POMegranate and Fruit Smoothie

 

 Why is this a smoothie you should try? It packs a wealth of healthy antioxidants and nutrients with incredibe deliciousness. Drinking fruit smoothies as a post-workout breakfast is what I look forward to during the week – it’s my guilty pleasure.  This POMegranate smoothie is like drinking a glass of red wine and a portion…

Brown Rice and Black Bean Salad

 

 I am a big fan of Brown Rice.  It’s the healthy kinda carbohydrates that you want to eat.  It’s nutritious – contains high amounts of fiber and is a good source of magnesium. Brown Rice is also gluten-free and versatile; you can use it as a main dish or you can use it as a…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…