Mini Fruit Tarts

A few weeks ago, I hosted a dinner party for twelve of my family members for my mama’s birthday.  I made a huge mediterranean inspired dinner (her favorite); so for dessert, I needed a recipe that was easy and didn’t take too much of my time.  My mama also had one request, it had to […]

Strawberry Heart Pie
Strawberry Heart Pie

I first published this recipe for strawberry heart pie on June 20th 2012 for my dad’s birthday and it is the single most popular post on my blog.  This is the recipe that I get the most comments and questions for and surprisingly, from all over the world.  Since it’s 10 days from Valentine’s Day, […]

Spaghetti Squash Pasta

I’m a huge fan of carbs but every once and a while, I need to reset my body.  Especially after drinking beers and eating nachos for two weeks in Central America.  I’ve been making spaghetti squash pasta for years and I thought it would be great to share this recipe since it’s so easy to […]

Cauliflower Pizza

Every year around this time, I like to eat clean for a few weeks before the holidays.  I’m not as mindful about what I’m eating and how much I’m working out during the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.  There’s a lot of good food and drinks to be had and I don’t like to […]

Acai Bowls

I was ordering a green juice at Juice Generation a few weeks ago and I noticed that a lot of people were ordering these bowls with fruit and various toppings.  They were acai bowls which I’ve come to learn are thicker smoothies made with acai (ah-sigh-ee), an amazonian berry, as the main ingredient.  They looked […]

Charlie Bird’s Farro Salad

I’ve been to many restaurants in the city and it’s rare to remember one singular dish at a restaurant; a dish so memorable you think about it all the time.  That dish for me is the farro salad at Charlie Bird (read here).  I went to Charlie Bird for my birthday last year and my […]

5 Ingredient Strawberry Tart

If you’re a busy chick like me who loves homemade desserts but can’t spend all day baking; this strawberry tart recipe is perfect because it only requires 5 ingredients.  When I’m cooking for a dinner party, dessert is usually the last thing I’m thinking about only because the actual dinner takes so much preparation.  I […]

Avocado Toast

I’ve been seeing avocado toast on a lot of menus lately but the one that keeps me dreaming is the one I had at Cafe des Epices in Marrakech (read here).  Avocado toast makes the perfect breakfast, brunch, lunch and snack.  Since the recipe only has about 6 ingredients it’s also very easy to make.  This […]

Glühwein Mulled Wine

A couple of years ago I went to Vienna for Christmas which was the perfect back drop for celebrating because they do it up right.  I went to the Christmas market at Schönbrunn Palace which was so picturesque.  The streets were covered in white snow, there were stalls selling food, gifts, and drinks and I had […]

Roasted Acorn Squash with Quinoa

I’m not proud of this but I had a one month love affair with Seamless (online food ordering platform for all of those outside NY).  I usually pride myself on cooking all my dinners at home.  I preach to all my friends and family that a healthy, quick and delicious meal is possible after a […]

Pumpkin Pie Bars

I have a pumpkin-everything obsession.  When it hits October, I’m drinking pumpkin spiced lattes (homemade of course read here), pumpkin beer, eating pumpkin infused dishes and desserts.  I wanted a pumpkin pie dessert without all the crap in it so I decided to make my pumpkin pie this year into bars (for portion control) also vegan and gluten free.  I have to […]

Sweet Potato and Kale Soup

It’s Fall and it’s getting cold outside and even though I’m not a fan of the cold weather, I get by with a little help from my friends like soup and warm drinks like chai lattes.  I love making homemade soup because my recipes are easy and healthy.  This is one of my favorite soups, […]