Healthy Italian Wedding Soup

Healthy Italian Wedding Soup

I love making traditional foods and I always look up the wikipedia definition for fun.  Wedding soup is simply a mistranslation of the Italian language phrase “married soup” which is a reference to the fact that vegetables and meat go well together.  Love that!  It’s like it’s own love story.  Leave it to me the Pisces to find romance in food Anyway, usually wedding soup is some type of meatball mixed.. Read More

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Chipotle Meatballs

Chipotle Meatballs

Cans of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce line my pantry at all times.  That smokey flavor adds zip to just about anything….eggs, meat, rice.  This recipe is easy and a crowd pleaser.  I like to serve with some mexican rice for a quick and easy dinner.  Frontera products made by Rick Bayless are my easy go to seasoning blends for tacos, slow cooked meats and chili.  So it’s no surprise.. Read More

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Meatloaf Muffins

Meatloaf Muffins

These got a thumbs up from the family.  I thought it was the most delicious meat loaf ever, especially for not having any breadcrumbs!  They were moist and flavorful.  Perfect for dinner or leftover for lunch.  Remember the key to healthy eating is having leftovers to grab when you need a snack or a healthy lunch.  These were delicious the next day!  Serve with some mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower.. Read More

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Thai Red Curry Soup

thai red curry soup

I like to make this Thai red curry soup after I have prepped meat at the beginning of the week.  I will either grill chicken or do a big pork roast or chicken in the crockpot to have one hand for the week.  Making extra when you cook is a good way to always have protein in the refrigerator that you can use for breakfast lunch or dinner!  Don’t be.. Read More

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Chimichurri sauce with cilantro

chimichurri

I love sauces.  To me sauce makes the meal, whether it be tomato sauce, or hot sauce or barbecue sauce or butter sauce…you get my point.  It complements the flavors of the food and makes most everything taste better….chocolate sauce :).  Chimichurri is a delicious green sauce used for grilled meat, originally from the Rio de la Plata, Argentina. It is usually made of finely-chopped parsley, minced garlic, olive oil,.. Read More

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Warm Sardine Pasta with Capers

warm sardine pasta

Sardines are scary to a lot of people!  I never really put them on my list of favorite foods until I tried this recipe!  I was looking in the cupboard for something to make for lunch and I had a can in there and was inspired to try them.  I googled sardine recipes (there were a lot!) and came across one in the New York Times by columnist Mark Bittman.. Read More

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Protein Powder: What’s the Scoop?

Protein powder

I can’t go to the gym with out seeing people carrying around protein drinks, all different colors and sizes.  Is there a Jamba Juice on every corner in NYC or is just me?  (by the way Jamba juice uses mostly soy products which can be ok in small doses but can pose problems if consumed in high amounts) their whey protein boost does not reveal the type or source in the ingredient.. Read More

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The Best Meatballs!

meatballs

Easiest go to meal that the whole family will love?  Meatballs!  I’m partial to asian style meatballs but my family loves basic beef meatballs with tomato sauce over pasta or zoodles!  I’ve tried many recipes and techniques over the years and here are a few facts I’ve learned: 1. Seasoning does matter, even if you are using sauce, the meatball needs to stand on it’s own. 1 tsp of salt.. Read More

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Slow Cooker Pork Tacos

pork tacos

My husband and I agree on a few things in life, one being Mexican food and good margaritas! We go into the city often sans kids and we have hit up a lot of Mexican restaurants throughout NYC.  And I don’t mean the standard chain places like Rosa Mexicana or Dos Caminos (although I have suffered through many a headache for the amazing pomegranate margaritas at Rosa!)  I mean the.. Read More

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Curried Egg or Chicken Salad

curried egg salad

I had a bunch of hard boiled eggs leftover the other day and I wasn’t in the mood to eat them so I peeled them all (worst job ever) intending to make some standard egg salad.  But I hate standard! So I though about what I could add to make it different and I decided to add some items I would normally add to a curried chicken salad!  Yes it.. Read More

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