Juggling a hectic life means there are times you just want food to warm the soul and Ellie's got some great recipes.
Peppered Pork and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes w/crisp Green Bean Salad, spicy Pasta Puttanesca; steaming
ginger spiced hot cocoa
Love is in the air as Ellie spices up her anniversary with a day of romantic recipes. For breakfast in bed there are heart shaped pancakes in a rich red strawberry sauce. Shes making a love themed lunchbox for her husband complete with a LOVE sandwich thats packed with egg salad and crisp vegetables and then a mini feast of her favorite food Turkey Wrapped Asparagus, Roasted Red Pepper Dip and great pink champagne cocktail.
Ellie’s husband has invited friends over for not one but two midweek suppers but Ellie’s got a strategy for fabulous simple healthy entertaining. Her rules are serve no more than 2 courses and don’t be ashamed to buy. Party One and she’s serving Pea Soup and Crab Cakes with her own Tartar sauce. Party Two - and it’s a delicious store bought rotisserie Chicken and a spectacular homemade Ricotta Strawberry Cheesecake.
For years certain foods have been out in the cold - but now its out of exile for nutrition no nos like chocolate, eggs, nuts, wine, coffee and cheese. Ellie comes up with great healthy recipes for triple chocolate cookies, scrumptious scrambled egg, spiced almonds and a fabulous Buffalo chicken salad with a classic creamy blue cheese dressing. Plus her handy dandy guide to how much, how often and why these foods have come back with a vengeance
Who says the food your mom made cant be healthy? Ellie busts the myth and cooks up some favorites from her own familys cookbook. Theres her take on the classic New York breakfast--an open sandwich brimming with cheese and smoked salmon, then shes cooking up her Moms meatloaf and her mother-in- laws Banana Cream Pie--family favorites cooked Ellies way--totally delicious and healthy.
Getting ahead is one of Ellies main tactics in her strategy for eating healthy. That is why her freezers a treasure trove of grab and go snacks and time crunch dinners. From energy bars that are crammed with nuts and seeds to moist apple muffins that make a great breakfast or snack, Ellie has lots of healthy eats on hand at all times. She even has a rich, flavorsome Chicken Cacciatore. Its a delicious tomato, herb, wine and garlicky stew that can sit in the freezer until Ellies husband is on supper duty.
Ellies in the kitchen cooking healthy versions of recipes that everyone adores. From a no guilt version of the classic Caesar salad with grilled shrimp, a mac and cheese oozing with not one but four cheeses to unbelievably delicious Carrot Cup Cakes that are slathered in velvety cream cheese frosting. With these great twists on traditional well loved favorites, a little of what you love does you good.
Just because theres a time crunch doesnt mean you cant eat healthy. Ellies got strategies and recipes that make even a midweek supper party 100% stress free. On the menu: Chili Rubbed Grilled Steak, Cool Avocado Lime Salsa, all the sides for tacos and a fresh mango sauce poured over thick slices of angel food cake. Plus theres more--a fabulous 5-minute lunchtime salad and a tropical mix of seeds and nuts perfect for snacking or any busy time.
Ellies cooking up the perfect BBQ party for friends that works rain or shine, indoors or out. On the menu: juicy herb marinated lamb chops grilled to perfection, tomato, zucchini and ciabatta kebobs, a spicy chickpea salad and for dessert a wonderful rich chocolate mousse topped with whipped cream. Its healthy, delicious and easy on the pocket too.
Eating healthy doesn’t deserve its expensive reputation and Ellie has some great ideas for nutritious meals that won’t break the bank. There’s a scrumptious Chopped Nicoise Salad that’s so good for you and cheap, cheap, cheap, plus a 3 Bean and Beef Chili party for 6 people--with all the sides including a cool Green Avocado Dip for just 5 bucks a head. She'll also share tips and strategies to make your money go much further.
When the heat is on and guests are coming, why not save time and cook one fabulous dish, serve it cool and eat it two ways? Ellies poaching a juicy pink fillet of salmon for an easy supper party with friends served with lemon tzaziki, a vibrant green pesto potato salad and grilled pineapple with sweet rum sauce for dessert. The next day, she'll transform the salmon leftovers into salmon tabbouleh, the most delicious lunchtime salad ever.
Portable food that's delicious, healthy, fun and easy to make. That's whats on Ellie's menu as she cooks up a fabulous Lime, Peanut and Noodle Salad to take to work. Back home she's cooking an indoor picnic of Crispy Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard Sauce, Crunchy Green Apple and Carrot Salad and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries on a fruit skewer to share with her daughter and some friends. It's anytime, anywhere, any generation food.
Weekends are the time for a more leisurely kind of cooking and Ellie's making a great healthy dinner to share with her husband. They're having Roasted Pork Loin with Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes and a zesty bright green Herb and Shallot Sauce. Then shes cooking a delicious Peach French Toast Bake for a laid-back family brunch.