Chicken Shawarma ( Mediterranean Chicken)

This beautiful Mediterranean chicken will leave a very happy dance feeling in your mouth from all of the wonderful flavors. It is also very aromatic and will leave your kitchen scented like a kitchen in Morocco.  It is actually a very light meal that will not weigh you down. Just leave you feeling very happy…

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…

Bacon Wrapped Medjool Dates Stuffed with Goat Cheese

 Looking for an impressive yet simple appetizer to serve to your family or guests? How about some sweet, healthy medjool dates stuffed with creamy goat cheese and wrapped in some salty bacon? Yes, I did say bacon!!! Who can resist that? These beauties are also a great treat to make if you do not feel…

Flounder Stuffed with Shrimp & Crabmeat served over Ramps

Wow, if you are a seafood lover like me than you will be very happy with this meal! This recipe has not one, but THREE different types of seafood all wrapped up into one pretty presentation. Who can resist a meal that is not only delicious but really healthy and not loaded in fat and…

It’s Calamari Season!!!!

    It’s one of my favorite food times of the year-calamari season! I absolutely love this delicious seafood creature. Calamari is the Italian word for “squid” and is commonly used to describe a number of dishes that feature this sea animal. On its own, squid is typically a very healthful food. It is low in…

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…

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…

Stuffed Pork Chop Served With Roasted Red Beets

When you think of stuffed pork chops you may think of high caloric, high fat food, but this is a nicely balanced meal that is actually not high in calories or fat. By stuffing the pork with all vegetables, and some white wine it adds some hidden vegetables into your meal. I also added a…

Mushroom Risotto

  Risotto, is an Italian rice that is very creamy and full of flavor. Arborio rice is its name. It’s an easy although time consuming dish to prepare but once you taste it you will agree it is worth the wait. Depending on the amount you make, usually 25-30 minutes of constant attention. You can…

Roasted Potato And Leek Soup

This recipe for Roasted Potato and Leek Soup is a healthier version since it does not use any heavy cream. There is really no need to  add heavy cream because this soup is already very creamy and delicious! The shaved Parmesan adds a nice hint of saltiness. I also left the skin on the potatoes…