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


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


The Best 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


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


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


Buffalo Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

Buffalo Chicken Salad Lettuce Wrap

I really love spicy chicken wings.  Actually I like anything spicy, especially spicy margaritas Those muddled jalapeño peppers in the bottom, that first tangy sip….sigh….but I digress.  Ok people the number one thing I try to teach people about eating healthy……drum roll please!  Being prepared!  The easiest way to do this is to overcook!  Yep leftovers!  If your already at the grill or throwing something in the oven and getting.. Read More


Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo (Grain-Free option)

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

My daughter loves Fettuccine Alfredo.  I mean what’s not to like?  Butter, cream and cheese…sigh.  It’s not the fat content that always got me but the noodles and heaviness of the dish.  I took a standard recipe and tweaked it a little to still taste rich and creamy, added some protein and veggies and tossed it with zucchini noodles instead of pasta.  I did serve it to my daughter over.. Read More


Cauliflower Crust Pizza

cauliflower pizza crust

Yes I know, cauliflower crust is not a new invention.  Maybe you were like me and kept thinking, hmmm that might work, but it’s too much work, or whats the point?  Well, I finally tried it and guess what?  It wasn’t that much work and yep it was worth it!  Is this like deep dish pizza from pizza hut?  Nope, it doesn’t really even taste like pizza dough but it creates.. Read More


Mediterranean Chicken

Mediterranean Chicken

I’ve been on a Mediterranean kick lately.  I am in love the flavors that encompass some of these countries such as Greece, Morocco and Spain.  There are actually 21 countries having a coastline on the Mediterranean, all with different flavor influences.  Some of my favorite tastes include garlic, mint, olive oil and olives, oregano, cumin, paprika, turmeric, saffron, anchovies, rosemary and thyme.  In particular I really love a spice blend called.. Read More


Tomato and Avocado Salad with Fresh Basil Dressing


I love beautiful summer tomatoes and what better way to eat them (besides plain with a little salt!) than in this beautiful simple salad.  The dressing is fabulous and would be good over meat or even on sandwiches! Tomato and Avocado Salad with Fresh Basil Dressing Print Recipe CourseSalad Servings Prep Time 1 person 10 min Servings Prep Time 1 person 10 min Tomato and Avocado Salad with Fresh Basil.. Read More