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Light and Healthy Instant Pot® Coq au Vin Blanc

Light and Healthy Instant Pot® Coq au Vin Blanc

Coq au vin blanc conjures up thoughts of lazy Sundays at home and long, slow cooking.  However, with the Instant Pot®, a delicious, melt in your mouth coq au vin blanc becomes practically effortless. I have used an old-fashioned pressure cooker for years — mainly […]

Simple Spicy Roasted Chickpeas, A Healthy Lunchbox or Cocktail Snack

Simple Spicy Roasted Chickpeas, A Healthy Lunchbox or Cocktail Snack

Crunchy, spicy roasted chickpeas are a deceptively easy and delicious snack.  These chickpeas are great with cocktails, and make an easy lunchbox snack.  They’re also the perfect vehicle for a wide variety of seasonings.   I am a sucker for salty snacks.  I love having something […]

Herbed Chicken Quinoa Salad with Peaches and Feta

Herbed Chicken Quinoa Salad with Peaches and Feta

  This delicious, light quinoa salad is packed with herby goodness, complemented by a hint of sweetness from the peaches.  Better yet, it is easy to make — using a store-bought rotisserie chicken — and can easily be scaled up to feed a crowd. A […]

Jacksons, Real, Responsible & Delicious Food

Jacksons, Real, Responsible & Delicious Food

The delicious chicken and avo wrap is far from the only reason to dine at Jacksons.  Their omelettes are exquisite.  The service is friendly.  Best of all, the ingredients are all wholesome and locally sourced. Over the year or so since Jacksons opened at its […]

Spicy Oven-Baked Cauliflower Bites

Spicy Oven-Baked Cauliflower Bites

These Spicy Oven-Baked Cauliflower Bites are bound to become a new family favorite.  A healthy and tasty snack for every day eating. This Oven-Baked Cauliflower Bite recipe is inspired by my love for pakoras, an Indian snack.  I adore the fried version.  However, like everyone […]

Thai Chicken and Sesame Stir Fry

Thai Chicken and Sesame Stir Fry

This lean and flavorful Thai stir fry is packed with crunchy vegetables and comes together in just 30 minutes.  Perfect for busy weeknights. When my children were small, we lived in New Delhi for a few years.  At that time, there were a number of […]

Peanutty Chocolate Energy Bars

Peanutty Chocolate Energy Bars

These Peanutty Chocolate Energy Bars sound decadent, but they’re super healthy.  These snacks are packed with fiber, antioxidants and energy.  They’re guaranteed to carry you through an intense workout or speed your recovery afterwards. My youngest daughter is a very serious ballerina.  Although she’s in […]

Immune Boosting Juice with Winter Fruits

Immune Boosting Juice with Winter Fruits

By July, those of us who live in the Southern Hemisphere are already looking forward to spring.  During these final months of winter, I find my immune system — and my attitude — could both benefit from a little boost.  So, I like to start […]