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A variety of delicious choices for the mini-meal before your main course!


A tasty 3 Minute Mini-Meal

Yum! I love tomatoes, black beans and artichokes all packed with anti-aging, health-promoting nutrients. Black beans contain anthocyanins, tomatoes contain vitamin A and artichokes have prebiotics essential…


Golden Holiday Kiwi Nog

Move over regular ole eggnog, Zespri SunGold kiwifruit is jumping into the glass! Contributing a rich golden color and a delectably zesty flavor, Zespri SunGold kiwifruit takes this…


Mango Salsa

Mango salsa is a great condiment to bring to all summer BBQs and parties. The perfect combination of sweet flavor, from the mango, and spicy…


Blood Orange Fennel Salad

My husband loves to entertain and we often have dinner guests for Saturday night. It’s become more casual over the years, and our guests occasionally…


Super Creamy & Smooth Guacamole

My daughter complains about my homemade guacamole turning brown when I pack it for an after school snack, despite loading it up with lime juice.…


Melissa’s Easy Pesto

Pesto is no longer just for pasta! I love spreading it on whole grain toast, serving it on top of veggies or olives as a mini-appetizer, having it with…


Pick a Peck of Pickled Peppers!

I worked on a small farm for two seasons. At the beginning of the growing season the managers of the farm asked if I had…


Tasty Reduced Sodium Cauliflower Soup

In our family we are always looking for ways to boost our vegetable intake to increase fiber, help prevent heart disease and improve longevity. Cauliflower…


Popcorn Croutons

My daughter loves experimenting with different flavors and ingredients in the kitchen. She especially loves herbs and spices. This began in preschool when I let…


Two Easy Salads

Green Salad Ingredients: Chopped celery Chopped avocado Chopped green pear Chopped purple onion Black beans and pinto beans Baby spinach (tastes best chopped) Brown rice,…