Fav Dessert

3 ingredients: plain, nonfat greek yogurt, walnuts and raw honey. Creamy, simple and healthy providing omega 3, protein and live active cultures!

Chicken Meatball and Spinach Soup

Perfect time of year for soup. Substituted turkey with chicken and escarole with spinach and loved it. Recipe from The Italian Slow Cooker by Michelle Scicolone. Perfect delicate balance of flavors!

Pumpkin pie spice

Made my own seasonal blend with equal amts of cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg to use for baking, oatmeal, yogurt and soups. So fragrant and healthy!

Chia pudding bowl for breakfast

Chose to make a variation of recipe below (from Glamour magazine) for high protein breakfast this morning. Used apples as fruit in season. Delicious!

Dandelion

Love it steamed with lemon and olive oil. Chock full of vitamins: A, B, C and D and minerals: iron, potassium and zinc. Helps digestion, boost immunity and to get rid of excess fluid in the body.

Healthy Fat: Avocado

Just combined an avocado with 3 tbsp lime juice, 1 chopped plum tomato,  2 tbsp chopped red onion and same for fresh cilantro in a blender for a delicious guacamole. Love it on salad or as a condiment (cont’d below)with grilled fish or chicken!

Cod with a Middle Eastern flair

Sauteed 1 diced onion with 1 tsp zataar, 2 diced potatoes, 1/2 cup grape tomatoes and 1 cup spinach in olive oil. Added 2-4 oz portions of cod and 1/4 cup lemon juice when potatoes were tender. Served it when cod was opaque. 

Mom’s Plum Tart

Combined 1 tsp baking powder with 2 eggs, 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1/2 tsp cinnamon with just enough water to moisten the dough; pressed dough out into a parchment paper lined 9 inch baking pan. Pressed wedges of Italian plums on dough, (cont’d below) sprinkled with 1 tsp brown…

Nature walks

I find communing with nature very inspirational and calming. I enjoy reflecting back on my walks later on using the photos I took