Red Beans And Cauliflower “Rice”

A couple of liberties have been taken here – I used a can of chili beans (pinto beans I think) and the “rice” is just cauliflower florets – I don’t even bother to chop it fine anymore. Red Beans And Cauliflower “Rice” 1 cauliflower 1 16oz can chili beans (or use red beans with 1T […]

Baked Fish With Fresh Tomatoes, Herbs and a Parmesan Crust

Now that our tomatoes are ripe and we receive yet more from friends and neighbors we needed a recipe that uses fresh tomatoes in a cooked dish since you cannot eat salad for every meal and expect to make Labor Day with your sanity intact. However it only took one humongous beefsteak to cover three […]

Crookneck Squash Boats With Tomatoes, Basil and Blue Cheese

This is just a variation on the zucchini strips in the previous post. Crookneck squash make cute boats filled with anything – here some Bolognese meat sauce – served with tomatoes, basil and blue cheese. Crookneck Squash Boats With Tomatoes, Basil and Blue Cheese Per serving – squash boats: 1 crookneck squash 1 medium zucchini […]

Watermelon Salad

Watermelon Salad 1/4 Seedless Watermelon – the round kind – about 9-10inch diameter 2 medium tomatoes – for a variation and contrasting color try passion fruit instead 2 oz blue or feta cheese crumbled 2 spring/green onions sliced into rounds 1/4 cup fresh basil 4T light balsamic dressing – e.g. Newmans Own Cut the watermelon […]


The classic French summer vegetable stew, low fat ratatouille is another perfect diet food. It adds color, flavor, texture and substance to any plate, and is famous as a filling for omelettes or a topping for pasta, or as a side dish with virtually any other savory food. “Ra-tah-twee” is also quite pronounceable with a […]