Decadent, Moist, Dark, Chocolate, Fig Cake

The title says it all! Wow, this is one of the best cakes I believe I ever baked. But, you only need a small piece because it is so rich and moist and, delicioso! Just dust some powdered sugar on top, serve it with either milk, coffee, tea or even a nice glass of red…

Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp With Watermelon And Basil

It’s in the high 80’s and you don’t really feel like cooking anything that will create much heat in the kitchen  but you still want something nutritious, and great tasting. Hmm, what shall you make? How about some prosciutto (Italian ham)wrapped shrimp served with a cool and refreshing watermelon and basil? You get both savory…

Coconut Lime Shrimp

  Are you in the mood for something tasty, quick and delicious and that brings you back to a tropical island? How about some coconut, lime shrimp? This is such an easy and satisfying dish to prepare as either your main meal or as an appetizer. Just drizzle your shrimp with some fresh lime juice,…

Hummus

  Whether you live in the Middle East or in the USA, fresh hummus is a delicious appetizer you can really enjoy. The flavors of the fresh ingredients combined in this smooth and creamy paste just melt in your mouth ! Fresh hummus can be prepared into so many different varieties that are endless, although…

Refreshing Cucumber Hummus Hors D’oeuvres

This is such an easy treat to prepare and fun to make with children. Since cucumbers are packed with water and electrolytes, this is also very refreshing. Did you know that cucumbers are packed with minerals such as phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and calcium? These minerals help our bodies regulate the sodium in our bodies, aid…

Nasturtium, The beautiful, edible flower

  It always brings me great joy when I go to the farmers market and come back with a new and beautiful find. Today I came across a beautiful flower, the Nasturtium, an edible flower. This flower adds such great beauty to any meal. It’s full of color and adds a peppery punch that is…

Organic, Herbal Teas

Rose Tea Chamomile Tea Recently, I attended a “Holistic Bazaar” in Brooklyn, hosted by my friend and founder, Naini Nakagawa, of http://www.matchmyspirit.com There were vendors showcasing and demonstrating their holistic businesses, everything from Reiki, massages, essential oils to one of my favorite, organic teas. I have always enjoyed drinking tea. Ever since  I was a…

Matzo Ball Chicken Vegetable Soup

Passover, a high holiday in the Jewish faith that brings friends and family together to remember old traditions and history. A time to gather around the table and celebrate food and its meaning. Matzo ball soup is one of those “meaning” soups, made with matzo meal, an unleavened bread. This originated during the Jewish exodus…

Bruschetta

Every time I make Bruschetta, it reminds me of Positano, Spring, fresh, blooming flowers, a warm breeze and a lazy afternoon. That’s what beautiful food does, it just takes me away to some beautiful, relaxing place. (In my mind, that is). These are such delicious complimentary flavors, extra virgin olive oil, aged Parmesan Cheese, fresh,…

Shrimp Stuffed Squid

Today was a beautiful day in New York City, although a bit cooler than it appeared.  I wanted to find a reason to turn the oven on to take the chill out and also enjoy some delicious shrimp. So I decided to make shrimp stuffed squid. It looks so elegant, like you spent hours in…

Lime Basil Shrimp With Mint Melon Salad

If you are looking for some ideas for  fresh Spring meals, you need to try this delicious, quick  and colorful recipe. I simply love how easy this is to prepare and it looks so festive. It basically took less than 15 minutes, including the prep and it provides, protein and many valuable vitamins. If you…