Roasted Beet, Fennel & Orange Salad with a Champagne Orange Vinaigrette

  Roasted beets are natures “candy” vegetable. Yes, I did say candy, but it’s not actual candy, just a sweet vegetable that your kids will love! Roasting beets, as with most vegetables brings out their natural sweetness. Makes them a lovely treat for everyone to enjoy. Beets are high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and…

Chicken Avocado Burgers

    Are you craving a juicy, meaty burger with all of the delicious toppings that will drip down the side of your mouth when you take a bite? I know I am. Mmmmm, burgers, who can resist them? But how about a healthier version that will still satisfy your craving but be gentle to…

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…

Martha Stewart Denver Omelet Cups

 Happy Easter everyone! And if you do not celebrate Easter, then, Happy Spring! Springtime is one of my favorite times of the year. The weather starts to turn warmer, the flowers start to bloom, more people are smiling and there is this amazing scent in the air-it’s the smell of beauty. Springtime and Easter are…

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…

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…

Mini Eggplant Pizzas

Who doesn’t love pizza? It is such a delicious, cheesy, gooey, comfort food that most will splurge on this  for their weekend night meal. We either order in, go out, make it ourselves or go to friends or families home and celebrate with pizza. Yum! But this delicious, cheesy and gooey food also comes with…

Lemony Garlic Spaghetti

Mmmmm pasta! Who doesn’t enjoy a nice bowl of some tasty pasta, especially spaghetti? Heck, even in Walt Disney’s cartoon,” Lady and the Tramp, ” the two cute dogs loved spaghetti, lol. It is such a comfort food, and great to share with friends, family and good wine. This pasta dish is so packed with…

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?…

Avocado Sandwich with Watercress

Simply delicious and simple to prepare. The creamy smooth taste of vitamin enriched avocado, the sweetness of the tomatoes, the peppery taste of the  watercress and the slight lemony taste of the feta cheese create a wonderful surprise for your taste buds. This recipe may be prepared and used as a main course or as…

Gazpacho Soup

  With the temperatures soaring and the humidity very high, no one wants to  turn up any type of heat in the kitchen. No worries, you don’t have to! You can still prepare a healthy meal, packed with vitamins, nutrients and anti-oxidants in no time and without any heat! Just prepare this delicious Gazpacho soup…