It’s Calamari Season!!!!

    It’s one of my favorite food times of the year-calamari season! I absolutely love this delicious seafood creature. Calamari is the Italian word for “squid” and is commonly used to describe a number of dishes that feature this sea animal. On its own, squid is typically a very healthful food. It is low in…

Ground Turkey with Butternut Squash and Penne Pasta

This is  butternut squash season, so please do enjoy! This tasty, sweet, colorful and healthy squash is in abundance this time of the year. Just walk into any grocery store or Farmers market and there is squash everywhere. How can one resist these beautiful and tasty veggies? Butternut squash is packed with so many nutrients…

Shrimp Crostino with Avocado Spread

Are you craving a satisfying treat that is  light in calories but full of summer flavor? I know I was. I also did not want to hang out over a hot stove for a long time. Too many things to do and to many places to go to! This lovely and colorful meal is ready…

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…

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…

New York Strip Steak with Rosemary Garlic Butter

New York strip steak is so effortless to prepare. It has such great taste that you only need a few ingredients to make it “melt in your mouth” delicious! There is much controversy about eating red meat, although as with everything else, in moderation, actually it  is good for you. A  3 ounce (85 grams…

My Own Happy Meal!

Today in New York City we are getting ready for a huge snow storm, about 2 feet. To me, having lived in different parts of the world and the USA, 2 feet is not the end of the world, just a typical winter storm. But, since we are told to stay indoors until possibly Wednesday,…

Shrimp Scampi with Asparagus over Linguine Pasta

It’s that time of the year when all we can think about are the holidays and holiday shopping. Running to stores for sales and bargains, checking the web every 5 minutes for great deals, but not leaving enough time for ourselves to prepare a healthy, nutritious and delicious meal. Well, for the amount of time…

Zucchini Soup

It’s that time of the year!  Zucchini is in abundance here, there and everywhere! No matter where you go, the market, the grocery or anyone’s garden, there is this beautiful vegetable, zucchini. You can prepare so many wonderful and versatile recipes with this beauty, from savory to sweet. But, tonight, I made savory. I made…

Whole Wheat Penne Pasta with Walnut Pesto

Today is another gorgeous, warm day in NYC, so to keep it light but still packed with delicious flavors I prepared a whole wheat penne rigatoni pasta with a walnut pesto. For a  different twist to the usual pesto made with pine nuts, I used walnuts. I love walnuts. Not only are they delicious but…

Bruschetta

Every time I make Bruschetta, it reminds me of Positano, Spring, fresh, blooming flowers, a warm breeze and a lazy afternoon. That’s what beautiful food does, it just takes me away to some beautiful, relaxing place. (In my mind, that is). These are such delicious complimentary flavors, extra virgin olive oil, aged Parmesan Cheese, fresh,…