Food: Dinner Tonight – Roasted Cauliflower and Halloumi Cheese Tacos

Last March I visited a friend in England and she introduced me to Halloumi cheese dish served in a Mediterranean restaurant in London. Since then I have included this amazing cheese in salads, and simply served fried with a bit of tomato sauce for dipping – kind of like mozzarella sticks in a restaurant without […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Chicken, Chickpeas and Sweet Potato

A simple take on the old recipe with chicken. A funny story I had been turned-off of chicken recently, mostly craving beef instead for my protein intake. But I am back to serving meals with chicken in mind – and here’s a great one for dinner tonight: INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken breasts or thighs 1/4 cup olive […]

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Romantic Dinner Prepared By You

Going out to dinner on Valentine’s Day is over-rated and simply too expensive and less personal. I mean the idea of sharing a romantic dinner with 50-75 other couples, all dressed up in like colors, in the past had me giggling the second my loved-one and I were ushered to our table. I think the […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Cuban Chicken in Avocado Salsa

After every successful meal, my family asks what we are having for dinner the following night. And my answer is always – I don’t know yet. And then I get to work and search online for ideas, or variations for the norm. Chicken is something we either hate or love in our household and adding […]

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Christmas Morning Breakfast – Cinnamon Swirled Baked French Toast

Oh the smell of cinnamon on Christmas morning is one I am more than certain everyone around the wold appreciates and since naturally that is the way to go in our household, I plan to make this amazing treat for the family: INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup real maple syrup 1/2 cup brown sugar 6 tablespoons butter, melted 8 large eggs beaten 2 1/2 cups whole […]

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I Love the Idea of A Relish Tray

What a wonderful idea for those watching or trying to watch their weight during the holidays – A Relish Tray full of healthy bites INGREDIENTS ½ bunch dill, large stems removed, divided 6 teaspoons coriander seeds, divided 6 teaspoons fennel seeds, nigella seeds, or mustard seeds, divided 2 Fresno chiles, thinly sliced 2½ cups thinly […]

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So You’re Incharge of Bringing Dessert or That Appetizer For Thanksgiving

Some of us are fortunate enough to get invited to that wonderful relative’s house for Thanksgiving or even a group of friends if you happen to be far away from family. The only upside or down, is having to bring either a dessert or an appetizer to contribute to one of the most important meals […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Salmon Sicilian Style

Salmon is a must in my household. At least once a week and although I love my simple oven-baked variation with ginger, sliced lemon and olive oil – I occasionally crave a more robust flavored variation – like this wonderful recipe from here: INGREDIENTS 4 salmon fillets extra virgin olive oil, for rubbing juice from 1 […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Lasagna with a Butternut Squash Twist

I stocked up on all sorts of Autumn squash, not only for cooking, but for decor. These wonderful vegetables with the hard shells last forever. Although since they are my favorite, I am more than certain they won’t last in my household. For example, like this recipe for butternut squash lasagna for dinner tonight paired […]

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Skillet Chicken Enchiladas

We dined in a fusion Mexican restaurant yesterday, where I ordered a skillet beef, and chorizo dish. The idea of melted cheese, beans in a skillet with a side of tortillas made me feel warm and fuzzy even in the 93degree temperature outside. So, I rushed back home and searched online for a recipe I […]

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