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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

Kale & Black Bean Ch-alad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 26th, 2018| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegetarian

Hearty. Flavorful. Vegetarian.


What's a girl to do when her husband is on the road for the week and she's at home? Cook dishes that he wouldn't enjoy! That was the exact basis for this dish's creation. Being a solo diner for the week, I knew I wanted to

Mexican Black Bean Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 24th, 2018| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads

An easy side dish to accompany tacos.




As I reread the intro to this recipe, I laughed to myself that my go-to when my husband travels is to cook with legumes. The theme of cooking with legumes and for myself seems to be omnipresent. I've always loved time in
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Shredded Butternut Squash Cakes

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 19th, 2017| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes, Vegetarian
I have been making zucchini cakes as an appetizer or lunch dish for ages. When they are in season, they're one of my favorite things to make on a work from home day. Yet, for some reason, it never occurred to me to make these cakes with winter

Edamame Avocado Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 24th, 2017| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads, Vegetarian

Hearty enough to be an entrée; simple enough to be a side.




I've mentioned that I happily partake in vegetarian eating, although it's not a lifestyle to which I'm committed. I do love a tender filet mignon, good barbecue, and, of course, chicken on my caesar salad. However, I

Simple Watermelon Sorbet

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 19th, 2017| Desserts, Healthy Cooking, Recipes

The easiest, homemade dessert ever




So, there aren't supposed to be themes on Think Tasty anymore, but I can't help it if I've had a bit of a watermelon kick. With watermelon in the house to make the Watermelon Blueberry Feta Salad, my daughter mentioned making

Watermelon Blueberry Feta Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 17th, 2017| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads

A perfectly patriotic side salad




Sometimes the name of a recipe doesn't need to be catchy or cute; it just needs to describe what you're eating. Thus, today we have Watermelon Blueberry Feta Salad, which I should have published a few weeks ago. The problem is that I didn't

Broccoli Apple Bacon Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 10th, 2017| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads

If the broccoli & apple don't get you, I'm guessing the bacon will.


I feel fortunate to cook for people who aren't picky eaters, as it seems that many other people are. When I talk with friends and colleagues, discussing last night's dinner, I've had many say, "My family/husband/kids

Shredded Beet Salad with Apples & Almonds

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 21st, 2017| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads

The purple shade of this salad alone makes it worth trying!




I truly enjoy beets. In many different fashions. Pickled beets make a fine side dish on their own or as a topping to add a little zing to a salad. As for roasted beets, I have many, many

Cinnamon Sugar Peaches

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 15th, 2017| Breakfast Dishes, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes, Tapas Monday

An incredibly versatile dish with a simple recipe.Do you want to serve the world's easiest treat that could work as a side dish or a dessert? This is the recipe. Featuring a member of the drune family, these peaches are ridiculously easy to make, fairly good for you,