Caramelized Apples With Mascarpone

Hello everyone! This is as simple as simple can get. Just get a good peeler and you’re on your way.One might even call this dessert “healthy”. Caramelized Apples with Mascarpone: 6 cups apples, peeled and sliced thinly 4 Tbs butter 3 Tbs coconut sugar 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese …

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Potato Leek Soup-Fancy Yet Simple

Hello everyone! Whether you are planning a fancy dinner party or are making burgers for your kids, this soup can be a great addition to your meal. I love making this when leeks and potatoes show up in my CSA box. It kind of makes me feel like Julia Childs. You can serve this soup …

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Turkish Meatloaf

Hello everyone! I do wish that I could tell you that I created this crazy good meatloaf recipe but I can’t. My sister Maria passed it along from the NY Times and let me tell you, it is fantastic!I used dried herbs and it was still delicious but make sure that you use smaller amounts …

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Coffee Buzz

Hi everyone! There is so much conflicting information out there when it comes to the health benefits of different items we consume and it can be very frustrating as well as a deterrent to cooking. Why should we bother to invest our time and energy to learn to cook and make homemade meals if even …

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Gluten Free Carob Brownies

Hi everyone! These brownies should really be called “community brownies with a touch of deception”. Let me explain the community part: I received an email from the director of our Montclair YMCA, Kimberley Griffiths which contained a bunch of recipes that the Y’s nutritionist recommended. When I read about brownies that incorporated black beans, I …

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Sex, Meatloaf and Rock n’Roll

Hi everyone! I recently met a really cool cookbook author, Gio Bellino, who is a woman after my own heart! She creates frozen seasoning mixtures to add to food for quick and healthy additions to her dishes. She now teaches people how to make them so that they can still make a homemade meal but …

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Peruvian Quinoa Salad with Mote

There is an incredible Peruvian restaurant in Montclair, NJ called Costanera. I often have their delicious large corn called mote that they prepare with many dishes. I was inspired by them to make a healthy salad with the mote that you can buy dried or canned. Canned is obviously easier but if you cannot find …

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A Trauma Surgeon’s Guide to Safe Cooking

Hi everyone! I recently came across the book The Power of Peak State  at the National Publicity Summit  in NY by a trauma surgeon by the name of Akram Alashari, MD. He discusses the concept of obstacles keeping you from your peak performance and I asked him about this is regards to cooking. He had …

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