Recipes by Susan Irby

In this calorie-slashing collection, Susan Irby offers recipes for switching up ingredients that keep calories to a minimum. Complete with serving-size suggestions and “Skinny Secret” shortcuts to trim calories in little ways, here you’ll get expertly crafted recipes that include offerings for every meal of the day!

Spicy Sake Pickles

Spicy Sake Pickles

Spicy Sake Pickles - the perfect party food whether you are hosting or attending! This tasty recipe is from the new Tommy Bahama cookbook - Flavors of Aloha. If you can't dine at Tommy Bahama, bring the restaurant into your home. This Flavors of Aloha: Cooking with Tommy Bahama cookbook is the first in a new series of culinary adventures featuring … [Read more...]

Lemon Pepper Chicken with Quinoa

Lemon Pepper Chicken with Quinoa

Lemon Pepper Chicken with Quinoa is served with steamed broccoli. A simply delicious and highly nutritious meal the whole family will love.  Quinoa is pre-cooked and placed in an oven-proof baking dish with chicken, onion, fresh thyme leaves, paprika and dry mustard.  This easy-to-prepare dinner is ideal for single mom's, mom's on-the-go, working moms... … [Read more...]

Sea Buckthorn Bars from Dr. Weil

Sea Buckthorn Bars (604x363)

Recently, I sat down with Dr. Andrew Weil after his cooking demo at True Food Kitchen in Newport Beach to get his insights and opinions on some of today's most talked about health food topics. One item of discussion was high antioxidant foods. On Dr. Weil's list of hot, new ingredients, sea buckthorn juice. Sea buckthorn juice comes from the sea buckthorn … [Read more...]

Coconut Eggnog Martini from Tommy Bahama

Coconut Eggnog

Coconut Eggnog Martini from Tommy Bahama ‘Tis the season to splurge! Okay, I'll admit, this cocktail recipe is NOT going to help your bikini figure at all, but it is so rich that your tastebuds will be happy with just one. So, if you figure you will forego the three or four glasses of wine you may usually have at a holiday party and replace it with just … [Read more...]

Baked Turkey Spinach Meatballs

Baked Turkey Spinach Meatballs

Baked Turkey Spinach Meatballs Who doesn't love a good meatball? Meatballs can be made as many different ways as the imagination can dream. Here is a delicious recipe that will also keep you looking and feeling lean and healthy as well as energized. Making spaghetti and meatballs at home - your kids will love these, too! In fact, get your kids to help … [Read more...]

Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Inspired by Chef Brian Drosenos of Zimzala Restaurant and Bar at the Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach, this Roasted Cauliflower Soup has dimensions of flavor that please any palate. Delicious served hot or cold, with winter in full swing, this is a filling and nutritious soup for a cold winter day. This dairy-free, vegan-friendly soup consists of … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Donuts : Maple Frosted and Vegan, too!

Gluten-Free Vegan Maple Donuts

Gluten-Free Donuts : Maple Frosted and Vegan, too! Prime baking season is here!  But, for those who love to bake, it's always baking season.  Not too long ago I received the delightful book on baking by Cara Reed.  Cara's book, however, is not only on baking... every recipe is gluten-free and vegan.  Why everything gluten-free AND vegan, I wondered? … [Read more...]

Food Healing Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas

Naturally healing foods of coconut oil, cilantro, tomatoes, bell peppers, and spices also give flavor to this delicious chicken fajita recipe. This recipe uses whole wheat or gluten-free tortillas, but for the ultimate in food healing fajitas, skip the traditional tortilla wrap and opt for green or red leaf lettuce cups which are filled with natural water … [Read more...]