Grilled Corn, Bell Pepper and Tomato Salad

I created this salad last night as a complement to baja-seasoned shrimp tacos with cilantro lime rice.  It works wonderfully as a taco filler, salsa or a side dish.  If you’re feeling adventurous, add diced avocado drizzled with lime and/or a can of black beans (drained and rinsed, of course!). Ingredients: 2 Ears of Corn, shucked 1 tsp I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Light … Continue reading Grilled Corn, Bell Pepper and Tomato Salad

Charoset

Charoset is a traditional Jewish dish eaten during the Passover Seder.  It symbolizes the clay that the enslaved Hebrews used in ancient Egypt to make bricks for the Pharoah’s store houses and supply centers. You’re probably thinking, why would I want to prepare a dish that’s akin to gritty clay?  The coarsely chopped apples and walnuts are the only thing remotely close to the creation … Continue reading Charoset

Turkey Gorgonzola Burgers

In true Forth of July fashion, I’d like to share one of my favorite burger recipes that I found on WomensHealthMag.com.  Brace yourself for a kick of flavor! The distinct, sharp flavor of the Gorgonzola complements the robustness of the sun-dried tomatoes. Crisp cabbage, tender baby spinach, and a juicy tomato slice complement the bite of the Gorgonzola. If you’re cooking for one, wrap up … Continue reading Turkey Gorgonzola Burgers

Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Bottled sauces are my last resort. This homemade honey mustard dipping sauce pairs well with buffalo chicken fingers. It will certainly up the ante on your grilling game! Ingredients 2/3 C Dijon Mustard 1/4 C Reduced Fat Sour Cream 1/4 C Honey 3/4 tsp Worstershire Sauce Method Combine ingredients in a small bowl, stirring with a flexible rubber spatula until evenly combined. Refrigerate before serving. Continue reading Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Roasted Jalapeno Butter

Bored of your traditional buttery spread?  Adding a charred jalapeno to butter (or a butter substitute) adds a smokey, flavorful dimension t0 liven up any dish.  Spread it on toast, grilled corn on the cob or corn bread.  This recipe is easy to create and it keeps remarkably well in the refrigerator. Ingredients: 2 Jalapeno Peppers Cooking Spray 7 tsp Unsalted Butter or (for a … Continue reading Roasted Jalapeno Butter

Oven-Baked Buffalo Chicken Fingers

Seeking a healthy alternative to breaded or fried chicken?  Look no further.  Chicken tenders are flavored with a tangy, spicy marinade and coated with bread crumbs, then baked to crisp perfection. If you’re REALLY looking to go the healthy route, pull a Sarah and use whole wheat panko breadcrumbs. Ingredients: 1/4 C Hot Sauce (like Frank’s Red Hot Wing Sauce) 2 T Apple Cider Vinegar … Continue reading Oven-Baked Buffalo Chicken Fingers