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One bite of this spicy black bean burger with spicy chipotle mayo and creamy avocado and you won't miss the meat! Yes, these were good enough to please even the adult carnivore's in my home (a bit too spicy for my kids).

Spicy Black Bean Burgers with Chipotle Mayonnaise

This steak dish has a fiesta of flavors, the flank steak is seasoned with cumin and garlic and grilled to perfection, then topped with a fresh black bean, corn and tomato salad for a quick and tasty family friendly weeknight meal.

Grilled Flank Steak with Black Beans Corn and Tomatoes

Grilled salmon steaks rubbed with a spicy blend of smoked paprika, chipotle chili powder, brown sugar, cumin and cocoa powder served with a quick side dish of black beans, grilled corn, cilantro and splash of lime juice.

Smoky Spice Rubbed Grilled Salmon with Black Beans and Corn

All the flavors you love from buffalo wings without all the added fat. Making shredded buffalo chicken in the slow cooker or Instant Pot is super easy!

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps (Slow Cooker, Instant Pot)

Chicken marinaded with lemon, garlic and oregano, then grilled to perfection and served over a colorful spinach salad. Topped with a white balsamic vinaigrette, does it get better than that?

Grilled Chicken and Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Lean beef brisket slowly braised in the oven with potatoes, carrots and onions. Perfect for Passover or Easter dinner. Slicing the brisket half-way through cooking assures that the meat is tender and flavorful.

Braised Brisket with Potatoes and Carrots

Pasta with Asparagus; a simple dish but a wonderful way to enjoy asparagus which is in season right now.

Pasta with Asparagus

This classic Irish Oatmeal Leek soup also known as Brotchán Roy, traditionally served during Lent. I love the creamy texture of a hearty bowl of oatmeal soup – total comfort food!

Irish Oatmeal Leek Soup

Cajun spices, tomatoes, onions and peppers give any white fish extra pizazz and a little kick. Super easy and quick!

Skillet Cajun Spiced Flounder with Tomatoes

Peppery arugula tossed with nutty chick peas, penne pasta, sun dried tomatoes, shaved parmesan and balsamic vinegar make a simple yet delicious main dish salad – perfect for lunch or dinner. Portions are large, loaded with fiber and very satisfying.

Penne Arugula Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Light Swiss Chard Frittata – At first bite you'll love the sweet caramelized onions in combination with the savory flavors from the Swiss chard, eggs and cheese.

Light Swiss Chard Frittata

Cajun Chicken Pasta is lightened up, made with chicken strips, bell peppers, red onion, mushrooms and scallions in a creamy light Cajun sauce.

Cajun Chicken Pasta on the Lighter Side

This southern Louisiana shrimp creole dish is cooked with tomatoes, onions, peppers and celery. Adjust the spice to your preference, but don't be scared of a little heat!

Shrimp Creole

Shredded chicken breast and broccoli cooked with noodles in a light creamy sauce topped with toasted breadcrumbs. A simple dish the whole family will love, even the little ones!

Chicken and Broccoli Noodle Casserole

Jamaican Brown Stew Chicken – A spicy dish with skinless chicken legs and thighs, simmered in a pot with light coconut milk, scallions, onions, tomatoes, garlic, thyme and one very hot scotch bonnet pepper.

Jamaican Brown Stew Chicken

Pasta with Italian Chicken Sausage, Escarole and Beans made with lots of garlic, lean Italian chicken sausage, white cannellini beans, crushed red pepper and grated cheese.

Pasta with Italian Chicken Sausage, Escarole and Beans

These oven roasted chicken legs take on exotic Asian flavors by the addition of a little Chinese five-spice. So delicious!

Five Spice Roasted Chicken Legs

These quick and easy authentic Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps are so delicious, made with sautéed ground chicken thighs, shiitake mushrooms and water chestnuts seasoned with Asian spices served in a crispy cold lettuce leaf with a spicy hoisin dipping sauce.

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This classic Salisbury Steak recipe is smothered in mushroom gravy and ready in under 30 minutes!

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

Chicken a la Criolla, a simple yet flavorful Latin dish made with stewed boneless skinless chicken thighs bell peppers, onions, garlic, tomatoes, olives, cilantro and spices. Slow cooker or Instant Pot directions provided.

Chicken a la Criolla (Crock Pot or Instant Pot)

Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce is a staple in my home! A slow cooked ragú made with lean ground beef, pancetta, onions, carrots, celery, tomatoes, wine, and cream is one of my favorite Italian sauces.

Crock Pot Bolognese Sauce

Thin sliced chicken cutlets sauteed in a white wine sauce with leeks and sun-dried tomatoes. Dinner in less than 20 minutes!

Chicken, Leeks & Tomatoes in White Wine Sauce

Lightly pan fried breaded filet of flounder served in a lemon, wine, butter sauce with capers and parsley. A wonderful way to enjoy flounder, tilapia or any white fish.

Flounder Piccata

Shrimp, white beans and wilted spinach topped with crumbled feta. Perfect for a weeknight meal, this dish is delicious and super easy to make!

Tuscan White Beans with Spinach, Shrimp and Feta

There's only one word to describe this hot grilled chicken panini with arugula, melted provolone and chipotle mayonnaise... dee-licious!

Chicken Arugula Provolone Panini with Chipotle

What can be more kid friendly than a bowl of soup with spaghetti and meatballs! Lean turkey meatballs are cooked in a light tomato broth with cut up spaghetti. This is a one pot meal my whole family loves and leftovers are great for lunch.

Meatball and Spaghetti Soup

Delicious Italian turkey meatballs, all made in the slow cooker. No baking or frying required!

Crock Pot Italian Turkey Meatballs

Carne Guisada or Latin Beef Stew – Chunks of beef are simmered in beer with scallions, garlic, tomatoes, cumin and cilantro. Sometimes I make it with just the meat, sometimes I add yucca or potatoes. Serve this over rice with a little aji picante and you'll have a delicious comfort dish, Latin style!

Carne Guisada (Latin Beef Stew)

My favorite way to use up leftover turkey is to make a delicious pot of turkey soup. This is also a great way to clean out your refrigerator!

Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup

Brown rice stuffing made with Italian chicken sausage, celery, mushrooms, and onions. Serve this as a Thanksgiving side dish or you can even enjoy this as a meal. It's so good and naturally gluten free!

Chicken Sausage Brown Rice Stuffing with Celery and Mushrooms