Mushroom Risotto

  Everyone has their own version of comfort food, but Mushroom Risotto is one of mine. It’s creamy, nutritious, comforting and delicious! And making this is also very calming. You stir, mix and add fragrant ingredients and then enjoy a magnificent meal. This risotto is packed with so much flavor from all of the fresh…

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…

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…

Zucchini Soup

It’s that time of the year!  Zucchini is in abundance here, there and everywhere! No matter where you go, the market, the grocery or anyone’s garden, there is this beautiful vegetable, zucchini. You can prepare so many wonderful and versatile recipes with this beauty, from savory to sweet. But, tonight, I made savory. I made…

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…

Buffalo Style Stuffed Chicken Breast

It’s the weekend, a time to kick back and relax. Enjoy some good food, visit with friends and family, go to a kids weekend game or just stay home and relax.  When I think of weekend food, I think either barbecue or Buffalo chicken wings. The problem though with Buffalo chicken wings is that they…

Gazpacho Soup

  With the temperatures soaring and the humidity very high, no one wants to  turn up any type of heat in the kitchen. No worries, you don’t have to! You can still prepare a healthy meal, packed with vitamins, nutrients and anti-oxidants in no time and without any heat! Just prepare this delicious Gazpacho soup…

Refreshing Cucumber Hummus Hors D’oeuvres

This is such an easy treat to prepare and fun to make with children. Since cucumbers are packed with water and electrolytes, this is also very refreshing. Did you know that cucumbers are packed with minerals such as phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and calcium? These minerals help our bodies regulate the sodium in our bodies, aid…

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…

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,…

Prosciutto Wrapped Pears Filled with Parmesan Reggianno Cheese

  This is a very beautiful anytime snack to serve when you are in the mood for something sweet and savory. These beautiful, sweet pears become sweeter when baked and are a compliment with with salty prosciutto and delicate parmesan reggianno cheese. I topped them with some fresh rosemary for that woodsy taste that goes…

Strawberries

Growing up in the Czech Republic and here in the States we didn’t have a cookie jar, we had fruit bowls. Fruit was our snack, everyday. My mom would always have a variety of fruit on hand and when we wanted something sweet, we would either take a bite of an apple or pear, peel…