Red Cabbage Potato & Sausage Soup

Today I visited the Union Square Farmers’ Market for a recipe inspiration. There were so many beautiful, colorful fruits and vegetables that I was mesmerized to purchase about $30 worth of vegetables. I have to say I will be preparing soups for the next few days! But that’s great, because I love soup and with…

Mediterranean Summer Salad

  It’s summer, it’s hot, it’s humid and no matter how great or ambitious of a cook you are, sometimes turning the heat on in your kitchen seems like the last thing you want to do. Take-out is not what you want today because you want something healthy, nutritious and easy to serve, so what’s…

Springtime Asparagus

Spring is finally here! Let’s celebrate with some beautiful floral looking asparagus. Asparagus is a wonderful, unique tasting vegetable that needs little work to get to the table to enjoy. It comes in three different stalk sizes, thick, medium and pencil thin. The medium is the most commonly found, but all three are just as…

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…

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…