Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Strawberries. Beautiful, red, juicy fruit that makes a huge impression in our food and in our hearts. Strawberries are so sweet and delicious. I love them sliced as a dessert and also in various recipes. This particular recipe is very healthy and a great treat for kids and adults and a great on-the-go treat. Strawberries…

Peach Scones

Peaches are one of my favorite summertime fruit. I love them in salads, eaten whole, grilled and when I am feeling a bit domestic, in baked goods like these peach scones. Many people think of scones as some dried out baked goods, but I assure you these scones are very moist and delicately sweet. They…

Scallops with Chorizo and Farfalle Pasta

Got 15 minutes to make a delicious meal? Well, that’s all it takes, from start to finish to make this beautiful and delicious meal. Yes, that’s right, 15 minutes…less than take-out. Here in New York City we are currently in a heat wave advisory, so turning the oven on is not a favorable way to…

Strawberry Banana Frozen Treat-Sugar Free

You scream, I scream, we all scream “Woo-Hoo” for ice cream! But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s really look at this beautiful recipe and see it is an actual healthier version of ice cream that does not compromise any flavor; just enhances natural flavors of fresh strawberries, milk and bananas for a cool…

Super Duper Chocolate Chip Loaded Cookies

I enjoy baking as a way of stress relief and to put a smile on my loved ones’ faces. Experimenting with new recipes is also fun and incorporating extra chocolate chips and a bit more than usual vanilla are a sure way to see smiling faces! Eating healthy is my usual way of eating, but…

Orange, Watermelon, Ginger & Turmeric Juice

It’s summertime, a time for delicious, refreshing and nutritious drinks. So why not make this beautiful drink that will also help alleviate some pain and help quench your thirst at the same time? The  recipe is very simplistic. It is so easy to prepare and will also make you feel so good! It  contains a…

A Tribute to Chef, Anthony Bourdain

June 8, 2018 I woke up at 6:30 AM to the tragic news, “Anthony Bourdain, Dead at 61. ” I couldn’t believe what I just saw on my cell phone. I looked again..there it was. I felt very sad. How can someone so young, so vibrant, so full of life be dead? Then I read…

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….