Blog Posts - Light Recipes



Pasta Primavera with Zucchini, Mushrooms and Chard

There is something about a bite of perfectly cooked pasta lightly dressed with sauce and cheese, that brings my family to the table in no time flat. I’m guessing die hard pasta lovers stick with traditional versions like those described on the...

Cod and Broccoli with Miso Sauce

When it comes to seafood, cod tops my list of fishy purchases. I buy cod at Costco in the frozen section. It’s affordable, and Pacific cod is on Monterey Bay Seafood Watch’s list of sustainable fish. It’s even on the Best Choices an...

Garlicky Roasted Eggplant Salad with Tomatoes and Feta Cheese

It’s salad week at Mother Rimmy’s house. With the abundance of garden fresh vegetables like eggplant available at the markets these days, we’d be crazy not to take advantage! I’m an eat with the seasons kind of person. While i...

Quinoa Salad with Kale, Watermelon, Grapes and Feta Cheese

Sad to say, but watermelon is not my thing. It’s  just too clingy sweet for my taste. I know that colorful melon is good for me, and most people think it’s crazy that I avoid it. In fact, World’s Healthiest Foods states that “...

Appetizer Recipe: Shrimp with Spicy Chili Garlic Peanut Sauce

When unexpected company arrives, there’s nothing like an appetizer you can make in less than 10 minutes, is there? Thus the reason that I keep frozen cooked shrimp in the freezer. It thaws quickly, and I can honestly say that I haven’t ha...

Sunshine Muffins with Orange and Chia Seeds

  If you’ve signed up for my weekly newsletter, then you know that this past Sunday’s theme was Muffin Madness. In my excitement to share my family’s start the day right muffin recipes, I was disappointed to realize I’d m...

Chopped Salad with Pork, White Beans, Avocado and Cajun Lime Dressing

I don’t know about you, but when I roast a pork loin, or bake pork chops, I always have leftover meat. Most likely I find myself in this situation because I’m always ready to cook for a crowd, and now I’m cooking for two. But that&#...

Green Salad with Apples, Goat Cheese, and Apple Cinnamon Vinaigrette

If you celebrated Memorial Day yesterday with bounties of food lovingly assembled by family and friends, then I’ll bet your ready for a bit lighter fare like this fresh green salad. But this isn’t any old green salad, this salad has a sec...

Steak and Burger Recipes to Fire Up Your Memorial Day Barbecue

Get it? Fire up your Memorial Day barbecue?  Okay - I should probably stick to sharing recipes, instead of comedy. To that end, this week  you’ll find a plethora of dishes for your Memorial Day celebration all over the internet, so I deci...

Avocado and Orange Chopped Salad with Orange Honey Mustard Dressing

Do you remember ‘back in the day’ when you would go to most restaurants and every table had a bottle of oil and vinegar sitting by some napkins and you wondered who the heck would EVER be satisfied with such a simple dressing when you cou...
by Creative Culinary on May 19, 2014

Flank Steak with Roasted Mushrooms and Onions

In my circle of family and friends, I have to say there isn’t one male that doesn’t love beef in one form or another, especially a fork-tender steak. The nutritionist in me has an opinion about eating beef that is sometimes contrary to p...

Mellow Miso Soup with Bok Choy and Tofu

This week is all about Asian flavors in our house. Earlier in the week I served a crunchy Asian cabbage salad with garlicky poached chicken on the side, and yesterday a sweetly mellow miso soup. I would love to say that I have any formal training c...

Asian Cabbage Salad with Poached Chicken

Asian cabbage salads (sometimes referred to as Chinese cabbage salads) have been around for years, and for good reasons . . . They’re quick and inexpensive to make for a crowd, thus perfect for barbecues and picnics. They aren’t mayonnai...

Soupalicious Vegetable Soup and a Sugar Savvy Weight Loss Book Review

When it comes to being sugar savvy, High Voltage knows her stuff.   If you follow along here at Mother Rimmy’s, you know I don’t often review books or products. When an offer hits my inbox, most often it’s for products that aren&...

Spicy Mexican Pasta Salad for a Crowd

I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s impossible to make a pasta salad that doesn’t turn out to be enough for a crowd. In this case it was a good thing, since it was my daughter’s 29th birthday this weekend and I needed enough...

Super Satisfying Stir Fry Recipes

I can’t think of a better way to ensure I get the most from this spring and summer’s garden fresh vegetables than serving them in a stir fry recipe. Cooking Light can teach you how to stir fry a variety of meats and vegetables, so IR...

Sweet and Sour Chicken Breasts with Red Cabbage Stir Fry

  When my CSA arrived with a giant head of cabbage, I knew a stir fry was definitely in my future. As much as I adore a crunchy slaw, there was no way Mr. Mike and I could eat that much cabbage! When a sweet and sour chicken stir fry came to mi...

Chicken and Parmesan Flatbread Pizzas

Us calorie watching folks know that if we take one bite of our favorite foods, often referred to as “trigger foods,” it’s all over. We just can’t resist that second bite that turns into 3 slices of pizza, an entire bowl of c...

Sweet Potato Quick Bread with Fragrant Rosemary

Back in the day when I was raising my kids we’d make homemade bread and pretzels. Jason and Lauren would sit across the counter from me as I’d knead the dough. Then I’d hand them a blob so they could roll out their own pretzels, or...

Last Minute Easter Appetizers for Your Holiday Table

For whatever reason, time got away from me this Easter season so our celebration will consist of last minute appetizers. It’s been one of those months where my world has been in constant motion, and since the family has spread out in different...


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