Tomato Omelette With Goat Cheese

I was craving goat cheese one night but my refrigerator was pretty bare.  I pulled this idea just using what was in my fridge and it actually turned out great!  Just portion the ingredients based on your pantry and your preferences! Goat Cheese & Tomato Omelette Ingredients 3 eggs beaten with 2 Tablespoons of milk A handful of grape tomatoes, sliced in half 1 teaspoon garlic 1/2 cup super greens (In my case kale, chard, spinach) 1/2 of a small log of goat cheese Directions Whisk the eggs until combined Sautee tomatoes and super greens in a little olive oil … Read More

Gazpacho Recipe

I got this recipe from Alton Brown via my sister who made it for me first.  The only thing I did differently was to add a little chopped cilantro to the recipe and I topped it with a little low fat sour cream and jumbo lump crab!  It is probably one of the best (and easiest) gazpacho recipes I have made! GAZPACHO: Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds vine-ripened tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped Tomato juice 1 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper 1/2 cup chopped red onion 1 small jalapeno, seeded and minced 1 medium garlic … Read More

Summer Tomato Recipes

I am going to post a bunch of great tomato recipes!  I think I’ve eaten them everyday!

Resilient Children – 4 Things You Need to Do If Your Child Has Digital Pouting Syndrome (A Huffington Post Exclusive)

This blog appeared in the parenting section of the Huffington Post. Conflict resolution for children and young teens used to be easier. When we didn’t get our way, we’d just take our ball and go home. We quickly learned, however, that this coping strategy wasn’t the best approach because, let’s face it, home was a boring place to be. Anyone remember having only three VHF channels with Jack LaLanne as the daytime highlight? As a result, we learned to quickly get over our hurt and go back to playing with our friends. Conflict resolution at it’s finest. Today, I have … Read More

Do You Ever Wonder “Do I Matter”?

Do I Matter?  It’s something I think about all the time. I know I matter to those that love me, but in the overall big scheme of it What is my role? Do I make a difference? Those are BIG questions. I can tell you that you do make a difference even thought it is hard, if not impossible, to see the ripple effect we have on others. You have to trust that it is there. So how do you create a ripple effect? A small kind act by you to just one person can create a ripple effect to … Read More

Candied Ginger, Coconut and Quinoa Granola

I was on a yoga retreat a few years ago and they served a delicious granola. I could not figure out what the secret ingredient was that gave it an unconventional crunch. When I saw this recipe I knew that the secret ingredient was quinoa! Don’t wrinkle your nose – it is the SECRET ingredient and is what makes this so good. This recipe is from Food & Wine; they got it from Amanda Rockman, the pastry chef at Chicago’s Nico Osteria.   Candied Ginger, Coconut and Quinoa Granola Ingredients: 3/4 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup tri-color quinoa, rinsed and … Read More

The Real Superman Exists, And You’ll Never Guess Where I Found Him….(Huffington Post Exclusive)

This blog also appeared in the Huffington Post on 7/15/2015. I always thought it would be cool to be friends with Clark Kent and his alter ego Superman. On the one hand,  I could use his super strength to open vacuum-sealed packaging, hitch a ride to the city to avoid traffic, and let’s face it, who wouldn’t want x-ray vision? But on the other hand, I would really want to know how it feels to use his superhuman abilities for the benefit of humanity. The actor, Christopher Reeve, portrayed Superman both on film and in real-life when his life took a … Read More

Pizza Pizza

When I fire up the pizza oven I just can’t make one! Plus the leftovers freeze well. A few favorites 1. Suzy Pizza (named for my sister who first made this for me – EVOO and garlic on the dough followed by chopped cherry tomatoes, sliced black olives and cheese. 2. Inspired by my butchers chicken and feta sausage. Sausage, tomatoes, feta, olives. 3. Grandma Pizza with the cheese put on before the tomato sauce! 4.  Finally EVOO and garlic with wild mushrooms and cheese. Do you have a favorite?

Quinoa Vegetable Salad

The inspiration for this dish started with yellow beets at the market and leftover tricolor quinoa. I then quick boiled green beans and sugar snap peas for 2-3 minutes (then shocked in cold ice water), grape tomatoes, roasted sweet potato, carrots, scallions, misc. herbs from my garden, and a dijon vinaigrette.

Ham, Cheese and Vegetable Quiche

This one started as a craving for a ham & cheese sandwich and ended up a quiche!  The bottom line on quiches are to put the protein and vegetables down first, top with cheese and then pour egg mixture over. My base was a chopped ham steak, left over grilled chopped vegetables, chopped kale.  My cheese was shredded gruyere and then I topped it with 8 whisked eggs and some snipped chives from my garden. I cooked it for 375 for around 35 minutes but base it on your own oven.  You know when it is down when the middle … Read More

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