishes in a zesty citrus marinade to make a ceviche that is easy to prepare and looks gourmet! One of my favorite appetizers at Spanish restaurants is ceviche. I love the combination of zesty citrus flavors and fresh fish, along with the usual spicy kick from a hot pepper that’s cooled down with cilantro. There are many variations of ceviche and the add-ons are what make the dish the most interesting to me – I’ve had ceviche mad… read more »