Couscous with Chicken and Raisins

Hello everyone, Yes, it’s another chicken dish. Chicken is astoundingly versatile and this one is a keeper. Ras el hanout spice mixture may sound terrifyingly exotic and obscure but it’s just a spice mix, much lke ranch dressing mix is a spice mix. You can get it in many Middle Eastern stores or order it […]

Moroccan Chicken with Vegetables

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Now that we have 2021 ahead of us, I suggest trying new hobbies that bring us joy or at least make our lives easier. I plan on branching out a bit in the kitchen. I will be putting together some virtual cooking classes so stay tuned! My repertoire will be expanding as […]

Romesco Chicken

I miss Spain. Making this dish reminds me of being there. I think it’s the peppers and the paprika. Sigh…. Romesco Chicken: Marinating the Chicken: 3 large chicken breasts, sliced into 1/2 inch by 2 inch pieces 6 large cloves garlic, minced 3 Tbs olive oil 2 tsp smoked paprika 1/4 tsp salt In a […]

Indian Methi Rice

Hello everyone! I am making a family dinner tonight since my husband is coming home on the earlier side. This quick rice dish is a keeper and 75% of the kids love it and 100% of the husband. If you live near me, there are Indian shops in Bloomfield on Broughton Ave., in Edison, NJ […]

Sweet Indian Eggplant and How to Have a Dinner Conversation

Hello all! Before we get to the eggplant, let’s discuss dinner conversations. With all the #$%^&@ up %^$&going on in the world, our country, and even my town with racism and slander abounding, the only silver lining I can see is that we can use it for fodder for dinner chats with each other. Only […]

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 […]

Dr. Margaret Paul and Rhubarb Oat Springtime Divinity

Hello all! It is Spring which means not only that rhubarb is here, but that there is new life and new possibilities. After you read my tasty recipe, you may want to read about how Dr. Margaret Paul was able to transform her life and remain healthy after a sickly youth. Maybe we can al […]

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. […]

Quinoa with Cinnamon, Fennel and Prunes and Food, Technology and Labeling

Happy new year, everyone! I will cut to the chase: 2018 sucked in many ways for me and for many others. I don’t like to be negative but I’m just putting it out there because as Socrates says, “An unexamined life is not worth living”. We need to deal with the crap that is presented […]