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CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP

This is one of my favorite soups and didn’t realize how long it had been since I’d made a pot until I was standing at the fridge door trying to decide what to do with all these mushrooms I’d bought.  I had all the ingredients at hand so I put this together in about 20 […]

By |February 27th, 2016|Recipes, Side Dishes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

ALL ABOUT CHIA SEEDS

There is so much talk these days about “Eating Clean”. The truth is…does anyone really know what eating clean really means? What I think is clean eating could be different by someone else’s definition.

I of course have an opinion on this… For me, eating clean means I’m going to try my best to make sure […]

By |January 16th, 2016|Health & Wellness, Kitchen Tips, Side Dishes|1 Comment

TO ROAST OR NOT TO ROAST…

I LOVE VEGETABLES!  People ask me a couple of questions all the time…1. How can you eat so many vegetables all day…even for breakfast? and 2. What’s you’re favorite way to prepare and eat them?

Well as you can see from the pictures above I oven roast them ALL THE TIME…and they are SO delicious!  You see, all vegetables contain some quantity […]

By |January 6th, 2016|Health & Wellness, Kitchen Tips, Side Dishes|3 Comments

TOMATO LENTIL SOUP

Well winter has finally arrived in these parts!  Something we of course expect but when you’re wearing a sweater one day and a parka the next…well let’s just say it makes one contemplate hibernation.  It was a “balmy” -15c. today and when one factors in the “wind chill” it “felt” like -27c.  Now, normally I wouldn’t […]

By |January 4th, 2016|Daily Life, Recipes, Side Dishes|1 Comment

OKRA FRITTERS

Okra is one of those under-estimated vegetables.  People often walk by then in the produce section of the grocery store, mainly because they don’t know what to do with them!

Often used in North East African and East Indian cooking.  I could put Okra into just about anything!  I figured if I could make corn fritters, […]

By |December 25th, 2015|Recipes, Side Dishes|0 Comments

RICED CAULIFLOWER

I live a pretty “low-carb” lifestyle.  I’ve recently added back good high fiber carbs in the form of certain fruits & vegetables.  I do love to make food that has a lot of flavor, sometimes with exotic sauces as in Asian or Indian cooking, when I do I really miss the rice.  That’s when I decided […]

By |December 23rd, 2015|Health & Wellness, Recipes, Side Dishes|0 Comments

LOBSTER GUACAMOLE

One of my all time favorite foods is the avocado.  For the longest time avocadoes received a bad wrap because of the fat content, until scientists proved that the fats in the sublime creamy avocado are really good for us!

The Avocado comes from the same family as cinnamon and camphor.  They are high in Dietary […]

By |December 22nd, 2015|Health & Wellness, Recipes, Side Dishes|0 Comments

IT’S ALL IN THE DRESSING

Salad Dressing is one of those wonderful caloric conundrums that can pack a flavorful punch to often bland vegetables, the conundrum comes when commercial dressings add high empty calories.

In my opinion the best value for your caloric buck is a nice simple vinaigrette dressing, it also happens to be my favorite!

A true vinaigrette consists of 1 […]

By |December 22nd, 2015|Kitchen Tips, Recipes, Side Dishes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

CHICKPEA & SQUASH CURRY

This is one of my all time favorite vegetarian recipes.  It’s great on it’s own or on a bed of basmati rice, rice noodles or I sometimes I’ll make “zoodles” out of zucchini.

Because I have a problem breaking down the carbs from beans, lentils and chickpeas, I will eat this in small amounts OR I’ll make […]

By |November 19th, 2015|Main Course, Recipes, Side Dishes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

ABOUT PLANTAINS

So many of us are willing to try new foods & flavors but we don’t necessarily know how to prepare something new.

The Plantain is one of those wonderful foods that I never saw in my house as a child, but as an adult was turned onto it when I first visited my husband’s family home […]

By |October 25th, 2015|Kitchen Tips, Recipes, Side Dishes|2 Comments