• Red Lentil Soup

    Red Lentil Soup

    Hello, Spring? Where are you? I love winter, but definitely don’t love winters into April. I guess soup season is still in full swing, so warm up with this Red Lentil Soup. It’s a good way to end soup season; on a high note! The spices in this recipe will take over your kitchen, in a wonderful way, and they will warm you right up. Trust me! I used Turmeric, Coriander and Cumin Seed from Spice Islands, Chipotle Chili Pepper from McCormick, Fenugreek Seeds from Frontier Co-op, Bay leaves from Private Selection and Black Mustard Seeds from Amazon. I made this batch and my husband and I ate it fresh that evening, topped with crunchy…

  • Harissa Chicken and Carrot Salad with Yogurt Sauce

    I came home from work today without any dinner plans. I opened my fridge and had chicken thighs out that needed to be cooked. Here’s what I came up with: I was going for something easy, flavorful and light. I am a huge fan of chicken thighs and this marinade is perfect for them. The cast iron skillet gives them a nice flavorful crust too. Yum! The carrot salad is refreshing. The ACV, tarragon, garlic and the cayenne pepper make a great mix. Add the red onions and the carrots and you got yourself a nice crunchy bite. The garlicky yogurt sauce brings everything together very nicely.  The addition of…

  • Italian Sausage Stuffed Peppers

    Some of you expressed interest via private messages and comments for the recipe of these stuffed peppers. Thank you all for being so awesome and for helping me expand on this little hobby of mine. So about this recipe… It is fairly easy. It does take a little time but it is a perfect weekend kind of meal. Or, if you have the time during the week, by all means, treat yourself. It can also be easily prepped the night before and popped in the oven the next day. Whatever works for you.

  • Sesame Salmon with Zoodles

    Sesame Salmon with Zoodles

    OK so this recipe is the easiest recipe in the world. I purchased everything for it at Trader Joe’s. And when I say everything, I mean the three main ingredients it takes to make it to your plate. Get to it, and make this Sesame Salmon with Zoodles. I started with the salmon. I cut a larger filet in two. I seasoned it with salt and pepper then seared it in a little bit of olive oil, skin side up. Then, I cooked it for approximately 4 minutes then turned it skin side down and cooked for an additional 3 to 4 minutes. I removed it from the pan, sprinkled it with…

  • Avocado Grapefruit and Frisee Salad

    Avocado Grapefruit and Frisee Salad

    Take your salad game to the next level with this delicious mix of Avocado, Grapefruit and Frisee. Thinly sliced avocado, perfectly juicy grapefruit and beautifully crunchy Frisee, give this salad a great vibe. I topped it with my  Delicious Salad Dressing and toasted pine nuts. So good! I don’t know about you, but when I was a kid I used to eat grapefruit sprinkled with lots and lots of sugar. Eating a grapefruit was a commodity though. Any type of citrus or exotic fruit was a once yearly treat and usually received as a Christmas gift. Thank you, Communism. Today, my kids are lucky to have an abundance of various fruit to…

  • Oatmeal Power Bowl

    Who said that oatmeal had to be served sweet all the time?? Don’t get me wrong, I love my oatmeal with brown sugar, a side of fruit, honey or nut butter. But this version is so much better for a savory breakfast, healthy lunch or dinner option. I used Coach’s Oats for this recipe and followed the directions on the package to make the oatmeal. I substituted the water with organic Chicken Broth (I had some left over from another meal and I was happy to not waste it) and seasoned it with salt, pepper and Za’atar. Then I sautéed a half of a red pepper, garbanzo beans and added…

  • Caldo de Pollo - Chicken Soup

    Caldo de Pollo – Chicken Soup

    Looking for a flavorful, hearty and delicious bowl of soup? Then, this one is for you! I’m a sucker for Mexican spices. Any recipe with Cumin and Mexican Oregano in it is a winner in my book. Now mix these spices with a warm broth, chicken and noodles, and you’ve got yourself a delicious, comforting mix of YUM! Did I mention that this recipe shouldn’t take you more than 30 minutes to make? Oh, and if you go the shredded chicken route (read the TIP below), it should take less than 20 minutes. Will you join my Mexican spices obsession?? Start making this soup and let me know what you think.…

  • Healthy Steak Salad

    Making this salad was the highlight of my Sunday afternoon. It takes little time and you can prep some of the items way ahead of time. I cooked the beets earlier in the day and refrigerated them until I was ready to plate the salad. I also cooked the marinade and got that set in the fridge with the steak early on in the day. When it came to dinner time, my husband grilled the steak while I build the rest of the salad. It’s all about team work, folks. It makes things so much easier. Give this a try. You will love it. It’s clean. healthy and delicious!!

  • The Best Chili Recipe

    Back revisiting this favorite of mine. This time though, I made a vegetarian batch of The Best Chili Recipe. I nixed all the meat and the beer, and I added mushrooms to the mix. It was just as delicious. Of course I garnished my portion with avocado slices. Because I love my avocados on anything. Don’t you? Need the non vegetarian version of this recipe? Keep scrolling… I’ve been using this chili recipe for the past 10 years, at least. I’m pretty sure I mixed a few recipes from various sources to get to this lovely mix of spices. We love it at our house! This recipe makes a large…

  • Cauliflower Fritters

    These beauties came together with the help of a fridge clean out… The cauliflower needed to be used or tossed. So it got used! Do you ever buy something at the grocery store simply because it looks good and fresh?  Without any actual plans for it? I do it all the time. Luckily, most of the time, said item yields something quite delicious and it’s a pleasant surprise… There are also times when said item gets tossed and that’s a real shame. The guilt is real! These fritters are made exactly how I would make potato pancakes. I love potato pancakes. I also love cauliflower. This was a no-brainer. Cold-ish…