Alternative Pasta

Love to explore new products! Recently found this organic pasta with plant based protein and fiber from Italy! Check out nutrition facts panel below😁 Will enjoy in pasta salads, with my fav pesto, marinara sauce or made prima vera style!

Chilly Morning Breakfast

Stirred in a mashed banana, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp hemp seeds, 1/4 cup pitted cherries and 1/4 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk to 3/4 cup cooked steel cut oats for a warming and energetic start to my day today! My creamy and delicious go to breakfast on chilly mornings 🤗

Protein Spiked Meals

Cooked whole raw eggs in tomato sauce and served it as a great topping on peas and whole wheat rigatoni. Love the protein and texture of the eggs infused with the flavor of the tomato sauce! Simple, quick and delicious😋

A Winning Combo: Economics and Health🤸🏼‍♀️

As a former culinary demo specialist in the marketing dept of Whole Foods Market, one of my missions was to develop meals and recipes based on weekly sale items. Such planning has always been a way of life for me combining my culture with my nutrition expertise. See what I put together for lunch  from…

Cooking In Season

Planned a menu based on the Stew Leonard’s 4 day sale. My version of ratatouille made with 1 sliced sauteed onion, 3 cloves of garlic, a 28 oz organic crushed tomatoes,1/2 cup fresh basil, 1/4 cup chopped pitted kalamata olives and 1 green pepper and 2 eggplants. Cooked until tender served with ciabatta bread fresh…

Aromatherapy at its Best☺️

Added rosemary to cold pressed extra virgin oil which I plan to use in meals and for my skin and hair. I also plan to add it to a spray bottle filled with water to freshen up my house, car and to use as a bug repellant. Love the mental clarity and relaxation it provides…

Pasta with Protein and Fiber: Oh My 🙃

Had to try one of my fav ways of making pasta when I received this product from Barilla to try. Sautéed mushrooms with onions and topped cooked spaghetti squash and this new pasta with it! This pasta has the same look, texture and taste as regular pasta. Love the ingredients and Barilla❤️ Details below.

Easy Tacos

With all the talk about tacos while I was health coaching this week, I decided to make a healthy but simple version that really hit the spot. After a long and full day, the requirement was it had to be easy. As always, I tweaked a recipe I found and liked. In this case, I…

The Great Outdoors

Enjoyed hiking and boating in the Adirondack Mountains this weekend. The mountain air felt like a blanket of peace and the drinking water had a crisp, fresh flavor to it. Had the pleasure of experiencing the sights and sounds of amazing musicians from all over the world while attending a Sunday morning service at Camp…

Italian Restaurant Worth Trying: Sauro’s

Typically shy away from eating Italian food out but went for it after a friend told me about it. Loved my Pear and Gorgonzola salad and the eggplant focaccia sandwich. All very fresh and tasty.  Many entrees were available in 2 portion sizes 👍Opened just a few years ago in Patterson, NY. Very clean, bright,…