Apple Fennel Cole Slaw

  I have never really made anything with fennel but I was reading through a few recipes and the flavor profile and it sounded very interesting. I am a fan of making all sorts of sides and feel that a salad is usually a very welcoming side for many dishes. Cole slaw is a very…

Creamy Polenta, Wild Mushrooms with a side of Grilled Veggies

Polenta is one of those dishes for me that is somewhat of a comfort food and very versatile. Since it starts off quite bland, there are many ways to make them interesting. You can also have them for breakfast lunch or dinner.  In this dish, I made them for dinner and I served them with…

Clementine Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is that one dish that most restaurants will have on the menu since there are so many ways that you can make it. I was experimenting and happened to have clementines in my fruit bowl and thought that it would be a great addition to my chicken salad. As the seasonal fruits and…

Broccoli & White Cheddar Quiche

I love to make quiches of all flavors. I think it is such an easy way to always have something in the fridge that is healthy and bite size to eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner. There are so many varieties of quiches…some with a small number of ingredients and others with a bunch of…

The Perfect Snack

So this is not the best picture, but I can promise you that it tastes delicious! It is so simple and filling that you can’t go wrong. You can also make this the night before and the tomatoes will marinade in the oil. I will give you some ideas also, in case you do not…

A Healthy Start, Starts with a Healthy Lunch

So I have gained about 10 pounds since I originally lost all my weight and even then, I still had another 10 pounds to loose. If any of you have been in my position, you understand that it can get frustrating, especially since it is easier to gain then to loose weight. Any way, I…

Guava and Cream Cheese Ice Cream

So this is the recipe that I feel took me over the top in creations and is one of the first inserts to my Cookbook –  Buy Cookbook Here A very popular dessert in Cuba is too serve casacaras de guayava con queso crema en galletas cubana (guava shells with cream cheese on Cuban crackers). It…

Roasted Garlic Green Beans

Green beans don’t look like the most appealing veggies but they can actually be quite tasty if you make them right. They are also very good for you…they are low in calories and fat and have NO cholesterol. Check out this article for additional health benefits of green beans. If you follow me, you have…

The Banana vs The Plantain

I probably buy 30-35 bananas a week and I can assure you that all of them are eaten. Not only do I buy them because everyone in my home loves them but for several other reason…nutrients, taste, versatility, they look fantastic as decoration ; ), etc. I remember when my son was diagnosed with diabetes…