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…

Broccolette with Garlic

Broccolette. No that is not a misspelling, it’s an actual delicious vegetable that is a cross between broccoli and the Chinese kale called gai lan, also known as broccolini. Broccolette has a sweeter and milder taste than broccoli, so it may be easier to get someone to eat their greens. This pretty vegetable not only makes…

Korean Ramen Noodle Soup

Today, I decided to spend this sunny and warm day outdoors and enjoy a nice meal out! So as I was walking through the busy streets of New York City and heading into my favorite place, Central Park, I was thinking about where I should eat. Since the temperature was in the high 80’s I…

Fava Bean Crostini

It’s the summer, a time to entertain, eat, drink, swim, sunbathe, vacation and be very happy. And let’s face it, eating great food makes most people very happy! If you enjoy strolling through the farmers market like me, always looking for some interesting and delicious vegetables, then I am sure you have also come across…

Spicy Barbecue Chicken with Grilled Corn and Peaches

Nothing says more about summer than a good barbecue. Getting together with friends, families and neighbors, enjoying some adult beverages, maybe even enjoying a swimming pool and the barbecue, now that’s a great way to enjoy a hot summer night! But unfortunately, not everyone has a barbecue or a pool. So what’s a girl to…