Rosemary Coconut Quinoa with Tofu

Hello all! I forgot to plant herbs this year so I was extra excited when my friend Tim once again gave me his overload of garden delights. I’m talking chives, rosemary, basil, thyme, sage and even some tomatoes! I brought a large stash with me on vacation and incorporated some of them into a dish […]

Bingeing On Healthy Food

Some of us, sometimes, binge. I know I do. I recently met a cookbook author who was hell bent on sharing the info that if we just make a slight mental shift, we can binge but not necessarily set ourselves into a tailspin of eating garbage for the rest of the day, night, week or […]

Beet Tahini Dip

Hi everyone! Have you ever had the desire to throw everything out that tempts you in your kitchen? I have. Because I have others living with me, however, I can’t really do that. What I choose to do that is sometimes helpful, is to always have healthy snacks in my fridge to indulge in instead. […]

Sweet and Spicy Baked Chicken Wings

Hello everyone, I know I am often viewed as the mother earth in the kitchen with my kids, teaching them to cook and bake on their own as I watch them with joy in my heart and a smile on my face as they learn to be independent in the kitchen. Don’t be fooled. I […]

Mimi’s Banana Bread

Hi everyone! I just got back from Rhode Island where I got to have my yearly visit with my friend Deb from graduate school. She travels across the state to see me and it’s always a treat to catch up on the year. It’s even more of a treat to pick up right from where […]

Cottage Cheese Spinach Pie

Hi everyone! Yes, another spinach pie recipe that is only a few ingredients. I know you can do this so start squeezing that bag of spinach. You can do the onions and the spinach in stages. Enjoy :-). Cottage Cheese Spinach Pie: 2 Tbs butter, divided 1 lb frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry […]

Healthy Date Nut Scones

Hi everyone! Below is a great recipe for those of you who want a carb-y yet healthy snack. I make a big batch of these, cool them and then freeze them. I then take one or two, put them in the toaster oven and spread some butter on them. Yes, it is indeed delicious. Don’t […]

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 […]

Butter Bean Dip

Hi everyone! Here’s another simple dip that will not only make you feel like a pro in the kitchen but will keep you healthy and trim with all the vegetables you will use as vehicles to get it in your mouth! Feel free to switch up the beans although you may need to add less […]

Mediterranean Blood Orange Salad with Almonds

Hi everyone! I can assure you that any cooking personality type can prepare this flavorful dish I whipped up the other day. Blood oranges are pretty darn gorgeous. If you don’t have these lovely items, feel free to use every day oranges. Enjoy! Mediterranean Blood Orange Salad with Almonds: 6 blood oranges 1/8 tsp cumin […]