Perfect Apple Martini Cocktail

This Perfect Apple Martini Cocktail is unlike any you have ever tried. It gave me goosebumps when I took the first sip. My favorite Sour Apple Martini can be found at the Cheesecake Factory restaurant – my husband was brave enough, several years ago, to ask for the recipe. They blurted out a few ingredients…

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Rigatoni Pasta with Broccoli

So simple and quick that you will want to try this recipe. Lots of broccoli, garlic and fresh grated parmesan cheese gives a nice depth of flavor. What’s more? This is a vegetarian (not Vegan) friendly dish.  It is versatile enough to serve as a midweek dinner or use as a side dish. I actually…

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Papaya Fruit Smoothie

Papaya, Fresh Coconut Water  – these are the star ingredients in this undeniably refreshing smoothie. It’s  jam-packed with nutrients and antioxidants. Once you try this drink you will want to make it often. I grew up picking the amazing papaya off the tree when I was a child. During summer school breaks, I used to…

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Wine Braised Chicken

Why you need to try this Wine Braised Chicken Recipe – it’s absolutely brilliant in tenderness and simple flavors. This is an easy recipe with limited ingredients. The jalapeño enhances the flavor without making the recipe hot and spicy.  If you want the heat, use one of the cooked pepper to squeeze the juice on…

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Spiced Berries Smoothie

I have a love relationship with fruit smoothie as you can tell from some of my recipe posts. I typically enjoy them after my morning workout which includes a six mile elicptical run. Fruit smoothies are generally a great way to get a tremendous amount of nutrients, antioxidants and of course an easy way to…

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Turkey Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

Various types of meatballs are found all over the world.  And the types of meat varies by culture; pork, lamb, veal, beef or a combination of two or more of these meats. Meatballs are so versatile – you can go for spaghetti and meatballs, or a meatball hero, or perhaps a meatball lasagna. While my…

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Powerhouse Coconut Mango Smoothie

A healthy smoothie that contains a “Powerhouse ” of nutrients and vitamins. Using the fresh coconut water from a young coconut helps to reduce the calories, it has a nutty flavor and it’s loaded with potassium; not to mention electrolytes.  The nutty taste complimented the fresh ripe mango that is loaded with vitamin C. I…

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Pan Seared Chicken Breast

One of the most popular meat consumed in the world is chicken. It’s loaded with proteins, important nutrients and amino acids, like tryptophan which is know for its provocation of relaxation feelings. Chicken is convenient and easy to cook.  It’s typically a leaner meat especially the skinless, boneless breasts.  As, a child my son had…

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Creamy Spinach Risotto

Risotto is very versatile and it is considered a staple dish in Italian cuisine. It can be served as a main course, side dish or appetizer and there are so many variations of how you can make it. Risotto is a very simple dish to make, except that you need to invest the time to…

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