Category Archives: Let’s do Lunch

Spring Salad with Asparagus, Scallions and Radish

I don’t always feel inspired when it comes to food. I get stuck in a rut and tend to make the same things or some version of the same things because they are easy, or because I know the recipe by heart, or even because my kids love it and won’t fight me about eating it. And just as I… Read more »

Open Faced Egg and Avocado on Multigrain Toast

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Often the best meals are the ones thrown together at the last minute because a friend stopped by, or you are craving something, or in this case, as a healthy reward for a great run. It was cold and windy and I was tired. I woke up in the middle of the night and just couldn’t get back to sleep… Read more »

Grilled Mozzarella, Pesto and Tomato Sandwiches

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If your mouth isn’t watering, I’m doing something wrong! These are definitely not your typical grilled white bread, American cheese sandwiches. Melted, creamy mozzarella cheese, juicy vine ripened tomatoes, and zesty herb infused pesto sandwiched between thick, perfectly grilled Italian bread…heaven! This was lunch recently for my daughter Caitlin and me. We end up spending a lot of time together… Read more »

Steak Salad with Tomato Raisins, Feta, Red Onion and Toasted Pine Nuts

I’ve been a bad girl. Deep dish pepperoni pizza, ice cream cones, cold beer on the beach and wine on the front porch. This summer has been, so far, a bit unpredictable. Our shore house is still unfinished and nothing is really planned in advance including lunches and dinners. I never know who I will be feeding besides my family…. Read more »

Mediterranean Grain Salad + A Fun Picnic Tip

My neighborhood is the best! ¬†We gather at different times throughout the year – over the Christmas Holidays, ¬†Halloween, and when it is nicer weather we close down the street, bring out the grills and let the kids take over with bikes, scooters, skateboards and basketball hoops. So nice to catch up with neighbors you see occasionally on brief walks,… Read more »

Best Roast Chicken + Two Salads

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I make this roast chicken a bunch! In the winter I roast it right over veggies in the roasting pan – potatoes, carrots, onion, fennel – then make a pan sauce while it rests before carving. This time of year I actually make it to have quick weeknight dinners. With baseball, softball and art classes in full swing, plus my… Read more »

Roasted Golden Beets, Pistachios and Fresh Thyme with Goat Cheese and Arugula

I couldn’t wait to post this salad that I made for lunch today. Well, I waited until after I ate it! I just love this combination. The earthiness of the roasted beets, the salty crunch of the pistachios and the tangy goat cheese finished with the fresh thyme and a drizzle of balsamic reduction…perfect. I was going to purchase the… Read more »

Roasted Beet, Quinoa and Egg Salad with Goat Cheese, Baby Greens and Dijon Vinaigrette

I love a healthy salad for lunch, especially this time of year. Let’s face it, if I didn’t work out regularly I would really get into trouble around the holidays.This salad is packed with protein and makes for a super after workout lunch. Plus if you make the dressing you won’t be adding any sneaky calories into this fresh, delicious… Read more »

Roasted Turkey Breast with Cranberry Barbecue Sauce

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My recipe for Cranberry Barbecue Sauce was the direct result of my purchase of locally grown New Jersey cranberries. I didn’t have a recipe in mind when I bought them, but what better way to get creative in the kitchen then with in season fresh local ingredients. This was the same weekend that I made Cranberry Chutney. In fact the… Read more »