66th EMMYS – Grilled Peach and Heirloom Tomato Salad

Chef Alec Lestr, Patina Restaurant Group

66th EMMYS - Grilled Peach and Heirloom Tomato Salad Chef Alec Lestr, shown above holding the main course and dessert, is in his 19th year as the Executive Chef for the Primetime EMMYS and Creative Arts EMMYS, now in their 66th year. As a key part of the Patina Restaurant Group team, Chef Alec and a team of over 200 chefs put on a fantastical culinary … [Read more...]

Wild Blueberry and Tomato Salsa

Wild Blueberry and Tomato Salsa

Wild Blueberry and Tomato Salsa On a recent trip to Maine to visit the Wild Blueberry fields known as barrens, I had the pleasure of meeting Chef Lou Keifer of the Bar Harbor Inn. A very kind and thoughtful man, Chef Lou took us on a visit to his herb garden just outside the restaurant and shared that he actually grows his own wild blueberries, among … [Read more...]

Pureed Cauliflower Soup

Tess Masters The Blender Girl

Pureed Cauliflower Soup When my friend, Peggy Sweeney McDonald, wanted to come on my show, The Bikini Lifestyles Show, to talk about her new web TV show, Savoring the Sweetness, of course, I said "yes" right away. Not only has Peggy become a dear friend who happens to be a fellow Southern Belle, she is always bubbling with positive energy and filled with … [Read more...]

Zucchini Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Zucchini Pasta with Homemade Tomato Sauce

Zucchini Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce Pasta doesn't have to mean white starchy carb overload. Your tastebuds will be refreshed with this flavor-filled fresh pasta made with thinly shaved zucchini and tomatoes, and your body will feel renewed and energized. Not lethargic and overloaded. In this recipe inspired by recent guest, Attila Hildmann, on The … [Read more...]

White Peach Bellini

White Peach Bellini

White Peach Bellini Bellinis are a summer staple when it comes to cocktails and one of the most refreshing versions is this one from Tommy Bahama restaurants. Ideal for brunch, the Tommy Bahama White Peach Bellini hits the spot. It’s light and delicious and easy to make at home. Start with some peach puree. Tommy Bahama used White Peach Perfect Puree, … [Read more...]

Vegan Cashew Cheese

Cashew Cheese

Vegan Cashew Cheese You don't have to be vegan to enjoy or appreciate vegan foods. Even making a small change in your diet can make a huge, positive impact on your health. Cutting out dairy in your diet can help improve your digestion and clear up some skin conditions like acne and help you feel more energized. In our house, we have replaced milk with … [Read more...]

Avocado Cashew Butter

Avocado Cashew Butter

Avocado Cashew Butter Who says butter has to be all about cows? Research shows that dairy products interfere with digestion and can cause dietary disruptions and acne. This incredible recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free as soy is also known to be a culprit behind many digestive health issues. Instead of focusing on what you can't eat, … [Read more...]

Vegetable Carpaccio with Citrus Marinated Shrimp

Citrus Shrimp with Vegetable Carpaccio

Vegetable Carpaccio with Citrus Marinated Shrimp In celebration of the great Chardonnay grape and recent National Chardonnay day, this light yet flavorful salad will delight palates everywhere. The perfect pairing for Handcraft Chardonnay, shrimp are delicately sauteed in citrus of lime, orange, and lemon juice with a hint of white pepper and then … [Read more...]