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…

Protein Smoothie

Making a protein smoothie for breakfast is a pleasant treat and a great alternative to eggs or any other breakfast food.  It’s a great breakfast to take on the go when you don’t have time to fuss in the kitchen or when you would just  rather  drink your breakfast. You can be very creative in…

Banana Walnut Bread

Whenever I have bananas that have become too ripe I decide that it’s a good time to put them to use and make a tasty #Banana #Walnut #bread. Banana bread is a great treat to make and give to your friends or just to make and have for yourself at home. You can slice it…

Wild Dover Sole With Cranberry Almond Couscous

Dover Sole is a mild, flat fish  that has a delicate texture with subtle flavors.  A  3 .5 ounce serving of this delicate fish has only 70 calories, 12.4 grams of protein, and contains no carbohydrates.  Because of its delicate texture, this fish is very quick to prepare. For this recipe I wanted to add a slight…

Coconut Shrimp with Peanut Sauce served over Arugula

Imagine yourself away to a tropical paradise where there is warm sunshine, clear blue waters, a slight breeze and delicious food. This is such a nice thought especially on such a cool day as today here in New York City. I could have made a hearty meal, some soup or roast but instead I imagined…

Venetian Nut Apricot Cake

It’s a beautiful chilly Sunday, just made a nutty, apricot cake, enjoying a cup of cappuccino!Need I say more? Let me know if you would like the recipe. 11-11-2013 Update. This is a very traditional recipe. Someone requested the recipe so here goes: Ingredients: 3/4 cup almonds 1/2 cup pine nuts 1 1/4 cups flour…

Honey Pear Glazed Chicken with Almond Couscous

HONEY PEAR GLAZED CHICKEN WITH ALMOND COUSCOUS  Pears, they are such high powered super fruits. They provide so many health benefits that you simply cannot pass by. They prevent high blood pressure, cancer prevention, provide high vitamin C, provide high fiber for prevention of colon cancer, they provide energy, help in relieving high fevers and…