Chill in the Air

Craving a light soup to warm me up which led me to combining these ingredients for a quick chicken soup: Rotisserie chicken parts (skin removed), 1/8 cup chopped scallions, 1/2 cup fresh pumpkin, 1/4 cup scallions, 1/4 cup millet (provided by Bob’s Red Mill)  and 1/8 cup cilantro simmered in 1 qt of water 30…

Cinco de Mayo 

Love tropical fruits! In the mood to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Already started to add mangos to my smoothie this am (with Greek yogurt, banana and kale). They are delicious plain for dessert or try making mango salsa and enjoy!    

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….

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!


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…