Entries by Diane Henderiks

Crisp & Tender Air Fryer Hot Pepper Cauliflower

Yum Ingredients:1 large cauliflower 3 tablespoons of your favorite hot sauce 2 egg whites 1 cup Panko or homemade breadcrumbs 1/2 cup coarsely grated Parmigiano Reggiano* 1 teaspoon dried parsley 1 teaspoon dried basil Blue Cheese Dip Raw veggiesStep-by-Step Directions:Cut cauliflower into about 1 1/2 inch florets. Use the tender parts of the core and […]

Strawberry Mockarita

Yum Strawberry Mockarita Ingredients:1/4 cup water 1/2 cup strawberry puree or nectar 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice 2 packets SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener iceStep-by-Step Directions:Combine water, strawberry puree, lime juice and Splenda Naturals in a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Fill a glass with ice and pour contents into glass. Taste and add more Splenda […]

Ecuador: Scrumptious South American Cuisine

As a Registered Dietitian and Chef my passion is to create mouthwatering recipes that are simple to prepare and made with wholesome, quality ingredients. Throw a little culture and ethnic cuisine into the pot and the possibilities are endless. Today we are talking Ecuador. When the topic of South American cuisine comes up most food […]

7 Simple Swaps for Delicious & Healthier Cooking

Are you looking for a way you make your favorite dishes healthier? Or maybe you’re trying to lose a few pounds? Here are 7 simple cooking swaps from that will cut calories and amp up nutrition  without sacrificing taste. 1. Added Oil vs. Broth One tablespoon of olive oil has about 12o calories and one […]

Earth Day Eating

Earth Day is an annual event that is celebrated worldwide yearly on April 22nd to demonstrate support for environmental protection.. The very first Earth Day was in 1970 and this celebration is still going strong. The Earth Day Network coordinates events around the globe and more than 190 countries participate each year! This day offers a […]

10 Tips for Starting Spring Seedlings

Woke up, got out of bed, slid the door open to let the dogs out and was welcomed by unusually warm air and beaming sun rays. At that moment I experienced the vibe changing Aha! Mother Nature moment of an early Spring. My mind’s eye saw sunny days, gloveless morning walks, breakfast on the beach and […]

“Dig In” to the PERFECT Valentine’s Day Gift

This Valentine’s Day, give the gift that keeps on giving in so many ways. Dig In with Chef Diane Henderiks is the only monthly subscription box that delivers everything needed to grow fresh veggies and herbs, inside and outside, 12 months a year. We provide, seeds, tools, culinary products, inspiration, simple, mouthwatering recipes and more. Order […]

Creamsicle Cocktail

Yum Creamsicle Cocktail Ingredients:1 1/2 ounces vodka 1 ounce Cointreau 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 3 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice Orange slice for garnish Step-by-Step Directions:Combine all ingredients in shaker with ice. Strain into martini glass or pour into highball glass with the ice. Enjoy! 0.1https://www.dianehenderiks.com/creamsicle-cocktail/

Sugar~Kissed SunButter Stuffed Dates

Yum Sugar~Kissed SunButter Stuffed Dates Ingredients:16 plump medjool dates 1/2 cup or less of SunButter Shelled sunflower seeds for topping (raw, roasted, seasoned…whatever you like) 1/4 cup of granulated sugarStep-by-Step Directions:Slice the dates in half lengthwise without slicing completely through the date If the dates are not pitted then carefully remove the pits. Place SunButter […]

The Poinsettia

Yum The Poinsettia Ingredients:3 ounces cranberry juice 1/2 ounce Cointreau, Grand Marnier or Triple Sec Champagne (Prosecco & Cava work nicely too) Whole fresh cranberries Step-by-Step Directions:Combine cranberry juice and orange liqueur and pour into champagne glass. Fill to just above the rim with champagne. Garnish with fresh cranberries. Enjoy in moderation!0.1https://www.dianehenderiks.com/the-poinsettia/

Make it to Midnight Minty Martini

Yum Make it to Midnight Minty Martini Ingredients:1 ounce vodka 1 ounce coffee liqueur 1 tablespoon Creme de Menthe 2 ounces freshly brewed, cooled espresso 1/4 cup coffee ice cream Step-by-Step Directions:Place all ingredients in a shaker and shake well. Pour into martini glass. It’s fine if the ice cream has not completely melted. Add […]

Pomegranate Margarita

Yum Pomegranate Margarita Ingredients:3 ounces tequila 2 ounces Cointreau, Gran Marnier or Triple Sec 1/2 cup fresh pomegranate juice Juice of 1 lime Pomegranate arils Whole circular slice of limeStep-by-Step Directions:Place first 4 ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into margarita glass. Garnish with lime wedge and pomegranate arils. Serve with […]

Gingerbread Syrup

Yum Gingerbread Syrup Ingredients:3/4 cup water 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly grated gingerroot 2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses 1 cinnamon stick 1 strip of lemon peel 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns 3 whole cloves 1 star aniseStep-by-Step Directions:Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 […]

Gingerbread Old Fashioned

Yum Gingerbread Old Fashioned Ingredients:2 ounces Bourbon 1 tablespoon gingerbread syrup juice of orange wedge splash of water orange wedge a few pitted cherries Step-by-Step Directions:Place ice ball or ice cubes in a rocks glass. Mix first 4 ingredients in a shaker and shake well. Pour into ice filled glass and stir with a spoon. […]

Perfect Gifts for Cooks

Searching for the perfect gift for the cooking enthusiasts on your list? I’ve got you covered! Spread holiday cheer by giving these high quality, thoughtful and useful kitchen items. There is something for everyone in every budget. Here are the best holiday gifts for the cooks in your life. That’s a wrap 🙂 3-piece Knife […]

Dish with Diane: David Burke

David Burke is a pioneer of modern American cooking and an award winning chef with countless accolades. In the mid-1980s, he brought new techniques and new styles of food to the table at the River Café in New York City.             David was one of the first chefs, if not THE first chef, […]

Delicious Double Duty School Snacks

It’s that time of year again. Back to planning school lunches, after school snacks and weekday dinners. I’ve got you covered in the healthy snack department! Here are 5 days, that’s a whole school weeks worth, of simple, healthy & delicious homemade snacks for the lunchbox or anytime. These are snacks that you can feel […]

Scrumptious Simplicity

Simplicity: sim·plic·i·ty \sim-ˈpli-sə-tē, -ˈpli-stē\ The state of being simple, uncomplicated, or uncompounded Simple things in life make us happy like the smell of a flower, a melting piece of chocolate in your mouth, a snowflake on your tongue, that first sip of coffee, petting a dog or a long bath. There is nothing complicated about these […]