Spa Cuisine Recipes

oat soup

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“Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy. A kid’ll eat ivy too, wouldn’t you?” ~children’s lullabye by The Pied Pipers 1944 I just returned home from a fun weekend hanging out with friends. We had massages, went to dinner, played poker, and enjoyed an awesome Sunday brunch. I’ll share photos…

pizza omelette

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Here’s an awesome recipe to try when you’re craving pizza for breakfast! It’s also a fun recipe for my Paleo friends to try; Just crumble a little yogurt cheese on it after it’s plated and skip the mozzarella. for one pizza omelette: 2 large eggs + 1 Tablespoon chopped onion + 1 Tablespoon water, beaten…

chinese quinoa chicken salad

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Here’s a light, delicious, guilt-free dinner idea that is packed with flavor and protein. It’s a nice change from all of the heavy, butter-laden fare that I’m seeing in so many comfort food dishes online these days. Enjoy it over a bed of baby spinach if you like. I just roasted up a bunch of…

gracie’s healthy veggie pizza {on 3 ingredient whole wheat crust}

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Gracie made pizza! She started with a super simple, 3 ingredient crust… sauteed garlic and veggies… made up her own recipe for sauce… was liberal with the shredded mozzarella… yum! My daughter Grace has done it again! She’s been busy in the kitchen, this time creating her own recipe for healthy, easy pizza. This particular…

manhattan clam chowder

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This turned out to be the perfect, hearty yet healthy soup for our recent soup supper. I made a loaf of fresh tomato bread to go with it and it was amazing. The addition of bacon in this recipe adds a smoky depth to this dish, and the lemons make it exceptionally bright without being…

caramel banana mocha overnight oats jar

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Because of the amazing response I received after posting the recipe for my original overnight oats jar, I decided to share some other favorite overnight oat jar creations with you. This one is chocolatey, and so delicious you can enjoy it as a healthy dessert or maybe make it for your kiddo’s as an after…

chicken mulligatawny bowl

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Oh myyyyyy, what a fabulous, relaxing, romantic Valentine’s weekend. Roses and chocolate and pink champagne, oh my! My husband and I went to see 50 Shades of Grey, and then to a favorite wine bar, and on the way home we picked up a pepperoni pizza and a Mediterranean De-Lite pizza (my favorite) at Papa…

love goddess strawberry spinach salad + chocolate vinaigrette

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Are you ready for another Valentine treat? This one is especially delicious as well as colorful and healthy. It’s makes a wonderful beginning to a candle lit dinner and sets the stage for romance. The vinaigrette is slightly spicy and surprisingly the perfect accompaniment to the other flavors and textures in this simple, elegant salad.…

overnight oats jar

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I’ve decided that as a new tradition for my annual “Week of Valentine Treats” I’m going to include a heart healthy recipe. Last year it was my Heart Beet Salad, and this year I made one of my favorite versions of overnight oats. This recipe is incredibly versatile. Use your favorite berries (or other fruits…

old fashioned 5 bean salad

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This classic salad is good with everything! I love it paired with grilled steak and baked potatoes or  slow roasted chicken and potato salad. It reminds me of church basement pot lucks and summer picnics. 1 (14.5 oz.) can green beans (not French cut) 1 (14.5 oz.) can wax beans 1 (14.5 oz.) can chickpeas…