Bar Lupa: Westport Ct

http://www.barlupa.com/ Excited to try this new restaurant in town. 😆 Loved the warm hospitality provided by Massimo Tabacco (owner) and the attention made to carefully selected ingredients and preparation by Miguelo D’Onifrio (chef/owner). As an Italian registered dietitian nutritionist and Westport based foodie, I appreciated that the staff was attentive and took the time to…

Love Repurposing

See link below for mustard vinaigrette recipe (which I used organic apple cider vinegar instead). Photo shows use of a beverage bottle as my container for this (easy to shake). Topped organic leafy greens, mandarin, red onion and salmon (Sunkist, cooked in a pouch) with this yummy dressing for a simple, no cook, gluten free…

Lunch at Rothbard Westport Ct

http://www.rothbardct.com/about-us/ Enjoyed my healthy lunch today in the heart of Westport in a cozy and inviting atmosphere. For my beverage, I chose to drink the freshly brewed unsweetened iced tea which was bold and malty (made from Mighty Leaf organic black tea). For vegetarians, the winter chopped salad is satisfying with a variety of texture…

Dinner at Rye Ridge Deli: Westport Ct

http://www.ryeridgedeli.com/ Had a heart warming experience last night that was reminiscent of the loving memories of living near my aunt’s Bronx deli as a child where the community convened on a regular basis.❤️ See below for items my husband and I enjoyed (in our neighborhood) which included: Baked broccoli knishes (warm, moist and heavenly with…

Freshii, Westport Ct

https://www.freshii.com/us/about After passing this location several times running my errands about town, had to finally try it especially after checking out the website, reading the mantra and the comprehensive menu which lists all ingredients.👌 With a scratchy throat and a chill in the air, started with the freshly brewed (loose leaf) lemon ginger unsweetened tea…

Today’s Lunch: Zucchini and Meatballs

Growing up a popular traditional Sunday lunch was pasta and meatballs. This tradition brought us all together for sacred family time. Today I spiralized 4 zucchini and added them to a simmering pot of 1 qt of pasta sauce with 10 turkey balls to yield 4 generous portions.

Barcelona: Norwalk Ct

https://www.barcelonawinebar.com/ Live band: Thursdays 8-11 pm💃🏼 Upbeat atmosphere, knowledgeable and friendly staff, beautiful presentation and a great variety of well seasoned Mediterranean style food abound here! The octopus (pulpo) was my favorite and was reminiscent of when I had it at my cousin’s restaurant in San Marzano, Italy.👌 The 3 drinks sampled ☺️ consisted of…

Rye Ridge Deli: Westport Ct

http://www.ryeridgedeli.com/ Items below are Cont’d: lunch or dinner Tried the (traditional) Ruben sandwich made with 1st cut pastrami (leaner then regular) which took me back to my childhood days having lunch on Lydig Avenue in the Pelham Pkwy section of the Bronx👍 As a kale lover, had to check out the kale salad (topped with…