Lunch

Newest Recipes

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

I've had it on my mind to turn my popular Banging Good Shrimp recipe into a summer dish you can make right on the grill. Now that the weather is warmer, we've been grilling almost every night. The excitement of being able to grill again and not dirty my kitchen is always great!

Bang Bang Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Melted Swiss cheese, asparagus, prosciutto, arugula and garlic mayonnaise pressed in a ciabatta panini. Did that just make your stomach growl?

Asparagus Prosciutto Panini with Garlic Mayo

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

This avocado egg salad uses half the yolks and lots of healthy fats from the avocado. You can serve this as a wrap, on whole-grain toast or in a lettuce cup.

Avocado Egg Salad

A matzo cracker makes a great base for a pizza that kids and adults will love for Passover! Top it with your favorite vegetables and cheese and you have yourself a quick meal.

Passover Matzo Pizza

Guiltless cheesy baked seasoned fries topped with bacon, jalapeños and scallions... this is SOOO good! Pure comfort food when cheese fries are what you're craving.

Skinny Texas Cheese Fries

This Quinoa Salad with Spinach Grapefruit and Avocado is loaded with vitamin C, A, Potassium and good heart-healthy fats!!

Quinoa Salad with Spinach Grapefruit & Avocado

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

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

The sweet-salty combination of the roasted butternut squash, dried cherries and gorgonzola cheese along with the slight crunch of the pumpkin seeds topped with a honey dijon vinaigrette will have you savoring every bite of this spinach salad!

Spinach and Butternut Squash Salad with Gorgonzola

If you like thin crust pizza, you'll love these super easy Lavash flatbread pizzas! Kids love them and they take only minutes to prepare.

Lavash Flatbread Pizzas

Shrimp Parmigiana Hero

Breaded Shrimp

Steak and Cheese Sandwiches with Onions and Mushrooms

Steak and Cheese Sandwiches with Onions and Mushrooms

Rustic whole wheat Italian bread, fresh mozzarella, summer tomatoes, basil and balsamic vinegar. My favorite meatless sandwich!

Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella, Roasted Pepper on Whole Wheat Bread

An open faced sandwich on Ciabatta bread with mashed avocado, sliced tomatoes and grilled chicken. A perfect way to use up leftover chicken.

Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Avocado and Tomato

Crusty bread, peppery arugula and fresh shaved Parmesan cheese makes an everyday cold cut like roast beef taste like a gourmet sandwich.

Roast Beef, Arugula and Shaved Parmesan on a Baguette

Tomato Mozzarella and Arugula Tower

A juicy open faced summer tomato sandwich on crusty bread drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, a chiffonade of fresh basil, salt and fresh ground pepper. Simplicity at it's best!

Heirloom Tomato Sandwich

Chicken Parmesan Burgers are so easy, the perfect 10 minute recipe for weekday lunch or dinners!

Chicken Parmesan Burgers

Chunks of chicken breasts coated in breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese then baked until golden. An easy chicken recipe your whole family will love!

Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets

This prosciutto di Parma, peppery arugula, sweet balsamic and heart healthy olive oil on french bread is a winning combination.

Prosciutto, Arugula and Balsamic Sandwich

Baked Seasoned Fries with Skinny Garlic Aioli

I made my favorite Cuban sandwich into a quesadilla filled with roast pork (pernil), ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard! Perfect for a quick lunch and a great way to use up my Slow Cooker Pernil.

Cuban Sandwich Quesadilla

Baked or air-fried, these healthy sweet potato fries are made with a fraction of the oil that would be used if deep frying. They are so much lighter, with the perfect balance of spicy, smokey and sweet.

Chipotle Sweet Potato Fries

Shrimp Salad on Cucumber Slices

Panzanella

Fresh summer "Oh My God That Was Good" tomato bisque. Although you don't typically think of having tomato soup in August, I think it's the perfect time to make it.

Tomato Bisque

Edamame Hummus