Roasted Cauliflower with Romesco Sauce (DF, and GF)

I've been visiting Michigan for a few days and I must say, it is a fantastic place to see! I was impressed with the amazing variety of foods offered at the local eateries, and the mini-vacay was much needed. I have many new recipe ideas and a few traditional recipes that I modified to make… Continue reading Roasted Cauliflower with Romesco Sauce (DF, and GF)

Roasted Beets, Sweet Potatoes, Butternut Squash and Yukon Golds

Our weather has been a bit erratic here in the Northeast. We have more cold days than warm so far this spring, and it feels more like fall. I am still cooking cool weather foods until the warmer days settle in. I actually decided to defrost a whole turkey I had in the freezer and…… Continue reading Roasted Beets, Sweet Potatoes, Butternut Squash and Yukon Golds

Mom’s Vegetable Beef Soup

I can appreciate a really hot bowl of soup on a cool day. Mom made the best Vegetable Soup when we were growing up in our humble New Jersey home. She learned how to make it from my Grandmother in the 1950's. 'Babci' had a catering business and shared all of her vast kitchen knowledge… Continue reading Mom’s Vegetable Beef Soup

Beet Salad with Citrus Dressing

Usually we add Beets to our salad after they have been cooked or pickled. I have a recipe for Beet Salad that uses raw beets to retain more of their nutrients. If you like cole-slaw, this is the beet version using a citrus dressing. Just look at the powerhouse of nutrients in beets → 6 Health Benefits… Continue reading Beet Salad with Citrus Dressing

Escarole & Cannellini soup

Who would have guessed so many nutrients and their benefits could be packed into these simple beans? Magnesium is just one of the many minerals that is a necessary nutrient, and one serving has close to 30 % of your daily intake. Top 9 Health Benefits of Magnesium Helps Increase Energy. Calms Nerves & Anxiety.… Continue reading Escarole & Cannellini soup

Broccoli Rabe ‘Contorno’

I've traveled Italy from Venice to Sicily and everywhere in between, and I have taken notice of a few cultural differences that set us apart. The most prevalent is the enjoyment of their meals. The Italians don't prepare foods and keep them warm under lights. It is made and served fresh or looked upon as… Continue reading Broccoli Rabe ‘Contorno’

Stuffed Artichokes

In the summer, the appetite changes and some days a quick light salad is filling and nourishing enough to be a meal. Salads do tend to get boring after a while, so I find myself adding side dishes to make it interesting. One of the most delicious and nutritious veggies to add or make as a… Continue reading Stuffed Artichokes