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…

Apple Yogurt Walnut Cake

So, if you follow my blog (and thank you) you will notice that I love to bake and cook with fruit. It just adds such delicious flavor and texture to your food. Since I had so many apples I wanted to bake some goodies to have on hand for company. And who doesn’t love a…

Vanilla Glazed, Crumb Top Apple Muffins

Apples, cinnamon, buttery crumb topping, vanilla glaze, yum, yum and yum! And what a perfectly baked, fresh out of the oven morning treat this was on such a wintry day. After the weather has maintained its’ record low of freezing weather, today was our first winter blizzard here in New York City and most of…

Cold Day Cannellini Bean & Vegetable Soup with Orzo Pasta

Baby it’s cold outside!  And it’s getting colder by the hour. This past New Years Eve was one of the coldest in record. Brrrrr. Tomorrow, snow, 1-3 inches. So how is one to stay warm? Well, how about with some delicious, hearty, packed with fiber, anti-oxidants, vitamins and great tasting “Cold Day Cannellini Bean &…

Happy New Year & Happy Birthday to Me!

  Reflecting back on 2017  I said to myself, “Whoa, where did the year go?” It really did fly by, almost with a blink of an eye. Although, there are so many wonderful memories and with those fond memories family, friends and  great food are commingled . I do pray and look forward to a…