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New & Improved Creamy Carrot Soup

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 22nd, 2018| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Soups & Stews, Vegetarian

Who knew carrot soup could be so luxurious?




I am very much a fan of shortcuts when necessary or practical. I keep store-bought pickled beets in the fridge for afternoon snacks and don't feel badly that I haven't made them. I use packaged puff pastry to save time when

Nectarine & Strawberry Salad with Mint

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 30th, 2018| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads

Bright, fresh, and slightly sweet!


While we're a few weeks into my theme of fall foods, this recipe may seem odd. However, once in a while it is nice to mix things up; pretend that it isn't as chilly as the thermometer says. Food is one of the

Healthy Spinach Dip

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 20th, 2018| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Tapas Monday

Healthy & delicious in one simple dip




After spending a good amount of August either on the road or splurging on fun meals with friends and family, I've been eating more conscientiously for the last week or so, as I get my eating back on track. Of course, eating

Beet Tzatziki

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 16th, 2018| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Spreads & Sauces, Tapas Monday

Prepare to be amazed by both its color and flavor.


What's one to do on a hot summer Sunday afternoon when you spent the morning at a social gathering and don't feel like cooking? For us empty nesters, the answer was walk downtown and enjoy a handful of tapas

Classic Cucumber Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 2nd, 2018| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads, Vegetarian

Just like Mom used to make it, kinda




On Tuesday I re-posted the first cucumber salad recipe I shared on Think Tasty. In the introduction I referenced today's salad as new. In all fairness, this isn't a new recipe at all. It's just new to Think Tasty. My

Creamy Cucumber and Pea Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 31st, 2018| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads, Vegetarian

Nice and creamy, but also nice and healthy.




It's only been a year since I initially shared this recipe, but it is a perfect partner for this week's new recipe. This recipe for Creamy Cucumber Salad is my favorite version of cucumber salad. The new recipe, which I'll publish

Low Carb Cauliflower Lasagna

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 12th, 2018| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegetarian

An even healthier, and still hearty, alternative to regular lasagna


On Tuesday, I shared a recipe from the Think Tasty archives for

Individual Spaghetti Squash Lasagnas

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 10th, 2018| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegetarian

A healthy, yet hearty, alternative to regular lasagna




I don't think I've met a squash that I dislike. Whether it be a squash of a summer nature, such as zucchini, or a winter squash, such as butternut, I love them all. Each of them has its own delicious qualities.

Spinach & Salsa Egg White Muffins

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 5th, 2018| Breakfast Dishes, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Vegetarian

You'll want to eat more than one; no guilt in that!




As I mentioned on Tuesday, a good number of the meals I eat have an egg focus. Most often these meals involve eggs whites. I make scrambled egg whites, egg white omelets, or just simple fried egg whites.

Roasted Rhubarb Crostini

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 21st, 2018| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Tapas Monday, Vegetarian

A simple spring dish that has complex flavors




All of our palates change with time, I assume. I know mine has. It's a topic my husband and I often discuss: what dishes didn't you eat as a kid that you love now? One of the items on my "wouldn't

Healthy Thai Salad with Chicken

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 7th, 2018| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads

Why can't cabbage be the base for a salad?




When I think about creating a new green salad, I usually begin with romaine, kale, or some other version of lettuce. As I considered making a Thai style salad, my mind went to cabbage. Don't ask me why, but I

Citrus Brussels Sprout Slaw

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 8th, 2018| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads

Who knew that oranges could be such a good part of slaw?




Just two weeks ago I was writing about ch-alad, my original creation of a combined chili salad, which was perfect for the chilly yet warm days of spring. And now here we are in May, and the