Entries by Diane Henderiks

Simply Scrumptious Shredded Brussels Sprouts & Cabbage

Yum Ingredients:1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 head of cabbage, shredded 1 pound Brussels sprouts, thinly sliced 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon coarse salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 4 slices crispy cooked bacon, crumbledStep-by-Step Directions:Heat oil in large skillet […]

Diane’s Veggie Minestrone

Yum Ingredients:1 tablespoon olive oil 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 medium sweet onion, diced 1 quart diced tomatoes with juice 1 quart vegetable broth 2 celery stalks, diced 3 carrots, peeled and diced 1 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 2 teaspoons coarse salt 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper […]

Sensational Sautéed Steakhouse-Style Mushrooms

Yum Ingredients:2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 16 ounces sliced mushrooms 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepperStep-by-Step Directions:Heat 1 tablespoon butter and olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and cook […]

Simple Pizza Dough

Yum Ingredients:1 cup warm water 1 package active dry yeast (1/4 ounce) 2 teaspoons sugar 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for bowl and brushing 2 teaspoons coarse salt 2 – 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dustingStep-by-Step Directions:Place the water in a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the […]

Totally Terrific Turkey Soup

Yum Ingredients:1 turkey carcass, picked over and turkey reserved 3 quarts chicken broth 2 carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped 2 celery stalks, coarsely chopped 1 onion, peeled and coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons poultry seasoning 2 bay leaves 6+ thyme sprigs 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 2 teaspoons marjoram 1 tablespoon salt 1 […]

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 […]

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 […]