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A zesty, simple emulsified vinaigrette with lemon and lime and little cubes of fresh avocados

Avocado-Citrus Vinaigrette

A zesty, simple emulsified vinaigrette with lemon and lime and little cubes of fresh avocados 

For a zippy modern shrimp louis dressing whisk all ingredients together, and toss with fresh steamed shrimp

Modern Shrimp Louis Dressing

A delicious and versatile sauce topped with a yogurt marinated grilled chicken kebob. Spice up your palate! The sauce is Vegan.

Marinated Chicken Kebabs – Indian Style

Marinate the chicken overnight for the best flavor.. don’t forget to soak your bamboo skewers!

It's mildly spicy, creamy, savory flavor makes it more than just delicious… it’s addictive!

Karen’s Butter Chicken

Most Probably the Best Known of all Indian Dishes ~ It’s mildly spicy, creamy, savory flavor makes it more than just delicious… it’s addictive! Note: I use coconut milk instead of heavy cream in many classic recipes… I think it’s delicious. This recipe is well worth the time – the second time you prepare it, it […]

Yes, even the cherished recipe for guacamole can be modified, respectfully, for a deeper flavor and other favorable nuances.

New Guacamole with Roasted Zucchini and Lime Zest

A luscious and velvety Guacamole! Lower in fat but high in flavor – add some roasted zucchini for the perfect blend! Yes, even the cherished recipe for guacamole can be modified, respectfully, for a deeper flavor and other favorable nuances.

IS BLACK THE NEW BROWN? The ultimate antioxidant salad loaded with great taste, texture and color.

Black Rice Salad with Raw and Roasted Vegetables, Feta Cheese and Oregano-Citrus Vinaigrette

IS BLACK THE NEW BROWN? The ultimate antioxidant salad loaded with great taste, texture and color.

A zesty vinaigrette with fresh oregano and citrus juices

Oregano-Citrus Vinaigrette

A zesty vinaigrette with fresh oregano and citrus juices

Love hummus? Beetroot dip triumphs with flavor and color! There’s a new, healthy dip in town.

Beetroot Spread & Dip – a great alternative to hummus.

Love hummus? Beetroot dip triumphs with flavor and color! There’s a new, healthy dip in town. Tips for building the ultimate vegetarian sandwich!

A wonderful and flavorful dip with hints of miso, orange, ginger and sesame

Japanese Style Eggplant Dip with Miso, Orange and Shichimi Togarashi Seasoning

A wonderful and flavorful dip with hints of miso, orange, ginger and sesame

Extra Virgin Olive Oil surrounds these delicious protein-packed yogurt cheese balls as does herbs, spices, lemon rind and crunchy walnuts.

Lebneh Balls – Yogurt Cheese with Herbs, Spices, Walnuts and Olive Oil

Dip into this home made treat that’s simple to make – has a luxurious velvety texture and flavor with subtle and assertive flavors you love. Extra Virgin Olive Oil surrounds these delicious protein-packed yogurt cheese balls as does herbs, spices, lemon rind and crunchy walnuts.

Oven baked and delicious zucchini fries with a crispy coating of shredded coconut, corn meal and gluten-free flour.

Avocado Ranch Dip

A wonderful dip – made with coconut mayonnaise

A healthy, vibrant green dressing with zest! Chimichurri is a piquant sauce or marinade (in South American and Mexican cooking)

Chimichurri Dressing

A healthy, vibrant green dressing with zest! Chimichurri is a piquant sauce or marinade (in South American and Mexican cooking) ~ I’ve used the ingredients and created this dressing.

Simple ingredients transform into a moist and heavenly orange-almond flourless cake. Reminiscent of a Sicilian recipe, Mediterranean ingredients, using Marcona Almonds and Clementine Oranges from Spain. Inspired by movie: “The Secret Lives of Walter Mitty.”

Clementine Cake with Marcona Almonds

Simple ingredients transform into a moist and heavenly orange-almond flourless cake. Reminiscent of a Sicilian recipe, Mediterranean ingredients, using Marcona Almonds and Clementine Oranges from Spain. Inspired by movie: “The Secret Lives of Walter Mitty.”

Use to frost my Clementine Cake with Marcona Almonds – a moist, naturally gluten-free dessert

Caramel Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Use to frost my Clementine Cake with Marcona Almonds – a moist, naturally gluten-free dessert

A beautiful bright color and an herbal-zesty flavor, made in a blender ~ use as a dressing and dip

Green Goddess Dressing and Dip

A beautiful bright color and an herbal-zesty flavor, made in a blender ~ use as a dressing and dip

A robust soup with plenty of vegetables and spiced up with traditional Cuban flavors. Garnished with a lemon-crema and irresistible baked plantains. Warming and healthy! Vegetarian and Gluten-Free.

Cuban Style Lentil Soup with Baked Plantains and Lemon Crema

A robust soup with plenty of vegetables and spiced up with traditional Cuban flavors. Garnished with a lemon-crema and irresistible baked plantains. Warming and healthy! Vegetarian and Gluten-Free.

A fabulous versatile seasoning blend with a Cuban-kick. Perfect for vegetables, rice, beans, legumes, poultry, meat and veggies proteins.

Karen’s Homemade Salt Free Sazón Cuban Seasoning

A fabulous versatile seasoning blend with a Cuban-kick. Perfect for vegetables, rice, beans, legumes, poultry, meat and veggies proteins. Sazón Ingredients: Includes some of the unhealthiest & worst ingredients!Monosodium glutamate, salt, dehydrated garlic, cumin, yellow 5, tricalcium phosphate (an anti-caking agent), coriander, annatto (color), red 40  

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.

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.

It’s Winter Citrus Season – these low acid, sweet Cara Cara navel oranges entice a Caesar-style dressing with zest!

