Spa Cuisine Recipes

Mango Tango Chicken Salad

mangotangofinal

One of my favorite tearoom delicacies! I made this salad for a light dinner last night and decided to snap a picture while I was at it. This is a tropical delight that is sure to conjure up memories of tropical islands and summer. Enjoy! ~Mango Tango Chicken Salad~ In a large mixing bowl, combine…

tequila lime grilled chicken

tequilalimechic

This time of year is awesome for coming up with simple, easy, delicious grilling recipes. Some of my favorite chicken recipes require a few flavorful marinade ingredients, boneless skinless chicken breasts, a big heavy duty Ziploc bag and a few hours time so they can marinate in the fridge. Here’s my latest creation, and it…

caprese salad chicken wrap

capresewrap

These healthy, flavorful wraps make a wonderful, light lunch or dinner! Everyone seems to love wrap sandwiches. I’ve served them several times for casual, tea party luncheons. Use the most colorful wraps you can find (my favorites are spinach and sun-dried tomato.) Feel free to use warm chicken, fresh off the grill, or cold chicken…

no-bake chocolate chip cookie truffles

nobakecookietruff

Every once in awhile the sweet tooth starts talking. I know how it is! You’re trying to watch your sugar intake, you’re exercising and you deserve a treat, damn it! Well, let me tell ya, these little truffles will come to your rescue. Not only are they chock full of chocolate chips, they’re actually good…

magic one pot shrimp pad thai

padthaiplated

My last Magic One Pot Pasta recipe was such a hit, I had to create another one to share! This turned out amazing too, and so easy! I know that traditional Pad Thai calls for rice pasta noodles, but I was afraid they wouldn’t hold up for this recipe so I used my favorite, whole…

new york deli beet avocado salad

beetavosalad

This is absolutely one of the best beet salads I’ve ever had. It’s super healthy, and the addition of avocados makes it substantial enough to pass as lunch. 2 Tablespoons grainy Dijon mustard 3 Tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided (I use unfiltered) coarse sea salt, to taste freshly…

super moist & healthy lemon blueberry muffins

healthybbmuffins

This is one of my favorite recipes for muffins. They’re insanely moist, wonderfully sweet, grain free, and perfect with my morning cup of tea. If you don’t like the addition of lemon zest, just omit it, but I think it brightens the flavor of the blueberries. I sometimes make a thin glaze for these using…

cedar planked rosemary veggie kabobs

rosemarykabobs

Using rosemary sprigs as skewers for grilling veggies/pineapple is such a fun idea! They’re a beautiful addition to an al fresco meal, and the rosemary and cedar planking add beautiful, depthy, flavor layers to the vegetables. For even more awesome flavor, marinate your veggies in a combination of olive oil, spices, sugar, chopped garlic, salt,…

roasted cauliflower & chickpea bowl + dijon parsley dressing

roastedcaulibowl

This is the time of year to start making light, fresh, healthy fare. I love this delicious, high-protein bowl for meatless Mondays and for serving to our vegetarian friends. Don’t skip the dressing. It’s tart and lovely and absolutely makes the dish. for the roasted veggies: ~ preheat oven to 400 degrees F. ~ 1…