Cheesy Rigatoni with Ground Beef in a Fresh & Healthy Tomato Sauce

    Got 12 minutes? Of course you do! That is the total time this delicious and CHEESY meal will take from start to sitting at the table to enjoy. It is packed with great flavors and also nutritious ingredients that will leave you fulfilled but not overstuffed. I added in the ground beef  for…

Pasta Primavera with Shrimp, Asparagus, Kale & Peas

  It is Spring and there are so many wonderful new fruits and vegetables that are so good for you to be eaten and so little time. But visiting your local farmers market can make eating healthy an easy choice. Your eyes will feast on the beautiful array of colorful food just waiting to be…

Spaghetti with Ground Turkey & Vegetables

Are you tired of wracking your brain every night for dinner ideas? Well, let me help you. This meal is so quick, healthy and great tasting that you will be very pleased with yourself. And in less than 30 minutes from start to finish, now how about that? Pasta is usually a good crowd-pleaser, it’s…

Lemon Tagliatelle with Garlic Shrimp

With all of this talk and actual stormy weather I felt like taking myself to a warm place and imaged eating a very light and summery meal. Nothing heavy or hearty, just light, fragrant, colors of the summer and easy to prepare. Ciao, lemon tagliatelle pasta with garlic shrimp! If you ever had the pleasure to…

Penne with Kabocha Squash with Goat Cheese

Farmers Market Kabocha Penne with Kabocha Squash with Goat Cheese If you are looking for a healthy, colorful, pleasing not only to the eyes but your health recipe, well this one is sure to please! I love going to the Union Square Farmers Market in New York City. There is always something new that I…

Orzo Pasta Salad

Oh no, it is Labor Day, the last summer holiday! I am going out kicking and screaming! I do not want summer to end, it’s a tragedy. I will miss all of the fun barbecues, picnics, swimming, sun bathing, the boat rides, so sad.  I am getting teary eyed just thinking about this. But at…

Lemony Garlic Spaghetti

Mmmmm pasta! Who doesn’t enjoy a nice bowl of some tasty pasta, especially spaghetti? Heck, even in Walt Disney’s cartoon,” Lady and the Tramp, ” the two cute dogs loved spaghetti, lol. It is such a comfort food, and great to share with friends, family and good wine. This pasta dish is so packed with…

Gemelli Pasta with Chicken, Asparagus and Sun dried Tomatoes

Whenever the weather is cold, damp and gloomy outside I like to stay indoors and make some delicious “comfort food”. Today is that  day. Cheese and pasta make a great combination of comfort food, but to keep it on the lighter side, I also added lean, chicken for the protein and some colorful vegetables for…

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,…

Organic Whole Wheat Pasta With Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

  A quick, nutritious meal packed with a ton of flavor and so easy to prepare. You can either make this as your side dish or main course, either way you will be very pleased. Sun-dried tomatoes have an enormous amount of flavor, especially the ones that are marinating in olive oil  in the jar…