Sunday Dinner Series: Moroccan Lentil Soup

There are two things in life that I enjoy: Middle-Eastern dishes and one-pot meals. And, what better way to enjoy these simple, life pleasures together, than in a Moroccan Lentil Soup! What I love most about Middle-Eastern dishes are the aromatic spices that seem to transport you to a faraway place, with every bite. I…

Is it Food or Art?

As a creative person, I’m always amazed by the creativity of others. Whether it’s reading the prose of a talented writer, or admiring the culinary creations of a chef –there’s something magical that happens in creativity. Recently, my husband shared photos of food art creations by one of his co-workers. Man, I was blown away!…

Vegan Chinese Anyone?

When it comes to eating certain vegan foods, I’m a real wimp! Even though I’ve been vegetarian most of my adult life, there are some vegan foods that I just simply do not like. I won’t eat foods that claim to be healthy, but either taste like wood or sawdust. Sorry! I prefer my foods…

Dining Out New York Style!

My recent trip to NY to see my daughter was a culinary adventure. I knew she would plan some interesting dining experiences, since she knows I love good food — I wasn’t disappointed. The one thing I love about NY is its diversity and the vast variety of ethnic food selections. Dining out in NY…

Sunday Dinner Series: Ratatouille (rat-ə-TOO-ee)

For those of you, who are not familiar with ratatouille, it’s simply a stewed vegetable dish, using eggplant, tomatoes, zucchini, bell peppers, onions, garlic, and herbs. Though known to have originated in southern France, this dish is very popular in Greek and Mediterranean cuisines. I particularly like this dish because it’s easy to prepare, healthy,…

For Weight Loss, Make Cardio Your BFF!

Psst! Here’s a secret you may or may not know: eating a healthy diet isn’t enough to lose or maintain weight. Sorry, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, especially if you’ve finally made the decision to eat healthier, as part of your weight loss program. But, the sad news: healthy eating isn’t…

How Long Should You Keep Frozen Foods?

Freezing foods such as breads, vegetables, meats, and seafood is convenient and keeps you from having to make daily trips to the supermarket. But, most frozen foods aren’t meant to last forever. When frozen food has freezer burn, it’s usually a sign that it’s been frozen too long. Whenever I buy extra bread, rolls, or…