Category Archives: Lighter Flair

Grilled Chili Lime Nectarine Salad

Summer is in full scorching mode in the sub tropical south, it’s almost too hot to fire up the grill or wok!  My appetite always seems to change in the summer months, usually craving something lighter, cooler and fruity. Lately, … Continue reading

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Spicy Avocado Cucumber Soup

When given a basket of Florida Avocados, you need to get creative to use them up quickly.  Cubed then sauteed, sliced on BLT’s, mashed for guacamole, chopped in ceviche the list is endless!  Spicy cold soup is something perfect for summer, … Continue reading

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Thai Spice Garden Shrimp Curry

The farmers markets in South West Florida have a rather large selection of local organic produce this time of year.  My zucchini, lemon cucumbers, spinach & heirloom tomatoes didn’t weather the frost or fungus again this winter.  It seems to … Continue reading

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Favorite Signature Lunch

Even though its winter, the organic herbs are growing like weeds.  I even feel guilty if I don’t use them every day.  My tomatoes on the other hand are not thriving as well, so I still need to pick them … Continue reading

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Basic and Gourmet Healthy Hummus

Hummus is a staple in the refrigerator at our house.  It can be adjusted so many ways to fit your taste pallet.  Italian, with cannellini beans, sun dried tomato, basil, oregano, garlic & pine nuts.  Thai, with scallions, chili flakes, … Continue reading

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Skinny Butternut Curry Ginger Soup

There is something about creamy soup that makes fall complete, especially if the ingredients come from the mitten state.  This version of my skinny butternut curry ginger soup taste amazing, and it’s filling, and basically healthy for you. This little … Continue reading

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Faux Chicken Pho

This is a short and sweet version of Vietnamese Pho (pronounced Fu) that I whip up in no time.  This will be the Sandra Lee version, well almost, minus the booze!  I call it chicken noodle soup that has real … Continue reading

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Grilled Peach Arugula Salad

It’s that time of year again, I’m all for eating local, sustainable organic produce although, I can’t find the peach trees or blueberry bushes here in the subtropical sunny south! Imported from our southern sister state Georgia, are some of … Continue reading

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Raw Kale Cocktail and Savory Kale Chips

What the Kale’s going on here?  Yes, it’s green goodness overload! I’m getting all my nutrients in a little jigger, and some crunchy snacks, that’s just what the doctor ordered.  I’ve had a annoying sinus infection for a month now, I’ve tried … Continue reading

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Orange Broccoli Chicken Breaking the Rules & Wok

Orange chicken is my absolute favorite spicy, saucy comfort food dish in the world, I can even skip the chicken & just have fruit with the broccoli.  I can change the orange to mango, lychee, pineapple or rambutan, what ever … Continue reading

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