Sun-Dried Tomato & Rosemary Chicken Salad

One of my new favorite things to eat is an avocado stuffed with chicken salad. The trouble is that all the great chicken salad recipes add fruit like yummy grapes and nuts to the mix which really increases the carbohydrates. So I wanted to make a flavorful and not so fruity chicken salad to load …

Fat Free Shrimp Diavolo

Saturday is frequently Farmer’s Market day. I LOVE visiting a good farmer’s market and we have a really nice one here in Jacksonville Florida over on West Beaver Street. The Jacksonville Farmer’s Market is open year round and everyday of the week as well which is awesome! Not only do they have locally sourced vegetables …

Rutabaga alla Puttanesca

Pasta alla Puttanesca or pasta with puttanesca sauce is my all time favorite pasta dish. However, it is not necessarily something you would find on any weight loss plan, so I like experimenting with other pasta alternatives. I have tried gluten free pastas and they all work really well but the calories are still higher …

Vegan Sugo alla Puttanesca

Puttanesca or rather alla puttanesca is my most favorite pasta sauce. It is fragrant, tangy and robust and contains some of my favorite things.  Merriam Webster defines it as “served with or being a pungent tomato sauce typically containing olives, garlic, capers, hot pepper, and sometimes anchovies” and the literal translation from Italian is “in …

Zoodles alla Primavera

The name Pasta Primavera or Pasta alla Primavera literally means pasta with Spring vegetables. In this case my pasta IS a vegetable. Zucchini noodles or Zoodles have become all the rage because they are gluten free and low carb which fits in very nicely with many diet regimens today. Our vegan pasta alla prima vera …

Vegan Starch-Free Stuffed Peppers

I grew up in a family where stuffed peppers (Green Bell Peppers stuffed with a rice filling with tomato sauce, onions and ground meat) were a regular feature on my mom’s table. I always looked forward to stuffed pepper night too, because well, my mom made the very best stuffed peppers of course. I still …