Colorfully Heart Healthy Salad

The more colors, usually the healthier. With Spring in the air, I am in the mood for a Great Big Colorful Salad & it is full of Heart Health Too…..Happy Almost Spring!! Print Recipe Colorfully Heart Healthy Salad Yum Course Healthy Dinner, Healthy Lunch, Light Lunch or Dinner Cuisine Healthy Dinner, Veggie Meals Keyword 2019…

It’s National Spaghetti Day

YES, It sure is!!! National Spaghetti Day is celebrated every January 4th by Americans every year. I certainly had no idea, BUT I love traditions, especially cultural ones that give you a reason to celebrate just for the Hell of it! All Month long, I will be celebrating these so-called National “food/drink” Days….Stay Tuned!! A…

Nana’s (One Pot) Minestrone with Gnocchi

Nana’s (One Pot) Minestrone with Gnocchi is a delicious reminder of all things that warm your heart and are good for your soul. This Minestrone soup is like NO other. It is heart healthy, full of vibrant veggies, and delightfully filling. All Grandmothers have the same wish for their family and that is to pass on traditions and unconditional love, a passion for happiness, and for her family to be as healthy as they can possibly be. I miss my Grandmothers very much and LOVE that my Mom/Nana has a wonderful relationship with all of her kids and grandkids. This dish is a tribute and shout out to all the great Nanas, Nonnas,Grandmas, Bom Boms, BaBas, Yayas,Mawmaws,Savtas, Geemas,Bommas, Mormors, Omas, Lolas, Memes, Oumas, Busias of the world….Enjoy!!!

Italian Tuna On The Go…

Italian Tuna On The Go is my go-to for a light, yet hearty salad full of heart healthy foods and bursting with fantastic flavor. The excellent blend of flavor and crunch will make this an all-time favorite salad. This recipe is simple, healthy, and delightful….Enjoy!!!

Easy Chicken Gyro With Eggplant (or Not)

Easy Chicken Gyro With Eggplant (or Not) is a great tasting sandwich with a lot of heart healthy benefits. Eggplant has a spongy texture with a unique flavor and when sliced thin and baked, adds a light and citrusy flare to this traditional meal. This is  a delightful Mediterranean Dish…Enjoy!!!

Acorn Squash with Quinoa & Apricots

“Are those Dried Apricots?? Wow, this is so good”…my husband’s exact words!! This is something new I created and had to share. Acorn Squash with Quinoa & Apricots is a delightful blend of a sweet and savory.  It is super heart healthy and absolutely delicious….. a top contender if you are looking for a new side for your Thanksgiving Feast….Enjoy!!!

Corn Chowder Cubano With Shrimp Please!!!

Corn Chowder Cubano….With Shrimp Please!!! This Unique, Savory, and Spicy Cuban Corn Chowder is splendid and loaded with Heart Healthy foods that will impress your family, friends, or esteemed Thanksgiving guests….Enjoy!!!  

Frances D’s Pasta Lenticchie(Pasta with Lentils)

Frances D’s Pasta Lenticchie was my sweet Grandma’s signature dish. Frances DeCarlo was my maternal grandmother. When I was a young girl, my grandparents came over weekly and when Frances D walked in with her Pasta Lenticchie we would all be ECSTATIC. As I made this dish, I knew I wanted to invite my mom and sisters over to enjoy it…….What a treat!!!!! I have so many wonderful memories and am so very grateful that I had such a close relationship with all of my loving grandparents. They were hard-working Italians who taught me that all good things come from Determination, Dedication, Family, and Food. I am very proud to be their granddaughter….Enjoy!!!!!!