Low-Fat & High Flavor: Edamame Salsa

If you’re looking for a quick appetizer or awesome side to go with fish, chicken, turkey or pork, look no further than this Edamame Salsa. Edamame are so fresh, flavorful and low in calories and fat, but they are also high in protein, fiber and a good source of calcium. I love cooking with edamame because my 3 kids love them. This is just one simple way to serve them. See my recipe forĀ Edamame Corn Salad which was featured this summer in the Birmingham Magazine and has been a top popular post on this site.

Park City and Social Media at its Best at “Evo Conference 10”

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I have had a super busy month. Busy is good, but it’s almost unbelievable. It’s the heart of summer, and I am working at home with 3 kids going in 3 different directions. Besides my normal recipe development work projects, my cookie event at Pepper Place farmer’s market last week, 4 television segments this past thursday for NBC 13 “Daytime Alabama”, monthly work for the Birmingham magazine, and a new huge holiday recipe project for an international client, I can’t believe I am finding time for this blog post. In light of all this, I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to go to Park City, Utah for Evo 10, a conferenceĀ featuring women in social media. It’s been called “a summer camp for bloggers” taking place in a beautiful setting. Forgive me for no recipe today, but I have a fabulous one coming tomorrow.

Summer Delight: Lemon-Walnut Bread

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I developed this recipe for Lemon-Walnut Bread for National Dairy Month, and it’s wonderful! It’s better than any quick-bread I have ever tasted, and the combination of mascarpone, cream cheese and lemon create wonderful flavor and moist texture. When we tested this recipe, we could not stop eating it-just wait until you try it.

Easiest Healthy Tuna Ever: Fresh Basil-Red Pepper Tuna

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We have tuna salad just about every weekend at my house. I’m fortunate because my kids love it. I’m always trying to come up with new ways to give it a twist. I had some leftover fresh basil and red bell peppers and didn’t want to use any mayonnaise. I threw these ingredients together, and it came out great. You may want double the recipe because it goes fast.