Winter Squash Risotto

I have never had risotto before, but always heard that it was work cooking the Arborio rice. Arborio rice is a short grain rice, grown in Italy that is rich in carbohydrates and vitamins to help you stay healthy. It isn’t cooked like normal rice where you just boil water, add rice, reduce heat, and cover. With this…

New Year, New You: Week 4

We are at Week 4! It feels like it flew by. I am so happy that I have been sticking to every bit of this detox. I am hoping you have been too! Even after this I have decided I will personally plan out my weekly schedule of activites and meals. It has really made…

New Year, New You: Week 3

Wow, can you believe we are now about to begin Week 3 of the 31 day detox. How has your 14 days been? I have enjoyed this so much. All of the meals have been delicious. I’ve been noting my favorites so I can incorporate in my weekly meals following the detox. I am feeling…

Curried Eggplant, Squash, & Chickpea Mixer 

By now you’ve probably noticed I’m an eggplant fan. I love it. My mother exposed it to me at a very young age by way of eggplant parmigiana. Not only is it good to eat, but it’s good for you. It comes loaded with vitamins and minerals, but its health benefits extend beyond just adding…

Vegetarian Jambalaya 

Have you missed me? I know it’s been a while, but I have a great reason. I started my own private practice and have been super busy building instead of blogging. I’ve felt bad and due to popular demand I made it a point to post some recent meals for you all!  Due to a…

Got Beef? Get Boca! 

On evenings when I am dragging and not feeling like cooking, I turn to tacos or Boca Tostados. Because any night can be a Taco Night! The difference with the tacos in my house is that I only loaded them with beans or boca! I am a huge fan of Boca Veggie Ground Crumbles. Kraft Heinz…

Grilled Eggplant with Tomato, Basil & Feta

This was a light, refreshing meal. I think I enjoyed it even better because the 3 main ingredients eggplant, tomato, and basil were all purchased earlier at our visit to The Carytown Farmers Market. Check out my previous post, Shop, Eat, Live, … Local. , before reading this. I am a huge eggplant fan, but historically have only…

Shop, Eat, Live, … Local.  

Today was a Sunday well spent. My daughters and I got up early and ventured out to Carytown. Carytown is an urban retail district lining Cary Street at the southern end of the Museum District here in Richmond, Virginia. The area that surrounds Carytown is called The Fan District, the district is very popular and is…

Caprese Quinoa Bake

This recipe was absolutely delicious. Unfortunately, I can not take all the credit. I was trying to figure out what to cook for dinner but was unsure. I knew I had Quinoa and a bunch of tomatoes, but was stuck on what to do with it. Ofcourse, I went to America’s number one search engine,…

Easy Cod Fish Tikka Masala

This was a delicious dish that I was able to create in no time. I worked all day seeing clients back to back, then got off and attended my bike meeting for BreakawayRVA, and then joined in at a networking event until 9:00pm. Yes, I was tired. I was drained, but my family still needed…

Pasta con le Sarde

Also know as, “Pasta with Sardines.” This meal originates from Sicily. My Italian roots shine through on this one. This is a national dish of Sicily. It’s either pasta with italian sauce only, pasta with italian sauce loaded with vegetables, or pasta with italian sauce, veggies, and sardines! At one point I would add boca crumbles…

Pep it up! 

Pep it up by adding Bell peppers, also known as sweet peppers, to your daily dishes. You probably have noticed by now that staple ingredients to most of my meals include peppers. If your thinking its for spice or heat, your wrong. Bell Peppers are not only good, but they are good for you. Peppers have way…