Chicken Vegetable Winter Stew

  Today was our first snow storm in New York City. They have been predicting this storm all week and finally it’s here. By the time the storm is over we should have 20- 30 inches. Not my favorite weather. I’d rather be on a tropical beach, but,  another time. It is freezing, winds of…

Eggplant Stuffed with Lamb, Raisins and Fresh Herbs

I am a firm believer that food should look like a work of art once it is served. It should make your pupils get larger, your senses awaken and it not only should look fabulous, but look fabulous too. Let’s face it, who wants to eat food that looks horrible on a plate? This is…

Delicious & Cheesy French Onion Soup!!!!

  Soup is one of my favorite meals. Any type will do and depending on my mood; it can be either a hot or cold soup. Soup is always packed with fresh vegetables and so much flavor, how can I go wrong? Since  today was a warm, January day, although it rained,  I decided to…

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…

Spinach Soup with Turkey Meatballs

Yummy turkey meatballs, not in a traditional tomato sauce,  but in a chicken soup. How about that for a nice change? With the cooler weather and rainy days, soup is always a great comfort meal. But sometimes I just get bored and like to change things up a bit, why not? Turkey meat has a…

Summer Vegetables Baked with Three Cheeses

It is still summertime and there is an abundance of farm fresh zucchini and heirloom tomatoes. Here is a delicious and nutritious way to prepare them and create a gorgeous presentation. Placing these sweet and juicy vegetables in a baking dish with another sweet vegetable, the vidalia onion , some fresh, aromatic herbs and topping…

Orzo Pasta Salad

Oh no, it is Labor Day, the last summer holiday! I am going out kicking and screaming! I do not want summer to end, it’s a tragedy. I will miss all of the fun barbecues, picnics, swimming, sun bathing, the boat rides, so sad.  I am getting teary eyed just thinking about this. But at…

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…

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…

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?…