A Family Wedding in Cape May, NJ.

A Family Wedding in Cape May, NJ.

My daughter Sean is getting married on June 6th to her finance Chase. The wedding will be held at her favorite place in the world, Cape May, NJ. where she spent her childhood summers. Cape May is a beautiful & historic Victorian beach town at the very end of the Jersey shoreline. Sean has always dreamed of a beach wedding, so we chose the Beach Club of Cape May. It is a neighborhood pool and cabana where she spent much of her time as a child hanging out with friends. The club happens…
Spring Succotash

Spring Succotash

Succotash is kind of an old fashioned vegetable dish that is a mix of corn and lima beans. But now that lima beans and fava beans are making a comeback, I thought it would be nice to create a more "updated version" adding more colorful vegetables in my succotash. Spring Succotash blanch in boiling water - then immerse in ice water: 2 cups of frozen lima beans 1 cup of frozen edamame Chop into small pieces: 1 cup of chopped red pepper 1 cup of chopped carrots 1/2 cup of chopped red onion…
Healthy Berry Crumble

Healthy Berry Crumble

Healthy Fruit Crumble / makes 4 servings I love a fruit crumble! (You don't have to worry about making a complicated crust). They are so easy to make and they are a great dessert for summer when fresh fruit is plentiful. I like to add some extra health benefits to the crumble by adding flax, hemp and chia seeds to the oat mixture, as well as pumpkin seeds and walnuts. I also keep the sweetness level low - but you can adjust that according to your personal taste. (or use no sweetener at…
Spaghetti Squash with Sauteed Vegetables and Lentils

Spaghetti Squash with Sauteed Vegetables and Lentils

Spaghetti squash is so easy to prepare, and it makes a great occasional (gluten free) substitute for pasta. You can bake it the day before and keep in the fridge overnight if time is an issue. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Using a sharp knife pierce the squash a few times and then place it in a baking dish. When the oven has reached the temperature, place the squash in the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until a knife goes in easily. When it is done, slice it in half.…
Chick Pea and Yam Cakes with Tahini Dressing

Chick Pea and Yam Cakes with Tahini Dressing

Savory Chick Pea & Yam Cakes These are lightly sauteed savory cakes made from garbanzos and cooked yam with Mediterranean spices. They are great on a salad with Tahini dressing - or in a pita bread like a veggie burger. Ingredients: (makes 3-4 cakes) Puree in a food processor - then scrape into a bowl in a bowl: 1 can of garbanzo beans (drained) - minus 1/2 cup of beans. (reserve 1/2 cup and hand chop to add texture) Scoop out and add to bowl: 1 yam (baked at 400 degrees until soft)…