Showing posts from May, 2020

Seasonal Sundays (Week 23) Early June

Hellooooo, summer! Today we begin working our way through summer meal ideas, starting with the ever-important breakfast. You just might want to save this page, it'll stock your summer with healthy breakfast choices that'll nurture you all the way to ... well, pumpkins.

Alice Waters' Coleslaw

Welcome to one of Kitchen Parade's most popular recipes, a favorite among Weight Watchers (low points!) and taste watchers (bright flavors like lime and cilantro!). I can't count how often I've made this vegan coleslaw from one of America's top chefs, mostly just to keep handy in the fridge, often to pair with Mexican food and BBQ, once a giant batch for a day-after wedding pig roast! It's always a total hit! No Mayo! Whole Food, Fresh & Seasonal. An Easy, Healthy Side Dish. A Summer Classic & Long-Time Family Favorite. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Naturally Gluten Free. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Potluck & Party Friendly. Budget-Friendly. Great for Meal Prep. So Good!!

Seasonal Sundays (Week 22) Memorial Day

We're turning a corner here, recipe-wise, switching to ideas that express summer in both ingredient and spirit. Like summer salads that might yet be useful for the long weekend (in the US) and summer meals throughout the week. Summer has indeed arrived ...

Peanut Butter & Jelly (PB&J) Smoothies

So what if you took childhood's favorite PB&J sandwich and threw it into a blender? Pure mess, pure mush, not pretty. Instead, use everyday smoothie ingredients to create a flavorful carbon copy . There's even a surprise ingredient. Hint: It's not jelly, it's blueberries! Whole Foods, Fresh & Familiar. Budget-Friendly. Cold & Frosty. Weekday Easy, Weekend Special. Naturally Gluten Free. High Protein. Vegetarian. Great for Meal Prep.

Homemade Egg McMuffin

Surprise: The Egg Is Cooked in the Microwave! Thank my sister for this fast and healthy breakfast idea — her Homemade Egg McMuffin recipe creates an unexpected "wow" factor. Start with sheer deliciousness. Then add healthy, cheap and substantial. And the eggs themselves? They’re cooked in the microwave! It’s no wonder that my sister’s family makes special requests for her "Egg McMoms". They’re fabulous, simply fabulous. Real Food, Fast. Budget-Friendly. Weekday Easy, Weekend Special. Weight Watchers Friendly. High Protein. Kid Friendly.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 21)

Happy Sunday, All ... hats are fun but we all need to eat and spring, oh spring is such a fun time for creativity in the kitchen.

Mini Porcupine Meatballs

Who else remembers those old-fashioned Porcupine Meatballs, the meatballs with "quills" of rice sticking out? After decades of not, I now mix up a quick batch every so often and every time am surprised just how delicious they taste. It's a great way to make a quick dinner with a pound of ground beef . Let's make it a retro revival ... Whole Food, Fresh & Fast. Budget Friendly. Another Quick Supper , a Kitchen Parade Specialty. Hearty & Filling. Easy Choice for Cooking with Kids. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Naturally Gluten Free. High Protein.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 20) Happy Mother's Day

A special Mother's Day issue, no recipes, no food and no dishes (cuz someone else has organized the cookin' today, right?) but a photo essay I'm calling "Wear the Hat, Dammit". I'll be back next week with the usual spring recipe ideas so if that's what you're after, Happy Mother's Day and just go on back to what you were doin', okay? But for anyone who's curious ...

Healthy Smoothies: Recipes & Tips

How to Sip a Rainbow Aren't smoothies just so pretty?! And delicious too?! All the luscious colors, all that sweet fruit, all that creaminess! (Looking for all my smoothie recipes? This page is your go-to for smoothies!) But let's take a closer look at the (many) pros and a (few but important) cons of smoothies, then how to concoct a healthy (or healthier) smoothie. And yes, whether you're looking for how to make Green Smoothies with fresh leafy greens such as spinach or chard or wondering whether there's really such a thing as Make-Ahead Smoothies , I've got you covered with all my favorite smoothie recipes, now all collected here in a single source of smoothie inspiration. Whole Food, Fresh & Summery. Quick 'n' Easy Family Favorites. How to Eat More Fruits & Vegetables.

Best Quick Tomato Salsa

Red Salsa For Chips, Tacos, Burritos, Eggs & More Nothing starts a party better than chips and salsa! We love this quick homemade salsa that starts off with a can or two of fire-roasted tomatoes, adds a little garlic, onion, jalapeño or poblano, fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice – yeah, that's it, so simple, yes?! Give it all a buzz in the food processor and onto the table it goes. Party on! Real Food, Fresh & Fast. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Naturally Gluten Free. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Great for Meal Prep.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 19)

Ideas in and out of the kitchen for standing strong during this sobering time when right or wrong, the country (and the rest of the world) begins to open up ...