Cara Cara Orange Caesar-ish Dressing

It’s Winter Citrus Season – these low acid, sweet Cara Cara navel oranges entice a Caesar-style dressing with zest!

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

Gravlax is quite simple to prepare – brined with Vodka, Citrus Juices, Grated Beets, Dill, Sugar, Salt and Pepper. Weighted down, the gravlax is ready in two days – slice when ready to enjoy.

Karen’s Beet Cured Gravlax

Gravlax is quite simple to prepare – brined with Vodka, Citrus Juices, Grated Beets, Dill, Sugar, Salt and Pepper. Weighted down, the gravlax is ready in two days – slice when ready to enjoy.   

These perfectly spiced capons remain juicy with a crisp skin and will add a flavorful and festive touch to your buffet! Try my Za’atar Seasoning Blend – a versatile Middle Eastern / Mediterranean mix.

Roast Za’atar Capons with Za’atar Seasoning Blend

Holiday Entertaining? These perfectly spiced capons remain juicy with a crisp skin and will add a flavorful and festive touch to your buffet! Try my Za’atar Seasoning Blend – a versatile Middle Eastern / Mediterranean mix.

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.

My favorite winter ingredients together in a salad worthy of entertaining. Bitter and sweet flavors with crunch and a decadent dressing.

Winter Salad with Grilled Radicchio and Pomegranate-Macadamia Vinaigrette

My favorite winter ingredients together in a salad worthy of entertaining. Bitter and sweet flavors with crunch and a decadent dressing.

This classic American salad gets a revamp with a lighter taste. Lots of crunch from the seasonal apples, celery and walnuts with mellow additions ~ kale, roasted squash, grapes and a creamy yogurt-mayo cinnamon dressing.

Waldorf Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash, Kale and Apples

This classic American salad gets a revamp with a lighter taste. Lots of crunch from the seasonal apples, celery and walnuts with mellow additions ~ kale, roasted squash, grapes and a creamy yogurt-mayo cinnamon dressing. A new classic!

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

A light and tasty frozen yogurt with a creamy texture and a fresh, zesty flavor from key limes

Karen’s Key Lime Frozen Yogurt

A light and tasty frozen yogurt with a creamy texture and a fresh, zesty flavor.  Make yourself a heavenly frozen yogurt without colorings, artificial flavorings or corn syrup.  Simple ingredients… simply delicious!

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.  

Potato Salad with Artichokes – Lemon Thyme Dressing

A light and zesty potato salad perfect to serve outdoors with your favorite Bar-B-Que favorites. A quick and easy recipe… use just one bowl!

Grilled Halibut with Fresh Blueberry Salsa

Liven up Simple Grilled Fish with a snappy, slightly spicy, a touch sweet, Blueberry Salsa. Perfect for a lovely weeknight dinner, lavish lunch or for company. 

Roasted Pepper Salsa

A quick salsa, perfect for topping your favorite Mexican-inspired dishes

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.

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

 

Sunset Vinaigrette (and Salad)

A Gorgeous and Healthful Salad and Dressing Bathed in the Hues of a Sunset

Charred Clementine Salsa

Put all those zesty winter Clementines to use with this Healthy and Vibrant Salsa, I’m loving it over Chile and Honey Glazed Salmon

Lentil Soup with Middle Eastern Flavors and Meyer Lemons

This Hearty Vegetarian Lentil Soup with Zesty Flavors Will Awaken Your Tastebuds!

Roasted Eggplant Salad in black glass bowls with a Meyer Lemon-Ginger Dressing

Roasted Eggplant Salad with a Meyer Lemon-Ginger Dressing

Caramelized Roasted Eggplant teams up with Peppers, Cucumbers, Olives, Parsley, Mint, Toasted Almonds, Crispy Shallot Rings and a Zesty Meyer Lemon-Ginger Dressing – A Healthy Mediterranean Twist!

Meyer Lemon-Ginger Dressing

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

Smoked Salmon Lollipops

No one will be able to resist these savory lollipops. Thin sliced, luminous smoked salmon around zesty cream cheese – the perfect pick-up appetizer for New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day. 

Stuffed Squash with Fruit and Vegetable Quinoa Pilaf

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

Master Pad Thai Blender Sauce

Portobello Mushroom Burgers

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

Cool Cucumber- Kale Blender Soup with Apricots and Walnuts

My go-to cold soup in summer! Cool and Refreshing. A dose of Probiotics and Fiber in every spoonful.

Fingerling Potatoes and Crispy Kale in Foil Packets

The ultimate grilled potato side dish. Perfectly seasoned with caramelized shallots and garlic… and kale that comes out crispy!

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.

Seared Chilean Sea Bass in a Red Chard Leaf ~ Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

The seared fish is finished in the oven until it flakes perfectly inside. The meyer lemon vinaigrette is an ideal accompaniment.

Spring Salmon Brochette Salad with Minted Lime Dressing, Toasted Quinoa and Pistachios

Traditional Lemon Tart with Pistachios ~ Berries with a Mint and Limoncello Syrup

Serve this tart on Easter or any occasion.  

Plum and Blackberry Salsa – A Passion for Purple

Savor summer and incorporate super-sweet sun drenched fruit in this recipe for a chunky, heavenly salsa. Eat by the spoonful, and use as a topping for fish.

Tarragon Vinaigrette

Spinach and Lentil Soup with Aged Provolone Cheese Croutons

Bright lemony and peppery flavors compliment the earthy lentils and spinach. Sprouted lentils, available in health food stores, are more easily digestable and increases vitamins and micronutrients. 

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.

Rhubarb Granita with Infused Spices and Flavors – Cloves, Cardamom and Orange

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