Spa Cuisine Recipes

coconut rose water

cocorose

We love beautiful, simple beauty beverages in our house and this is one of them. Coconut water has been called “nature’s Gatorade.” It’s a natural isotonic drink that provides electrolytes, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium and potassium, in their pure form. Coconut water supresses appetite, moisturizes skin when consumed and when applied topically. It will settle…

apple pineapple lemon mint juice

pineapplelemmint

We’ve been playing with the juicer again and coming up with some yummy new flavors. Fresh fruit juices have so many health benefits and they’re refreshing and delicious. Perfect for summer! Beauty benefits of this juice: Apple ~ detoxifies, rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, protection against UVB damage from the sun’s rays, natural antihistamine, natural wrinkle…

gargoyle tuna fish sandwich

gargoyletunafish

I don’t know about you, but this time of year, even when the weather is just whispering “spring,” I like to simplify my menus. I was positively CRAVING a good tuna fish sandwich a couple days ago when it dawned on me… I’ve never shared my favorite, easy tuna fish sandwich recipe with all of…

grilled sweet potatoes

grilledsweetpotatoes

Grilled sweet potatoes are a simple, delicious side dish to serve with grilled meats or fried chicken. They take hardly any time at all so you can make them once you take your steak, chicken or pork off the grill. If you’re using a charcoal grill, pile the hot coals on one side of the…

grilled polenta cakes

polentacakes

This is such a delicious side dish and so easy to make if you already have the grill fired up. Just purchase a tube of already made polenta (we like Trader Joe’s brand) and you’re half way done! 1 tube pre-made polenta, sliced into cakes olive oil for brushing cakes and sauteeing veggies 1 and…

dilly potato salad

dillypotato

Who doesn’t love a scoop of yummy potato salad with fried chicken or grilled steak in the spring and summer? We adore the old, traditional, tried and true potato salad that we’ve been making forever, but we’re having fun creating healthier versions that are equally delicious. There are so many different possibilities for potato salad.…

bombshell borscht

borscht

This is one of those recipes that has made me rethink health food. I use to think healthy food meant boring, bland and unsatisfying. This gorgeous soup is bright, flavorful, and absolutely filling. That big dollop of greek yogurt gives this dish a protein boost without fat or meat so it’s the perfect entree to…

candied garlic skillet chicken

candiedchicken

In a rush to get dinner on the table? This takes about 40 minutes from start to finish and it’s wonderful. I served this chicken dish with a simple tossed salad, baked sweet potatoes and Cheesy BBQ Garlic Bread. YUM! ~ preheat oven to 400 degrees F. ~ 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (fresh or…

bogus creek’s fruited chicken & pasta salad

boguscreeksalad

I was perusing some of my cookbooks that hail from the area where I live here in the Midwest, and I came across this! I was so excited! Bogus Creek Cafe & Bakery is this awesome little restaurant just across the bridge in Stockholm Wisconsin. We live in Red Wing, Minnesota and we’re just a…

creamy chicken salad on a crumpet

crumpetsalad

Spring is coming! Can you feel it? It’s there like a little cat peeking around the corner, ready to pounce. I’m so glad. I’m done with all of the cold, gray days. Bring on the sunshine, and the flowers, and most of all the color! Who else is craving color? When I start thinking spring…