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,…

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…

Crepes With Strawberries And Bananas

You don’t need a special occasion to eat this beautiful meal. I believe that every meal is a special occasion and should be treated so. Make your place setting pretty and inviting. Use cloth napkins, your good tableware, maybe even some flowers or candles on the table. And who says you need anyone else there…

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…

Crab Cakes

Have you ever ordered a crab cake at a restaurant or picked one up at the grocery and was very disappointed when you put your fork into it? Anxiously awaiting the sweet, delicate crab meat, but mainly got a forkful of bread crumds or other fillers? Well, these crab cakes will always be a huge…

Cajun Chicken

In celebration of “Fat Tuesday” this is a spicy chicken recipe that has a nice “kick” to it. But you can enjoy this anytime. I made this whole meal with the Mardi Gras colors in mind, purple, green and yellow. I made purple mashed potatoes for the purple, green beans for the green and chicken…

Jambalaya

It’s that time of the year, Mardi Gras! Time to celebrate and feast  before the fast. Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday,” is the last day of the Carnival season as it always falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It’s a huge celebration in Louisiana. But if you cannot make it…

Grapefruit Sprinkled With Organic Coconut Palm Sugar

Grapefruit and organic coconut palm sugar, what a great naturally sweet treat anytime of the day! Grapefruits are very low in calories, about 104 for a whole red fruit but it is packed with vitamin C, fiber and anti-oxidants. Plus, it helps to curb your appetite a bit. It’s taste can be anywhere from a…