Persimmons are in season!

Love this sweet and juicy fruit which originates in Far East Asia. My cousin has a huge garden of them in Italy. They are packed with health promoting vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.They contain cathechins which have anti-infective and anti-inflammatory properties and are a good source of vitamin C. Grab them now!

In the Mediterranean Mood

Baked chicken breast at 350 degrees for 25 minutes which was dipped in in egg whites then combo of variety of herbs and grated Romano. Served along side a heavenly combo of feta, cucumbers, red onion, tomato, kale and oregano topped with wine vinegar and olive oil. Can’t go wrong with this meal!

Hair and skin Moisturizer

Just added 1/2 cup shea butter (above) and 3 tbsp extra virgin organic cold pressed olive oil to my blender. A “little goes a long way.” Used, as needed!

Quick,Easy and Healthy Nachos 

Wanted to try this cheese provided courtesy of Lisanatti for my clients. Simply toasted my fav tortillas in oven a few minutes and topped with this cheese and fresh jalapeños, placed in oven a few minutes until cheese melted and added salsa and nonfat plain Greek yogurt. Simple and delicious!!! 

   

Beets

High in immune boosting vitamin C, potassium, managanese and folate, enjoy this beet soup warmed up as a winter beverage.

Healthy Flavor Infusers

Something to try as a rub or in soups, stews and salad dressings. Convenient, healthy and delicious. Great way to go when cutting back on fat, sugar and salt. Sample provided by McCormick.

Spinach (or Kale) Balls

Just replace ground meat with defrosted chopped kale or spinach in your fav meatball recipe for a heart healthy, vegetarian appetizer. I bake them for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees on a nonstick cookie sheet until they have a slightly crispy outer shell and always make an extra batch to freeze for a quick…

Love strawberries?

Organic and reduced sugar, fav combo when looking for preserves. Use it on plain Greek yogurt or toasted pumpernickel bread with peanut butter! 

Vegetarian Chili

Got this recipe from Winter 2016 Edible Nutmeg magazine and just started slowcooker on low setting. Love warming spices and therapeutic benefits of cayenne pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg this recipe includes. Ingredients listed are packed with nutrients, fiber and robust flavors!

Customary Sunday Dinner 

Growing up in Italian household, woke up to smell of tomato sauce simmering which gave me the sense that all was well with the world. Occasionally revisit that custom only swap and tweek ingredients. Now sometimes use whole wheat pasta, add veggies, like peas and use ground turkey for meat sauce. Continue to use my…

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