Watercress Soup with Cilantro n’ Beets

This weekend I created the most delicious summer-time chilling soup.  I tossed together fresh cucumbers and watercress for a cooling feeling, but then decided to add a touch of the Fall by including sweet potatoes and onions…and to polish it off, there’s nothing like the natural sweetness of fresh beets.  This soup is delicious as … Continued

‘Sweet’ Sweet Potato Chips

This weekend, as I wandered through the food store, I came across a beautiful array of sweet potatoes…How could I resist?  I picked up a few large taters and headed home to make a new ‘chip’ creation.  These chips are the perfect nibble for an afternoon snack dipped into guacamole, Don Sabrosa Salsa and Greek … Continued

Sweet Vegetable Slaw

This is an incredible recipe that I created last night using ingredients from my refrigerator and pantry.  I opted for a unique combination of cashew butter, balsamic vinegar, agave nectar, Greek plain yogurt, pine nuts, Chinese mustard, cinnamon and dulse flakes gently tossed among a ‘slew’ of spiraled zucchini, squash, mango, carrots and cabbage with … 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

Fillet of Sole with Spicy Cilantro Salsa

Last evening, I created a delicious dinner for myself…I spent my afternoon in the long lines of Whole Foods Market at Columbus Circle…after waiting online and fighting the New Year’s Eve crowds (at 3 PM), I was a happy camper with my fresh piece of sole, parsley, cilantro, onions, tomatoes and kale. I created a … 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

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

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

Sunflower Seed Oat Balls

Plant some new seeds into your diet and reap the health benefits.  If you are looking for an alternative to your ordinary bean and nut balls or perhaps looking for a way to get more nutrients in your diet, take a glance down the ‘seed’ aisle of your local market.  Unlike nuts, seeds are not … 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