{Succumbing into a baking temptation: a “Healthier” Chocolate Chip Cookie}

Summary and disclaimer: This is not a diet or magical cookie. I refuse to add apple sauce or any other diet product to this cookie recipe. But if you want to, please go ahead and post a comment! This recipe … Continue reading

{A no fuss, no carb lunch or dinner: A Greek Style Quinoa Salad}

  Summary: I love quinoa. It tastes like rice but it’s not a carb. It’s a great source of protein. Now I’ve written about all of its powerful benefits before so I won’t babble about it. I’ll just say this … Continue reading

{A Creamy Tomato-Basil and Stuffed Ravioli Soup}

Summary: Don’t you love ordering those creamy pasta dishes at italian restaurants? Well, I do…However most of them are more than 1000 calories each, packed with butter and heavy cream…and as a result they are very very heavy and caloric. … Continue reading

{An apology, an explanation, and a comforting Soup Recipe}

I would like to begin this post by apologizing for the lack of recent posts. I’ve had the “bad luck” of having two consecutive health related issues that led to my hospitalization this past week. Thanks to my healthy diet … Continue reading

{The smell of Autumn flavors: Pumpkin Pecan Pie Pancakes}

Summary:  Although pancakes are not the smartest/healthiest breakfast option….they are delicious, aromatic and decadent. Eating them once in a while won’t hurt anyone. I eat pancakes/waffles approximately once a month. That being said these are delightful! I was inspired once … Continue reading

{Experimenting with Eggplant: an Italian inspired vegetarian sandwich}

Summary: I had never successfully cooked eggplant before. I’ve always been drawn to this vegetable due to its lovely color, shiny cover and peculiar shape. Besides its appearance it also has a meaty attribute which makes it a perfect vegetarian/vegan … Continue reading

{In a Halloween set of mind: a Green & Orange Salad}

Avocado, Cucumber & Micro Tomato Salad Summary:  This recipe was inspired by Halloween colors. You get lovely oranges from the cherry tomatoes and shredded carrots plus different shades of green. The end result….a salad worthy of sharing with people you … Continue reading

{Pecan Mushroom Burgers & Salad-Packed Veggie Burger Pitas}

Recipe adapted from EatingWell.com Yield: 4 to 6 servings Summary:  Filled with toasted pecans, vinegar-splashed mushrooms, these burgers have an earthy, nutty character that pairs perfectly with any type of cheese. I served them on occasions with mozzarella di buffalo … Continue reading

{Easy 3 Ingredient Cluster Snack}

Summary: Have you ever read the labels from the snack/dessert/breakfast bars or 100-calorie bags? Even well recognized brands which claim to be “healthy” add at least 3-5 preservatives to the bars. I encourage you to look at the ingredients. I … Continue reading

{Wholesome Breakfast Muffins with Carrots, Oats, Cinnamon & Raisins}

Summary:  Break-fast. Yup. I am taking that word literally for this recipe….Just kidding…This carrot muffin recipe has been adapted and tweaked in order for these baked treats to be considered a healthy. Now I don’t know about you…but I am … Continue reading