Oatmeal, Banana, Cranberry Cookies

So, you are trying to eat healthier but all you can think about is a cookie. Who hasn’t?They are everywhere! On TV, in magazines, on billboards, grocery stores, bakeries and even your children’s books. (Hello Cookie Monster)Cookies, cookies, cookies!!!! It’s as if you were hypnotized to think about cookies all day! There is no escape….

Buddhist Monk Drink, Sparkling Matcha Tea

The other day I was shopping at Whole Foods Market and came across a “sampling” table of this delicious and healthy drink-Motto Sparkling Matcha Tea. Since I love to try new things I gave it a shot!  I found it surprisingly delicious with that refreshing sparkling water and more interesting than just plain tea. Now,…

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…

It’s “Frites” Week (French Fries)

  It’s “Frites” week. So what are frites?Well, they are  French fries in French, meaning, these delicious potatoes are fried. But I will show you how to make delicious  “Frites” style potatoes that are baked and seasoned just right that you won’t miss your fried potatoes. Really. Trying to cut back on calories and saturated…

Happy & Healthy Valentines Day!

It’s Valentine’s Day, a day for love, chocolates, diamonds, fancy, romantic meals, Hallmark cards and flowers. But Valentine’s Day is also a day to think about your heart health, because after all you want to have a healthy heart for a long life to enjoy with your loved one(s). To help keep your heart healthy…

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…

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…

Spicy Turkey & Bean Chili

Feeling a bit nippy out there? Need a delicious, tasty and filling meal to warm you up? I have just the right food for you! Try this hearty and quick to make turkey & bean soup. It is packed with protein, B vitamins, lycopene and all round deliciousness with a nice kick to it. This…

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….

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…

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…