Savory Baked Ricotta with Fig, Pine Nut and Greens Toss

Brunch Dairy Easy Fruit nuts Recipes Salads Vegetarian

I bought a 2-lb. container of fresh figs from Trader Joe’s because I couldn’t resist the great price. I knew I had fig recipes tucked away somewhere. A quick search of my collection from magazines and library books turned up this recipe from the cookbook Piatto Unico by Toni Lydecker. “This elegant dish makes a lovely lunch or light dinner. Read more

Stir-Fried Vegetables With Gouda

Dairy Flexible Grains Recipes Stirfry Vegetables Vegetarian

The recipe says to serve this wonderful concoction on English muffins, which, according to my scribble in the cookbook, is “great.” I experimented this time with serving the cheese-glazed vegetables on better-for-you whole grains. Read more

Mahnomin Porridge from Hell’s Kitchen

Breakfast Brunch Cereal Dairy Easy Flexible Grains nuts Recipes Vegetarian

At first, wild rice sounded a bit odd to me in a breakfast dish, but I decided  to try it (as I am a bit odd myself). If you want to start your day with a different grain, this is a great choice. Read more

Greek Barley with Dates, Walnuts and Spice with Greek Yogurt

Breakfast Dairy Easy Grains nuts Recipes Snacks

I’ve been trying to find healthy breakfasts to have on hand because I have a tendency to just grab a bagel thin with peanut butter on it. Or, if I am running out the door, a power bar that doesn’t stick with me. Great Bowls of Food by Robin Asbell is going to help. Read more