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,…

Spicy Shrimp

Why wait for takeout when you can have a healthy, organic, delicious and quick meal on the dinner table sooner than it would take you to call, order, and provide your credit card? This meal takes less than 5 minutes and is super easy to prepare. Just follow the recipe and you may adjust the…

Baked Clams With Chorizo

Are you missing summer with its’ warm weather, swimming in a pool or beautiful ocean waters, and enjoying great food on the barbecue? Well, this should help out, at least for the food. This is a delicious and light meal to make on the grill, but when it is 30 degrees outside, you will have…

Yvette’s Empanadas

Yvette’s Empanadas are a mix of Spanish and Italian recipe. I used empanada store bought round disc dough and used an Italian beef filling with a tomato sauce for dipping. This makes a great Hors d’oeuvre or a dinner. You can make these ahead of time and then freeze them, them heat them in the oven…

Grilled Flank Steak With Salsa Verde

If you are looking for a lean cut of beef, you need to try some flank steak. This is a very low fat, high flavor meat. You just need to provide some sort of marinade to make it very tender because of the lack of fat. A 3 ounce serving has a mere 160 calories…

Rosemary Garlic Dipping Oil

This is my second time I have baked bread, so I decided to make a delicious dipping oil to compliment the bread. Since I added fresh rosemary to the bread (recipe posted on blog under “Boule” bread) I thought a rosemary garlic oil would be great to dip pieces of the warm bread into. I…

Boule Bread

There is no better bread than homemade bread. The aroma, the warmth are so comforting. But it’s even better when shared with friends and family. I wanted to bake bread for a long time but didn’t want the fuss of kneading dough forever. This recipe is so easy, basically no kneading just mixing to incorporate…

Garlic Shrimp

Shrimp is such a versatile and quick to prepare seafood that it’s a great “to go to for dinner” when you don’t have a lot of time on your hands. This actually took 15 minutes from start to finish. For this shrimp meal I used lemon juice, orange juice, butter, white wine, olive oil, garlic…