Filed under Whole and healthy foods

Mediterranean Cooking Class Recipes

I taught a wonderful class last night which highlighted some of the classic foods and tastes from Mediterranean cuisine.  This was probably my last class for a few months since next month I am having surgery to repair a SLAP tear on my left shoulder. I’m sad about this but I will be happy to … Continue reading

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

My husband needs to cut out salt and fat from his diet as he is on the borderline of hypertension. He has already lost some weight, which is good although he wasn’t too much overweight, maybe 20 pounds?  So once again I found myself searching the internet for recipes and a new way to cook. … Continue reading

Asparagus,Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

Asparagus,Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

  Every now and then I find a recipe using asparagus which gives me hope in using this vegetable that was never part of my childhood meals. With this in mind, I never wanted to try the long, slender funny looking vegetable. Broccoli was a stretch for me as a child. I disliked most vegetables. … Continue reading

Garden Update-Four weeks later

Garden Update-Four weeks later

I can’t believe how much my garden has grown in just four weeks! I have already been using some of the lettuce, spinach and herbs for salads and recipes in my kitchen. I’ve learned how to care for all of the plants I have so I am expecting great results. I put some plant food … Continue reading

Fried Rice

Fried Rice

Once again I have a recipe that isn’t Italian based. Some purists might go so far as to say fried rice is not truly a Chinese food either. I actually think it’s Chinese-American cooking. Just yesterday I found a book on ethnic cooking and learned a ton of new information about foods that are traditionally … Continue reading

Cooking classes and recipes

The teacher in me is so very happy. In the next week I have 5 classes scheduled at Cool Beans Cafe’. It excites me because I am going to teach classes in Italian cooking.  This Saturday will be homemade pasta with a homemade tomato sauce and meatballs followed by cannoli for dessert. On the following … Continue reading

If the truth be told…

I am having a bit of trouble considering myself a food blogger at this point. I’ve been doing a bit of thinking about this blog of mine and where I want to go with it. My eating habits have changed quite a bit over the last few months and while I’m not complaining, especially since … Continue reading

Finding Answers

I truly wish I could report that I have found some answers to my health issues, but I can’t. I have found a doctor who specializes in treating allergies along with food intolerance issues therefore I will be scheduling an appointment with him. My blood work showed not a single reaction to any of the … Continue reading

Fresh and Healthy Foods for Summer

Today I taught another class, this one was called “Fresh and Healthy Summer Meals”. What we ended making was closer to a side dish but all were extremely tasty. I promised to put up the recipes here on my blog to the ladies who attended. We made a few minor changes from the originals but … Continue reading

Summer means salads

With summer almost here and the spring bringing fresh lettuce to the markets I am thinking of all the salad combinations I can begin making. I’ve already tried my hand with combining hot proteins with cold lettuce and vegetables as well as pasta salads. Around my house we like different combinations of flavors and textures … Continue reading