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,…

Mussels in a Pot

  If you have been following my food blog, then you know how much I love seafood. Hence, all the seafood recipes. They are so delicious, no need for many seasonings and so quick to prepare. Most people think that seafood is very difficult to prepare, while actually, it’s one of the easiest foods to…

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…

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…

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,…

Baked Clams With Chorizo

Are you missing summer with its’ warm weather, swimming in a pool or beautiful ocean waters, and enjoying great food on the barbecue? Well, this should help out, at least for the food. This is a delicious and light meal to make on the grill, but when it is 30 degrees outside, you will have…

Stuffed Pork Chop Served With Roasted Red Beets

When you think of stuffed pork chops you may think of high caloric, high fat food, but this is a nicely balanced meal that is actually not high in calories or fat. By stuffing the pork with all vegetables, and some white wine it adds some hidden vegetables into your meal. I also added a…

Pork Chop With Fennel And Grape Tomatoes served Over Mashed Potato

Fennel is a beautiful fragrant food I love to cook with. It has this amazing anise smell, although once cooked it becomes a mild sweet vegetable. This pairs so well with pork. It provides a not so sweet and salty taste. The tomatoes add a beautiful color and are packed with vitamin C. These little…

Roasted Potato And Leek Soup

This recipe for Roasted Potato and Leek Soup is a healthier version since it does not use any heavy cream. There is really no need to  add heavy cream because this soup is already very creamy and delicious! The shaved Parmesan adds a nice hint of saltiness. I also left the skin on the potatoes…

Lamb Chops in a Honey Grape Sauce

Lamb Chops are very tasty meal that is very quick to prepare and so versatile  with ingredients you can use to compliment them. This is a sweeter version using natural sweeteners like honey and grapes. The white wine also gives it a fruity taste that balances all of the flavors. Lamb has been consumed for…

CHICKEN PICCATA SERVED OVER WHOLE WHEAT PAPPARDELLE PASTA

Chicken Piccata is a wonderful quick meal to prepare in less than 20 minutes. It’s packed with flavor and the sauce created using the wine and butter give it a silky texture. I served the chicken over whole wheat pappardelle pasta to make it healthier. Try this recipe and write back with your comments. Enjoy!…

Wild Salmon in a Herb Mustard Glaze served over Garlic Mashed Potato

This dish has a very mild taste that is nicely complimented with the garlic mashed potatoes and topped with some peppery arugula. Wild salmon is high in omega 3, it is low in saturated fat and calories but high in protein. Eating salmon helps prevent high cholesterol, high blood pressure, aids in the prevention of cancer, and…