Moving into summer, sometimes it is nice to enjoy a refreshing beverage with all the sophistication and complex flavors of a cocktail but without the alcohol. This Mint Mojito Mocktail is a sweet choice for pre-dinner cocktails or as an after dinner drink. Mojito cocktails around the world Originally from Cuba, you can now find mojitos being served in many different spots around the world. For example I've been served mint mojitos for Cinco de Mayo. It is a recognition of the Mexican army's victory over France in the 1862, Battle of Puebla. In Mexico, it is a somewhat minor holiday. In the US, always looking for a reason to celebrate, Cinco de Mayo parties pop up in many places. … Read More
Welcome to Second Act Kitchen
I created this site for people who want healthy and delicious recipes from around the world with ingredients from around their kitchen. I also wanted to provide science-based nutrition information and guidance about making healthier choices whether eating at home or out at a restaurant, every day of the week. I believe food should be easy to prepare and enjoyed with family, friends and great conversation.
My overall mission is to share what I've learned over the years about food, recipes, and nutrition so you can relax and enjoy your meals while living a vibrant life.
As summer takes hold and the warm evenings start to outnumber the cool ones, it's nice to sit on the patio and enjoy a leisurely meal with friends and family. Dinners become less fussy at our house and tend towards lightly grilled meats or seafood and lots of different salads. This Summer Salad with Green Beans and Portabello Mushrooms with an Orange Balsamic Dressing is one to try if are looking for something a little different. There are many different ways to make a salad What I love about salads is that there are so many different ways to make them. It all just depends on what type of ingredients you want to use. Salads can also be salty or sweet depending on whether you want to … Read More