Savory Harvest Frittata with Butternut Squash & Kale

Savory Harvest Frittata with Butternut Squash & Kale

I was invited to a Feedfeed event at their beautiful loft and cooking & entertaining space in Brooklyn last night. The theme was a Fall Feast called CookForJoy featuring Simply Organic Spices. I actually use these spices in my own kitchen because I believe they are of the highest quality and I also love the fact that they are organic. The folks at The Feedfeed asked us to make a dish of our choice (using spices provided for us from Simply Organic Spice Company) to add to the fall  feast. We were asked…
Vegetable Soup with Beans & Pasta

Vegetable Soup with Beans & Pasta

I love to make soup as the weather gets cooler, and there is nothing like starting off the week with a big pot of warming soup! You can serve it for dinner and then reheat what is left the next day for lunch. This soup is delicious with a little grated parmesan on top and a piece of toasted bread or a baguette to dunk in it. There are so many healthy & colorful vegetables in this soup that you don't even need a salad to get your daily portion! This soup hardly…
Roasted Red Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa Pilaf

Roasted Red Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa Pilaf

Roasted Red Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa Pilaf and Topped with Feta This is a great way to use peppers and can be served as a vegetarian entree or as a side dish to meat.  It is very simple to make and looks pretty on a platter! Ingredients: 3 large red peppers (cut in half and seeded) 2 cups of cooked quinoa (rice or couscous can be substituted) a half of red onion (sliced and chopped into pieces) 1 - 2 TB. of olive oil 1/4 cup of black olives 2 TB. of toasted…
Quinoa Pilaf & Roasted Vegetables

Quinoa Pilaf & Roasted Vegetables

Quinoa is a pretty perfect grain! It is high in protein, fiber and minerals and is also gluten free.  It can be a main dish when you add vegetables and other things to it, or it can be a side dish as well. This is just a simple recipe and it is very easy to put together. A real recipe is not really needed, this is just an idea for a delicious and healthy vegetarian dish, and ideal for those who are gluten free. First cook up some quinoa according to the directions…
Modern Waldorf Salad

Modern Waldorf Salad

The first fall apples are just now appearing at the farm stands. They are so delicious, crisp & tart that I cannot get enough of them! Although usually they do come in a fairly large bag. Even though they are delicious eaten plain as a snack, it is always nice to be able to incorporate them into a dish. I was trying to think of the best way to use them in a really healthy salad. (I love fruit mixed in with salad as you may have noticed!) Then I remembered something called…