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Sizzling Flounder with Soy, Lemon and Sesame

Sizzling Flounder with Soy, Lemon and Sesame

To commemorate Chinese New Year, I am sharing one of my all-time favorite recipes: Sizzling Flounder. Simple Asian flavors surround this healthy, light and delicious dish – a must try for my readers.

It’s Winter Citrus Season – these low acid, sweet Cara Cara navel oranges entice a Caesar-style dressing with zest! A Wonderful – Simple Salad with crunch and a daily dose of garlic.

Little Gem Salad with Cara Cara Caesar-ish Dressing with Garlic Parmesan Toasts

It’s Winter Citrus Season – these low acid, sweet Cara Cara navel oranges entice a Caesar-style dressing with zest! A Wonderful – Simple Salad with crunch and a daily dose of garlic.

This packet-steaming method produces incredibly tender chicken with minimal effort. An attractive presentation – perfect for a weeknight meal… elegant enough for company

Asian Chicken in Parchment – Homemade Hoisin Sauce

This packet-steaming method produces incredibly tender chicken with minimal effort. An attractive presentation – perfect for a weeknight meal… elegant enough for company

Serve the warm mushrooms and offer glasses of full-bodied Tuscan wine

Tuscan Stuffed Mushrooms

The pick up appetizer that’s a party-pleaser, your guests will ask you for the recipe! Ring in the New Year with these make-ahead delicious morsels.

Mediterranean spices - fabulous rubbed into poultry, mix with olive oil for a delicious spread – use with bread, dips, hummus, vegetables, meat, salad dressings and salad.

Karen’s Za’atar Seasoning Blend

Za’atar, an intensely aromatic and ancient spice blend and condiment with eastern Mediterranean spices. Fabulous rubbed into poultry, mix with olive oil for a delicious spread – use with bread, dips, hummus, vegetables, meat, salad dressings and salad.

THE soup to fuel you through winter! Bake potatoes, use the flesh for the soup, skins for “croutons.” Healthy and lightened up with broth, milk and loaded with vegetables.

Baked Potato Soup with Potato Skin Croutons

THE soup to fuel you through winter! Bake potatoes, use the flesh for the soup, skins for “croutons.”  Healthy and lightened up with broth, milk and loaded with vegetables.

A wonderful spread with roasted garlic cloves for a mellow touch. Add some zest with the balsamic-honey drizzle

Goat Cheese and Garlic Pâté with Walnuts and Chives ~ Balsamic-Honey Drizzle

Holiday Entertaining just got a little easier with this tempting pâté – the perfect appetizer for Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations.

A comforting, warm bowl of flavorful noodles infused with flavors of ginger, garlic, red chiles and coconut milk. A quick basting sauce transforms tofu & chicken into delicious morsels to toss in. A large dose of vegetables makes for a healthful meal.

Coconut Curry Noodles with Tofu and Chicken

A comforting, warm bowl of flavorful noodles infused with flavors of ginger, garlic, red chiles and coconut milk.  A quick basting sauce transforms tofu & chicken into delicious morsels to toss in. A large dose of vegetables makes for a healthful meal. 

Rustic Tomato Soup with extra garlic and grilled cheese croutons

Tomato Garlic Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

A childhood favorite combination – now with a little sophistication. The perfect kind of comfort food together in one bowl of soup. Redesigned with a lingering mellow garlic essence.

The Ultimate Chicken Stew with Fall Vegetables, Apple Brandy and Tarragon, Gluten Free

Fall Chicken Cacciatore

The Ultimate Chicken Stew with Fall Vegetables, Apple Brandy and Tarragon. Perfect for a Rosh Hashanah Holiday Meal – and Reheats Well! Gluten- free. 

Skillet Succotash with fresh corn, lima beans, butter beans, (optional) multi-colored zucchini, caramelized shallots and a touch of jalapeño.

Karen’s Skillet Succotash

Succotash is a simple corn and beans sauté. A traditional dish of many Thanksgiving celebrations in New England – first developed by the Narraganset Indians in Rhode Island. Today, many chefs add ingredients that are local to them, or that complement the mix. 

Made from garden-ripe tomatoes, no cooking required. "Raw sauce" combines garden fresh tomatoes and seasonings in a blender

Garden Tomato Raw Sauce

Made from garden-ripe tomatoes, no cooking required. A fresh tasting sauce for pizza.

Grilled Pizza - Hot off the grill, delicious, crispy and smokey pizza – restaurant quality at home!

Grilled Pizza with Raw Garden Tomato Sauce

Steamed Spiralized Zucchini topped with a Pungent Sun Dried Pesto with Basil Leaves and Pine Nuts – A healthy low-carb delicious dish

Zucchini Noodles with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

Steamed Spiralized Zucchini topped with a Pungent Sun Dried Pesto with Basil Leaves and Pine Nuts – A healthy low-carb delicious dish 

This wonderfully aromatic chicken is big on flavor – make my Peruvian Spice Blend for an authentic spit-roasted chicken with a tender flesh and crispy skin

Peruvian Grilled Chicken

Ratatouille in Zucchini Cups with Herbal – Garlicky Crumbs

Ratatouille – Summer’s Classic Vegetable Stew

Fall in love with this Provencal Vegetable Stew with bright colors and bold, mellow flavors. A wonderful vegetable stew celebrating summer’s splendor. A plethora of eggplant, zucchini and tomatoes simmered with herbs and spices.

