Bacon Wrapped Medjool Dates Stuffed with Goat Cheese

 Looking for an impressive yet simple appetizer to serve to your family or guests? How about some sweet, healthy medjool dates stuffed with creamy goat cheese and wrapped in some salty bacon? Yes, I did say bacon!!! Who can resist that? These beauties are also a great treat to make if you do not feel…

Organic Chicken Spinach and Vegetable Soup

It has been a rough week here for me with my  sinus infection. The stuffy nose, horrible sinus headache, coughing, restless nights and puffy face. It’s exhausting. There really isn’t much I can do besides take antibiotics, Ibuprofen and get plenty of rest and liquids. Everything is easy to do except the rest part. But…

Navarin of Lamb with Root Vegetables

  Even though my blog is mainly based on quick recipes I sometimes like to shake things up and share a recipe that can be simmering on the stove for hours. Just the aroma alone will make any person in that home happy because it screams, comfort, amazing flavor and home cooked meal. This is…

Delicious & Cheesy French Onion Soup!!!!

  Soup is one of my favorite meals. Any type will do and depending on my mood; it can be either a hot or cold soup. Soup is always packed with fresh vegetables and so much flavor, how can I go wrong? Since  today was a warm, January day, although it rained,  I decided to…

Happy & Healthy New Year !!!!

  It’s the first day of 2016, a time for a new beginning for many, a time of new hope and new resolutions. Most people vow to make a new resolution and stick to it;  usually to lose weight, work out more often (or just start) and then by the third week, it’s all out…

Happy Halloween Apple Marshmallow Treats !!!!

Happy Halloween everyone! Time to take your little trick or treaters out for some yummy candy. Lots of candy, sugar, sticky and gooey treats that all kids, big and small love. But you can still make some fun and healthy treats for the big and small kids that are actually not so bad for you,…

Clams with Chorizo in a Saffron Sauce

Clams are one of my favorite seafood goodies to eat! They are packed with iron which is so important for red blood cells, especially for women, but the minerals in clams don’t stop with iron. Clams are also a good source of phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium. Clams have more protein than oysters…

Environmentally Friendly Food Truck in New York City

Today I am not writing about my recipes, but about an environmentally, friendly food truck I came across in the Upper West Side of New York City, Justine’s Food Truck! With all of the discussions, concerns and arguments about the earth, eco and environmental issues it is so great to actually see a food truck…

Rosemary Garlic Ribeye Steak

Steak! Who doesn’t love a nice, melt-in-your-mouth good piece of steak? Just the smell of steak being cooked, either on the grill or on the stove, makes me take in a nice long breath of enjoyment. We hear so often that steak is not good for us, but actually, just like anything else in moderation,…

Garlicky, Cauliflower Celery Soup

Well, it’s that time of the year again. The cooler weather, windy and rainy days and the” I want to go home and snuggle with either someone or something evenings.” With that type of attitude you need a good and healthy meal that will leave you feeling comfy and satisfied, but not bloated and miserable….

I’m Not Sharing My Apple Almond Pie- Pie

This evening I originally decided to follow a recipe from Facebook for apple crisps. Since I had plenty of granny smith apples that needed to be utilized, I figured this would be a nice snack to make. Well I have to say the recipe needed much adjustment, basically the time needed to make these apple…

Tuscan Kale, Cannellini Bean, Pork Soup with Orecchiette Pasta

Today was such a beautiful day to go to the farmers market in Union Square and see what fresh fruits, vegetables and breads they have. I was on a mission to purchase my ingredients that I needed to make this delicious, healthy and hearty soup.Since I had many of the ingredients fro this recipe,  I just…