Spa Cuisine Recipes

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…

oat soup

oatsoup

“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

pizzaomelette

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

chinesequinoa

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}

gracievegza

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

manhattanclam

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…