Chicken Chili

A Healthier Spin on a Cold Weather Favorite.  It’s sweater weather here again on the East Coast. As New York readies itself for winter, the crockpot comes back out of hiding to be the work week star. There is nothing better than getting home from a long cold work day to your house filled with… Read More »


Butternut Squash is a type of winter squash that grows on a vine. It has a sweet, nutty taste similar to that of a pumpkin. It has tan-yellow skin and orange fleshy pulp with a compartment of seeds in the bottom. Like all members of the gourd family (which includes pumpkin, melon, and cucumber), butternut… Read More »


Original recipe adapted from – TAHINI BROWNIES | Gluten Free/Dairy Free/Paleo PREP TIME: 5 mins | COOK TIME: 15 mins | TOTAL TIME: 20 mins INGREDIENTS: ½ cup tahini 1 egg ½ cup coconut sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ cup almond flour ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon sea salt ½… Read More »

Salmon with Sautéed Vegetables

When it comes to mindful eating you want to get the most out of your meal. Yes it important to remember portion size, fat content, calories, carbs, sodium…..and on and on. Don’t forget the flavor. Food should taste really good and is meant to be enjoyed. That is why I love this dish and cook… Read More »

Watermelon Feta Salad

Photo Credit: Prime Restaurant Huntington, NY Nothing quite announces the arrival of summer like watermelon. Watermelon is one of those fruits most people can all agree on. It’s refreshing and delicious, and it’s the perfect addition to backyard bbq’s and celebrations. Not only is it delicious but healthy for you as well.  Packed With Antioxidants… Read More »

Zucchini Linguine and Marinara Sauce

Growing up in an Italian America family, Sunday dinner was sacred;  a never missed event. Typically consisting of 5 courses and lasting for about that many hours. Food was woven into the social structure of our interaction. When planning a get together, Sunday dinner, holiday or birthday the main focus was ALWAYS “what are we… Read More »

Roasted Shrimp with Herbed Feta Cheese and Chickpeas

It’s a pretty well know fact about me that when I grow up I want to be Ina Garten. The Barefoot Contessa is my spirit animal. Well Ina and a unicorn, they are both my spirit animals. With that said, this recipe was adapted from an Ina recipe. Every time I make her version of… Read More »

Mexican Hot Chocolate Overnight Oats

Sweet and spicy and so simple to make. Overnight oats are such a great go to meal because it does the work for you. They are a staple fridge find in my house. A quick grab and go meal with so many health benefits. Oats contain more protein and fat than most grains, which is… Read More »