Menu Plan Monday: Week of June 30, 2014

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Summer is definitely here in our house: we’ve been grilling and enjoying lots of seasonal fruit and veggies. I can’t believe the end of this week is already July 4th! The summer always goes by so fast! If you have plans to grill this holiday weekend, check out some of my Nutritioulicious summer recipes and my Sunday BBQ menu below.  What are you doing for Fourth of July? Week of June 30, 2014 Monday: Mushroom Onion Frittata (this recipe w/o the crust) an… read more »

Edible Flower Recipes {Recipe ReDux}

Floral Flavors Nothing brightens up a dish like a real flower! Whether you live in the northern or the southern hemisphere, edible flowers can add flavor and aroma to salads, breads, spreads, desserts or dips. Make your recipe bloom with rose water, flowering herbs, floral teas, dried lavender blossoms or even fresh flowers like nasturtiums, violets, borage, squash, sunflowers or pretty much any blossom in a vegetable garden.” I just returned from an amazing vacation in northern… read more »

Rosemary-Roasted Cauliflower with Raisins {Recipe}

Surely you’ve heard the advice to fill your plate with a rainbow of colors. After all, the different colors provide a variety of nutrients like beta-carotene in orange carrots, anthocyanins in blueberries, and lycopene in tomatoes. But what about white vegetables like cauliflower, mushrooms, garlic, and onions? (There aren’t really any white fruits that I can think of – can you?) As with other “white” foods, I often hear people say that white vegetables don&… read more »

Lightened Up Macaroni and Cheese {Recipe}

Creamy, cheesy, ooey, gooey macaroni and cheese that’s better for you. I’m not kidding. It does exist, and I am going to tell you how. But before I do, let me fill you in on my love of mac n cheese. As a child, a box of macaroni and cheese with the yellow cheese powder was one of my favorite dinners. I was a picky eater back then and it was one of the few meals that my mother knew I would eat. And I did so very happily. As my palate and I matured and as I became interested in the study of nutrition and ingred… read more »

Gluten Free Salmon Cucumber Bites {Recipe ReDux}

I received free samples of Breton Gluten Free Original with Flax and Breton Gluten Free Herb and Garlic from Dare Foods Incorporated mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Dare Foods Incorporated and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. This May, in honor of Celiac Disease Awareness Month, the Recipe ReDux team and Dare Foods teamed up to help spread the word about Dare’s newest line of crack… read more »