Pollo Blanco Chili

So I was with friends from high school having dinner last week, and one of my dear friends asked for some healthy recipes, that follow a heart healthy protocol.  This dish definitely does just that.  This is a simple and tasty chili that is more like a soup.  I always have chicken cooked and ready…

Mexican Chorizo Stuffed Delicata Squash

Whenever I am feeling out of sorts I love to find a farmer’s market and wander around for inspiration and to remind myself that healthy eating is my choice.  The other day I had a chance to catch my local farmer’s market on a rare Friday off.  It was so nice to walk around and…

Ultimate Veggie Burger

For many years, since I was a young girl, l have had an aversion to red meat.  It wasn’t really a conscious acknowledgement towards veganism, it just seemed wrong for my body.  The only time I  would consume red meat was to enjoy and devour my Grandmother’s meatballs.  My mother never really worried about this…

Oven Poached Stuffed Flounder

I adore fish and seafood, and I find myself eating fish and seafood three times a week, perhaps more in the summer, as everything just tastes fresher in the summer for some reason. I have been making this dish for a long time, since it is by far one of the tastiest and easiest no…

Lazy Day Ricotta Pancakes with Mixed Berry Compote

The weekends are big in our household.  It is a day for our family to reconnect and come together for a meal, since, unless it’s wrestling season, or my fireman isn’t protecting our town from fires, we are home lingering.   Breakfasts become a big deal to us, and my kidlets look forward to waking up…

Beet Carpaccio with Fresh Ricotta and Pistachios

One of my favorite Italian appetizers is beef carpaccio, which is  paper thin sliced rare beef tenderloin, usually served with shaved parmesan cheese and hollandaise sauce.  I will only order it from trusted places as it served rare and food safety is paramount at all times, but most importantly when serving rare items or raw…

Crazy Sexy Chicken Crust Pizza

Since my weight loss surgery,  I’ve had to change my whole way of approaching food.  Before my surgery I had always known carbs just were not in love with me the way I am with them!  My body works so much better on veggies, and protein.  I adore a good pizza, and mine is no…

Hellacious Pico de Gallo

I love spicy food.  Spicy Mexican fare all the better.  There is something so sexy to me about pico de gallo, I can’t tell you what it is about the combination but I love it.  There is a small deli by my house that we have been frequenting for the last 18 years and we…

Savory Carrot Pancakes

Now before you say anything, keep any open mind.  This recipe was created with a healthy consciousness that is emerging in me.  I have to be honest pancakes are not my go to breakfast choice and never have been.  It’s not that I don’t like them, it’s just that I need protein in my breakfast,…

Mama’s Italian Pignoli Nut Cookies

Ever since I could eat solid food I have been memorized and delighted by Italian pastries and cookies.  Every now and then my fireman and I get in the car and head to Jersey City, and we make two stops from my childhood.  2nd Street Bakery for the most amazing Pepperoni Bread, and a pepper…