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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

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This fresh strawberry spinach salad is simple to throw together in a hurry and makes a wonderful lunch or summer side salad. Creamy gorgonzola, juicy strawberries and crunchy almonds pair excellently with this homemade vinaigrette for a deliciously sweet meal. Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing serves 2-4 Salad: 6 cups baby spinach 1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced 4 oz feta or gorgonzola cheese ¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted poppy seed dressing (see below) Dressing: ½ cup olive oil 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp honey 1 ½ tbsp organic poppy seeds ⅛ tsp organic mustard, ground...

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Pesto Zucchini Pasta w/ Asparagus & Chicken

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On a gluten-free diet but yearning for a heaping bowl of pasta? Zucchini noodles allow you to enjoy a low-carb, naturally gluten-free, Italian-inspired dinner. Nifty kitchen tools, like a mandoline, julienne peeler or vegetable spiralizer, let you to whip up a batch of noodle-thin zucchini “noodles” in just minutes, and, when mixed with creamy pesto, crisp asparagus and Italian-marinated chicken, satiate your every craving for pasta. This recipe is a great way to get kids (and adults) to eat more veggies and is simple to put together for a weeknight meal. Pesto Zucchini Pasta with Asparagus & Grilled Chicken Serves...

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Grilled Bell Peppers Stuffed w/ Vegetables

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These grilled bell peppers stuffed with zucchini, corn, tomatoes, quinoa and Italian herbs, make an excellent vegetarian and gluten-free addition to your summer barbecue. Light, healthy and vibrant in color, they can be enjoyed as a side dish or as a great alternative to traditional barbecued meat. Grilled Bell Peppers Stuffed With Vegetables serves 3-6 4 medium mixed bell peppers (orange, yellow, green, red) ¾ tsp kosher salt ½ tsp organic black pepper, ground 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium zucchini, cut into ¼-inch cubes 2 cups corn kernels 1 medium tomato, seeded and cut into...

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Pork & Vegetable Shish Kabobs

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The term "shish kabob" originates from Turkish words literally meaning "skewer" and "roast meat." A traditional Turkish meal of nomadic tribes, shish kabobs are now a barbecue favorite that can be customized for any dietary restrictions and easily feed a large group of hungry guests. Try this tangy, slightly spicy version the next time you pull out the grill for a tasty alfresco dinner.   Pork & Vegetable Shish Kabobs serves 4-6   1.5 pounds pork tenderloin, cubed 1 red onion, cubed 1 red pepper, cubed 1 yellow pepper, cubed 1 cup grape tomatoes 2 tablespoons organic shish kabob seasoning 1/4 cup olive...

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Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers

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The perfect vegetarian option for your upcoming summer barbeque, these juicy, full-flavored portobello mushroom burgers will satisfy even the most insistent carnivore. We recommend using the mushroom caps as buns for a gluten-free option, but feel free to sub one cap for a burger patty and use traditional hamburger buns as an alternative. Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers serves 2 4 portobello mushroom caps ¼ cup olive oil 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp organic beef and burger seasoning 1 red onion, cut into thick slices 4 oz swiss cheese 1 tomato, cut into thick slices romaine lettuce In a large...

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