Strawberry Spinach Salad

We are huge fans of our strawberries (rightly so), and we try to incorporate them into any recipe we can. This week we are featuring spinach and arugula, and our favorite way to consume spinach raw is through a sweet salad dressing. This homemade balsamic dressing with the hints of candied pecans, strawberries help offset…

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Mini Eggplant Pizza Bites

Who needs dough for pizza anymore? Okay, so most people need bready dough in order for it to be considered pizza, but our health conscientious society has other plans. In other words, it is more common than ever for people to replace bases such as pasta noodles or bread with some sort of vegetable or…

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Crisped Potato Wedges

Ready for a French fry replacement? We’ve got you covered. In fact, one might argue that our crisped potato wedges have WAY more flavor than any old French fry, not to mention they are world’s healthier. This recipe couldn’t be more basic and easy – isn’t it interesting how some of the best things in…

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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 –…

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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)…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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