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 […]

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 […]

Easy Shrimp Stew

Hi everyone! I’ve been providing cooking lessons for the last 6 months with someone in the City who has not had an opportunity to cook his whole life. Why? Because he was wrongly incarcerated for 30 years. Yes, you heard me, 30 years. Thanks to the Innocence Project,  he now has an opportunity to live […]

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 […]

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 […]

Red Cabbage Thai Slaw

Hi everyone! Few salads are as simple and as pretty as this one. It always impresses and is pretty foolproof if you follow the instructions and taste it. If it’s too salty or sour, add a bit more sugar. If it’s too sweet, add a bit more fish sauce.Trust your taste buds and take it […]

Roasted and Vinegar Glazed Carrots

Who knew carrots could be so beautiful, so healthy, so easy and so delicious? Here’s a recipe that even children might like! Roasted and Glazed Carrots: 5 medium sized carrots, washed and peeled if not organic Olive oil Flavor infused Balsamic Vinegar or just balsamic vinegar (I like Chocolate vinegar from Olive That and More […]

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette and How to Get Healthier in the New Year

Hi everyone! As the new year approaches, I want to get all salad-ed out. Salad is healthy but not a go-to meal for me because I don’t really love vegetables, as you may know. So, what is a health minded woman to do? If I look deep inside my culinary soul, I know that I […]

Quick Cole Slaw For a Crowd and My WASTEFUL Husband!

Hi everyone. I was going to a potluck dinner the other night and planned to make my easy edamame dip http://takebackthekitchen.blogspot.com/2008/01/little-planning-goes-long-tasty-way.html. I boiled the beans but they smelled sour. I tried them and they were indeed sour, but how?? They were frozen. It turns out that my husband was using them to ice his back, […]