TropiCANTA Smoothie

Life can be a real beach, so we came up with this powerful antioxidant smoothie as the perfect pick-me-up. We call this the “Tropicanta Smoothie” because we are highlighting our secret ingredient in order to make the best tropical smoothie at home – cantaloupe! This smoothie can be whatever you want it to be –…

Cilantro Lime Brown Rice

One of the most common side dishes people tend to lean on is rice. Rice can be a great backbone of just about any meal. Rice does contain a lot of starch; so doing our best to make sure our consumption of rice is in moderation and is made the healthiest it can be is…

Summertime Skewers

We love a twist on a traditional dish with a change of season. We’ve “summarized” one of our favorite traditional dishes, chicken, pepper, onion, and pineapple kebabs, into a combination we think we just may have nailed for the hostess with the mostess.   Ingredients:   2 cups honeydew melon, scooped (using ice cream scoop)…

Watermelon Feta Arugula Salad

TALK ABOUT A SUMMER TREAT! One of our staff members first discovered this recipe on a vacation to the Bahamas. The story goes that it was ridiculously hot outside, and the family ordered the resorts’ watermelon feta salad, had it delivered to them on the crystal clear Bahamian beach, and they claim it is to…

Blackened Plum Sangria

  If you’re a sangria drinker – or any drinker for that matter – we have the hottest drink of the summer lined right on up for you. Red and white sangria, ehhh. BLACK SANGRIA? Let’s talk. Trust us – if you make this puppy and serve it up, you’ll hear Kenny Chesney gently singing…

Potato Leek Soup

  Ingredients:   3 leeks, only need an inch of light greenery and white bulb 4 medium size russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes 6 Tbs. olive oil, divided 2 Tbs. butter, unsalted ½ cup white wine 2 cloves garlic, crushed 6 cups chicken broth ¾ cup heavy cream 6-8 sprigs, fresh thyme…

Cucumber Garlic Pesto

Easiest. Recipe. Ever.   It’s extremely healthy, low in calories, carbohydrates, and fat and has a high water percentile. Typically, we associate pesto with basil, which can be added into our cucumber pesto, but we tend to prefer it without. It all depends on your personal taste! You can indeed replace the called for avocado…

Lemon Herb Parsnip Fries

Yes, as in French fries! Here comes your guilt-free side of fries. This side dish is so easy, and just about everyone, especially kids, hardly can tell a difference! If you’re anything like us, we are constantly looking for healthier alternatives to the not-so-healthy foods we don’t want to deprive ourselves of. These parsnip fries…

Summer Squash Pizza

As we head into the summer months, it seems fitting to feature and serve a light vegetable pizza – nothing too heavy. Summer squash, specifically yellow squash, in this case, is perfect to be the main accent on this fresh and casual pizza. We have to take full advantage of the slight sweetness of the…