Lemongrass Red Thai Curry Coconut Chicken Soup With Rice Noodles

  In New York City you can barely walk one block without spotting a Thai restaurant. They are all over the place, and why? Well ,Thai food is simply delicious! The food is intensely regional, using enticingly, aromatic spices, herbs and proteins from their regions.They use fresh herbs,  exotic spices, shrimp, fish, chicken, pork, at…

Red Snapper in a Red Thai Chili Sauce

  Red snapper is a beautiful, pink colored, mild tasting fish that is a low-calorie, lean source of protein that is rich in vitamin A,vitamin B-12, selenium, potassium and omega-3 fatty acids, the good for your heart stuff. When you incorporate these nutrients you may significantly aid in preventing serious medical conditions and help lower…

Rustic Raspberry Tart

  It’s National Raspberry Tart Day! What a lovely and delicious holiday! And baking this fruity tart scents your home with the most enticing and aromatic scent ever—-red raspberries. Red raspberries are my favorite fruit. I remember as a child going to pick raspberries with my grandmother-such a beautiful memory. That is partly the reason…

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…

Chicken with Citrus & Fennel

Hosting a dinner party should always be fun and not stressful. You are surrounded by family and/or friends, eating a delicious home cooked meal, drinking wine and laughing and chatting up a storm. Life’s simple yet most memorable moments. So let’s keep it that way. A simple yet elegant dinner to serve that will fill…

Chicken Caprese Salad

  A Caprese salad, meaning “Salad of Capri” is a simple Italian salad made with fresh, sliced mozzarella cheese, sliced tomatoes and basil seasoned with salt and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. It is made to resemble the colors of the  Italian flag and presented on a plate in a stacked manner; mozzarella cheese,…

Mussels in a Red Curry Sauce

Love seafood but hate spending an arm and a leg in restaurants? Why not make it at home and have a party?! Mussels are relatively inexpensive and they are very versatile and quick and EASY  to prepare. Here in NYC you can purchase 2 pounds of mussels for around $7.00 which will feed 2 people….

Lamb Herb Kebabs with a Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

  Kekabs can be found just about everywhere in India and in the middle East. It is basically meat on a stick. Easy to make and easy to eat on the go. These kebabs are packed with tons of flavor. There are many spices and herbs that will make your mouth dance a happy dance…

Gourmet Chicken Salad Sandwich

Tired of the same old salad? How about incorporating some tasty chicken and grapes for a sweet & savory chicken salad and turning it into a whole meal? For this recipe I used an herb seasoned organic rotisserie chicken and removed the chicken, skinless and  off the bone. You may either shred the chicken or…

Baked Spicy Chicken Thighs with a Sweet Honey Glaze

No grill? No problem! You can still enjoy “grilled like” chicken from your oven in under 30 minutes! All of the great taste of spicy and sweet. Serve it with your favorite sides and you will be the hit of the kitchen!! If you live in a major city like I do, NYC, where no…