Spa Cuisine Recipes

chilled tomato avocado soup + cucumber relish

tomavosoup

Another lovely way to prepare fresh garden tomatoes! Chilled soup is such a refreshing treat this time of year. Serve it in lieu of salad as the first course to a more elaborate meal, or as part of a light luncheon or tea gathering. It’s so pretty when served in clear canning jars, stemless wine…

easy caprese chicken bake

capresechicfinal

I’ve been getting into making easy, chicken bake recipes! It’s so fun to come up with new and exciting ways to serve chicken to my family. Chicken is such a versatile, low fat, high protein staple. It’s no wonder so many people cook with it several times a week. Here’s a wonderful dish that showcases…

cheddar broccoli omelette

cheddarbroccoliomelette

Another awesome, enticing omelette recipe! We like them for brekky, lunch or dinner. Or snacks. Don’t forget snacks. Assemble all of your ingredients before you start so you’re not running around the kitchen like a cra cra looking for ingredients while the omelette is cooking (burning). Use two eggs for a single serving omelette or…

fresh shrimp & veggie spring rolls

springroll

Beautiful, fresh, healthy summer fare! I adore all the ingredients that make up these gorgeous spring rolls. They’re a true celebration of summer flavors! for 4 people (3 rolls each) 12 Vietnamese rice spring roll wrappers 1 and 1/2 cups julienned carrots (or shredded) 1 and 1/2 cups, peeled, seeded, julienned cucumbers (or chopped) 1…

healthy zucchini banana bread {grain free}

healthyzucch

As most of you know, I eat very little wheat or other grains. I enjoy a slice of Ezekiel bread from time to time, I love oatmeal, and I make up a batch of brown rice about once a week. Other than that I’m mostly grain free. I feel SO much better when I kick…

“little red hen” chicken bake

littleredhen

Looking for something a bit different to do with chicken? Here’s a favorite, easy recipe in our house. You can use homemade French dressing for this, or your favorite store bought variety. I like to make mine so I know there aren’t any weird chemicals or oils going into our food, but I sometimes use…

tom yum soup

tomyum

Some days call for soup, even in the middle of summer. There are SO many great hot and cold summer soups that celebrate warm weather flavors… like the fresh tomatoes in gazpacho, lime coconut and ginger in thai chicken soup, lemons in Greek lemon chicken soup with orzo, fresh garden veggies in victory garden soup,…

smorrebrod {open faced danish sandwich}

smorrebrod

Are you ready to try one of my favorite summer sandwiches? The literal translation of smorrebrod means “butter and bread,” and although most versions of smorrebrod start with buttered, dark rye bread, the sandwich combinations can vary greatly. Sometimes I top ours with cold pickled shrimp, leftover roast beef or smoked salmon, but this time…

turkey zucchini fritters + nectarine basil salsa

turkeyzucchfritters

This time of year I’m always trying to figure out what to do with alllll of the zucchini. I always make some type of zucchini bread, and some type of stir fry, and usually fritters of some sort. This year I decided to up the protein in my fritters and add some lean ground turkey.…

kiku apple chicken salad

kikusalad

We’ve been thoroughly enjoying summer and all it has to offer. Beach days, lazy hammock naps, lots of reading, early morning bluff hikes, day trips, iced tropical green tea at the local coffee shop, dinners on the deck, tea on the front porch… the list goes on and on… One of my favorite parts of…