Tzatziki Sauce

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Tzatziki Sauceby Chef Jack
This cucumber yogurt sauce can be used with an entree or as a dip for vegetables. Pair it with Chef Jack’s Green Bean & Tomato Ragout with Chicken recipe. (more…)

Tofu-Herb Sauce

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Here’s another high-protein topping for your crispy backed potato! This sauce uses soft tofu to achieve that rich and creamy flavor. You can also stir cooked vegetables such as defrosted, chopped spinach into the tofu sauce. (more…)

Fergal’s Hap-Pea Guacamole

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

This is a fun variation on your traditional guacamole recipe! Servce with veggie sticks or add this to your favorite salad. (more…)

Puttanesca Salsa

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Tomato salsas are the most popular and traditional salsas. They serve as great appetizers and main dish condiments but why settle for tradition? This easy, lively salsa can be served as a vegetable or chip dip one day, combined with beans (legumes) for lunch the second day, and heated and served over cooked whole grains or whole grain pasta the third day. (more…)

Your Favorite Fruit Salsa

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Your “favorite fruit” refers to your option to use any fruit in this simple, sweet salsa recipe. Salsas serve as the flavor star of any meal, offering complimentary tastes, textures and visual complexity to an otherwise simple plate of foods. Fruit salsas are the most refreshing. The cool fruits are especially energizing at warm weather meals. It is best to choose fresh fruits of the season. Strawberries and other dark berries are fabulous at this time, but the tropical fruits such as kiwi, mango, pineapple, and papaya are tasty, too. Stone fruits such as apricots, peaches and plums will be great contenders for this recipe in just a few weeks. (more…)

Hawaiian Barbecue Sauce

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

by Chef Jack
Try this delicious and versatile sauce with your summer barbecue or with the upcoming Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken recipe! You can make the Hawaiian Barbecue Sauce a day or two in advance. (more…)

White Bean & Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Score big with this tasty and nutritious dip at your Super Bowl party! This dip works well with all the usual vegetable crudité options (carrots, celery, bell peppers, etc), but it also works fabulously with other surprising companions such as roasted potato wedges, roasted cauliflower and even roasted brussel sprouts! (more…)

Super Bowl Dip Duo

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Keep your refrigerator free of bottles of high fat condiments or fat-free condiments that have little flavor and a gummy texture. Yuck! Make your own Super Bowl Party dips from real ingredients that you have on hand. Just combine in a bowl, stir and serve. Make only as much as you need. Buttermilk, unlike its name, is a low fat dairy product that has many uses. There is a dry form available in most grocery stores. You can also freeze the milk carton form for later use in soups, sauces and baking. (more…)

Pineapple Brine for Grilled Chicken or Fish

Friday, June 15th, 2012

It’s grilling season! Infuse tons of flavor with a tropical twist to your chicken or fish with this simple yet flavorful marinade. Fire up the grill and raise your spatulas…it’s going to be a great father’s day! (more…)

Smoky Chickpea Spread

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Smoky Chickpea Spread RecipeThis high-fiber spread is the perfect vegetable dip for summer BBQ’s and picnics! So, this weekend, forget the chips! Instead, serve this with carrots, bell peppers, sugar snap peas, jicama and cucumber strips. Your friends and family will thank you for this healthy and tasty option. Have a great weekend! (more…)

Cranberry Chutney

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

by Chef Jack
A simply delicious sweet and sour condiment! Enjoy as a garnish with the Bengal Beef Curry recipe by Chef Jack! (more…)

Caramelized Onions with Red Cabbage and Apples

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

by Chef Jack
Add fabulous flavor to your favorite salad or serve as a perfect complement to the upcoming recipe for Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes with Turkey Chili. (more…)

Sweet Lime Dressing (2/22/10)

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010


Mango and Black Bean Salsa

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Trader Joe’s is an excellent place to look for frozen mango if you don’t want to use fresh mango.


Watermelon Salsa

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Enjoy this refreshing watermelon salsa served over fish, from grilled salmon steaks to white fish fillets, grilled for tacos. You can also create a quick main dish salad by spooning the salsa over thinly sliced cucumber and tomato and topping with cooked shrimp.