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…

Chicken Vegetable Winter Stew

  Today was our first snow storm in New York City. They have been predicting this storm all week and finally it’s here. By the time the storm is over we should have 20- 30 inches. Not my favorite weather. I’d rather be on a tropical beach, but,  another time. It is freezing, winds of…

Roasted Root Vegetables With Almonds and Mint

  Sometimes eating vegetables is not an easy task for many people. Whenever they hear the word “vegetables” they turn their noses up in the air and make a gross face. But vegetables do not have to be gross or tasteless. It’s all in the preparation and variety. If you cook them properly, meaning they…

Cellentani with Squash, Chiles and Walnuts

Tired of this grey and gloomy, January  weather? Me too! So how about a cheery, orange meal to brighten your day! Most people like to incorporate”no meat” into their Monday meals as “Meatless Monday” but I want to to make this “Cheery and colorful Monday”. An added plus if you do not want to consume…