Category: Home Alone

Golden Fruit and Nut Granola

Golden Fruit and Nut Granola

It’s taken a few experiments to get my granola both yummy AND healthy.  For the most economical choice, use a combination of peanuts and raisins, with honey as the sweetener.  For the most luxurious, choose Pistachios, and Dried Cherries, with…

Zesty Fresh Tomato Black Bean Salsa

A mouth pleaser that’s bursting with fresh tomatoes, sweet corn, and savory beans. Use this salsa as a dip for chips, or a topper for tacos, tortillas, baked fish and chicken.  You can dial down or up the heat factor…

Shredded Potato Pancake for One

Shredded Potato Pancake for One

This super simple dish makes an excellent quickie breakfast, lunch, or late night snack for one.   If you want it to go a little farther use a griddle pan, and divide the batter into four.   The little ones make a…

Poached Eggs over Mushrooms on An English Muffin Bed

Poached Eggs over Mushrooms on An English Muffin Bed

Sometimes the simplest foods give the most pleasure. Brilliant yellow broken yolks dribbling over savory mushrooms with a drizzle of truffle oil sinking into the English Muffin holes…sublime! 2 Eggs 1 English Muffin 4 Mushrooms, washed and quartered Splash of…

Zucchini Bikini Soup

Zucchini Bikini Soup

It’s a thrifty meal that’s not only satisfying but exceptionally low in calories.  If you start making healthy choices NOW, you’ll be ready come summer to slip into that itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikini. Splash of Olive Oil 1 Large…

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Mug Cake for One

Chocolate Chip Banana Loaf Mug Cake for One

This mini cake baked in the microwave takes nearly no time at all and very few ingredients. I’ve made it with less sugar and oil than most yet it’s still moist and sweet. It’s only a slightly sinful treat for…

Cheesy Chicken or Tuna Stuffed Potatoes

Potatoes of Every Color

The common spud is a cheap choice. Stuffed with meat or fish and topped with cheese it can serve as a hearty lunch or with a bowl of soup, a speedy supper. When there’s no bread to be had, I’ve…

Bella’s Stacked Tortilla

Mexican Beauty

Bella in Spanish means pretty and my stacked warm tortillas are so pretty that you ALMOST don’t want to eat them. Yes, I said almost. But you will! We feast first with our eyes… 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil 2 Cloves…

Manhattan Red Clam Chowder

Manhattan Bridge

When I was little, red clam chowder was the only soup I remember. It came out of a can. I loved it! My grown-up version is, I dare say, much better. Besides being delicious, it’s very easy on the waistline.…

Not Doc Seuss’s Green Egg Omelet

Mesclun Lettuce Mix

At this time of year, I have an abundance of greens growing in my plot…Swiss Chard, Assorted Lettuces, and Mustard Greens. One of my quickest, healthiest, and easiest ways to enjoy them is by shredding them into an omelet. It’s…