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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

Sweet Potato Melts

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 7th, 2017| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegetarian

Basically it's an open-faced grilled cheese made healthy.


 I'm totally obsessed with gooey, melted cheese in almost any form. However, eating that daily would not be good for my health nor my wardrobe. So, I keep my consuming of grilled cheese and pizza to the weekend. To

Healthy Green Bean Bake

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 1st, 2017| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes, Tapas Monday, Vegetarian

All of the flavor of the original but not one bit of canned goods involved!


My kids have always been fans of the classic green bean bake. I have to admit that I also like it, but it always feels a lot less like eating a veggie

Oven Broiled “Fried” Pickles

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 11th, 2017| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes

This recipe validates that healthy snacks still are delicious snacks.


I am not a huge fan of fried food. Everyone else in my family is. Many a family dinner at a restaurant includes starting with a fried appetizer that delights them. I have no problem with that,

Baked Cauliflower Tots

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 28th, 2017| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes
Tater tots. It is the childhood favorite side that seems to be appearing everywhere lately. That even includes Think Tasty, as you'll be seeing a new recipe that utilizes them in a recipe that will be shared in two weeks. But I digress. Tater tots may be a flavorful side

Fresh Fruit Salad Wrap

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 26th, 2017| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Sandwiches
In the world of sandwiches, I consider myself to be the queen of wraps. I prefer almost all sandwiches (except for grilled cheese) to be served in some sort of wrap- lavash, flatbread, flax seed tortilla, or something similar. I've covered this numerous times, so I won't bore you with

Zucchini Ricotta “Meat”balls

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 14th, 2017| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Tapas Monday, Vegetarian
So, if I made sausage meatballs as a treat for my husband, it should seem obvious that I made something veggie based as a treat for myself. Don't get me wrong, I found the Cheesy Sausage Balls to be quite tasty. But after eating 4 or 5 of
twice baked butternut squash

Twice Baked Butternut Squash

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 25th, 2017| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegetarian
I have written about winter squash numerous times, and I hope that the possibilities are limitless. I do adore the squash for its flavor and adaptability. Plus, it's still full of flavor in the middle of winter, unlike many other pieces of produce.

On its own butternut squash doesn't always feel