Apple, Parsnip and Acorn Squash Soup and OpenSky Promotion

There’s nothing like a warm soup on a cool winter evening.  This unique soup pairs acorn squash, parsnips and apples together along with Stonyfield yogurt.  The combination of fruits and sweet winter vegetables makes this soup a perfect way to end your day. Ingredients 2 medium acorn squash, sliced lengthwise in half 3 cups vegetable … Continued

Cauliflower Soup with Gluten Free Croutons and Golden Raisins

Last night, instead of heating up my Turkey Day leftovers…I decided to whip up a tasty cauliflower soup with crunchy gluten-free croutons.  The vegetable stand on my corner had the most beautiful heads of cauliflower this morning on my way to work and I simply couldn’t resist… Ingredients 3 Tbsp.olive oil 1 onion, sliced 3 … Continued

Orange-Infused Eggplant with Basil and Greek Yogurt

I’ve always been a huge fan of eggplant…it reminds me of my Pop Pop, my father’s father, who made the most amazing eggplant parm I have ever tasted.  Giving his recipe a bit of a twist minus the gluten and dairy, I decided to whip up this tasty eggplant dish last night after purchasing four … Continued

Cranberry Butternut Squash Soup

O, the excitement of my new kitchen continues…I’ve been busy whipping up hearty harvest recipes this week and last night I created a savory butternut squash soup with an extra kick of fresh cranberries from the local market. This tasty winter squash is quite similar to a pumpkin, yet it has more of a nutty, … Continued

Stonyfield Oikos Recipe: Orange Zest Chicken Gyros

I have been eager to share with all of you my fabulously delicious Oikos Greek yogurt recipe for the Stonyfield Oikos contest. I created this yummy recipe last week.  As all of you know, I am a huge fan of Oikos Greek yogurt and always have at least one container in my fridge at all … Continued

Harvest Pumpkin Tofu Frittata

I was bit by the frittata bug last week and made this for a quick and easy breakfast dish, which then turned into a few meals throughout the week.  Aside from this tasty breakfast, I created an afternoon frittata lunch over arugula, pistacios and fresh figs and  a hearty supper earlier this week atop  al … Continued

Pumpkin Pudding

During October, we’re bombarded with pumpkins; they seem to be everywhere we turn.  Although many of us resort to ‘picking’ pumpkins as a decoration with cornstalks on the front steps, I opt for baking this sweet orange veggie and reap a nice dose of vitamin A.  There are so many pumpkin recipes out there…pumpkin pie, … Continued

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Continuing with my fall harvest theme, I have created a delectable Pumpkin Bread Pudding that will knock your socks off, leaving your taste buds yearning for more.  I was excited to use a fresh loaf of Nature’s Pride Soft 100% Whole Wheat bread, which has an incredible consistency and is perfectly suited for bread pudding.  … Continued

Cha-Cha-Cha Chia Chips

Last night I had a bit of fun with my new chia seeds. Do you remember those commercials from the 90’s for the chia pets? Who would have thought chia seeds were a superfood and incredibly good for you?  For centuries this tiny little seed was used as a staple food by the Indians of … Continued

Lox n' Tofutti Cream Cheese

This has recently become one of my favorite go-to snacks. I purchased lox last week at a gourmet market here in Manhattan and decided to give ’em a whirl…turns out they’re delicious and pack a healthy dose of heart-friendly Omega 3’s! I enjoy this snack with my Tofutti Dairy-Free Cream Cheese, lemon flavored hummus or a dollop … Continued