Green Power Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

There are so many components that make this salad THE best green salad out there. First, it's got edamame. If we could just sprinkle salted edamame on all salads from now on, I think the world would be a happier place. And we'd all eat way more salads. Then, the dressing. It's CREAMY, which is, in itself, huge. Texture matters. Especially the creamy kind. It's also pretty and delicious. The...

Roasted Carrot Falafel Salad with Citrus Tahini Dressing

The salad is covered with huge chunks of feta, cherry tomatoes, red onions, and kalamata olives with the pit still in, just like they should be!  And as much as my stomach resists, I eat the entire thing because everyone knows that salad doesn’t keep well for leftovers. Ingredients Carrot Falafels: 4 cups diced carrots 1 teaspoon olive oil, plus more for cooking with 1¾ teaspoon salt, divided ¼ teaspoon...

One-Pot Shrimp Linguine with Spring Vegetables

This recipe is SO easy.  Sautee up some leeks in some butter (world’s best smell, I swear!).  Throw in the rest of the vegetables, some wine, some stock, and the pasta. The hardest part (and it’s really not that hard!) is getting that linguine down into the stock.  You will have to work it down as it softens until it can submerge completely into that stock.  As the pasta cooks, it absorbs SO much...

One Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apples, Sage and Root Vegetables

A simple and easy roast dinner that requires minimal effort and minimal dishes! Ingredients 1-1.5lb pork tenderloin Rub: ½ tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp brown sugar 2 tsp paprika ½ tsp onion powder ½ tsp garlic powder ½ tsp black pepper ¼ tsp salt Glaze/Sauce: 2 tbsp applesauce 1 tbsp brown sugar 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1 tsp dijon mustard Roasted Vegetables: 3 carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped 3 parsnips, peeled and...

Strawberry and Apple Chicken Sausage Salad

Try this new tasty take on a salad. Add chicken sausage! Ingredients 6 ounces JOHNSONVILLE® Apple Chicken Sausage, sliced 5 ounces pre-washed spring mixed salad greens 1 quart fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered 1 medium Granny Smith apple, cored and cut into chunks 1/3 cup walnut pieces, toasted 1/4 cup crumbled low-fat feta cheese 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon canola...

Mint Lime Grilled Mahi-Mahi

This recipe will work well with any firm white fish but the author recommends mahi-mahi. I suspect that many of us could do with more fish in our diets and this is a wonderful way to serve it. It’s perfect for summer grilling or for those of us who are lucky enough to live somewhere where we can cook outdoors all year round. Ingredients Juice of 2 medium limes 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons soy...

Quinoa Summer Rolls with a Thai Peanut Sauce

What I love about these quinoa summer rolls is the contrast between the flavors and textures. They’re filled with fresh, crunchy veggies, which have been sandwiched between creamy avocado and fluffy quinoa. They’re filling, nutritious and taste absolutely amazing. Especially when they’re dunked in that sauce…oh yes! Ingredients For the Summer Rolls: 10 rice paper wraps 1 red pepper, thinly sliced 2 cups...

Green Goddess Sandwiches

This sandwich starts by blending good mayonnaise with garlic, anchovies, lemon, and a mess of herbs: basil, tarragon, and chives being my favored combination. This gets slathered on some bread (preferably a hearty sourdough) and topped with all the green things: thin slices of cucumber, green zebra tomatoes, avocado, sprouts, and lettuce. For protein and ooey-gooiness we add fresh mozzarella, and...

Skillet Butternut Squash, Sausage and Penne Pasta

This isn't an overly saucy dish. It really isn't meant to be although it is definitely not dry, in my opinion. It's like a lightly creamy pasta dish with squash and other delicious flavors. If you'd like a little more sauce, add in a bit more liquid as the butternut squash cooks in step #2. As the squash cooks down, it will become kind of creamy and thicken the broth that was added in (I'm not...

Sweet Potato Enchiladas Skillet Casserole

This dish was so EASY to make! Everything is cooked in one oven-safe skillet. Saute some sweet potatoes with a little olive oil. Add the rice, black beans, corn, enchilada sauce and chicken stock. Use vegetarian stock, if you prefer. Cover and cook until the rice is tender. Then, top with cheese and broil until that cheese is ooey gooey and bubbly. Enjoy. Ingredients 1 cup RiceSelect Arborio Blend ™...