Peas and Thank You
These healthy doughnuts (not an oxymoron, apparently) would make our afternoon slump way less slumpy.

Speaking of healthy, we wouldn’t mind if nutrition-minded recipe guru, Gina, became our new best friend. Gina, thoughts?

30-Minute Martha
Until then, these seriously good half-hour recipes will more than suffice.

Young House Love
If only 30 minutes could make our house look this good, too…

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August 22, 2013


Photos by Gina Homolka

A summer without seafood is no summer at all. This week, we turn to Skinnytaste, our go-to blogger for light, calorie-cutting cuisine, for mayo-free (if desired) lobster rolls and creamy clam chowder.

Gina Homolka, founder of Skinnytaste, suggests “mayo haters” supplement with Greek yogurt and toss lobster with celery, shallots, chives, and lemon zest. Our mouths are watering already. For the chowder? Use regular milk instead of cream, and blend the soup for added thickness.

Whether served indoors or out, this duo makes for an authentically delicious summertime meal. So set up that Facebook invite – you’re about to impress the pants off your foodie friends.

Our Sunday Supper: Salads, Soups, & Sandwiches Boutique opens Sunday, July 21, at 11AM ET.

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July 21, 2013


Take on Tapas

Photos by Gina Homolka.

Alone, a small bite is, well… small. But together, scaled-down portions have a full meal in store. Tapas-style eats are pretty much the quintessential summer fare – light enough for noshing come milder nights on the patio.

In our quest for such seasonal, smaller-scale dishes, we came across –  a one-stop shop for all things low fat (and delicious). Founder Gina Homolka‘s food philosophy? “Eat seasonal, clean, whole foods and maintain good portion control. When you cook your own meals, you know you can feel good about what is going into your body.”

Case in point: her Shrimp Salad on Cucumber Slices and White Bean Crostini recipes. They’re both light, fresh, and super-easy to make, so serve them at every get-together this summer. You’ll be known for them in no time.

Our Sunday Supper: Tapas & Antipasti Boutique opens Sunday, May 26, at 11AM ET.

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May 26, 2013