Vegetable

Beef Braciole with Peppers and Onions

Beef Braciole with Peppers and Onions

Beef braciole is a common Italian-American meal, stuffed with cheese, herbs, and bread crumbs, made into rolls and cooked in tomato sauce. Growing up my mother prepared it in the same manner.  The sauce was used to dress the pasta and the braciole were served […]

Pizza with Proscuitto and Arugula

Pizza with Proscuitto and Arugula

    Who doesn’t like Pizza? My favorite is Napolitano style Pizza with Proscuitto and Arugula. Living in New York City, pizza is available practically on every corner.  Some of the best pizza in the world can be found here, but my favorite style is […]

Farro Vegetable Casserole

Farro Vegetable Casserole

You may have noticed by now that I like Farro. I am always trying to come up with new ways to serve it. My family likes casserole dishes because they are all-in-one meals, and easy to eat.  So I decided to create a casserole using […]

Stuffed Zucchine with Riced Cauliflower, Spinach and Sausage

Stuffed Zucchine with Riced Cauliflower, Spinach and Sausage

  Zucchine and cauliflower are two wonderful summer vegetables.  What better way to enjoy both than to stuff one into the other.  This recipe is easy, nutricious, and delicious. Riced cauliflower makes the perfect base for the stuffing because it easily absorbs the flavors from […]

Grilled Zucchine and Tomato with Mozzarella and Basil

Grilled Zucchine and Tomato with Mozzarella and Basil

Zucchini and tomatoes are two of my favorite things, and summer time is when they are at their best. This is a light meal that is perfect for a hot summer day. It is healthy, delicious and easy to make. It can be used as […]

Quinoa and Baby Kale Salad

Quinoa and Baby Kale Salad

It is not always easy to eat healthy, especially with our busy schedules. Luckily for us, there are several ancient grains, including quinoa that have become popular over the last several years that offer us great health benefits. Quinoa is considered a super food because […]

Frittata with Bell Peppers and Onion

Frittata with Bell Peppers and Onion

Frittata is basically an Italian omelette. It can be made on the stove top or in the oven. The frittata makes a great main dish or can also be used as an appetizer. There are countless combinations of vegetables, meats, and cheeses that can be […]

Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff is the perfect dish for a cold winter’s day. My mother used to make this dish, and it was always one of the family favorites. She used cream of mushroom soup in her recipe, but I have made my version without it. The […]

Saag Paneer – Creamy Spinach and Cheese

Saag Paneer – Creamy Spinach and Cheese

Saag Paneer is a great vegetarian side dish that is the perfect accompaniment to spicy Indian dishes. This recipe that follows is from Aarti Sequeira, one of my favorite chefs. You can serve it with Chicken Tikka Masala, which you can find on my blog. […]

Southern Fried Chicken, Collard Greens, and Corn Bread

Southern Fried Chicken, Collard Greens, and Corn Bread

Growing up in Western Pennsylvania, I am no stranger to Southern cooking.  There is nothing I like better than going home to visit my family and sitting down with them to enjoy a good meal.  I had a taste for collard greens so my sister, Vicki, […]