Barley Risotto with Roasted Butternut Squash & Kale

Barley Risotto with Roa...

This is one of my favorite dishes which I make often. I have never served it with the pine nuts or ricotta mixture. It tastes great on its own or in a wrap. Add some lean turkey or chicken breast for extra protein if you like.

Yield: 4     (serving size:  1 3/4...

Cuban-Style Black Beans & Rice

Cuban-Style Black Beans...

Yield: 12     (serving size: 1 cup)

2 cups uncooked long-grain brown rice

1 tsp. olive oil

2 cups chopped onion

2 cups chopped green bell pepper...

Grilled Pork with Blackberry-Sage Sauce

Grilled Pork with Black...

Blackberry bushes are everywhere in my neighborhood– so Daniel and I decided to take the dogs for a walk and do some ‘foraging.’ Blackberries and raspberries are not cheap. I don’t understand why they are so spendy when they are so hearty and easy to come...

Italian-Style Meat Loaf

Italian-Style Meat Loaf...

Daniel loves meatloaf and made a special request for it on his birthday yesterday. It was delicious.

Yield: 8     (serving size: 2 slices)

1 lb. 96% lean ground beef

1 lb. 99% lean ground turkey breast

1...

Greek Lamb Chops

Greek Lamb Chops...

Yield: 4     (serving size: 2 lamb chops)

2 tbsp. lemon juice

1 tbsp. bottled minced garlic

1 tbsp. dried oregano

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. black...

Smothered Chicken

Smothered Chicken...

Yield: 4     (serving size: 1 cup vegetables + 1 chicken breast half)

cooking spray

4 (4 oz.) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper, coarsely...

Lemon & Oregano-Rubbed Chicken Paillards

Lemon & Oregano-Ru...

Yield: 4     (serving size: 1 chicken breast half)

4 (6 oz.) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

5 tsp. grated lemon rind

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 1/2 tsp. dried...

Chicken Thighs with Thyme & Lemon

Chicken Thighs with Thy...

Yield: 8     (serving size: 2 chicken thighs)

2 1/2 tbsp. honey

1/2 tsp. grated lemon rind

1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 6 lemons)

1/4 cup chopped fresh thyme...

Herb, Garlic & Mustard Crusted Fillet of Beef

Herb, Garlic & Mus...

Yield: 8     (serving size: 3 oz.)

1 (2 lb.) beef tenderloin, trimmed

cooking spray

3/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

3 tbsp. Dijon mustard

1/4...

Roasted Red Pepper Pizza Sauce

Roasted Red Pepper Pizz...

You really can’t go wrong with roasted red peppers. They are absolutely divine. Although my intention in developing this recipe was for pizza, don’t feel you have to limit yourself. This sauce is so versatile you can serve it over pasta, meats, vegetables, you name...