Magical Day

Spent the day at the Cloisters today and truly felt like I was in France during Medieval times. The architecture, breath taking views of the Hudson River and the herb and flower gardens were amazing! More details on link below…. http://www.metmuseum.org/visit/met-cloisters

Layered Salad To Go

Added the following chopped veggies to a container in this order: broad beans, cucumbers,red peppers, tomatoes, red onions, Greek olives and finished with goat cheese and Italian herbs blend. Used olive oil and balsamic vinegar as a dressing. Very tasty, crunchy,  loaded with fiber, antioxidants and satisfying!

Protein and Omega 3 on the run

Seasoned tuna in a pouch with a spoon that doesn’t have to be refrigerated (if unopened) that is ready to eat, provides 12 grams of protein in a 2.5 oz portion (pouch size), 90 calories, 0 fat and needs no can opener. Wow!

Refreshing snack

On a sunny day and after a long hike outside, I was in the mood for a snack that was cold, lightly sweet and refreshing. Luckily I had a can of lychees in the refrigerator. Love the chewy yet tender texture. I also enjoy drinking the juice it sits in as well. Check out the…

Today’s Breakfast

Combined plain, nonfat Greek yogurt and organic strawberry spread from Costco on a rice cake for a quick, gluten free, no cook breakfast. Love to have these in hand when I am short on time. Can’t get simpler then that!

Tulips

Received this beautiful tulip plant as a gift from my cousins, Enrico and Laura on Easter when I attended a warm and loving gathering at their home. After an entire meal, including bread and traditional Italian Easter pies that were all baked to perfection in their outdoor oven, they presented me with this plant as…

Eel Bowl

Just love the (perfect size) portions, presentation, freshness and eel made Japanese style. Really “hit the spot” for lunch today as I was in the mood for fish that was lightly seasoned. Pair with a seaweed salad to round out this delicious meal. It was also a good value for the price. 👍 Further details…

Lasagne

A special occasion or holiday favorite for many. Love to use these ingredients:  cooked whole grain pasta, tomato sauce and Polly O brand cheeses. Simply layer these in a greased pan starting with sauce and ending with mozzarella. Bake 350 degrees for an hour. Include your fav veggies to make it a 1 pot meal!

Seaglass

My beautiful niece, Danielle, gave me this seaglass last weekend and I continue to wear it daily, holding it near and dear to my heart. See link below to learn about how seaglass is a metaphor for life and is a story about resilience and determination. Thank you Danielle 😘 https://seaglassjewelrybyjane.com/starfish/