Combining cooked quinoa and some leftover homemade sauce like filetto di pomodoro you can make a quick, easy quinoa risotto in minutes.

Quinoa Risotto

This risotto uses quinoa in place of rice and its delicious! Combining cooked quinoa and leftover homemade sauce like filetto di pomodoro you can make a quick and easy meal. Quinoa...

Basic Quinoa Recipe

Quinoa (KEEN-wah) is a protein packed ancient seed from South America, similar to the texture of brown rice when cooked with a nutty flavor. It contains all 9 essential...

Last night I had the pleasure of having my friend Julia over to show me some of her delicious recipes. Julia is an amazing Italian cook. She can make leather taste good if she had to cook it! Her secret is simple, she cooks with only quality ingredients, like Pecorino Romano, good extra virgin olive oil and fresh herbs are all subtle differences that make food go from good to great. She always has on hand, a can of her own homemade filetto di pomodoro sauce she makes from scratch in the summer when tomatoes are at their peak and jars them to use throughout the year.

Filetto di Pomodoro

Last night I had the pleasure of having my friend Julia over to show me some of her delicious recipes. Julia is an amazing Italian cook. She can make...

Turkey Stuffed Zucchini

I am a huge zucchini fan if you haven’t noticed. When my garden is overflowing with zucchini in the summer, I love to stuff them and serve them for...

Pan Seared Scallops with Baby Greens and Citrus Mojo Vinaigrette

Caramelized scallops combined with sweet citrus and peppery arugula in a garlic citrus vinaigrette, yum! This is my new favorite salad. Scallops are low in points and this salad...

These Baked Tostones or twice "Fried" Plantains aren't fried at all, they are baked in the oven which makes them a delicious, healthy side dish or appetizer!

Baked Tostones

These Baked Tostones or twice “Fried” Plantains aren’t fried at all, they are baked in the oven which makes them a delicious, healthy side dish or appetizer! Baked Tostones...

Classic sauce of butter, lemon and fresh parsley goes perfect with any fish. I try to eat fish twice a week. For a quick healthy dinner on a busy weeknight, this is simple and delicious.

Baked Garlic Lemon Tilapia

Classic sauce of butter, lemon and fresh parsley goes perfect with any fish. I try to eat fish twice a week. For a quick healthy dinner on a busy...