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…

Avocado Salsa Verde

Avocado Salsa Verde

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…

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…

Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Cake with Lemony Glaze

I was so excited today when I went to Whole Foods and saw they had “Organic Blueberries” on sale for $3.99 a pint! Woo Hoo! Organic blueberries on sale! Yes! I love blueberries, actually any berry makes me happy. They are delicious, fun to eat and packed with antioxidants that help keep me healthy. Remember…

Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridien Hotel New York City

As much as I love to cook, I love to experience various restaurants in New York City and get some inspirations for new recipes. New York City has so many wonderful restaurants. You can eat out every day of the year and still not eat in every restaurant out there on this magnificent island of…

Cold Day Cannellini Bean & Vegetable Soup with Orzo Pasta

Baby it’s cold outside!  And it’s getting colder by the hour. This past New Years Eve was one of the coldest in record. Brrrrr. Tomorrow, snow, 1-3 inches. So how is one to stay warm? Well, how about with some delicious, hearty, packed with fiber, anti-oxidants, vitamins and great tasting “Cold Day Cannellini Bean &…

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…