Beet and Chickpea Cakes with Mint and Lemon Zest

Here’s a updated savory vegetarian chickpea cake. Perfect as a meal, or the ultimate appetizer.  

Strawberry Vinaigrette

A zesty dressing, not too sweet, with a kick of garlic and chipotle

Grilled Sugar Snap Peas & Radishes

Turn the grill on high – add some market-fresh veggies and your new favorite side dish or summer salad awaits!  

Yogurt-Tahini Dressing

A lovely piquant dressing, creamy and flavorful, and light in calories.

Brown Rice Risotto with Spring Vegetables

Short brown rice make a creamy risotto and gets a boost of color from a bounty of Spring Vegetables.

Karen’s Salsa Verde

My Salsa Verde is an easy blender salsa – can be made hot or mild, depending on your taste-buds. The flavor comes alive adding green apples to tomatillos, garlic,  jalapeños, onion and parsley.

Weeknight Teriyaki Chicken

I’ve created this easy recipe for those who love big flavors – and is finished in minutes. Garlicky, Gingery and loaded with Sesame Seeds… your new family favorite! 

Thai Ramen Noodle Bowl with Chicken, Veggies, Basil and Peanuts

 

Meyer Lemon-Ginger Dressing

Meyer Lemons “they have a way of brightening a gloomy winter’s day with natural sunshine.”  

Stuffed Squash with Fruit and Vegetable Quinoa Pilaf

A recipe for Detox – Pump up you servings of fruits, vegetables and grains…naturally

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Aged Gouda – Maple Syrup Glaze

These “fanned” sweet potatoes simply bake in the oven with a syrupy, maple glaze. Tuck garlic in the crevices and sprinkle with fresh rosemary. I love adding a touch of grated, aged gouda cheese on top – your Thanksgiving company will scream”YUM!” These delicious potatoes just look fancy – but are actually easy to pull together. Hasselback […]

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Spiced Candied Pecans

Brussel sprouts will cook quicker when cut in fourths, with each edge caramelizing a bit. The spiced candied pecans add a touch of crunch and sweetness.

Thanksgiving Squash and Celeriac Soup with Harissa

A flavorful, healthy Thanksgiving soup with Kabocha Squash. For a larger batch – and to feed a crowd, simply double the recipe. For Vegan: Saute vegetables in Earth Balance or Coconut Oil and use Vegetable Broth.

Healthy Roasted Garlic and Onion Dip

Healthy Roasted Garlic and Onion Dip

Dip Into This!  A Updated, Healthy Roast Garlic and Onion Dip Need a dip for the weekend game-day get together that doesn’t break the calorie bank? A real crowd pleaser  – there won’t be any leftovers! This is a REDUX recipe – a healthier version of Lipton Soup Mix Dip

Very Veggie Minestrone

A wonderful soup to master, and eat everyday in cooler weather. A meal in a bowl! Hearty and Healthy.

Tian of Vegetables with Garlic and Rosemary

One of the loveliest vegetable preparations ~ thinly cut vegetables roasted with silvers of garlic and rosemary, bathed with fruity extra virgin olive oil. 

Master Pad Thai Blender Sauce

Portobello Mushroom Burgers

The ultimate Veggie Burger with Falafel Seasonings and Lemon-Tahini Sauce 

Sugar Snap Pea and Green Garlic Pesto

This special pesto is used as a base on Naan Bread (or Pizza) -top with some Shrimp, Goat Cheese, Tomatoes and some Sugar Snap Peas This special pesto is used as a base on Naan Bread (or Pizza) -top with some Shrimp, Goat Cheese, Tomatoes and some Sugar Snap Peas

Quick Refrigerator Pickles – Asian Style

Super Easy, Super Crunchy ~ Super Delicious!

Za’atar Seasoning Mix with Fresh Thyme and Oregano & Grilled Skewers of Halloumi Cheese, Fresh Spring Asparagus and Scallions

Carrot Hummus

This healthy and delicious hummus uses carrots three ways – steamed carrots, roasted colorful rainbow carrots and carrot juice.

Mojo Chicken Salad with Cornbread Croutons

Mojo Chicken Salad with Cornbread Croutons

“Mojo” Chicken is bursting with Zesty-Infused flavors. Your new go-to marinade for the ultimate intensity on the grill.

A l’ Orange Chicken Sauce for Grilled Chicken ~ French Style for Today’s Cook

A l’ Orange Chicken – special enough for company – perfect for a weeknight meal! In recipe: sauce, how to julienne an orange rind and perfect – thin sliced grilled chicken breasts.

Tarragon Vinaigrette

Simple Parsley- Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Garlic Blender Sauce

Sesame Marinade and Dressing for Asian Grilled Chicken Salad

Mellow sweet onions and marinated grilled chicken are enhanced by a pungent gingery-sesame marinade which doubles as a dressing.

Smoked Pesto

Adds a distinctive smokey note which does not overpower. A great year-round pesto, and handy in cooler months when basil is not as plentiful.

Summer Zucchini, Walnut and Olive ~ Whole Grain Pasta with Lemon Zest

Zucchini is plentiful and at it’s peak of flavor. Combine with toasted walnuts, select olives, walnut oil and shaved aged cheese… add some lemon rind for a piquant zest.

Perfect Thyme Roasted Chicken with Pan Gravy

Perfect Thyme Roasted Chicken with Pan Gravy

A step by step recipe for perfect roast chicken and a reduced pan gravy enhanced with pomegranate syrup. 

Raspberry and Almond Dressing with Homemade Almond Oil

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