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,…

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…

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…

Cool Cucumber Avocado Dill Soup

  I love soup! I grew up eating soup almost everyday, even in the hot summer days. But this soup is a cold soup that tastes very refreshing and creamy. Now who wouldn’t want that? Cucumbers are mainly water, about 96%,  6% water content that is more nutritious than regular water, which helps in keeping…

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…

Thai Peanut Satay Shrimp

This meal is packed with not only protein but flavor. It’s quick to prepare, under 10 minutes,  and you can serve it either as an appetizer or for your main course. To prepare this, I purchased a store bought Thai Peanut Satay Sauce and mixed it with some peanut oil. I place the shrimp on…

Asian Marinated Flank Steak

  Flank steak is a very lean and reasonably low in calories cut of beef because it is cut from the long muscle along the belly of the cow. A 3 ounce serving has only 7 grams of fat, about 24 grams of protein and about 157 calories and no carbohydrates. That’s pretty good for…

Coriander Chicken With Cilantro

If you may be asking yourself, “What’s for dinner tonight”, then here is the perfect meal that is super quick and packed with delicious Middle Eastern spices. It will taste as if you were cooking all day, but really only 18 minutes! The chicken will also be very moist and tender. You can serve this…