Gluten-Free Agave Parsnip Beet Cake and The Big Green Cookbook Giveaway

Well, I did it again…another incredibly tasty recipe using avocados, beets, parsnips and my favorite nuts … a lil macadamia and a lil hazelnut … This is a fabulous dish for anytime of the year but I thought these ingredients were perfect for this fall harvest season…  Perhaps this dessert will appear on your Thanksgiving … Continued

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Carrot Cake

I simply couldn’t resist…last night I whipped up a fabulous carrot cake just in time for the Easter holiday…I opted for a healthy and unique spin on the old classic recipe…Black Pepper, Dried Cranberries and Macadamia Nuts make this cake a superb choice for your Easter Sunday guests. Happy Easter… Ingredients 3 cups almond flour … Continued

Pomegranate Pear Treat

After a relaxing weekend at my parents home by the shore, I arrived home late last night to my tiny Manhattan apartment to find three perfectly ripe pears on my counter top and a half full bottle of POM Wonderful in my fridge…Needless to say, I was yearning for a bit of sweetness and I … Continued

Dairy Free Brown Rice n' Cranberry Pudding

I love creating recipes on Sunday evenings, especially in the wintertime…there’s something about Sunday nights that is so cozy and warm…it makes me want to relax and unwind in my kitchen while creating a new recipe.  Last night, I opted for a naturally sweetened dairy-free, gluten-free brown rice pudding with dried cranberries…the end result was … Continued

Dark Chocolate Bark

Mer,this fabulous chocolate recipe is for you…it reminds me of when we were younger…after going to see the movie “Chocolat” when we instantly ran out of the theater to our favorite chocolate shop to buy the delicious Dark Chocolate ‘Break-Up’. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I’m dedicating this post to my dear friend, Mer…here’s … Continued

‘Chicky’ Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Here’s a great recipe for some guilt-less chicken fingers for all of you chicks watching your figures! Ingredients 4 boneless chicken breasts 1/2 cup oat bran 1/2 cup wheat germ 2 Tbsp. ground flaxseeds 1/4 cup ground macadamia nuts 1 egg white, lightly whisked 3/4 cup low sodium vegetable broth Dash of cumin 2 Tbsp. … Continued

Tofu Macadamia Stuffed Squash

Last weekend, while visiting the Union Square Green Market, I purchased a few acorn squash in hopes to prepare a stuffed squash dish this week.  After browsing through the endless pages of my cookbooks, there was not one stuffed squash recipe that stood out to me…Story of my life, and we all know what happens … 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

Cranberry n' Mint Quinoa

You know its fall when recipes call for cranberries…the thoughts of Thanksgiving and warm, comforting food comes to mind when the leaves begin to turn beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow. Well, there are no trees here in Manhattan (aside from Central Park), however, when I take my yearly pumpkin picking trip, I admire … Continued

Cranberry n’ Mint Quinoa

You know its fall when recipes call for cranberries…the thoughts of Thanksgiving and warm, comforting food comes to mind when the leaves begin to turn beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow. Well, there are no trees here in Manhattan (aside from Central Park), however, when I take my yearly pumpkin picking trip, I admire … Continued