PomFruits Spinach Smoothie

 

 This is a great pick-me-up smoothie. It’s rich in flavor without any added artificial sugar and it is versatile enough that you can make changes, like using almond butter instead of peanut butter. The fruit and spinach combination keeps the overall calories low and the nutritional benefits are high. It’s high in fiber, vitamin C,…

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Buckwheat Salad

 

 Buckwheat is a nutty tasting whole grain that is very healthy. I usually like to use buckwheat whenever I want to substitute for brown rice. It cooks much quicker – unless you plan to roast it first. Roasting increases the nutty flavor. Buckwheat holds up well in salad. The first time I made this salad,…

Fennel Basmati Rice

 

 This is a very simple aromatic, nutty and earthy flavored basmati rice. Its appearance is plain and brownish but the taste will leave you wanting more. The fennel seeds is used as the dominant spice; the sweetness of fennel coupled with the nuttiness of a bit of cumin and the earthiness of caraway seeds worked…

Roasted Spices Baked Chicken

 

 Take the boring out of chicken with this easy and big in flavor Roasted Spices Baked Chicken Breasts. The beauttiful nutty and savory tastes of fennel, caraway and cumin will keep you wanting more. Roasting the coriander, fennel and caraway seeds gives tremendous depth to the nuttiness and savory flavors. You can also substitute cumin…

Smokey Mac and Cheese

 

 It’s everywhere from backyard cookouts to upscale restaurants to Thanksgiving feasts – Mac and Cheese. It comes in all shapes and forms which makes it very versatile. This recipe is only one of the many versions I make and it’s my sons favorite, which is surprising as the Applewood Gruyere Cheese gives it a unique…

Maple Syrup Roasted Butternut Squash

 

 Change up your side dish options with the deliciously flavored roasted butternut squash. It’s easy to make and the combination of sage and maple syrup takes the taste to another level. It is also a vegetarian and vegan friendly dish. While it’s excellent as a side dish, I sometimes make the recipe and use it…

Roasted Garlic Chicken with Pasta and Asparagus

 

 This warm pasta, vegetables and roasted garlic chicken meal is truly a hearty and healthy salad treat. It’s so simple to pull together. And it’s absolutely delicious. This dish is a great make ahead recipe – the flavors are even better the longer it rests and it can be eaten cold as well. Make it…

Butter Chicken Cacciatore

 

 Chicken Cacciatore is a classic Italian dish that is really a stew (hunters stew). This version of the recipe is enhanced with a rich buttery taste – it is next level flavor. I grew up eating a lot of chicken stew; the Italian version differs in that it really doesn’t (typically) add tomato paste. The…

Baked BBQ Turkey Meatloaf

 

 This stunningly moist and super delicious BBQ Turkey Meatloaf is always a treat whenever I make it – usually once a year. It’s so simple to pull together and the Homemade BBQ Sauce always make it extra special. Imagine a slightly smoky flavor coming out of your indoor oven and you will certainly be drooling…