Coconut Almond Macaroons

Happy Easter and Happy Passover! A time of new beginnings, Spring, flowers and warmer weather. There are many Easter and Passover holiday baked treats to prepare but I opted for these delicious, quick and easy coconut almond macaroons. They are truly yummy! They have a slightly crunchy outer layer and a moist, not-too-sweet center. They…

Bruschetta

Bruschetta, a classic Italian antipasta consisting of grilled bread rubbed with fresh garlic and topped with drizzled olive oil, tomato and fresh basil. Bruschetta toppings are endless depending on your tastes; mashed fava beans, various meats and cheeses or a combination of all, either way it is very delicious and quick to prepare. Also a…

A Special Treat For Me

  Today I had an appointment in Chinatown which is right next door to the famous “Little Italy” in downtown Manhattan. So I decided to explore a bit. I love Little Italy. It makes me reminisce anout Europe and “The Old Country.” The food, the shops are all so Italian. And the food is delicious….

Roasted Cauliflower with Almonds & Capers

Cauliflower, a pretty cruciferous vegetable, (part of the Brassica oleracea family), that looks like a flower is also very good for you. But don’t let its’ pretty looks fool you, its’ bad-ass good for you! With its’ high level of anti-inflammatory compounds, rich supply of health-promoting phytochemicals, and ability to ward off many cancers, heart…

“Belly Fat” Not So Cute on Adults.

Very interesting informtion posted by Tony that I wanted to share. via What About Belly Fat – Central Obesity?        February is “Heart Month” a good reminder to get your health checkup or check-in.   Heart disease, and the conditions that lead to it can happen at any age. High rates of high blood pressure and…

Shrimp Tacos w/Creamy Lime Guacamole & Red Cabbage Slaw

I love tacos, who doesn’t? They are easy to prepare, versatile, kid friendly, and delicious. Tacos contain mainly very healthy ingredients. They are made mainly with fresh vegetables and your ingredient options are limitless. You may use a combo of veggie and meat, veggie and fish or all veggie. Talk about a great buffet style…

Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Cake with Lemony Glaze

I was so excited today when I went to Whole Foods and saw they had “Organic Blueberries” on sale for $3.99 a pint! Woo Hoo! Organic blueberries on sale! Yes! I love blueberries, actually any berry makes me happy. They are delicious, fun to eat and packed with antioxidants that help keep me healthy. Remember…

Super Moist Lemony Lemon Cakes

Making these  lemony cakes brings me back to the Amalfi Coast in Italy. In Sorrento, you will see lemons everywhere. It’s a yellow heaven of greatness! Lemon trees are everywhere you look, and they are so huge and the lemons are so delicious. And the smell of citrus is everywhere!  Every restaurant makes various dishes…

Chocolate Dipped, Chocolate Chip & Walnut Biscotti

For the love of chocolate, this is it! A twice baked Italian cookie made with cocoa, chocolate chips and toasted walnuts then dipped in more chocolate and a coating of more toasted walnuts!!!! Is that chocolate enough for you? These cookies incorporate some delicious toasted walnuts that are then smacked into small pieces to be…

Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridien Hotel New York City

As much as I love to cook, I love to experience various restaurants in New York City and get some inspirations for new recipes. New York City has so many wonderful restaurants. You can eat out every day of the year and still not eat in every restaurant out there on this magnificent island of…