Watermelon Granita

INGREDIENTS: (Makes 6 servings) 4 cups seedless watermelon cubes ½ cup sugar juice of 1 lemon mint leaves for garnish METHOD: Combine 4 cups seedless watermelon cubes, ½ cup sugar and the juice of 1 lemon in a food processor … Continue reading

Shrimp Margarita

INGREDIENTS: 1 lb. of boiled large shrimp 2 tbsp of EVOO ¼ cup of fresh lime juice ¼ cup of good quality tequila 2 tbs. of Tabasco sauce 2 cups of cherry tomatoes sliced in half 2 medium ripe avocados … Continue reading

Grilled Swordfish and Watermelon Skewers

INGREDIENTS: 1 pound seedless watermelon, cut into 1” cubes or ½ pound precut seedless watermelon cubes 7 ounces Manouri or halloumi cheese, cut into 1” cubes 7-8 ounces swordfish steak, 1” thick, cut into 1” cubes Extra virgin oil, for … Continue reading

Italian Grilled Asparagus with Lemon

INGREDIENTS:  2 lbs medium size asparagus, trimmed 1 tsp lemon zest 1 tsp EVOO Himalayan sea salt & freshly ground pepper to taste METHOD: Add asparagus to a pot of boiling salted water and blanch for one minute. Using tongs … Continue reading

Cherry Tomato, Mint, Asparagus, and Gruyere Frittata

INGREDIENTS: (SERVES 4-6) **You’ll need: electric mixer 8 extra-large eggs ½ cup light cream ½ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano ½ cup grated Gruyere ½ cup basil leaves, torn into bite-sized pieces plus a few sprigs for garnish ½ cup mint leaves, … Continue reading

Sparkling Watermelon Dessert

  INGREDIENTS: (SERVES 6-8) You will need an electric mixer 18 oz. full-fat, plain Greek yogurt ¼ cup sugar 2 egg whites ¾ cup heavy cream juice of 1 lemon 1 small seedless watermelon, cut into 1” cubes Maldon sea … Continue reading

Pumpkin Soup

I’m jumping on the #MeatlessMonday bandwagon! Well, sort of… I made a healthy vegetarian pumpkin soup with apples and carrots as an appetizer. The pumpkin soup was followed by roasted broccoli that I served with rotisserie chicken and rosemary potatoes. I … Continue reading

Winter Entertaining Recipes: Zia Laura’s Soup

Happy Monday! I’m thinking of getting behind the #MeatlessMonday movement. One of my favorite ways to go meatless is to indulge in a rich vegetarian soup. This is a tasty treat whether you’re vegetarian not… and in the winter months is … Continue reading

Donatella’s Low Calorie Recipes for Dr. Oz

I just started Dr. Emma’s HGC Diet again so I know how difficult it can be to stick to a diet. If you think low calorie equals bland, these recipes that I came up with for Dr. Emma and  Dr. Oz will … Continue reading