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…

Vegetable & Tofu Gratin

This was an awesome dish that will definitely be repeated. I love veggies and I love Tofu. This makes to be a nice size dish that you can eat off for a few days after making. I enjoyed it! Recipe Details… Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 1 tbs olive oil 3/4 cup thinly sliced fennel bulb…

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…

Self-Care: A Must Have

Self-Care. What does it mean to you? For me self-care is essential to long-term health and balance in my every day life. Self-care are all those intentional actions that we do to care for our mental, emotional, and physical health. The health of your body, mind, and spirit are essential to safeguarding your wellbeing.  Despite, the many…

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…

Simple Sweet & Sour Tofu 

As a working mother, I love simple and easy meals. I actually have a copy of a cookbook titled, A Man, A Can, A Plan, that was created for men with recipes that do not require tons of ingredients. The recipes within this book are quick, tasty, healthful meals based on canned and other convenience foods.  When making…

Szechuan Salmon with Pepper Salsa

Tonight’s dinner was fish focused. Primarily we eat vegetarian dishes, but we still love our seafood. Pescatarianism is what we practice majority of the time. This is a diet that includes fish or other seafood, but not the flesh of other animals. Most pescatarians maintain a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet. This would include us as well….