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This article describes my personal story of why I’ve chosen a mostly plant based diet and resources I’ve used to educate myself. Recently I’ve received several compliments about my weight loss, and many of my friends and colleagues have been interested on how I’ve been able […]

My Personal Story of Weight Loss & Diet Transformation


Caprese Salad with Walnut Basil Pesto
Caprese Salad is an easy to make, fresh and delicious starter to any meal.   This simple Italian dish usually consists of sliced mozzarella, tomatoes and whole basil leaves – seasoned with salt.  The problem I find with the simplicity is that I don’t get enough basil flavor […]

Caprese Salad with Walnut Basil Pesto


I used to think beets were bland, they are usually prepared without any seasonings, roasted in foil until soft and then added to salads or other dishes.  After researching several recipes I proceeded with peeling, quartering and roasting beets with salt, pepper and dried thyme.  I […]

Roasted Beets



I know many of us call this recipe “Kale Chips” – but to me a “chip” is usually made of a root vegetable you can use for dipping into salsa or guacamole.  So, I’m naming my recipe  Kale Crisps.  I’ve started 2017 on a healthy kick, […]

Kale Crisps


1 tsp freshly peeled & grated ginger ¼ cup high quality low sodium soy sauce 2 tsp Olive Oil ½ of large English Cucumber 1 Haas Avocado 2 scallions ¼ chopped macadamia nuts 1 lb Sashimi Grade Tuna 2 T Coconut Milk Pink Himalayan Salt to […]

Tuna Poke with Soy Sauce & Coconut Milk


This is my grandmother’s original Flan recipe. Best made the day before serving, which makes for easy entertaining. This recipe yields one small flan in one of my Silicone Baking Molds, which is about 9″ round pan. You can use non-silicone pan. 1 cup Sugar 1 […]

Flan



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1/4 Cup flour 2 tablespoons Olive Oil 2 Tilapia Fillets Kosher salt and pepper 1 small shallot, minced 1/3 cup white wine 1 tablespoons butter Juice from ½ large lemon 1 tsp fresh parsley, minced   Place flour in shallow baking dish or pie plate and set […]

Sautéed Tilapia with White Wine & Lemon Sauce


Roasted Tomatoes with Basil in Blender
This recipe is a staple at my house.  Recipe is a spin off from a recipe found in the BlendTec recipe book. It’s great to be used within a few days or make extra so you can freeze in portions for those nights when you need a quick & easy dinner. […]

Roasted Tomato Sauce with Fresh Basil


Betty’s Cuban Coffee Meat & Seafood Rub 3 Tablespoons kosher salt 2 Tablespoons whole peppercorns 1 Tablespoons espresso grounds (Cafe Bustelo) 1: Grind peppercorns with a spice or coffee grinder, add Kosher salt and espresso, pulse to mix. 2: Use as desired on meat, chicken, pork or fish.   […]

Cuban Coffee Meat & Seafood Rub



Camarones Enchilados (Cuban Style Shrimp in Tomato based Sauce) I have finally mastered this recipe and updated it from my mom’s original recipe. For a spicer dish, you can adjust the Tabasco and red chili flakes.  This is traditionally served over a bed of white rice […]

Camarones Enchilados