Chef Spotlight Roundup: Health Conscious Chefs

Thanks to all those that participated in this month's Chef Spotlight event! We have a tasty and healthy roundup of recipes to start the new year off... and some really great blogs to add to your viewing (drooling) pleasure. For additional healthy recipes, check out the Chef Spotlight Dinner we hosted with friends!

Sarina of TriniGourmet
from Trinidad
Raw Tomato & Macadamia Mozzarella Linguine
Sarina shares with us a healthy dish that's completely raw! It looks beautiful with the colors! Check out Sarina's blog for the recipe and for some great information on raw chefs!

Marla of A Pinch of This & That
from Florida
Zucchini Dunkers
Looking for a different way to serve up zucchini? Check out Marla's blog which has a recipe for Zucchini Dunkers! It's packed with flavor and crunch and you may not even miss french fries after having these! Go on... click on her blog to check it out!
Laura of Laura's Home Cooking
Sauteed Turkey Cutlets with Orange Cranberry Sauce
A great flavor that works especially well with poultry is orange and cranberry. Laura shares with us this recipe for Sauteed Turkey Cutlets with Orange Cranberry Sauce and it looks delicious! Check out her blog for the recipe and give this a try!

Jamie of Dinner with the Bickfords
from Maryland
Asian Noodles in Satay Sauce
I'm a sucker for Asian recipes. For the most part, many Asian cuisines lean more towards the healthy side and Jamie's recipe for Asian Noodles with Satay Sauce is one of them. The colors of this dish is great and is full of vegetables... and we all know we need to add more to our diet (at least I do!) Check out Jamie's blog for the recipe!

Smitha of Kadumanga
from Trichur, India
Chickpea Salad with Cumin Dressing & Yogurt Sauce
Smitha joins us to share a recipe of a favorite chef of mine, Ellie Krieger. This Chicken Pea Salad looks so refreshing and is a fairly quick recipe to make! Check out Smitha's blog for this vegetarian salad and enjoy!

Christie of Stump the Chef
from Florida
Tilapia with Cherries & Almonds
I happen to enjoy fish recipes and I wish I could prepare it more often. But Christie certainly does a great job in inspiring me. She shares with us the recipe for Tilapia with Cherries & Almonds and who knew it would work so well with the mild flavors of tilapia! Check out Christie's blog for the recipe and give this a try to change up your usual fish dinner!

Kara of What's Kookin in Kara's Kitchen
from Virginia
Chipotle Chicken & Tomato Soup
Kara joins us to share this recipe... and you know it has to be good if it's featured in our roundup more than once! (See below). So click click click! Check out Kara's blog for the recipe!

Karen of Loves To Eat
from Florida
Roasted Chicken with Lemon & Oranges
A classic roast chicken is pretty healthy as it is (assuming it's not coated with a lot of butter before baking!)... but introducing citrus flavors to this classic dish brings it to a whole new level. Karen roasts her first whole chicken and uses orange and lemon juice to add a burst of freshness. You'll want to pay a visit to Karen's blog for the recipe and the results of how her very first roasted chicken turned out!

Amy of Just 2 Good
from Florida
New Potatoes with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette
Do you think you have all the potato recipes you need? I beg to differ. This potato dish that Amy shares with us is one you'll want to add to your potato rotation. Why? For one, it's not full of butter and cream... and it involves a great vinaigrette that has a lot of flavor. Besides, who doesn't like the caramel sweetness of roasted garlic? Check out Amy's blog for the recipe and give this a try soon!

Beth of Someone's in the Kitchen with Brina
from Maryland
Mo-Rockin' Slow Cooker Stew
If you haven't pulled out your slow cooker this season, here's a delicious reason to now. Brina shares her Mo-Rockin' Slow Cooker Stew which is a recipe that doesn't call for a canned cream soup that many slow cocker recipes include. If you like flavors of Moroccan cuisine and are looking for a dish to incorporate more vegetables, this is it... and even better is that the dish is cooked in a crockpot! Go ahead, click over to Brina's blog and check it out. You know you're intrigued and are itching to use that crockpot!

Kira of Bite This!
from New Jersey
Chipotle Chicken & Tomato Soup
What's winter without a good bowl of soup? Kira joins us to share this flavorful and healthy bowl of Chipotle Chicken & Tomato Soup. It's chock full of ingredients that will definitely keep you warm and a nice change of pace from the usual tomato soup. Want the recipe? Click on Kira's blog!

Julie of Julie's Foodie
from Kansas City
Blueberry Pound Cake
Sometimes baked goods can be challenging to make healthy, but Julie has found a recipe for Blueberry Pound Cake that manages to keep the flavor and lose some of those unwanted calories. Definitely check out Julie's blog - she is a big fan of Cooking Light and has many healthy recipes on her blog to choose from!

Gillian of Gillians Goodies
from California
Black Bean Chili
Gillian has a a comforting dish perfect for the winter weather and it's healthy too! Check out her blog for the recipe, which is full of flavor! (Picture coming soon...)


  1. I could definitely eat healthy with dishes like those!

  2. Yeap, healthy means delicious too! Those Asian noodles in satay sauce look really delicious and so does everything else for that matter!

  3. Yum! These food looks delicious!