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 […]

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 […]

Awesome Ed Carine’s Chicken Salad

Hello everyone, Oh, this weekend was amazing! We had our annual Parents Who Rock backyard fundraiser and the performers were so talented and generous with their time. We raised funds and awareness for KIND, Kids In Need of Defense. Check them out and feel free to contact me to donate if you were unable to […]

Indian Inspired Eggplant

There’s a mobile produce truck that stops at different places in my town. I finally made it to one of the stops last week and picked up some tomatoes and eggplant. They came in pretty handy when I needed to make a side dish for my sister’s Roshashanah dinner. Sadly not everyone likes nightshades but […]

Jackfruit “Tuna” Salad

Hello everyone, Well, I finally used the can of jackfruit I got at Trader Joe’s after I ate it at the Kripalu yoga retreat. It has a meaty texture, is healthy, and is canned which I love. I googled how to use it and saw that you can use it for mock tuna salad. I […]

How Does He Do It???

Hi everyone! I was so fortunate to catch Dr. Roosevelt Weaver, aka Dr. Speed, at the YMCA the other day. If you didn’t see my post on facebook, this handsome fellow is 81 years old and is still running AND training sprinters. He has an illustrious career working in Senegal, working with the Olympics, coaching […]

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 […]

Easy Curried Chicken Salad

I am STARVING! I am doing the Whole Life Challenge so I created this delicious recipe that I can shovel in my mouth when I am hungry. As always, it is all about the prep. Had I not made this ahead of time, I would be eating an entire loaf of challah right now.  Enjoy! […]

Chick Pea Salad with Mango and the Fancy Food Show!

Hi everyone! I had a GREAT day at the Fancy Food Show at the Javit’s Center today with my eating companion, Julie Rosenberg. We have indulged in the trade show for the last 15 years and I am happy to report that we have not lost our stamina-6 straight hours of walking and sampling delctable […]