Entertaining, Holidays & Special Occasions

Friendship Salad
Show up at a dinner party with this pretty salad and you’re bound to make a lifelong friend or two. It makes a fabulous spring lunch, dinner side or appetizer. More »
Fish Tacos
These are less calorific but just as fun cousins of Baja fish tacos. Usually made with fried battered fish and tortillas that are either fried or doubled up to prevent leaks, Baja fish tacos are San Diego’s most famous dish. Kids love this delicious and easy recipe! These make for a fabulous... More »
Minted Melon Smoothie
Smoothies came to us via the beaches of California, where warm weather and cool, healthy drinks are part of the culture. Smoothies can contribute in a significant way to ensuring a healthy diet by making it easier to consume the recommended five to eight daily servings of fruits and vegetables. More »
How to Decorate: Spring Umbrella and Raindrops Cookies
Spring showers and plump raindrops require a large and preferably fashionable umbrella to keep you dry. This chic design is perfect for beginners, requiring only some basic piping and flodding skills, but the impressive results will yield a downpour of compliments! Click on the below link to... More »
Kasha with Spring Vegetables
With its assortment of tender spring vegetables, this quick-to-the-table side dish is perfect any day of the week ~ it also makes a great vegetarian lunch and a fabulous addition to any feast! More »
Garden Paella (Casserole)
This delicious rice dish is not only pretty, but nutritiously chock-full of vegetables and other good things! It's ideal for spring and perfect for Mother's Day. More »
Fresh Spring Roll Salad with Sweet Dip Dressing
"My friend Mildred Piad makes the best Filipino fresh spring rolls. They are, frankly, amazing. The vegetables are slivered just right, and the proportions are perfect. She’s tried for years to teach me, but mine just aren’t as good. So I looked to her to help me create a version of her rolls in... More »
Chicken Salad Nicoise
The classic version of this salad is made with tuna, but chicken makes a light, delicious variation for a warm spring day. Plan the night before to cook extra potatoes and beans. Don’t let the long ingredient list put you off; the salad is quick and easy to make. More »
Mediterranean Lentil Salad (Instant-Pot)
While we like to serve this divine lentil salad as a side dish, it would definitely work as a main course for vegetarians and anyone looking for a new idea for meatless Mondays. More »
Kale and Orange Salad (FODMAP-friendly, vegan)
The good news is that a low-FODMAP diet need not be devoid of all sugars and/or carbs. And you get to eat delicious recipes like this... More »
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