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Recipe: The Perfect Protein, Rice and Beans

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Posted by Jenny Lewis
Categories: Dinner, Lunch, Quick Meals, Grains, Poultry, Grilling,

Beans and rice, rice and beans. Endorsed by scores of nations worldwide, beans and rice provides a balance of protein and carbs that can hardly be beat (not to mention the combination creates a very thrifty meal). Add some chicken for an extra protein bump and some salsa for flavor, and you have a dinner that’s quick, healthy and delish. This recipe came to me via the print edition of Clean Eating magazine, which I …

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Recipe: Bang Bang Chicken

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Posted by Jenny Lewis
Categories: Dinner, Lunch, Recipes, Poultry, Far East, Boiling,

I love Chinese food. If I had my way, I’d have it at least once a day, every day. I’m lucky enough to have four Chinese delivery options in my neighborhood, and you can bet I know exactly which one to call depending on what I have a taste for that day. But when I came across this recipe on the Internet one day, I had to try it.  I think that I am safe …

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Recipe: Tomato, Chickpea, and Arugula Salad

I absolutely love salads, so when I come across a new recipe, I have to share it with everyone - we all could use more veggies in our diets. This recipe is quite simple and tasty, as well as pleasing to the eye—because I am a huge believer in that we first eat with our eyes, before our mouths. Ingredients: 3 ounces baby arugula 2 scallions, thinly sliced 1 15 oz. can of chickpeas, rinsed …

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Recipe: Caviar and Egg Salad Sandwiches

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Posted by Janie Franz
Categories: Lunch, Recipes, Summer Cooking, Eggs, Parties,

These delicate sandwiches were inspired by a friend who made an egg salad and caviar pie for her guests. The delicate egg salad is a good foil for the tang of the caviar. Ingredients: 4 eggs, hard-cooked, peeled 1/4 cup mayonnaise salt and pepper to taste 1 1/2 tsp. dill, finely minced 3 tbsp. butter, softened 1 small jar of black caviar 5 tbsp. yogurt 10 slices bread Preparation: Slice peeled eggs into a bowl and …

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Recipe: Cucumber Tea Sandwiches with Tarragon Butter

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Posted by Janie Franz
Categories: Lunch, Recipes, Summer Cooking, Parties,

The ultimate English tea sandwich is made with delicate cucumbers. With the addition of sweet Tarragon Butter, it becomes a heavenly addition to anyone’s summer tea table. Ingredients: 1/2 English cucumber, peeled, sliced thin 1/4 tsp. salt 1 tbsp. cider vinegar 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 tbsp. fresh tarragon, minced 2 tbsp. parsley, minced Squeeze of lemon Dash of salt 14 slices bread Preparation: Place cucumber sliced in a ceramic bowl. Add salt and vinegar and …

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Muffuletta Tea Sandwiches Recipe

These tea sandwiches are spicy and make a great addition to a summer tea. They are based on the New Orleans favorite Muffuletta, a garlicky olive salad. You can also add thinly sliced meats to the cheese if you wish. Ingredients: 1 pkg. steak buns (6) (with sesame seeds if possible) Olive Salad - Recipe Below 12 slices Havarti Cheese, sliced paper thin Herb Butter - Recipe Below Olive Salad 1/3 cup green olives, pitted, minced …

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A Simple Recipe for Perfect Lemonade

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Posted by Janie Franz
Categories: Lunch, Features, Recipes, Summer Cooking, Juice,

It doesn’t get much simpler than lemonade. It’s refreshing, delicous, and works nicely in any season - particularly summer. While there are many variations, here is a recipe for the perfect, basic lemonade: Ingredients: 4 lemons, squeezed 1 cup sugar Enough cold water to fill a half-gallon pitcher Preparation: Squeeze the juice from 4 lemons and pour into a half-gallon pitcher. Add sugar and cold water, leaving room for ice. Stir vigorously to dissolve the sugar. …

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Summer Tea

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Posted by Janie Franz
Categories: Lunch, Parties,

The heat of the Dog Days of Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a Summer Tea.  Melt-in-your-mouth scones smothered in Devonshire Cream and dainty tea sandwiches packed with loads of flavor can grace your summer table without slaving over a hot stove. Serve with lots of raspberry ice tea and lemonade, and you’ve got yourself a party–formal or very casual. The scones can be made the day before and served at room temperature or heated …

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