Chicken with Citrus & Fennel

Hosting a dinner party should always be fun and not stressful. You are surrounded by family and/or friends, eating a delicious home cooked meal, drinking wine and laughing and chatting up a storm. Life’s simple yet most memorable moments. So let’s keep it that way. A simple yet elegant dinner to serve that will fill…

Chicken Caprese Salad

  A Caprese salad, meaning “Salad of Capri” is a simple Italian salad made with fresh, sliced mozzarella cheese, sliced tomatoes and basil seasoned with salt and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. It is made to resemble the colors of the  Italian flag and presented on a plate in a stacked manner; mozzarella cheese,…

Gourmet Chicken Salad Sandwich

Tired of the same old salad? How about incorporating some tasty chicken and grapes for a sweet & savory chicken salad and turning it into a whole meal? For this recipe I used an herb seasoned organic rotisserie chicken and removed the chicken, skinless and  off the bone. You may either shred the chicken or…

Chicken Shawarma ( Mediterranean Chicken)

This beautiful Mediterranean chicken will leave a very happy dance feeling in your mouth from all of the wonderful flavors. It is also very aromatic and will leave your kitchen scented like a kitchen in Morocco.  It is actually a very light meal that will not weigh you down. Just leave you feeling very happy…

Chicken Avocado Burgers

    Are you craving a juicy, meaty burger with all of the delicious toppings that will drip down the side of your mouth when you take a bite? I know I am. Mmmmm, burgers, who can resist them? But how about a healthier version that will still satisfy your craving but be gentle to…

Braised Chicken Citrus Thighs

Braising is a great way to prepare a juicy, flavorful meat in one pot. So you may be asking, what is braising?  Well, It’s a cooking method whereby you first sear the meat and then simmer it in some liquid. The searing locks in the juices and creates a browned crispy coating and the cooking…

Healthier Baked Orange Chicken

  I believe we all crave non-healthy foods at times, especially on the weekends. A time to rest, unwind, lay back, watch TV, and spend time with our families and friends. And we also get that sense of laziness where we just do not feel like doing anything, especially cooking a meal and then the…

Chicken Thighs in a Turmeric, Chili & Ginger Sauce

  Turmeric is an ancient root used for its healing properties for centuries.  Traditionally turmeric was used in Chinese and Indian folk medicine to treat a wide range of illnesses. The powerful anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities of turmeric have made it a precious commodity for ages! It resembles an orange ginger, having a peppery taste. It…

Chicken Vegetable Winter Stew

  Today was our first snow storm in New York City. They have been predicting this storm all week and finally it’s here. By the time the storm is over we should have 20- 30 inches. Not my favorite weather. I’d rather be on a tropical beach, but,  another time. It is freezing, winds of…

Baked Cornish Game Hen with Fennel

Who says your evening meal has to be stressful? This is another tasty and moist meal to prepare in an hour, giving you time to prop your feet up and relax while your oven does all the work. You can get everything ready the night before, and then the next day when you come home,…

Apricot Glazed Chicken Breasts with Fennel

A little bit of sweet with a little bit of  savory tastes very satisfying. The sweetness of the apricot and fennel and the savory flavor of the chicken are a beautiful compliment to each other. Once baked, the fennel turns into this delicious caramelized and sweet vegetable that is so irresistible. The chicken, so moist…