Veggie & Bean Quinoa Bites {Recipe ReDux}

Bars & Bites for Brown Bags Whether you pack your lunch in a bento box, a brown bag or a retro cartoon character lunch box, don’t forget the bars and bites. Small squares or round bites can pack nutrition into a sweet or savory taste. Show us your favorite way to jazz up any type of lunch box. This time of year is especially crazy with the summer winding down and getting the kids ready for school, as I’m sure many of you can relate. So I’ll admit, I completely lost track of the date and forgot… read more »

Salmon Peach Quinoa Salad {Recipe}

Making my way through the backlog of magazines I have piling up, I came across a Quinoa Salmon Salad recipe in the August issue of Parents Magazine. It especially caught my eye since it was under the monthly “5 Easy Meals” – what working parent doesn’t want an easy meal to prepare?! The recipe in itself sounded really good, but the photo of it was a little bland – monotone colors without anything really eye-catching. Since we eat with our eyes as well as our mouths, I adde… read more »

Menu Plan Monday: Week of August 18, 2014

With just a few more weeks of summer left, I’m hoping the sun will stay shining so I can grill most of my meals this week! Gotta take advantage while I can! This week’s menu has a couple of oldies but goodies from the recipe archives. Check them out and let me know what you think! Week of August 18, 2014 Monday: Corn & Basil Cakes with Lemon Yogurt Sauce and Side Salad Tuesday: Soy Ginger Chicken Negimaki with Grilled Garlicky Green Beans Wednesday: Pasta with Red Pepper Tomato Sauce, Broc… read more »

Sherry Maple Glazed Salmon {Recipe ReDux}

A Spirited ReDux From plain Jane vanilla extract to fancy-pants elderflower liqueur, we like to keep a little liquor in the kitchen. Show us how you like to cook, bake or mix-it-up with spirits, extracts and other alcohols. A splash of vodka makes summer sauces shine – and liqueurs brighten desserts: What’s your healthy recipe with spirit? Don’t you just love the theme of this month’s Recipe ReDux?! I mean, how often do you think to use alcohol in your cooking? I for one don’t d… read more »

Red Cabbage Slaw {Recipe}

We eat with our eyes just as much as our mouth, which is why it’s so important to make dishes that are visually appealing in addition to tasting good. For all your weekend barbecues and gatherings this time of year, take a traditional dish and make it more nutritious, delicious, and pretty to look at with this recipe for Red Cabbage Slaw. Red cabbage, orange carrots, and green mint come together to add a bright spot to your plate and a herbacious, light flavor to your palate! Red Cabbage Slaw  … read more »