Recipes

Skillet Chicken with Olives and Tomatoes

A must-make healthy Mediterranean meal that’s budget-friendly too!   Here’s a simple recipe that will be a family favorite, perfect for a weeknight dinner. Ready in less than 30 minutes, you’ll be savoring the taste of the Mediterranean in no time. Even better, everything cooks in one skillet, so fewer dishes to clean means more…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Aug 13, 2022

Festive Summer Squash, Corn, and Edamame Salad

Easy and delicious, this quick, healthy side dish will dress up every meal!   Summer has always been my favorite season. I love the variety and availability of nutrient-rich produce, typically fresher and tastier this time of year. Local grocers and farmer’s markets burst with abundant fresh, whole foods such as fruits and vegetables. Now…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Jun 1, 2022

Oven Roasted Lemon Parmesan Asparagus

Effortless, this side dish bursts with delicious hints of lemon, garlic, and Parmesan when perfectly paired with asparagus.   Nothing quite says “Springtime” as fresh asparagus. Here’s a recipe that brings out the best in this perennial veggie by roasting.  Easy and quick to make and tastes incredibly good, this recipe you’ll use again and…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Apr 7, 2022

Blackberries with Sweet Almond Cashew Cream

Spooned over fresh berries, simply sublime   Blackberries with cream are a culinary delight. If you’ve never enjoyed the lusciousness of sweet cream covering blackberries, you’re in for a treat. This is one of the best lightly sweetened creams I’ve tasted.  It’s absolutely an amazingly must-make recipe. And if you’re looking for an elegant dessert…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Feb 26, 2022

Baked Oatmeal with Tart Cherries

Baked Oatmeal is a hearty and healthy start to your day and a great way to feed a crowd   Here’s an incredibly easy way to make baked oatmeal loaded with luscious, tart cherries. Add in some sweet brown sugar and freshly squeezed orange juice plus zest, for an extra touch of mouth-watering flavor. Yes,…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Feb 2, 2022

Comforting Tomato Veggie Split Pea Soup

Taking stock of what makes soup so soothing and satisfying   A warm bowl of soup is a classic comfort food.  Just the sight, smell, and feel of holding a cup of steaming soup makes cold winter weather pleasantly cozy. No matter what season, soup is always a good choice. When brimming with nutritious veggies,…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Jan 25, 2022

Baked Butternut Squash With Apples And Cranberries

If you like recipes that meet your checklist of hearty, healthy, and delicious, this is it.  Featuring seasonal superstar foods, your senses of sight, smell, and taste are in for a pleasing palate sensation. There’s something special about seasonable fall/winter flavors.  For me, it’s similar to the feeling of a cozy, warm blanket wrapped around…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 30, 2021

Lemony Red Bean And Parsley Salad

Ready in mere minutes, a tangy lemon juice and olive oil vinaigrette dresses up this quick side salad of red beans with parsley   Fresh, healthy, and delicious are the trifecta of a winning combination food connoisseurs appreciate. This recipe with a Mediterranean flair, meets all three criteria. It’s packed with plant-protein, antioxidant rich veggies,…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 8, 2021

Simple Maple-Poached Pears

Simple and perfectly delicious, a fiber-rich stewed pear is one of the healthiest desserts you can serve after a meal   Before I talk about this fabulous recipe, let’s talk first about the simple pear itself. Pears are one of the most underrated and overlooked fruits around. Maybe it’s because they lack the eye-catching colors…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Nov 7, 2021

Easy Apple Cinnamon Potato Bread

Packed with cinnamon, fresh apples – and yes, potatoes – this pleasingly moist and rich in complex carbohydrates treat is perfect for cool, fall days   I absolutely love to make breads of all kinds. Yeast or quick breads, both have special appeal I find relaxing, enjoyable, and with much anticipated excitement for the final…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Oct 13, 2021