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,…

Mini Eggplant Pizzas

Who doesn’t love pizza? It is such a delicious, cheesy, gooey, comfort food that most will splurge on this  for their weekend night meal. We either order in, go out, make it ourselves or go to friends or families home and celebrate with pizza. Yum! But this delicious, cheesy and gooey food also comes with…

Thin Crust Margarita Arugula Pizza

My favorite pizza crust is the super thin crunchy type. The one where you bite into it and you hear the crunch. So paper thin that you can barely see it, but you can definitely taste it. When I make my pizza crust, I make it in a rustic shape, not a  perfect round or…

Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp With Watermelon And Basil

It’s in the high 80’s and you don’t really feel like cooking anything that will create much heat in the kitchen  but you still want something nutritious, and great tasting. Hmm, what shall you make? How about some prosciutto (Italian ham)wrapped shrimp served with a cool and refreshing watermelon and basil? You get both savory…

Whole Wheat Penne Pasta with Walnut Pesto

Today is another gorgeous, warm day in NYC, so to keep it light but still packed with delicious flavors I prepared a whole wheat penne rigatoni pasta with a walnut pesto. For a  different twist to the usual pesto made with pine nuts, I used walnuts. I love walnuts. Not only are they delicious but…

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,…

Lime Basil Shrimp With Mint Melon Salad

If you are looking for some ideas for  fresh Spring meals, you need to try this delicious, quick  and colorful recipe. I simply love how easy this is to prepare and it looks so festive. It basically took less than 15 minutes, including the prep and it provides, protein and many valuable vitamins. If you…

Garlic Shrimp With Grape Tomatoes

If you are in the mood for a meal packed with great flavor but one that can be prepared in a flash this is your answer! This is very low in fat and calories and from start to finish you can be eating in 10 minutes. How simple is that?! I just used simple, healthy…

Margherita Pizza

Mushroom Margherita Pizza People who know me know that I love going to the farmers market. Today I met some of  my friends at the farmers market and as we wandered around I purchased some beautiful vegetables. My favorite purchase was the heirloom tomatoes. Right now there are so many colorful heirloom tomatoes that I…