Cheesy Rigatoni with Ground Beef in a Fresh & Healthy Tomato Sauce

    Got 12 minutes? Of course you do! That is the total time this delicious and CHEESY meal will take from start to sitting at the table to enjoy. It is packed with great flavors and also nutritious ingredients that will leave you fulfilled but not overstuffed. I added in the ground beef  for…

Shrimp, Cockles & Chorizo with Spaghetti

Whenever the weather is warm and sunny  I seem to always gravitate to some type of a seafood meal. It’s light, tasty and quick to prepare. So there is not much time spent over a hot stove, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful weather outdoors. Better yet, if you have an outdoor eating area, why…

Pasta Primavera with Shrimp, Asparagus, Kale & Peas

  It is Spring and there are so many wonderful new fruits and vegetables that are so good for you to be eaten and so little time. But visiting your local farmers market can make eating healthy an easy choice. Your eyes will feast on the beautiful array of colorful food just waiting to be…

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…

Mediterranean Vegetable Pasta Salad

It seams like most of us are looking for healthier eating options. We have days where we try to avoid meat, calling it “Meatless Mondays”, we cut back on our red meat consumption and try to substitute it with something else. But sometimes those options are not tasty, they leave us feeling hungry and are…

Spaghetti with Ground Turkey & Vegetables

Are you tired of wracking your brain every night for dinner ideas? Well, let me help you. This meal is so quick, healthy and great tasting that you will be very pleased with yourself. And in less than 30 minutes from start to finish, now how about that? Pasta is usually a good crowd-pleaser, it’s…

It’s Okay to Cheat Once in Awhile

  I have been eating very healthy, good for you food but today  I had this urge for some melted, cheesy sauce food. I didn’t want to go overboard with the cheese, just enough to have some type of a creamy sauce. But I still wanted to keep it somewhat healthy. So today I went…

Lemon Tagliatelle with Garlic Shrimp

With all of this talk and actual stormy weather I felt like taking myself to a warm place and imaged eating a very light and summery meal. Nothing heavy or hearty, just light, fragrant, colors of the summer and easy to prepare. Ciao, lemon tagliatelle pasta with garlic shrimp! If you ever had the pleasure to…

Tuscan Kale, Turkey &Ditalini Pasta Soup

Soup is such a versatile food that can be served anytime of the year and can be prepared with so many endless ingredients. What I love about soups are the vegetables!  Even though I love meat, I love vegetables too. All you have to do is go to your local farmers market or grocery and…

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…

Penne with Kabocha Squash with Goat Cheese

Farmers Market Kabocha Penne with Kabocha Squash with Goat Cheese If you are looking for a healthy, colorful, pleasing not only to the eyes but your health recipe, well this one is sure to please! I love going to the Union Square Farmers Market in New York City. There is always something new that I…

Spaghetti Cacio E Pepe

In honor of His Holiness Pope Francis, I wanted to prepare a popular Roman meal, Cacio E Pepe. This week Pope Francis made a visit to New York City where he addressed  The United Nations, visited Our Lady Queen of Angels  school in Harlem, presided over Mass in Saint Patrick Cathedral, Madison Square Garden and…