Entries by Diane Henderiks

Diane’s Cranberry, Orange and Ginger Relish

Yum Ingredients:3 cups fresh cranberries 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 2 tablespoons honey 1/4 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger 2 tablespoons cup fresh orange zest 1/4 cup coarsely chopped orange segmentsStep-by-Step Directions:Mix all ingredients together.in a medium saucepan. Cook over low heat for about 8 minutes until berries begin to pop. Remove from heat, […]

Crazy Crispy Baked Apple Chips

Yum Ingredients:4 of your favorite apples, washed and unpeeled * cinnamon granulated sugar or honey (if desired)Step-by-Step Directions:Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Slice apples thinly using a sharp knife or a mandoline. Place in even layer on parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake for 1 hour. Turn each one over and […]

Diane’s Quick & Consciously Creamy Clam Chowder

Yum Ingredients:1 tablespoon olive oil 4 slices bacon, chopped 1 large sweet onion, diced 4 stalks celery, diced 4 garlic cloves, minced 3 cups clam juice 1 pound red or Yukon gold potatoes, diced 1 handful fresh thyme sprigs 2 bay leaves 4 cups low-fat milk 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 quart cooked and chopped […]

Gambas al Pil Pil ~A Popular Dish in Southern Spain

Having happily returned from celebrating a friends milestone birthday at a gorgeous, rustic villa in Nerja on the coast of southern Spain, I am thrilled to share this recipe for a Spanish tapas dish that has imprinted itself on just about every restaurant menu in the Costa del Sol region – Gambas al Pil Pil. […]

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 […]

Aloha Smoothie

Yum Aloha Smoothie Ingredients:1/2 cup ripe mango chunks 1 ripe banana 1 cup ripe pineapple chunks 1/4 cup coconut milk 1/4 cup 0% Greek yogurt 2 packets SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener 10+ ice cubesStep-by-Step Directions:Place all ingredients in a high powered blender. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!Schema/Recipe SEO Data Markup by Yummly Rich Recipes0.1https://www.dianehenderiks.com/aloha-smoothie/

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! Schema/Recipe SEO Data Markup by Yummly Rich Recipes0.1https://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!Schema/Recipe SEO Data Markup […]

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 […]