“Belly Fat” Not So Cute on Adults.

Very interesting informtion posted by Tony that I wanted to share. via What About Belly Fat – Central Obesity?        February is “Heart Month” a good reminder to get your health checkup or check-in.   Heart disease, and the conditions that lead to it can happen at any age. High rates of high blood pressure and…

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…

Apple Yogurt Walnut Cake

So, if you follow my blog (and thank you) you will notice that I love to bake and cook with fruit. It just adds such delicious flavor and texture to your food. Since I had so many apples I wanted to bake some goodies to have on hand for company. And who doesn’t love a…

Vanilla Glazed, Crumb Top Apple Muffins

Apples, cinnamon, buttery crumb topping, vanilla glaze, yum, yum and yum! And what a perfectly baked, fresh out of the oven morning treat this was on such a wintry day. After the weather has maintained its’ record low of freezing weather, today was our first winter blizzard here in New York City and most of…

French Apple Tart

It’s that time of the year for fresh, crisp, sweet, tart and juicy apples. It’s Fall or Autumn season, depending on your word preference, the coziest time of the year. It is apple picking time and pumpkin picking time. A time to celebrate and enjoy the weekends with our loved ones in nature. Apple picking…

Southeast Asian Longan Fruit

Longan Fruit. How beautiful, dainty, exotic and sweet is this South Eastern Asian fruit? It is a hidden gem that I found in Chinatown section of New York City; sold on every street corner by the food vendors. At first glance I thought this small round brown fruit was lychee, but to my surprise it…

Roasted Beet, Fennel & Orange Salad with a Champagne Orange Vinaigrette

  Roasted beets are natures “candy” vegetable. Yes, I did say candy, but it’s not actual candy, just a sweet vegetable that your kids will love! Roasting beets, as with most vegetables brings out their natural sweetness. Makes them a lovely treat for everyone to enjoy. Beets are high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and…

Rustic Raspberry Tart

  It’s National Raspberry Tart Day! What a lovely and delicious holiday! And baking this fruity tart scents your home with the most enticing and aromatic scent ever—-red raspberries. Red raspberries are my favorite fruit. I remember as a child going to pick raspberries with my grandmother-such a beautiful memory. That is partly the reason…

Happy, Safe & Healthy 4th of July!!!!

Hello everyone, and Happy July 4th! Today is a celebration of our Independence here in the United States from England, celebrated in 1776.  But to get that independence we should honor and not forget the people that fought for this liberty and who even lost their lives. They were very courageous people. Today, we still…

Moist Strawberry & Cream Scones!

You are either a scone lover or hater. But I trust you will love this scone because it is very moist, almost like a cake, unlike your typical scone. Just a pinch of sweetness but packed with the fresh strawberry taste we all  crave in the summer. All you need is a good cup of…

Fruity Yogurt Popsicles, Yum!!!

Who does not love a creamy Popsicle on a hot summers’ day? It is creamy, refreshing and healthy too. Shhh, we don’t have to tell anyone they are healthy. Heck, you can eat this as a meal on the go! These Popsicle’s have no added sugar, no food coloring, no syrup-just all organic  yogurt and…

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…