Gooey Peanut Butter Bars… an almost guilt-free treat!

I’ve been trying to behave, eat healthy and tame my sweet tooth, but I had a craving for chocolate and peanut butter so it was time to whip up a batch of these Gooey Peanut Butter bars. With a relatively small amount of sugar and no grain flour, these come at about 17 grams of […]

Easy Entertaining… Turkey Mozzarella Meatballs Sliders with Blaak Tomato Jam

As many of my customers know, one of my favorites new pantry items is Beekman 1802 Blaak Tomato Jam. The unique combination of tomatoes, garlic, ginger, raisins and spices make it the perfect topping for my turkey mozzarella meatball sliders – and a nice change from traditional marinara sauce.  Try them for a easy and […]

Easy Entertaining… Bacon Wrapped Pineapple with Kentuckyaki Sauce

It all started with the pineapple I had on the counter.  It was ripe, ready to eat and I had friends stopping by for a glass of wine.  I needed a quick appetizer, and always have bacon on hand – everyone knows that salty and sweet are match made in heaven so I whipped up batch […]

Easy Korean BBQ Pineapple Pork Lettuce Wraps

Love this quick and easy fusion of flavor… a little Asian with a little Hawaiian barbecue.  A delicious and healthy weeknight option or a casual gathering with friends. Serves 6-8 Pork & Pineapple Recipe One medium sweet onion, sliced vertically 3 pounds of pork tenderloin ½ teaspoon salt & pepper ½ teaspoon ground ginger & […]

Fig Balsamic Vinegar Triple Play: Recipe #3 – Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus with Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette

As promised, here is a third recipe that uses flavorful fig balsamic vinegar.  We are actually going to use the extra Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing from the Autumn Harvest Rice Bowl to dress up a quick and delicious appetizer – Recipe #3: Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus with Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette. Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus with Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette […]

Fig Balsamic Vinegar Triple Play: Recipe #2 – Autumn Harvest Rice Bowl with Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette

I often start the week off by making a batch of healthy grains and a big salad to make weekday lunches easy and healthy.  (I’ve definitely learned that if I have to make last minute lunch choices on the go, they often are not very healthy). This week, I’m reaching for my Fig Balsamic Vinegar […]

Fig Balsamic Vinegar Triple Play: Recipe #1 – Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breasts with Fig Balsamic Sauce

Well, I have to say… it felt really good to turn the oven on again.  With the unusual heat wave we have been having in Central New York, we’ve been pretty focused on the grill for the past month. This week I wanted to bring to light on of my favorite vinegars, Napa Valley Naturals […]

Eating Healthfully… Grilled Sesame Teriyaki Tuna

One of the quickest ways to a healthy summer-time dinner is fish on the grill.  Impressive enough for company, but simple enough for any night of the week. A personal favorite of mine is Grilled Sesame Teriyaki Tuna.  I find yellowfin tuna a great option for this recipe – it’s got a nice mild flavor […]

Eating Healthfully… Asian Cabbage & Kale Slaw

Nothing pairs with summer grilling like a great slaw.  Although I love the classic sweet mayo based coleslaw, I also find the lighter (and healthier) taste of this Asian slaw delicious and refreshing paired with fish or chicken. Asian Cabbage & Kale Slaw 4  Cups    Kale washed with ribs removedthen rolled and sliced thin (chiffonade) […]

Super Substitute…. “Saffron” Yellow Basmati Rice

Many of us have a recipe or two that calls for saffron and experienced sticker shock when we looked at the price tag. Saffron is a spice derived from the crocus sativus flower (or the Saffron crocus). As Saffron crocus grows and flowers, its vibrantly colored stigmas (or threads) are harvested, by hand, and dried to […]