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…

Avocado Salsa Verde

Avocado Salsa Verde

Roasted Cauliflower with Almonds & Capers

Cauliflower, a pretty cruciferous vegetable, (part of the Brassica oleracea family), that looks like a flower is also very good for you. But don’t let its’ pretty looks fool you, its’ bad-ass good for you! With its’ high level of anti-inflammatory compounds, rich supply of health-promoting phytochemicals, and ability to ward off many cancers, heart…

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…

Butternut Squash Soup with Toasted Seeds & Crispy Sage Leaves

It’s Autumn, a beautiful time of the year. The time for cooler weather, wearing sweaters,  snuggling near the fireplace, shopping at your local farmers market and enjoying the beautiful changing colors of the leaves. It’s also a great reason to eat more delicious and warm soup. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, you can prepare…

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…

It’s “Frites” Week (French Fries)

  It’s “Frites” week. So what are frites?Well, they are  French fries in French, meaning, these delicious potatoes are fried. But I will show you how to make delicious  “Frites” style potatoes that are baked and seasoned just right that you won’t miss your fried potatoes. Really. Trying to cut back on calories and saturated…

Sauteed Cauliflower with Basil Pesto

  The other day I went grocery shopping with my daughter and as we were purchasing some vegetables, there was a woman (Store employee) offering samples of cauliflower she prepared in a basil pesto. Since we both like to try new variations of food, we each took a sample. I have to say, it was…

Summer Vegetables Baked with Three Cheeses

It is still summertime and there is an abundance of farm fresh zucchini and heirloom tomatoes. Here is a delicious and nutritious way to prepare them and create a gorgeous presentation. Placing these sweet and juicy vegetables in a baking dish with another sweet vegetable, the vidalia onion , some fresh, aromatic herbs and topping…

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus with Gruyere Cheese

Tired of the same old vegetables? Well, no need to eat the same old boring food. . Let this wake up your taste buds with some healthy asparagus wrapped in tasty prosciutto and topped with some creamy, melted Gruyere cheese! Asparagus is a very good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K,…

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,…