Rosemary Parmesan Polenta Fries

rosemary parmesan polenta fries

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade, right? But what about when your garden gives you rosemary? As in lots, and lots, and lots of rosemary? You make Rosemary Parmesan Polenta Fries. As in a heaping batch of deliciously crispy quinoa studded polenta fries flecked with savory parmesan cheese and fresh rosemary. I first made my own version of these rosemary parmesan polenta fries a few weeks ago, after inspiration from this recipe at Kitchen Vignettes. Since I didn't have any uncooked polenta on hand, I decided to use … [Read more...]

The Last Supper! Artichoke-Rosemary Tart with Polenta Crust


Fresh rosemary, artichoke hearts, and cheese pair together beautifully in this naturally gluten-free tart made with a delicious polenta crust! So... Yesterday, when I made a special trip to a well known grocery store with the initials W.F., I got to the checkout line and was asked {very politely} by the checkout clerk Did you find everything you needed? Being in a hurry to get home and make my tart before my hungry dinner guests arrived, I simply gave a little smile and said Um, yes thanks! BUT... what I REALLY wanted to say if I … [Read more...]

Recipe ReDux: Grilled Polenta Veggie Stacks with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes


Today, I'm super excited to be sharing my first Recipe ReDux post with you!  And, I'm especially thrilled to be in the company of so many other fabulous healthy food bloggers! Before I share my recipe with you, let me tell you a little bit about the Recipe ReDux... As the first and only recipe challenge founded by registered dietitians {Regan Jones, Serena Ball, and Deanna Seagrave-Daly}, the Recipe ReDux is focused on taking delicious dishes, keeping them delicious, but making them healthier for you. The first Recipe Redux challenge is … [Read more...]

The Nutrition Scoop on Grapefruit & A Refreshing Grapefruit Sparkler


The other morning when I was making my breakfast {Bob's Red Mill Organic Polenta mixed with goat cheese and chopped fresh green onion}, I was also trying to figure out what fruit to eat with my hot cereal.  There were the usual suspects in my kitchen for this time of year-oranges, apples, grapes, and pears, but for some reason, I really wanted something different. Then I saw it. Shoved to the WAY back of the lower shelf in my EXTREMELY overcrowded refrigerator.  A big, round, yellow grapefruit!  Actually, TWO big, round, yellow grapefruits. … [Read more...]