Ditalini Pasta with Veggies and Avocado-Tofu Sauce

In 2010 I was honored to be one of the finalists for a contest for Vegetarian Times. I made a dish I was super proud of and that is quick and easy to make. However, I am always looking for new recipes to try or modify my old dishes either to fit how my stomach is now due to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or just to … Continue reading Ditalini Pasta with Veggies and Avocado-Tofu Sauce

Warm Orzo with Avocado-Tofu Sauce- A Salad with a Story

This recipe is a dish I made when I was in pastry school in 2010. One of the chefs came in announcing a contest for Vegetarian Times. I believe I had 2 days to enter and excited I went home that afternoon and started brainstorming. Below is the dish I came up with, edited and organized by the fine folks at Vegetarian Times, that made … Continue reading Warm Orzo with Avocado-Tofu Sauce- A Salad with a Story

Spaghetti w/Avocado-Ricotta Sauce

Ingredients:12 ounces spaghetti or 1 box of orecchiette pasta1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus additional for drizzling1 clove garlic finely choppedZest and juice of 1 lemon3 avocados1/2 cup of Ricotta cheese1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese1/3 cup chopped basil1 cup of chicken broth Directions:In a pot, of boiling water add spaghetti and cook to 8 minutes or until al dente. Drain and set aside.Meanwhile, heat the … Continue reading Spaghetti w/Avocado-Ricotta Sauce

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Saturdays lately since this pandemic hit, i have not been working the weekends, but have been doing lengthy regular yoga sessions which really work up an appetite. My craving for something aside from eggs and since Kelloggs they discontinued the Gluten Free waffles, my only choice was to make pancakes. My favorite part of all this has been experimenting with different fruits and powders I … Continue reading Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Chicken Paillard with Cilantro Mint Sauce

Yet another recipe I have had to modify but there is no sacrificing flavor. This recipe was modified from Food And Wine magazine years ago. This dish is freshness and spices that make you go MMMMMMMMM!!! Ingredients For the Sauce For the sauce 1 cup lightly packed cilantro leaves1/4 cup lightly packed mint leaves1 tablespoon sugar OR 1 teaspoon of honey1/4 cup water3 tablespoons fresh … Continue reading Chicken Paillard with Cilantro Mint Sauce

Simple Summer Beef Lettuce Wraps

I got the inspiration for this beef wraps recipe from the Pioneer Woman. She adds a lot of yummy extras in there but I kept it simple and added what I usually have in the fridge. This recipe is quick, easy and perfect for the summer. Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 orange or red bell pepper, diced 3 pounds ground beef 1 teaspoon ground … Continue reading Simple Summer Beef Lettuce Wraps

DDP Yoga Positively Unstoppable Challenge 2019

I haven’t shared my journey for a number of reasons. However after reaching one of my goals I figured, let me make the time to share my journey and hopefully inspire others in the process. I have done DDP Yoga off and on since 2014. I stopped due to injuries from other things I’ve done and from over exerting myself and not listening to my … Continue reading DDP Yoga Positively Unstoppable Challenge 2019

Gluten-Free Crispy Chicken W/Creme Fraiche Dip

This recipe was inspired by a dish made by Katie Lee on the Food Network show ‘The Kitchen’ Her dish was Crispy Chicken Oven Wings with Miso Dip. As usual I revised the whole recipe to things I can have as well as what I had in my kitchen and came up with Gluten Free Crispy Chicken w/Creme Fraiche Dip!! Enjoy! Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray, … Continue reading Gluten-Free Crispy Chicken W/Creme Fraiche Dip

Orzo With Shrimp and Edamame

INGREDIENTS 1 to 2cans of chicken broth 1 box of orzo pasta Juice and zest of 1 lemon**1 1 package of frozen unshelled edamame 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley 1/4 teaspoon of freshly chopped cilantro 1 1/2 pounds of medium deveined shrimp 1 teaspoon of dried tarragon 1/2 teaspoon of coriander 1/2 teaspoon of celery seed powder pinch of salt 1/2 cup of Parmesan … Continue reading Orzo With Shrimp and Edamame