Inspiring healthier eating one dish at a time

Eggplant Parmesan Panini

This post was sponsored by Dominex, the Eggplant People. I received free products from them, but I was not compensated for my time. As always, all opinions are my own.

Holy. Meatless. Monday. Let’s toss aside the quinoa and kale just for a week, and take a quick trip to Italy for one of the all-time most wonderful and original Meatless Monday dishes – Eggplant Parmigianino. Yep – I’m going there. And you can come too.

I rarely make Eggplant Parmesan (or Parmigianino, as they say in Italy) just because it’s so time consuming. All that slicing, and salting the eggplant to remove the bitterness and water. Then there’s the egg dipping and breading and the frying or baking. And that’s before you even get to the sauce-making part of the recipe. Waaay too much work, but I will be your BFF if you ever want to make it for me 🙂 Continue Reading..


Strawberry Rhubarb Spinach Salad

You have to know it’s springtime when you start to see rhubarb in the produce department.  It’s one of the first vegetables (yes, technically) harvested in the spring, and if you live in the northern hemisphere, you should be seeing it right about now. Blink, and the really good stuff will be gone, so get your fill now.

Because rhubarb is mouth-puckeringly tart – kind of like spring’s version of cranberries,  it’s usually paired with really sweet, ripe fruits, and sweetened quite a bit.  I love it in jams, and I also pair it with wild blueberries to make Bluebarb Cheesecake Ice Cream. Continue Reading..

Rice Frittata with Caramelized Tomatoes Asparagus & Smoked Gouda

By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by USA Rice Federation and I am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time but as usual, all opinions are my own.

How much do you know about rice? I’ll bet you don’t think about it much, unless the server at the Chinese restaurant forgets to bring it to the table!  Rice is actually a pretty important food, and a great choice to talk about (and eat more of) for National Nutrition Month, and all year long.  This month, The USA Rice Federation challenged members of the Recipe ReDux to Think Rice – and show you how and why healthy cooks love to include rice in our meals.

So let’s have a pop quiz about rice! Continue Reading..


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