Perfect Pasta Making

“Why waste your time making it?”, I could hear my mom telling me.  “Why don’t you just go buy it at the store?” Strange question coming from someone like my own mother, who always made everything from scratch, even chocolate chip cookies, when all we wanted were Chips Ahoy. I remember pondering the same question… Read More

Farfalle with Tuna, Tomatoes, Olives and Onions

This is another one of my super simple recipes.  I like to keep key staples in my pantry and fridge (but that’s for another blog post) and this is one of those recipes that take no time and can be done when you have no food in the house. Funny enough, I did grocery shop… Read More

Calamari Bruschetta

Bruschetta is a wonderful appetizer that is enjoyed by almost everyone.  I made this up one day while trying to think of what to bring as an appetizer to a friend’s house.  It’s super easy to make and transport, just add the toasted crostini before serving as they may get soggy after. For 4-6 people,… Read More

Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies

Just when you thought I couldn’t add quinoa to anything else… I did. These chocolate chip cookies pack a punch, being both chewy and crunchy at the same time.… Read More

Guilt free Gluten Free Waffles

Wheat flour can leave me feeling sluggish and bloated. I try to stay away from it as much as possible but when I really have cravings, I look to gluten free to help.  1 cup gluten free pancake mix. I used GoGo Quinoa. You can find more of their products… Read More

Shrimp and Zucchini Quinoa Salad

This was a great light recipe that surprisingly even my boys loved. You can make it ahead and eat it cold or at room temp. Quinoa is light, gluten free, low GI and high in protein compared to other grains (although it is actually a seed). The dressing is versatile and can be used for any kind of… Read More