by jilldahan on January 26, 2014

Proceeds from the sales of Starting Fresh! will benefit the Boston Childrens Hospital surgical unit where my son has been treated the past 2 years.

Super Delicious Squash Pizza

by jilldahan on October 26, 2017

Its pizza month! Who knew? This good for you pizza is a whiz to make using late summer squash and veggies and cheese from your fridge! It is hard to believe but it is as good tasting as it is good for you! So get grating and transform your veggie drawer contents into a hip easy peasy comforting autumn pizza that can be served from breaky to the evening meal! Crispy crust is topped with roasted veggies and melting oozing cheese! Pizza that hugs your body and nourishes your soul and faster to make then the local pizza delivery!

Super Delicious Squash Pizza

Makes one 7×11 inch pizza

2 cups grated zucchini squash
1/4 cup finely grated parmesan
1/2 cup grated monterey jack chili cheese
1 large egg
1 large garlic clove crushed
3 tbsp fine cornmeal
1 tsp oregano

One idea for Topping
1 cup grated cheddar or tasty cheese
1 red pepper finely sliced
1/2 red onion finely sliced

For the crust, squeeze grated zucchini in a paper towel to remove excess water. Mix in the rest of the ingredients and spread thinly about 1/4 inch thick on a piece of backing parchment. Top with the vegetables and bake at 400F for 20-25 minutes on the bottom rung of the oven until starting to brown. Top with cheese and bake another 10-15 minutes until bubbling! Serve hot or room temperature!

Smashed Potato Fry Up

September 22, 2017

Fancy a fry up this autumn? This one is as good tasting as it is good for you? Transform your everyday spuds into a hip easy peasy comfort food that can be served from breaky to the evening meal!  Crispy outsides give way to creamy insides that are tucked between lightly sauteed wild mushrooms and […]

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Easy Peasy Good for you Almond Cakes

February 22, 2017

Crave a cake? Fancy one that is as good tasting as it is good for you?  Look no further than these super quick, nutrient dense scrummy cakes!  These cakes use almonds and cassava flour which make them naturally gluten free and chock full of body hugging goodness! Eggs have impressive health credentials too as both […]

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Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation Ball

November 15, 2016

Starting Fresh is supporting Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation by contributing cookbooks for each of the attendees at the upcoming Angel Ball November 21st, 2016 in New York City.  The mission of the foundation is to raise important funds to develop more effective therapies for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and related cancers. Angel Ball 2016   The signature […]

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Post Feast Frittata

November 15, 2016

Gobbled out and need a quick non stodgy breakfast casserole this holiday season?  The frittata, originating from Italy, is one of the simplest and most delicious ways to transform the humble egg and all those bits and pieces from your fridge that are so easy to waste into a morning, noon, or nighttime star attraction.  […]

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Pumpkin Tart

October 15, 2016

What better way to welcome in autumn then with a warming, ‘do ahead’, seasonal tart. This tart is no ordinary tart as it whispers ‘eat me’ with it’s  layers of flaky pastry topped with a herb rich pesto and caramelized pumpkin and onion nuggets nestled among creamy melting cheese.  Pumpkins are everywhere now and chock […]

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Nobbly Oaty Biscuits

September 21, 2016

Nobbly Oaty Biscuits These little ‘low in sugar’ gems promise to be you and your families firm favorites after just one nobble! Crunchy, oaty biscuits are always a winner and especially when chock full of good for your gut fiber, protein for cellular growth and repair, and magnificent magnesium.  Magnesium is crucial for nerves, muscles, blood, […]

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Veggie Spiral

August 21, 2016

Veggie and Herb Feta Spiral Serves 4-6 3 medium zucchini 3 medium tomatoes 1/2 cup mild soft goats cheese 1/2 cup feta cheese 1/2 tsp dried oregano plus a bit extra for sprinkling 1 large garlic clove crushed a little extra virgin olive oil for drizzling Slice the zucchini thinly about 1/8 inch on a […]

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Citrus Sunshine Jars

July 21, 2016

This perfect harmony of sweet and tart is a little gem of sunshine that can be served in a trendy portable jam jar for breakfast or an al fresco snack or dessert. Quick, easy, mouthwatering, and ‘good for your bod’ with only four ingredients it will make your kitchen come alive with the scent of […]

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Berry Stuffed Oat Bars

June 15, 2015

Summer is here and summer is fast approaching! I love this time of year as it brings lots of outdoor time for my gang and with that lots of physical activities. This means lots of bodies running through the house and needing nourishment fast! These little gems are really the bomb as they are not […]

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