Vegetarian

Intensely flavorful, filling, and satisfying combinations of vegetables, eggs, dairy and whole grains.

cauliflower fritters

My cheesy broccoli bites were such a hit with everyone, it occurred to me that I should make a version with cauliflower. For these, I used Parmesan instead of cheddar and thyme instead of oregano. So good! I served them as a side dish, but they can easily be served as an appetizer or as a snack. Click for the recipe

Baked Onions

These baked onions are savory, creamy and cheesy. They make an excellent side dish to grilled meat. Click for the recipe

Pesto Spaghetti Squash

My pesto pasta salad is delicious, but very high in carbs: 43 grams per serving. Substituting spaghetti squash for the pasta gives you a very similar experience in terms of taste (admittedly with a different texture), for far fewer calories and carbs, and more nutrients from the squash. Click for the recipe

Cold Tomato Soup

This cold tomato soup is very refreshing, and ridiculously easy to make. Serve it as an appetizer, or as a tasty summertime lunch. Click for the recipe

Tzatziki Recipe

I’ve been making this tzatziki recipe for several years now. I realize that tzatziki is considered a sauce that often accompanies grilled meats; but I love it as a chilled, summertime yogurt and cucumber soup. To achieve a soup-like consistency, simply add a little water – just as much as it takes to turn tzatziki from a thick sauce into a delightful, super-refreshing chilled soup. Click for the recipe

avocado soup

Delightfully creamy and refreshing, this delicious avocado soup has a subtle heat from the cayenne – a last-minute decision to add some had paid off! Great for entertaining, because you can – and should – make this avocado soup in advance. Click for the recipe

Gazpacho

Gazpacho, a spiced, chilled tomato soup, is super refreshing and one of my favorite ways to chill on a hot summer day. For the tomato sauce, I like to use Pomi Strained Tomatoes – a very clean product, just tomatoes with nothing else added, no preservatives, BPA free and non-GMO; Sadly, fresh tomatoes often lack flavor, and these strained tomatoes are very, very flavorful. Click for the recipe