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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Zest, Parsley, Thyme, and Pecorino

Lemon Herb Crusted Brussels Sprouts with Pecorino

When I was younger the thought of Brussels Sprouts let alone the smell made me feel sick. As I got older my palate changed and foods I disliked I suddenly grew fond of.  Whether you’re a fan of Brussels Sprouts or not, try these Lemon Herb Crusted Brussels Sprouts...

Rainbow Pizza with a sweet potato crust, bell peppers, corn,onions, butternut squash, eggplant, and broccoli

Rainbow Veggie Pizza

Have you heard that eating the colors of the rainbow is beneficial to your overall health? Well it is! Phytonutrients determine the color of fruits and vegetables. These phytonutrients are natural chemicals or compounds produced by plants. They keep plants healthy, protecting them from insects and the sun. Every...

Grilled Peaches with mozzarella balls, tomatoes , basil, and balsamic reduction

Grilled Peach Caprese Salad

It’s been quite sometime since my last post.  I’ve needed time to regroup and get my wits about me.

Salmon Buddha Bowl with Poblano Ranch Dressing

Salmon Buddha Bowl with Poblano Ranch dressing- kind of!

What actually is a Buddha bowl? We see this all the time but what makes it not Buddhu? A Buddha bowl is a vegetarian meal, served on a single bowl or high-rimmed plate, which consists of small portions of several foods, served cold. These may include whole grains such...

Melon & Proscuitto Salad with cucumber, tomatoes, mozzarella, and arugula

Melon & Prosciutto Salad

Sometimes the simplest foods make the best meals. Wholesome and satisfying.  Why we feel we need to look for something over the top creative to give us a thrill is beyond me.  Yet I’m guilty of it as well, which would explain the 100s of cookbooks I have lining...

Grilled Eggplant Bruschetta with Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes & Beets, goat cheese & balsamic reduction

Grilled Eggplant Bruschetta

Who doesn’t love a little treat before the main course? If you’re like me though filling up on an appetizer whose main ingredient is bread isn’t what I need.  This Grilled Eggplant Bruschetta hits the spot and even leaves room for the main course. 

Grilled Peach Salad with Burrata Cheese, Strawberries with a Balsamic Drizzle

Grilled Peach Salad

Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best.  With fresh peaches from the farmers market I whipped up this super easy and tasty Grilled Peach Salad that I know you’re going to love! Let me tell you about it! 

Caprese Kebobs with Basil Pesto

Caprese Kebobs with Basil Pesto

Summertime food in my opinion should be quick and easy to prepare.  After all who wants to slave in the kitchen, even with the a/c on or for any length of time, or at the grill in 90+ degree weather? That’s one of the reasons I love these Caprese...

Arugula, Fresh Fruit, Buratta, and Grilled Chicken Salad

Tips for Creating A Unique Salad, Plus a Recipe!

I love salads during the hot summer months don’t you?  You can literally throw whatever you have in the refrigerator or pantry together to create new ones.  Read below as I share Tips for Creating A Unique Salad as well as my Arugula, Fresh Fruit, Buratta and Grilled Chicken Salad. 

Watermelon Salad with Arugula, Pine Nuts, Peccorino Cheese, Kalamata Olives, & Balsamic Reduction

Watermelon Salad

Looking for a quick salad to serve on a hot summers day?  Look no further! This Watermelon Salad with Arugula. pine nuts, Kalamata Olives, Pecorino cheese, and a Balsamic reduction is so refreshing to eat and quick to prepare.