Book Reviews, Desserts, Food Styling & Photography, Fruit, Gluten-Free Recipes, Grilled Recipes, Guest Feature, Healthy Cooking, NYC, Salads, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetable Dishes, Vegetarian, Veggies

Food Styling for Dr. Neal Barnard on the Joy Behar: Say Anything TV Show!

Last week I had the fantastic opportunity to cook and do food styling for a special healthy food segment on the “Joy Behar: Say Anything!” TV Show featuring Dr. Neal D. Barnard, M.D., founder and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). Dr. Barnard sits down with guest host Marilu Henner to discuss how saturated fat makes you sluggish and which colored foods are good for your brain and improve memory. … Read More Food Styling for Dr. Neal Barnard on the Joy Behar: Say Anything TV Show!

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

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

Chef Interviews, Entrees, Guest Feature, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, One-Pot Dishes, Pasta, Savory Dishes, Slow Cooked/Stews, Soups, Spring Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegetable Dishes, Veggies, Winter Recipes

An Interview w/ Italian Chef Pia Vallone :: Spring Vegetable Soup Recipe

I love Italian food. I mean really loooove Italian food.. And who doesn’t? But especially authentic, homemade Italian – cooked with fresh ingredients and simple, healthy recipes that are downright divine. I recently took a cooking class at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City with Chef and Culinary Instructor Pia Vallone, who… Read More An Interview w/ Italian Chef Pia Vallone :: Spring Vegetable Soup Recipe

Appetizers, Baking, Book Reviews, Breakfast, Breakfast Food, Chicken, Cocktails, Desserts, Drinks and Cocktails, Entrees, One-Pot Dishes, Pork, Salads, Savory Dishes, Seafood, Seafood Recipes, Side Dishes, Slow Cooked/Stews, Soups, Spanish Food/Tapas, Special Occasion, Spreads/Dips, Spring Recipes, Things I Love, Uncategorized, Vegetable Dishes, Veggies

Recipes Worth Sharing: A Collection of Favorite Regional Recipes

I recently picked up a cookbook at a conference called Recipes Worth Sharing by Favorite Recipes Press. It’s a collection of the most prized, tried-and-true tested home cook recipes from some of the most popular regional community cookbooks and charitable organizations in America. I remember my Mom and Grandmother would occasionally cook from these spiral-bound… Read More Recipes Worth Sharing: A Collection of Favorite Regional Recipes

Baking, Breads, Cheese, Comfort Food, Fall Recipes, Family Recipes, Holiday Recipes, One-Pot Dishes, Potatoes, Rice/Risotto/Orzo, Savory Dishes, Side Dishes, Thanksgiving Recipes, Vegetable Dishes, Vegetarian, Veggies, Winter Recipes

A Few of My Favorite Thanksgiving Sides

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, and there’s no guessing why – it’s all about visiting friends and family, being thankful for the wonderful things in our lives and of course, it’s all about the food. Turkey and Dressing is the normal star of the table, but I love to experiment with the side dishes to mix… Read More A Few of My Favorite Thanksgiving Sides

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