Cuban Style Ground Beef aka: “Picadillo” (This is how to make a healthier version of the typical Cuban Style Ground Beef Dinner) 2 – 3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil 1 small onion 1 small red pepper 2 large cloves garlic 1 pound Ground Turkey or Ground […]

Picadillo


Below are two recipes, one with fresh herbs and one with dried. I have yet to find someone who doesn’t love this vinaigrette. Perfect over salads, as pizza base, to dip roasted veggie.  Key is buy a good quality balsamic vinegar so don’t be shy to splurge a little. […]

Herbed Balsamic Vinaigrette


Make the most out of your summer harvest.  Try this simple & light delicious pasta meal. Spinach Cashew Pesto Recipe 1 oz parmesan cheese 1/2 oz cashews 1 clove of garlic 1 jalepeno, seeded 4 oz spinach (about 4 cups, unpacked) 3-5 Basil leaves 1 tsp […]

Spinach Cashew Pesto with Pasta



Shrimp Ceviche 1
Have you been searching for ceviche recipes? I’m sure you’ve encountered a wide array of shrimp and fish ceviche recipes with all sorts of different ingredients and methods. The recipe below reminds me of my childhood.  My family, especially my father, loved shrimp ceviche (aka: Ceviche […]

Cuban Style Shrimp Ceviche


My supper easy to make yogurt sauce compliments and enhances the flavor of a variety of foods. Use a dollop of this Yogurt Avocado sauce for: chicken or fish Veggie dip  Garnishing Turkey Chili (instead of sour cream) Use as delicious as a salad dressing Try […]

Yogurt Avocado Sauce


Turkey Chili with Red Kidney Beans 1
Turkey Chili with Red Kidney Beans 1 -2 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium sweet onion, diced 2-3 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 orange, yellow or red bell peppers, diced 1 large carrot, diced 1 pound ground turkey 1 tablespoon of chili powder 1 tsp ground cayenne pepper […]

Turkey Chili with Red Kidney Beans



This is a cooking class favorite! Tomato and Avocado Canapes with Manchego Cheese ½   cup  Herbed Balsamic Vinaigrette with Dried Herbs 24  slices Cuban Bread or French Baguette Slices — 1/4″ thick 6   Roma tomato 2   large  Florida avocado ¼   pound  Manchego cheese — sliced thin […]

Tomato and Avocado Canapes with Manchego Cheese


Quinoa Salad 2
Quinoa Salad 1 cup Quinoa 2 cups water 1 zucchini 1/2 to 1 cup soy beans 1/2 to 1 cup whole cherry tomatoes 1/4 to 1/2 of 1 orange pepper 1/4 cup fresh flat leaf parsley 2 Tablespoons of Balsamic Vinegar 3 Tablespoons of Roasted Garlic […]

Quinoa Salad


I found myself staring at the fruit bowl on my table contemplating on which fruit I craved.   The voice inside my head, said ALL!  This is when I decided to see how it would taste if I combined the mango, avocado and orange.  My little experiment, topped off […]

Oranges, Mango and Avocado: My latest Appetizing Combination



I was on a mission to make a chewy sugar cookie that was quick and easy. No chilling and rolling out the dough, no cookie cutters. Just mix, drop and bake. After trying several recipes I had an “aha” moment and decided to incorporate some cream […]

Chewy Sugar Cookies