Super Duper Chocolate Chip Loaded Cookies

I enjoy baking as a way of stress relief and to put a smile on my loved ones’ faces. Experimenting with new recipes is also fun and incorporating extra chocolate chips and a bit more than usual vanilla are a sure way to see smiling faces! Eating healthy is my usual way of eating, but…

Orange, Watermelon, Ginger & Turmeric Juice

It’s summertime, a time for delicious, refreshing and nutritious drinks. So why not make this beautiful drink that will also help alleviate some pain and help quench your thirst at the same time? The  recipe is very simplistic. It is so easy to prepare and will also make you feel so good! It  contains a…

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…

Coconut Almond Macaroons

Happy Easter and Happy Passover! A time of new beginnings, Spring, flowers and warmer weather. There are many Easter and Passover holiday baked treats to prepare but I opted for these delicious, quick and easy coconut almond macaroons. They are truly yummy! They have a slightly crunchy outer layer and a moist, not-too-sweet center. They…

Bruschetta

Bruschetta, a classic Italian antipasta consisting of grilled bread rubbed with fresh garlic and topped with drizzled olive oil, tomato and fresh basil. Bruschetta toppings are endless depending on your tastes; mashed fava beans, various meats and cheeses or a combination of all, either way it is very delicious and quick to prepare. Also a…

A Special Treat For Me

  Today I had an appointment in Chinatown which is right next door to the famous “Little Italy” in downtown Manhattan. So I decided to explore a bit. I love Little Italy. It makes me reminisce anout Europe and “The Old Country.” The food, the shops are all so Italian. And the food is delicious….

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…

“Belly Fat” Not So Cute on Adults.

Very interesting informtion posted by Tony that I wanted to share. via What About Belly Fat – Central Obesity?        February is “Heart Month” a good reminder to get your health checkup or check-in.   Heart disease, and the conditions that lead to it can happen at any age. High rates of high blood pressure and…

Shrimp Tacos w/Creamy Lime Guacamole & Red Cabbage Slaw

I love tacos, who doesn’t? They are easy to prepare, versatile, kid friendly, and delicious. Tacos contain mainly very healthy ingredients. They are made mainly with fresh vegetables and your ingredient options are limitless. You may use a combo of veggie and meat, veggie and fish or all veggie. Talk about a great buffet style…