Bacon, Spinach and Tomato Pasta

I love a good BLT sandwich. The delicious saltiness of the bacon paired with the freshness of a crunchy few pieces of lettuce and juiciness of a tomato stuffed in between two slices of bread. MMM! Sooo, with that in mind, I decided to make a pasta with some of the same ingredients. For thisContinue reading “Bacon, Spinach and Tomato Pasta”

Mango Honey Tarragon Shrimp over Rice

In wanting to eat a bit healthier, I am trying to turn to fish. It definitely has made my wallet a LOT lighter, but I needed to try a different protein other than chicken. Also, I want to experiment on what dish and spices to use when cooking fish. In this case, I purchased 2lbsContinue reading “Mango Honey Tarragon Shrimp over Rice”

Brussel Sprouts and Mushrooms Gratin

Writers experience writers block sometimes and they do whatever they can do help unblock their creative blip. They go for a walk, sleep on it, write anything or go to a bookstore for inspiration. For anyone who loves to cook, however, what can you do for inspiration to create a new dish? There are manyContinue reading “Brussel Sprouts and Mushrooms Gratin”

Salmon w/Capers Cooked in Prosecco Wine

The original recipe which made me go OH…MY…GOD, like Janice from the TV show FRIENDS came from a recipe I saw from the amazing Lidia Bastianich. I tweaked this recipe a little bit of course but still YUM!!! First of all, I had never used Prosecco or even tasted this liquid heaven, but MAN ALIVEContinue reading “Salmon w/Capers Cooked in Prosecco Wine”

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 stomachContinue 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 andContinue 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 minutesContinue 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 allContinue 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 tablespoonContinue 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 redContinue 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 doneContinue 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 FreeContinue reading “Gluten-Free Crispy Chicken W/Creme Fraiche Dip”