Lemon Blueberry Cake

Are you in the mood for a light, lemony and blueberry treat? Well, this one is sure to please! This beautiful cake is all of that and more! It’s loaded with fresh blueberries, lemon zest and lemon juice, then sprinkled with some sweet powdered sugar. A perfect treat for any occassion. This is a great…

Braised Beef Short Ribs with Red Wine

It’s my favorite holiday of the year, Christmas! And to celebrate this beautiful and joyous time of the year I wanted to prepare a very special meal-braised beef short ribs with red wine. This is one of those meals where your home is infused with the aromatic smell of beef cooking in the oven for…

Holiday Brussel Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are these cute little cruciferous vegetables that resemble mini cabbages and are a staple vegetable served at holiday meals. Brussel sprouts are especially rich in vitamin K, which is necessary for bone health and blood clotting. They are high in vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps promote iron absorption, very important for women,…

Fusilli Pasta with Basil Pesto & Sauteed Mushrooms

Looking for a quick, delicious and satisfying meal? Well, I have the perfect, beautiful meal- fusilli pasta with a creamy basil pesto and meaty sauteed cremini mushrooms….yum! A very satisfying vegetarian meal that hits the spot. And ready in no time. I chose Italian fusilli pasta so the sauce can really coat the pasta. The…

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Muffins, a staple food for a quick breakfast that tastes not only delicious but is actually not so unhealthy. With so many choices, this is one of my favorites. I love anything citrusy, and these lemon poppyseed muffins made with delicious and creamy Greek yogurt really hit the spot. They are packed with poppyseeds, loaded…

Beef Vegetable Soup with White Beans

It’s a perfect rainy day for some comforting, hearty soup. We are finally receiving some much needed rain after a long drought and heat wave. And so I wanted to prepare a delicious, nutritious and hearty soup packed with yummy vegatables, white beans and meat. This soup is sure to satisfy your bodies need for…

Fresh Herbed Grilled Lamb Chops

Lamb, a traditional springtime meat, eaten mainly on Easter, although enjoyed throughout the year is being serving this evening in a very fresh and healthy way. Lamb is an elevated flavor of meat that contains plenty of omega-3 from mainly being grass-fed, vitamin B, iron, selenium and zinc and can be prepared in so many…

Super Moist Banana Muffins With Chocolate Chips & Walnuts

Banana muffins. Yes, I know , you may be thinking, another same recipe for banana muffins, what’s so special about this one? Well, let me enlighten you. This recipe uses 4 ripened bananas, not 2 like most. And why 4? Well, 2 to make the batter rich and creamy and 2 to give the muffins…

Lemon Tea Cookies

Brrrrr, baby it’s cold outside today, so I decided to brighten and warm up my day by baking these delicious lemon tea cookies! They are airy and soft and have just the right amount of that great lemon taste that compliments your favorite cup of tea (or coffee). This is an easy recipe to prepare….

Red Cabbage Potato & Sausage Soup

Today I visited the Union Square Farmers’ Market for a recipe inspiration. There were so many beautiful, colorful fruits and vegetables that I was mesmerized to purchase about $30 worth of vegetables. I have to say I will be preparing soups for the next few days! But that’s great, because I love soup and with…

Mediterranean Summer Salad

  It’s summer, it’s hot, it’s humid and no matter how great or ambitious of a cook you are, sometimes turning the heat on in your kitchen seems like the last thing you want to do. Take-out is not what you want today because you want something healthy, nutritious and easy to serve, so what’s…

Springtime Asparagus

Spring is finally here! Let’s celebrate with some beautiful floral looking asparagus. Asparagus is a wonderful, unique tasting vegetable that needs little work to get to the table to enjoy. It comes in three different stalk sizes, thick, medium and pencil thin. The medium is the most commonly found, but all three are just as…