Aromatic Grilled Whole Red Snapper

By: | 0 Comments | On: February 27, 2016 | Category : Blog

Aromatic Grilled Whole Red Snapper


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Tired of the same old dinner?…mix up the flavor profile

By: | 0 Comments | On: January 26, 2016 | Category : Blog, What's for Dinner

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We’ve been replenishing and warming up with lots of oven roasted meats, veggies and soups in my house this winter.  It’s time to shake it up a little by changing the flavor profile a bit.  Tonight’s menu: Chicken Curry served with Coconut Lime Rice, Asian Salad with Peanut Butter Dressing, and Curried Cauliflower... more

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Protein Packed Nut Butter Treats

By: | 0 Comments | On: January 16, 2016 | Category : Blog, What's for Dinner

Admittedly, I don’t even consider getting into the car to shuttle my kiddos to school without a cup of coffee…BUT some mornings there just isn’t enough time to sit at the table for a proper breakfast. That being said, the idea of a muffin just doesn’t cut the mustard to start my engine... more

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Winter Warm Up Luncheon

By: | 0 Comments | On: January 10, 2016 | Category : Blog, What's for Dinner


The winter chill is in the air, and Sundays are ideal for warming up by the fire and slurping hot soup.  And, what’s better than doing that good friends? Jen and Gloria joined me for a delicious lunch of Tomato Dill Soup   Arugula Salad with dates and avocado (click here for... more

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Thanksgiving Dinner

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 22, 2015 | Category : Blog


Winter arrived here in Chicago overnight and it now truly feels like the end of November.  Nothing warms the soul more than family, friends, and food by the fire.  In other words: Thanksgiving. Make the best Thanksgiving meal ever this week.  If your crew all prefers the white meat, then... more

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Yogurt Bowls

By: | 0 Comments | On: October 14, 2015 | Category : Blog, What's for Dinner

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Lately I’ve been enjoying savory greek yogurt dishes for a quick breakfast or lunch.  These bowls are filled with vibrant colors and flavors, but only take minutes to prepare.  Try a Pesto Yogurt Salad or Avocado Berry Bowl next time you are in a pinch for time.  This travels well too if... more

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From Garden to Plate

By: | 0 Comments | On: September 28, 2015 | Category : Blog, What's for Dinner


My summer was a major distraction from the blog, and several readers mentioned that I’d gone quiet.  My son became a bar mitzvah over the weekend and my life is mine again.  In other words: I’m back! This summer we planted a beautiful vegetable garden in our backyard and it has been a fruitful... more

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Chilled Tomato Soup Two Ways

By: | 0 Comments | On: August 17, 2015 | Category : Blog, What's for Dinner


We are in the peak of tomato season and I just can’t get enough of this fruit. YES,  it is considered a fruit/berry in the nightshade family. But don’t fret over whether it’s a fruit or a vegetable…no matter which way you slice it, tomatoes are filled with antioxidants and vitamins... more

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A Toast to Good Food & Friends

By: | 0 Comments | On: August 11, 2015 | Category : Blog, Classes, What's for Dinner


While the kids are off at summer camp, I have time for my own play dates (or rather cooking dates).  Lauren, Nicki & Debbie gathered around my table for a dinner cooking demonstration and to answer the age old question…”What’s for dinner?” We prepared a grilled vegetable platter of Cumin Roasted Carrots, Grilled Veggie... more

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Encompass Cooking with Nicole

By: | 2 Comments | On: April 26, 2015 | Category : Blog, Classes, What's for Dinner


  Once a month I look forward to cooking with Encompass [Seeing the Whole Person].  We gather in the kitchen to work on cooking skills as we prepare a healthy, delicious, kosher dinner and foster friendships.  “Cooking with Nicole” incorporates the primary components of Encompass: balancing life skills training with the opportunity for socialization, recreation... more

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