DEFINE foods: Veggie Crunch Wrap

DEFINE foods: Veggie Crunch Wrap

Simple, fresh, and healthy, this is the perfect summer go-to for you and your family. Filling with a balanced list of wholesome ingredients, and light enough to not slow you down, this is the way to get in your daily required nutrients all in one bite.  Feel good about serving this frequently, improvising by substituting [...]

Black Beans & Brown Rice

Black Beans & Brown Rice

An updated version of black beans and rice...my fresh, feel-good and grounding take is perfect for your weeknight dinner. My secret ingredient is the cinnamon stick, as it brings out a wonderful flavor in the beans! Serve this satisfying dish as a main with a salad, or as a side like my husband loves it, with [...]

Walnut Basil Pesto

Walnut Basil Pesto

Add a little flava' to your life.  Serve this pesto on your favorite toast, as a sandwich spread, add to soups or toss with pasta. Any way you choose to use it, this nutty and bright concoction will kick up your dishes.  The walnuts keep it meaty and the avocado smooth and delish.  Full of omega's and heart-health [...]

Summer Lettuces

Summer Lettuces

The best tasting salads are made with the freshest farm stand ingredients in the summer. Living in the Hamptons for two months, I frequented the farmer's markets as often as I could. This became the ultimate lunch in our house. Served over crispy, warm bread topped with smashed avocado and red chili flakes. It has [...]

Arugula, Avocado + Citrus Salad

Arugula, Avocado + Citrus Salad

This is a wonderful and simple winter salad right when citrus is at its peak. The almonds add a nice crunch and the olives a good salty bite that pairs well with the creamy avocado.  Arugula, Avocado + Citrus Salad Serves 2 Ingredients 1 bunch baby arugula, washed and dried 1 clementine, peeled, separated into [...]

Heirloom Tomato Avocado and Basil Salad

Heirloom Tomato Avocado and Basil Salad

Walking through our local farmers market last Saturday in the West Village I came across an incredibly colorful table of heirloom tomatoes that I absolutely could not resist. Their wonderful colors and odd shapes immediately draws me. This salad is simple (I thought almost not worth blogging about) but after tasting, I had to share! [...]

Summer Test Kitchen!

Summer Test Kitchen!

In the kitch testing some new recipes last week, my girls and I came up with some fun creations...not much to say just yet but I thought I'd share some pics. Think of this post as a "food for thought" blog. Made with all natural ingredients, these cutie-pie cupcakes are vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free! Perhaps [...]