Category:  Healthy Options

Gluten-Free Almond-Coconut Strawberry Shortcakes

In Breads & Muffins, Desserts, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Nuts & Nut Butters
by Ann on 23/05
Almond Coconut Strawberry Shortcake -- healthy & gluten-free

Delving into my mom’s strawberry shortcake was a much-anticipated welcome to the local strawberry season when I was a kid. Mom always made her biscuit-like shortcake in a… Read More »

Folded Omelet for One with Lox, Shallot & Yogurt

In Easy Meals, Egg Dishes, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Seafood
by Ann on 20/05
lox and yogurt omelet

My favorite New York City breakfast is quite simple: a fresh, chewy bagel with a shmear (to use proper deli lingo) of cream cheese and a layer of… Read More »

Make-Ahead Strawberry Rhubarb Breakfast Parfaits

In Breakfast Foods, Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Mason Jar Ideas, Snacks
by Ann on 16/05
Strawberry Rhubarb Breakfast Parfaits

Everyone in my family likes to eat a good breakfast, but no one is willing to sacrifice precious minutes of sleep to prepare one before heading out the… Read More »

Shrimp Creole

In Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Seafood
by Ann on 09/05
Shrimp Creole -- easy to make and always a crowd-pleaser

Last week, I mentioned my tendency to file away recipes for the next season, holiday, or some such special occasion only to forget about them at the designated… Read More »

Crunchy Amaranth Granola Rounds

In Breads & Muffins, Breakfast Foods, Cookies & Candy, Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Snacks
by Ann on 29/04
Crispy Amaranth Granola Pucks

I loved to collect the mail when I was a child.  The thought of a special letter or magazine waiting for me fueled the anticipation.  Now, letter writing… Read More »

Roasted Asparagus with Egg and Prosciutto

In Easy Meals, Egg Dishes, Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options
by Ann on 25/04
Roasted Asparagus with Egg and Prosciutto

Years ago, I marveled at the description of a meal with two basic ingredients: eggs and asparagus. The simple combination was described as very “French country.” I envisioned… Read More »

Jamaican Rice and Peas Recipe

In Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Rice, Side Dishes
by Ann on 22/04
Jamaican Rice & Peas | The Fountain Avenue Kitchen

Rice and beans.  Who doesn’t love them?  Yet rice and beans can mean so many different things depending on where a person is from. After returning from a… Read More »

Honey Flax 1-Minute Mug Muffin

In Breads & Muffins, Breakfast Foods, Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Snacks
by Ann on 18/04
Honey Flax 1-Minute Mug Muffin

Dear Ann, I recently made and enjoyed some of your chia seed recipes. For quite a while I have been using another healthy ingredient in my morning oatmeal–flax… Read More »

Chicken Fried Rice

In Chicken, Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Rice
by Ann on 11/04
Chicken Fried Rice -- use leftover rice for a super speedy meal

Leftovers seldom get the credit they deserve. Some meals, of course, really do improve over time, but perhaps the best way to forever change the perception of meals… Read More »

Super Easy Egg & Avocado Salad

In Easy Meals, Egg Dishes, Healthy Options, Salads, Vegetarian
by Ann on 01/04
Super Easy Egg & Avocado Salad

Avocados and bananas have a lot in common.  When you need to buy them for immediate use, they always seem to be rock hard and green.  And then,… Read More »