Balsamic Glazed Fresh Fig Bruschetta Antipasto

This twist on the basic Italian tomato Bruschetta makes a great use of the fig harvest that comes in all at once. Don’t get me wrong, fresh figs are delicious just the way they are, but there are always a few that get picked with slight imperfections and they are the ones that don’t get

Red Quinoa & Avocado Ensalada

This  vegan salad is a great source of protein and fiber is also healthy and delicious. It actually tastes even better the day after preparation and is easy to bring to any special occasion.    

Vegetarian Chili

All of the ingredients for this Chili are probably in your pantry at this moment. This recipe is not only quick, it is easy enough for a beginner. If you chop the veggies the day before, it only takes 30 minutes to prepare. A perfect dish for warming those winter blues right out of your…… Continue reading Vegetarian Chili

Balsamic Beets with Toasted Pepitas

  This year, I have organic beets growing in my garden. They are still far too small to pick, but the next best thing is buying organic beets at my local and favorite outdoor garden market.  The health benefits are numerous: Beetroot Nutrition Facts. In addition, you can still enjoy them in the summer without feeling

Maple sweet potato and baby kale salad

This delicious summer salad is packed with nutrition but yet doesn’t weigh you down in the hot weather. The creamy texture of the tahini dressing seems almost like you are eating a Caesar salad, only this is a vegan alternative. I browned the sweet potatoes in maple syrup prior to adding them to the kale.

Easy Organic Hummus in a ‘Bullet’ Blender

Jersey Fresh cucumbers and carrots are in! Time to enjoy the harvest!   I love the convenience of the ‘bullet ‘style blenders on the market. Just drop all of your ingredients in the cup, twist on the blade, and click in the base! Not only does it make great hummus, but nutritious fruit smoothies are

Organic Arugula, Candied Pecans, & Beets with Balsamic Dressing

Summer is here,  and it’s time to enjoy the outdoors, and therefore local Farmers Markets. I love to shop at Rutgers Gardens here in New Jersey. My favorite booths are the ones selling ‘Jersey Fresh’ produce, and I was pleasantly surprised to find Organic Arugula. The shelf life on fresh Arugula is maybe 1-2 days,

Plan ahead recipe for Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Easy to make Fork Smashed Avocado Guacamole

I think the Avocado season is in its peak about now. That works out perfectly for the upcoming Cinco de Mayo celebrations about to begin! It’s always best to pre-purchase your avocados when they aren’t ripe so you don’t have all of the bruising from the store shelf. They can be bought a few days