Chopped Mango Kale Salad

By |2015-08-24T07:40:50-07:00August 23, 2015|

It’s hard to eat healthy at potlucks because dressed salads don’t hold up. This chopped mango kale salad is your salad solution. Find out why...

Charred Brussels Sprouts with Almonds

By |2017-01-28T10:50:59-08:00April 29, 2015|

Charred vegetables have been trending at Las Vegas restaurants, and I’m in love with them. I never thought I’d be satisfied with a bowl of cauliflower or Brussels sprouts as [...]

Apple Ale Bacon Jam

By |2014-11-18T15:55:39-08:00September 12, 2014|

Bacon Jam has been pretty popular lately, but this Apple Ale Bacon Jam is extra Zestuous because it’s made with a bottle of apple ale and a hatch green chile. [...]

Orange Poblano Chimichurri

By |2015-01-02T16:31:58-08:00May 24, 2014|

When you fire up your grill this summer, add a Zestuous touch to your meat or veggies with this Orange Poblano Chimichurri. Chimichurri is an Argentina-originated sauce traditionally made with [...]

Chopped Oriental Chicken Salad

By |2015-03-19T10:21:08-07:00March 22, 2014|

Skinless chicken breasts and thighs are roasted in an oriental dressing with crunchy peanuts and sesame seeds to create this low-cal, 6-point chopped oriental chicken salad. I love chopped salads. [...]

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

By |2015-01-02T16:33:54-08:00February 18, 2014|

This Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Honey Mustard Horseradish Sauce is a colorful, tangy twist on the traditional side item. I fell in love with sweet potato fries in Manhattan, [...]

Black-eyed Peas with Roasted Peppers

By |2015-01-02T16:36:37-08:00January 2, 2014|

Folklore claims that black-eyed peas are one of the lucky foods you’re supposed to eat New Year’s Day. I didn’t learn about this tradition until I met my husband. His [...]

Cranberry Pepper Jelly Sauce

By |2014-11-28T08:31:54-08:00November 19, 2013|

Kick-up your cranberry sauce with some pepper jelly. I’ve been making the same cranberry sauce recipe for years. I do not like the canned, jellied sauce, so I boil down [...]

Pancetta Kale Stuffing

By |2015-12-30T10:04:08-08:00November 19, 2013|

Face it. Thanksgiving is a brown and white starchy holiday. The table is full of bread, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, macaroni and cheese… It’s always hard to find room [...]

Grilled Mashed Potatoes

By |2015-12-30T10:04:18-08:00November 18, 2013|

Do you love creamy mashed potatoes but hate peeling them all? Check out this post for Grilled Mashed Potatoes to see how you can skip that cumbersome step.

Beer-n-Brat Cheese Dip

By |2017-10-14T10:10:37-07:00October 20, 2013|

This cheesy dip combines the flavors of football season in one bite! Brats, beer, mustard, sauerkraut and cheese. This is one of those dips that people will ask you to [...]

20 Zestuous Labor Day Recipes

By |2014-01-12T20:39:08-08:00August 29, 2013|

Appetizers This collection of recipes will help you celebrate the end of summer. Gather up your friends and family, light up the grill and enjoy the great outdoors. Tabasco Grilled [...]

Raw Veggie Greek Yogurt Pasta Salad

By |2015-01-02T16:38:41-08:00June 30, 2013|

It’s 115°F (46°C) in Las Vegas right now, so dinner had to be something light and refreshing, something that didn’t require the oven or hours over a stove. This pasta [...]

Grilled Artichokes

By |2015-01-17T10:15:40-08:00May 6, 2013|

I’m so in love with this recipe for grilled artichokes, I made it two nights in a row, and I actually gave up my filet mignon to my husband last [...]

Maple Pancetta Chicken

By |2015-01-02T09:09:05-08:00April 22, 2013|

This recipe was inspired by one of the craziest, yummiest meals I’ve ever eaten in Las Vegas. After hours of fast-paced cooking at the World Food Championships, a group of [...]