When the heat is on, sometimes you just want a light salad that is a healthy choice, easy to make and goes well with something from the grill, Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps, or Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce. This Thai Style Vegetable Salad is very versatile and belongs in your recipe box. If you don't have access to some of the ingredients (e.g. when asparagus is out of season), you can substitute other vegetables that are available at that time (e.g. broccoli, cauliflower, red or green bell peppers). … 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.
One of my favorite chefs is Jacques Pepin. I love some of his recipes and find myself making certain ones over and over again. I especially like his recipe for flourless chocolate cake which I discovered maybe 5-6 years ago. However, I have a problem with his version since it is made with many of the ingredients that I generally try to avoid -- butter, whole eggs, lots of sugar. They taste delicious, but are not something you can eat very often if you are trying to follow a healthier diet. What to do? I got to work in my kitchen and came up with an alternative recipe which is healthier and tastes good too. In fact, when I first made this recipe I did a "blind" taste test with my son, … Read More