Spa Cuisine Recipes

melted lemon chicken

“Good Americans, when they die, go to Paris. “ ~Thomas Gold Appleton Here’s the recipe for the Melted Lemon Chicken that Jeff and I made for my Paris themed birthday party. So delicious paired with fresh, steamed asparagus spears and baby red potatoes. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast (four to five pieces)…

Bento Boxes

“Let the dishes be fewer in number, but exquisitely chosen.” ~Brillat Savarin A bento box is a Japanese lunch box, in Japan called ‘o-bento.’ The first time I was served lunch bento style was about six years ago at a restaurant in the Mall of America called “The California Cafe,” which, sadly, is no longer…

Spa Cuisine: Stuffed Green Peppers recipe revisited

These were absolutely out of this world wonderful . I was a little skeptical when I first viewed the all very healthy ingredients. I decided the recipe was a total success when my husband and nine year old daughter devoured their first helping and asked for seconds. Ellie Krieger’s book “The Food You Crave” is…

Spa Cuisine: Summer Strawberry Chicken Salad

Strawberries, peaches and pineapple are the stars of the show in this refreshing, good for you, summer salad! Strawberry Dressing: 12 oz Yoplait Original Strawberry Yogurt 1 Cup fresh strawberries 2 Tablespoons white or red wine vinegar Salad: 6 cups torn romaine lettuce or mixed salad greens 2 large, boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked completely…

Appropriate woods for grilling

Adding wood to your coals before grilling can add depth and flavor to the meats you grill. We have been experimenting with grapevines and fresh herbs. Have fun with this and let me know what you find out 🙂 Here is a list of woods suitable for grilling and smoking: * ACACIA – these trees…

Trendy Little Lettuce Wraps

These little lettuce wraps are every bit as wonderful as the ones you can get at upscale Chinese restaurants. They make a perfect lunch, appetizer, or light dinner. 16 butter lettuce leaves 1 pound lean ground bison 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 large, sweet Maui onion or Vidalia onion, chopped fine 2 cloves fresh garlic,…

easy tandoori chicken on the grill

This is a delicious, easy and healthful Indian style meal that tastes fantastic paired with a gewurztraminer wine. Marinating chicken in yogurt for 24 hours makes the meat very tender and flavorful. I love to serve this with stuffed pattypan squash and seasoned cous cous. A dollop of Greek yogurt, along with a dab of…

Spa Cuisine: French Chocolate Breakfast Croissants

This is a fun and easy recipe to add to an impromptu breakfast in bed. This recipe was first published on page 108 of my second book “Welcome Home.” French Breakfast Croissants (called Pain Au Chocolat in France) Simply roll some dark chocolate chips into refrigerated, pre-made, refrigerated crescent roll dough. make sure all of…

tuscan lemon pasta

~Tuscan Lemon Pasta~ (Joey is making marinara sauce and filling every container possible with it. Chandler enters the room:) Chandler: “Whoa, whoa, so I’m guessing you didn’t get the part… or Italy called and said it was hungry.” -Friends This is a beautiful pasta dish that is light enough to serve in the summer. Fantastic…

Spa Cuisine: A is for… Alphabet Soup!

In honor of Mother’s Day this past weekend, this recipe is for the kiddos (and you too!) Who doesn’t secretly love to indulge in some of the comforting “nursery” foods from their youth? 🙂 In my opinion this dish can still be called “Spa Cuisine,” because it is good for the body and soul. This…