Combining Creativity with Health and Economics

Typically create a recipe based on what’s in sale/in season. Must try sautéing eggplant and lean ground turkey in your fav tomato sauce and add mozzarella and/or ricotta when serving. The turkey was $1.99/lb and the ricotta $2.99/2 lb container and mozzarella $1.99 until Saturday at Shoprite. Lower fat choices available. Details below and on…

Grilled Veggies

When time is of the essence and I happen to be using the grill, I just toss any variety of frozen veggies I have in a little olive oil and grill them on a nonstick perforated grilling pan. No washing or cutting up and typically faster and more economical then grilling fresh veggies. Alternative method…

Shot of B-12🤸🏼‍♀️

An average of once/year, I sauté a few onions and liver (reminiscent of a dish I grew up with but also a huge natural shot of B-12 amongst other nutrients). This time I have chosen to grill cabbage to serve along side it. All very simple. Love the crispy edges on the cabbage. Truly a…

Brasciole

This used to be a Sunday morning ritual when I was growing up. Don’t eat red meat very often and do enjoy it on occasion as more of a “condiment.” Making it this time since it is one of my son, Eric’s favorites whom I will be see this weekend 😊 Sprinkled a thin layer…

Today’s Lunch

Added 2 cups of cooked baby spinach and 1 cup high fiber spaghetti to two 4 oz poached tuna steaks in a 50/50 mix of clam broth and lemon juice for a perfect summer lunch today. As always created this recipe for today’s special on tuna steaks ($6.99/lb) at Stew Leonards. Details below! http://www.stewleonards.com/specials/?location=Norwalk

Today’s Bkfst: Blueberry Muffins

These gluten free, low carb muffins are so moist, light and flavorful.👍I tweaked recipe below by adding an extra egg for more protein and (since I love citrus flavors) 🍋a tbsp of grated lemon zest instead of vanilla extract. Really goes well along side your fav yogurt to round out the meal and further boost…

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…