Showing posts from September, 2012

Healthy Quick and Delicious Tuna Salad

I love to cook but many times my friends complain that they just don't have time to cook a tasty and healthy meal.  Here is my answer especially with all the local farm fresh veggies coming to market.

Healthy Tuna Salad.

Place fresh greens on plate.  Add one can of water packed tuna to the center of the plate.  I used sliced cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, celery, red beets, one slice hard boiled egg sliced, and sliced yellow pepper.  You can use any assortment of fresh veggies.  I just splashed balsamic vinegar and I had delicious, totally healthy and visually beautiful salad for dinner.


Savory Bread Pudding with Heirloom Tomatoes, Herbs and Mozzarella

First let me just say that this is a very rich dish not meant to be eaten in large portions. A wonderful lunch or dinner with a salad eating only a small serving size.  Eating rich dishes and staying thin is all about portion control and exercise.  It's important to me that I don't encourage anyone to eat too much.  With that said let's get on to this wonderful bread pudding.  Until recently I only thought of bread pudding as a rich dessert that I occasionally indulged.  This summer in New Hampshire I ordered a savory bread pudding and I was hooked.  I made my bread pudding with heirloom tomatoes that I picked fresh from my garden along with my fresh herbs. You can add different veggies to recipe. Experiment, have fun and enjoy a wonderfully richly flavorful dish.
Savory Bread Pudding with Heirloom Tomatoes, Herbs and Mozzarella
1(1pound) loaf crusty white bread 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh thyme 2 tablespoon fresh basil 1 tablespoon fresh oregano 1 garlic clove, minced