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…

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…

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…

Clams, Shrimp, Spinach and Tomatoes with Linguine

The temperature suddenly went from 55 degrees to a humid 90 degrees in NYC and no one feels like turning up the heat in their kitchen. You have to eat, yet everything sounds very heavy and too hot to prepare. But….seafood!  Seafood is so quick and easy to prepare and is packed not only with…

Roasted Red Pepper Pesto with Penne Pasta

Oh my gosh, this is the absolute flavor of flavors when it comes to red peppers! Roasted red peppers provide this insane flavor of smokey and sweet that is totally irresistible. If you have the time you can roast your own peppers or you can just purchase good quality jarred roasted red peppers, usually found…

Strawberry Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

You may not always have much time to prepare something healthy, but if you have 5 minutes, you can have a healthy meal or snack. It’s that fast! I love making smoothies because you can add just about anything into them and take it on the go. Today, I made mine with fresh strawberries, banana…

No Time in the Morning?

No time to prepare a healthy meal in the morning? Now, now, don’t be so pessimistic. You can make this healthy, and tasty smoothie in less than 10 minutes and take it on the go! You can even prepare this the night before if you are really pressed for time in the morning, as most…

Poached Eggs

Eggs. So versatile, healthy, packed with protein and vitamins and tasty- now who can beat those facts? You can prepare them in so many ways, that you will never get bored. Now, most people will prepare scrambled eggs because they are so easy to prepare. For the more daring you can make sunny side up,…