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Avocado Chipotle Salad

Avocado Chipotle Salad

A wonderful blend of greens, avocados, and spices. Brings the punch, flavor, and health to the party.

Grapefruit Chicken

Grapefruit Chicken

Grapefruit, with some brandy and sherry, help make this French-inspired chicken dish deliciously succulent. This is one of the dishes I make to impress guests. It has a flambe step, which my husband loves to watch.

Chocolate Walnut Meringue Cookies

Chocolate Walnut Meringue Cookies

This is a nutty meringue cookie with a hint of chocolate flavor. This cookie can last for weeks. Because of that, during WWII, my mother-in-law sent a large batch to Jewish friends that were sadly taken to a concentration camp. These were a favorite of my husband’s father. My mother-in-law spread the batter in a pan, then cut them into squares. I prefer to bake them in individual traditional cookie rounds.

Lentils with an Egg Hat

Lentils with an Egg Hat

In the Czech Republic, many restaurants stay open until the wee hours of the morning after the changing of the New Year, but offer a limited menu. The offering usually includes a lentils dish, since lentils represent luck and wealth. Like a breakfast hash, the lentil portion can be made the day before and quickly reheated and topped with a freshly cooked egg. The recipe below includes small diced ham with vegetables and herbs. It can easily be made vegetarian with just a couple changes.

Sun-Dried Tomato Frittata with Baby Kale

Sun-Dried Tomato Frittata with Baby Kale

Pack some vegetables into your morning with this crustless quiche that contains no refined grains. Powering up with protein can help to support a weight loss goal.

Sweet and Spicy Cherry Peach Salsa

Sweet and Spicy Cherry Peach Salsa

This tantalizing combo of cherries and peaches goes great with a variety of dishes. Use it to top chicken, fish, pork, or as a traditional snack dip.

Terrific Pacific Coast Cod

Terrific Pacific Coast Cod

This is an easy way to prepare fish with potatoes and onion. The fish is poached in milk which helps make it fool proof and have a delicate texture.