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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Meat as a Condiment

Trying cooking bits of petit beef fillet with zucchini and fresh basil in your fav tomato sauce for an easy meal packed with flavor. I like to use small amts of lean cuts of meat for flavor and protein. Any veggies such as eggplant, mushrooms and a variety of peppers would also be delicious and…

Birthday Joy 🐬

Happy birthday to me! This is the way I have chosen to start my birthday today.  Greek yogurt and fruit in season it is 🌝Details below on nutrition facts of these sweet jewels.  As a side note: I will end my day as a volunteer ambassador for the Connecticut Humane Society to cover a local…

Sea Scallops

Thanks to Stew Leonards, the sea scallops were a deal today at $9.99/lb and so fresh! (Details on their website).  Just sauteed them in a non stick pan and drizzled a dressing made of lime juice and miso. They were heavenly. As I continued my stroll through the store on the way to check out,…