Easy Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes

These juicy and naturally-sweet easy quinoa stuffed tomatoes are perfect for warm weather! They are hearty enough for an early summer meal stuffed to the brim with a few fresh gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients, as always.    WHY WE LOVE THEM Well, there is one reason to love this recipe right now. IT IS TOMATO … Continued

Comforting Quinoa Bowl with Basil Tomato Sauce {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan}

There’s nothing like a big bowl of comfort when the weather starts to get a little chilly. I don’t know about you but when it comes to making dinner for myself, my body craves warmth and comfort but not the oooeeyyy gooeeeyyy sugar-laden fried comfort foods. It’s more of the fresh, wholesome, nourishing foods. I … Continued

5 Ways with Tomatoes

It’s that time of the year when my kitchen counter is filled with ripe tomatoes. That’s what it’s like being from Jersey…you’ve gotta whole lotta juicy red buddies hanging out in your kitchen from your summer garden. Well, that’s what it looks like at my family’s  home in Jersey- not so much here in Manhattan, … Continued

Gluten-Free n’ Vegan Tomato Sorbet

Just in time for some delicious, Jersey tomatoes here is one of my favorite recipes, which I created from my father’s garden back in New Jersey.  This sorbet is a perfect way to enjoy farm-fresh tomatoes bursting with Vitamin C and Lycopene. Ingredients 10 large tomatoes 16 oz. agave nectar 3 Tbsp. horseradish 2 tsp. … Continued

Prune, Tomato and Artichoke Baked 'Salad'

Last night I got into my Fall cookin’ and bakin’ ritual on Sunday evenings…I just love the cozy feeling of being cooped up in my apartment, cooking up a hearty meal that fills each room with beautiful and delicious harvest aromas…after visiting the farmer’s market yesterday, I decided to make use of my fresh heirloom … Continued

Punjabi Spiced Organic-Farmed Scottish Salmon

  In Honor of Tartan Day on April the 6th… I am excited to post this delicious salmon recipe from Tony Singh, Chef and Owner of Oloroso and Tony’s Table in Scotland. Tony is one of Scotland’s leading culinary entrepreneurs changing the perception of Scottish cuisine from porridge and Haggis to fresh, innovative foods prepared … Continued

How to Freeze Tomatoes

Thanks to two of my fabulous uncles, I had the delightful experience of freezing tomatoes this past summer and enjoying them for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.  My uncles have a beautiful garden full of every vegetable imaginable…it’s my dream to have a garden like them someday. Freezing tomatoes is a wonderful idea if you have … Continued

Spicy Yogurt Chicken

Continuing on with my Stonyfield yogurt recipes, last night I created a delectable yogurt chicken dish that incorporates a vast array of spices and herbs such as cloves and coriander. This is a wonderful dish to warm you up on a chilly December evening. Ingredients 2 small onions 4 garlic cloves, finely minced 1 tsp. … Continued

Pear n' Sage Turkey Burgers with Orange Yogurt Spread

Gotta love the fiber in the fresh pears and flax seed, as well as the antioxidants in the orange and sage…these tasty turkey burgers pair perfectly with my yummy yogurt spread. The addition of freshly squeezed juice from an orange adds a juicy touch to the burgers while the zest adds a sweet touch to … Continued

Carrot Pumpkin Soup

This soup is a perfect side dish to cool you off on a warm summer day.  I love carrots and pumpkin, therefore the tasty combo of these two delicious fibrous veggies makes a delicious soup. Carrots are an excellent source of antioxidant compounds and the richest vegetable source of the pro-vitamin A carotenes and pumpkin … Continued