It’s crab season in San Francisco! I love crab. It is healthy with very few calories. As I am on a strict diet (wedding coming up) I thought this recipe would fill my sushi craving. It did. This filling salad only has 220 filling calories.
I don’t have a ring/mold that you might want to use for this recipe to make it circular. Instead I cut the bottom of a plastic cup and called it a day. I am sure it would have turned out much prettier, like this one, with the real chef’s mold. But this DIY trick worked out fine.
If you wanted to go for it and create more of a deconstructed California roll, you could just add some rice to the bottom of the mold as well. Continue reading →
I think you might have caught on by now that I LOVE pasta! It is the ultimate comfort food. And while it is true that I am on a serious diet I still have to have my pasta! Moderation is key here.
I also have quite a fondness for making sauces. I attribute that to my grandma Joyce who always made a killer tomato sauce. On Thanksgiving growing up we would always have her famous sauce. To this day when I think of Thanksgiving I think of pasta, not turkey. :) I will be making my spin on her bolognese sauce this year and will post it.
While the bolognese will be served up in a few weeks, I wanted something lighter so I created this simple (5 ingredient) tomato and fennel sauce and served it with some shrimp and linguine. It was quite heavenly. Continue reading →
I love making soup! I also love hunting down new recipes and trying out new flavors. I also like black beans and tomatoes and, surprise, I like them individually when turned into soups. After finding this one I was a little skeptical about combining them into one soup, but it turned out great. The roasted tomatoes give the dish a nice smokiness and the black beans add richness and texture. Continue reading →
Yearning for that summer BBQ amidst the winter snow? You can bring the grill indoors for a meatless meal that is both satisfying and warming. Using a big ol’ grilled Portobello mushroom in place of the meat in this dish will leave you feeling full and is hearty like meat. You won’t even know it is gone.
Feel free to use any veggies you have on hand as they will all do the trick. I used organic green bell peppers, onions, tomatoes and portobello mushrooms. If you are a cheese lover go ahead and add your favorite kind. You really can’t go wrong with this quick meal.
Kale here, Kale there…Kale everywhere. Luckily Kale is my favorite of all the winter greens. And nothing beats the cold weather like a steaming bowl of some good ole soup. Did I mention it is super easy? Well, it is! Continue reading →