Perfect Rice Pilaf with Orzo and Slivered Almonds

RICE PILAF WITH ORZO AND SLIVERED ALMONDS - No boxed rices! Homemade rice pilaf is the easiest side dish #rice #sidedish #orzo #happilyunprocessed

Very few ingredients are needed to make an outstanding rice pilaf dish.  We chose to add some pan toasted orzo, turmeric, basil and thyme.  Topped off with some fresh parsley and slivered toasted almonds, this pilaf is anything but boring. Rice pilaf is, by definition, rice that has been cooked in … [Continue reading]

Vibrant Summer Four Bean Salad

VIBRANT SUMMER 4 BEAN SALAD - 4 types of beans, colorful peppers, tomatoes, olives and red onion in a emulsified oil and vinegar dressing #summerrecipes #beansalad #potluck #healthy #summer #salads #happilyunprocessed

4 types of beans, cherry tomatoes, red onion, olives and vibrant peppers make up this delicious and healthy summer salad that is always the first to disappear at picnics.This beautifully colorful bean salad is always the first to go at potlucks.  No one can resist the vibrant colors.   It is … [Continue reading]

Coffee Rubbed Burgers with Smoked Gouda and Homemade BBQ Sauce

Coffee Rubbed Burgers with Smoked Gouda and Homemade BBQ sauce #burgers #bbq #grilled #hamburger #happilyunprocessed

You might think a coffee rub on a burger sounds a little strange, but coffee actually enhances and deepens the flavor of the meat. It also creates a … [Continue reading]

Layered Hummus with Roasted Red Peppers and Feta Cheese

LAYERED HUMMUS DIP - Homemeade Hummus topped with Kalamata olives, cucumbers, roasted red peppers, feta cheese and pine nuts #hummus #healthy #chickpeas #tahini #happilyunprocessed

Homemade velvety hummus made with chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon and salt is layered with sliced Kalamata olives, diced cucumbers, roasted red … [Continue reading]

How to Make the World’s Best Homemade Tzatziki Sauce


Tzatziki sauce is a beautifully refreshing Middle Eastern dip using Greek yogurt, fresh cucumbers, oil, vinegar, lemon and dill.  It is one of the … [Continue reading]

Delicious Greek Salad w/ Homemade Dressing

HEALTHY GREEK SALAD with Kalamata olives, cucumber, red onion, feta cheese and tomatoes #greek #greeksalad #healthy #sidedish #lunch #happilyunprocessed

Greek salad is full of fresh veggies like cucumbers, ripe tomatoes, onions, etc. in a light dressing for a perfect side dish or addition to a … [Continue reading]

Grilled Greek Chicken Kebabs (Souvlaki) w/ Hummus & Tzatziki

GREEK CHICKEN KEBABS with layered hummus, tzatziki sauce, greek salad #greekplatter #tahini #chickpeas #hummus #healthy #souvlaki #happilyunprocessed

Boneless skinless chicken breasts that have been bathed in a thick marinade of Greek yogurt, oil, lemon, garlic and spices, then threaded on skewers … [Continue reading]

Easy Homemade Naan Bread (That YOU can make!)

HOMEMADE NAAN BREAD #homemadebread #naan #happilyunprocessed

Homemade soft Naan bread is easier to make than you may think and is simply irresistible when its warm and freshly made.  It is perfect to scoop … [Continue reading]

Mouthwatering Chicken Burgers with Spinach, Avocado & Gruyere

CHICKEN BURGERS WITH AVOCADO AND GRUYERE CHEESE - packed with flavor, moist and a great burger #chicken #burgers #grill #summer #weeknightdinner

These ground chicken burgers are anything but dry!  They get their flavor from the seasonings, Gruyere cheese, spinach and avocado.  But the clincher … [Continue reading]

Rigatoni with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Basil & Mascarpone Sauce

RIGATONI w SUNDRIED TOMATOES, BASIL and MASCARPONE - perfect weeknight meal so full of flavor and big rigatoni noodles so the sauce can get all up inside #pasta #sauce #dinner #healthy #happilyunprocessed

This pasta sauce doesn't use regular tomatoes, its flavor is intensified with sundried tomatoes, fresh garlic and basil and combined with mascarpone … [Continue reading]

Hash Brown Wrapped Vegetarian Omelet

Hash Brown Wrapped Vegetarian Omelet - crispy golden hash browns form a perfect shell to wrap an omelet on the inside #breakfastfood #eggs #potatoes #hashbrowns

Crispy golden hash browns wrap an omelet with onions, peppers, broccoli and cheese and then it is folded over for a crispy crunchy outside and a … [Continue reading]

Garlic & Herb Bowtie Pasta

GARLIC AND HERB BOWTIE PASTA SIDEDISH - Homemade seasonings with garlic and herbs make this an easy weeknight sidedish #knorr #pasta #sidedish #healthy #happilyunprocessed

Creamy garlic and herb bow-tie pasta that is cooked in one pot and ready in 15 minutes!  Without question, the side dish section of our blog … [Continue reading]