New life for leftovers

My beautiful Sunday lunch was the ultimate fast food – leftovers from Saturday night entertaining. Friends were coming for dinner and, energized by the change of seasons, I planned a spring dinner with bold, sunny flavors: marinated, grilled salmon and steak; couscous with basil, mint and lemon; roasted carrots and haricot verts; baguette; and  freshRead more

Everyone’s Sausage-Tortellini Soup

From-scratch soups are the gold standard, but for this Sausage Tortellini gem, I take huge shortcuts, and they work. Sausage Tortellini soup is packed with filling protein. There are many versions of this soup floating around the internet but they are not blood sugar friendly. I tweaked the basic idea so that individual servings areRead more

Nice chicken and rice

This recipe is no earth shaker; but it’s … nice.   Remember that chicken and rice casserole that everyone gets snobbish about because it contains (horrors!) a can of Campbell’s Cream of…. soup? Yes, that one. It can morph into something a bit more sophisticated and healthy. I’ve tinkered around with the original back-of-the-soup-can recipe and the men inRead more

Quick Antipasto!

When I’m hungry, I can’t tolerate waiting awhile to eat. If I do, I’m ravenous and eat too much. But it’s hard to stick to a regular routine because my schedule varies. And I can no longer grab any old snack like fruit or a handful of pretzels because, well, that blood sugar thing. I’veRead more