Easy Quinoa Salad

quinoa salad

This quinoa salad is super easy to make and will come together in about 20 minutes. I love eating it after the gym because of its high protein content.¬†Served with a healthy dose of fresh vegetables and extra virgin olive oil, I get a truly nutritious post-workout snack that is light yet very filling. Also […]

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Turkey Butternut Squash Chili

turkey butternut squash chilli

This is my favorite chili to make of all time for several reasons. One – it’s turkey based so it’s a lot lighter on my stomach and on the calories. Two – I love incorporating butternut squash as it gives this chili a creamy consistency and a sweeter taste, also¬†adding to the texture. I am […]

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My Best Apple Pie

Apple Pie

I’m not much of a stereotypical person, but when it comes to the change of seasons, nothing gets me more excited than making fall apple pie. Once I make one, I know it’s officially fall. I am a purist when it comes to baked good, apple pie included. I firmly believe that the very best […]

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Dining at Dirt Candy: A Vegetable Paradise

dirt candy menu

I recently had the pleasure of dining at Dirt Candy, a vegetarian restaurant owned by chef Amanda Cohen in New York City. First of all, let me just say how much I love their menu design – the use of different fonts and colors makes everything stand out on its own, which ultimately pops in […]

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Roasted Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese

roasted tomato soup with grilled cheese

This is by far one of my favorite soups. I especially love to make it and eat it in that transitional period between summer and fall, in late August/early September when the last of the heirloom tomatoes are still lingering around. Roasting the tomatoes gives this soup its depth of flavor and umami, throwing your […]

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My Favorite Russian Summer Salad

I recently contributed to a special recipe collection we have going on at the olive oil company where I work so I thought I’d share it here as well. Read up and get the recipe for my Fresh Cabbage and Cucumber Salad  

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