Appetizers, Book Reviews, Desserts, Food and Drink Events, Food Reviews, Food Styling & Photography, Gluten-Free, NYC, Pies and Tarts, Product Reviews, Restaurant Reviews, Salads, Savory Dishes, Seafood, Seafood Recipes, Summer Recipes, Things I Love, Uncategorized

{Things I Love} :: Summer 2016

My {Things I Love} list is back for Summer 2016 with some fun and interesting objets de desir, places, people, books, recipes, photography, food and drinks that I’m currently crushing on – not necessarily ordered in terms of my favorite – but are all worthy of a huge shoutout for their awesomeness in my opinion…until next time, Bon Appetit!… Read More {Things I Love} :: Summer 2016

BBQ, Chicken, Dressings/Marinades, Fruit, Gluten-Free, Gluten-Free Recipes, Grilled Recipes, Healthy Cooking, Salads, Uncategorized

Elderberry Lime Chicken & Veggie Kabobs + Heirloom Tomato, Peach & Mozzarella Salad

I love grilling in the Summertime – and there’s nothing easier, tastier and healthier than Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Kabobs! I also love a delicious salad using the fruits and veggies of the season – try my Heirloom Tomato, Peach & Mozzarella Salad which is bursting with fresh flavors!… Read More Elderberry Lime Chicken & Veggie Kabobs + Heirloom Tomato, Peach & Mozzarella Salad

Family Recipes, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, One-Pot Dishes, Pasta, Potatoes, Salads, Side Dishes, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized

Treasured Recipes from the Past: Classic Summer Side Salads

Summer is my favorite time of year – family picnics, outdoor BBQs, trips to the park or lake, birthday and graduation parties and alfresco dining on the back patio. On a recent trip home to visit my family, I found a treasured recipe book of my Grandmother’s family recipes that I grew up with and… Read More Treasured Recipes from the Past: Classic Summer Side Salads

Dressings/Marinades, Healthy Cooking, Salads, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetable Dishes, Vegetarian, Veggies

A Perfect Summer Salad: Grapefruit, Avocado & Fennel w/ Asian Citrus Dressing

I found a delicious recipe for a Grapefruit, Avocado and Fennel Salad that I had to make – it’s a fresh combination of healthy grapefruit, avocados and fennel with a light, tangy Asian Citrus dressing made with fruit juice, honey, olive and sesame oil and a little bit of onion and mustard. The original recipe… Read More A Perfect Summer Salad: Grapefruit, Avocado & Fennel w/ Asian Citrus Dressing

Book Reviews, Gluten-Free Recipes, Healthy Cooking, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, Salads, Savory Dishes, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetable Dishes, Vegetarian, Veggies

Herbivoracious: Vibrant Vegetarian Recipes & A Cookbook Giveaway!

I recently had an opportunity to meet an amazing author/chef/blogger/photographer at a recent book launch party at Candle 79, Michael Natkin. If you haven’t checked out Michael’s award-winning vegetarian blog, Herbivoracious, then you absolutely must. His creative vegetarian dishes are colorful, fresh and vibrant, and he recently published his first cookbook named after his blog. I had… Read More Herbivoracious: Vibrant Vegetarian Recipes & A Cookbook Giveaway!

Diet, Entrees, Gluten-Free Recipes, Healthy Cooking, One-Pot Dishes, Salads, Savory Dishes, Seafood, Seafood Recipes, Special Occasion, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Veggies

Refreshingly Light Get-In-My-Bikini Crab Salad

OK folks – listen up. It’s that time of year again where Summer is coming, the sun is shining and we need to fit into that teeny bikini again… With Memorial Day approaching and sunny days on the boat, beach and lake ahead, I whipped up this recipe for a refreshingly light crab salad to get myself ready for the weekend. Chock full of fresh crab, lemon, veggies and tasty herbs and seasonings, you’ll love this healthy salad made with a low-fat dressing of grapeseed oil, white wine vinegar, lemon and a hint of low-fat/low-calorie mayonnaise. It’s full of flavor, vitamins, and protein, and so light it won’t touch your waistline.… Read More Refreshingly Light Get-In-My-Bikini Crab Salad

Comfort Food, Fruit, Healthy Cooking, Holiday Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes, Summer Recipes, Veggies

Fresh from the Farm Market: Herbed Potato Salad + Strawberry Watermelon Salad

Summertime always remind me of home – when the sun is shining, a warm breeze is in the air, locusts are humming and all the flowers, fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables are in full bloom. There’s a small local farmer’s market up in Webster, NY not far from where I grew up that I used to visit with my Mom as a kid. We would buy fresh apple cider and donuts, pumpkins for Halloween and fresh corn and melons for our summer picnics. This year I went home to visit for Fourth of July weekend, and my Mom and I visited once again to buy some fresh fruit and veggies for our holiday BBQ feast.… Read More Fresh from the Farm Market: Herbed Potato Salad + Strawberry Watermelon Salad

Healthy Cooking, Salads, Seafood, Special Occasion, Spring Recipes, Uncategorized

Salad Niçoise for a Spring Day

Spring is about unearthing fresh things. Lighter things. Brighter things. Turning a new leaf. Dusting off and starting new. There’s something so refreshing about a lovely, fresh, healthy salad on a Spring Day and what better time to make one of my favorites: Salad Nicoise.

Salad Nicoise is known as a compound salad made with eggs, potatoes, green beans, salad greens, fresh tuna and Nicoise olives arranged in a colorful display. … Read More Salad Niçoise for a Spring Day

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