Sometimes in life you get blocked. No inspiration, no motivation, no passion for a lot of things you use to have passion for. Sometimes you may just need a day or two to unwind, time for yourself or an overdue vacation. While a vacation has not been in the cards for years for me andContinue reading “SUMMER PASTA”

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”

Farfalle w/Vegetables and Mozzarella

This is a recipe I created before I stopped eating regular pasta and switched to gluten-free. However, if you can find gluten-free pasta on Amazon or in your local health food store. Should you be unable to find farfalle. No worries!! You can substitute gluten free penne, ziti or even macaroni for this dish. ThisContinue reading “Farfalle w/Vegetables and Mozzarella”

Apple Cider Sauteed Brussel Sprouts

Recently I have become quite fond of the UK daytime show, “This Morning”. It has some serious subjects along with light hearted segments, fashion, medical and my favorite…food segments. The food segments have gotten me inspired to save a bit of $$$ and get in that kitchen. Now this recipe doesn’t stay true to ChefContinue reading “Apple Cider Sauteed Brussel Sprouts”

Gluten-Free Chicken Parmesan

After a bit of hiatus, I was back in the kitchen, doing what I love to do. Cooking a new dish. This time, I wanted to make a new dish for my mother’s birthday and in the supermarket I decided to google ‘chicken dishes’. Enter Tyler Florence’s Chicken Parmesan! I scanned the recipe and bam!Continue reading “Gluten-Free Chicken Parmesan”

MEAT, BEANS & VEGETABLE SOUP. Continuing my food journey with renewed energy.

    Today I was once again watching my absolute favorite movie, Julie and Julia.  Mind you, I have seen this movie a few times before.  This time around however, the similarities between myself and both Julie Powell and Julia Child seem to scream at me. Diving back into this blog, I also have beenContinue reading “MEAT, BEANS & VEGETABLE SOUP. Continuing my food journey with renewed energy.”

Quick and Healthy Avocado Stuffed Mushrooms

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE avocados. Avocados are packed with vitamins and are a good source of healthy fats. They also keep you fuller longer thanks to the fact that they fiber. They are soo creamy and can be paired with a variety of different dishes. Want a sandwich? Instead of Mayo try smearing theContinue reading “Quick and Healthy Avocado Stuffed Mushrooms”

Shrimp & Broccoli w/Orange Riesling Sauce

My mother saw this recipe title Jalapeno Orange Shrimp w/Broccoli and Brown Rice that came from the Daily News in USA Weekend in April 2013. She urged me to take a shot at it and see how it would come out when I put my own twist to it and boy did I hear aContinue reading “Shrimp & Broccoli w/Orange Riesling Sauce”