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…

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…

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…

Red & French Green Lentil Burgers

  Are you trying to go meatless but turn your nose up at the thought? Thinking it won’t be satisfying or taste great? Hmmmm, well, I assure you that this recipe will make you a huge fan and not even miss the meat burger. May I introduce you to the amazing lentil burger? It is…

Shrimp Asparagus and Mushroom Risotto

I say this with a very heavy sigh, the cold weather is here.  :((((. Just a few days ago I was enjoying beautiful, warm, beach weather and then came home to 40 degrees. Oh well, that’s what happens when you live in the northeast of USA. To keep warm, I like to prepare hearty meals…

Individual Apple Pies – No Sharing Involved

Good old American apple pie, a staple of American dessert. The aroma of fresh apples and cinnamon baking in the oven is so enticing to just about everyone. With the cooler nights approaching, this will create a heavenly scent that no one will be able to resist. But how about individual apple pies? No sharing…

Steamed Mussels with Tri-Color Pasta and Grape Tomatoes

This meal is another easy to prepare dish that is packed with beautiful flavors. By adding chicken stock, white wine and a pinch of saffron, you create these amazing flavor! And it only takes about 30 minutes total time from prep to the table to prepare. Just make sure that you clean the mussels well,…

Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

      Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) is an ancient grain dating back over five thousand years to the Inca civilization of South America. The Incas referred to this beautiful grain as the  “Supergrain”  because of its’ unique qualities. It contains more high quality protein than any other grain and its one of the best sources…