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…

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…

Jicama

  In the United States, this weekend is Memorial Weekend, a time to remember and salute our troops for their dedication to this country for our freedom. So many lost lives that we need to pay honor and dedication to, that have given us our freedom. But many people also celebrate this weekend for the…

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…

Portobello “Pizzas”

Who doesn’t love pizza? You cannot go into any city in the USA and not find at least 5 different pizza joints, and that’s just the small towns. Here, in New York City, they are everywhere! Why? well, if no one ate pizza, why would anyone in their right mind open a pizza place, right?…

Did Someone Say “Bacon”

Did someone say “Bacon” ?!?!?! Yum !! I love bacon, come on now, WHO doesn’t love bacon? There was a man on the hit show, “Shark Tank” who invented an alarm clock that woke you up to the smell of bacon; now that’s truly a passion for bacon!  But it’s not the best food you…

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,…

Roasted Root Vegetables With Almonds and Mint

  Sometimes eating vegetables is not an easy task for many people. Whenever they hear the word “vegetables” they turn their noses up in the air and make a gross face. But vegetables do not have to be gross or tasteless. It’s all in the preparation and variety. If you cook them properly, meaning they…