Cuisine Category Archives

Reduced Fat Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes:

With Thanksgiving (and Hanukkah) just days away, I figured I might as well make my reduced fast mini pumpkin cheesecakes before I miss the boat on the holiday season altogether.  They require few ingredients, little prep work and are insanely delicious.  Oh, and the graham cracker crust adds a little extra something sweet. Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 60 minutes Ingredients: Graham crackers …

Healthy Homemade Veggie Dumplings:

After a celebratory birthday dinner on Friday night at Locanda Verde , I couldn’t imagine leaving my apartment last night.  My husband and I had a much needed night in which included watching Black Fish, the killer whale special on CNN (long story short, NEVER go to Sea World), and making homemade veggie dumplings.  A few of you asked for me to share the recipe, so …

Bestowed Box:

From the time I was a little girl, I was the first in my family to open up every new snack my parents would buy from the market and sample it.  Nothing has changed except that now I’m the one doing the shopping.  So you can only imagine how excited I was to try Bestowed, the latest brainchild from nutritionist and author, Heather Bauer.  For …

Healthy Turkey Meatballs:

I’m the first to admit that I definitely am no chef.  That being said, I try to whip up something easy for dinner about 4 days during the week (in those days I count steaming chicken dumplings and edamame from Trader Joe’s as a dinner…hold the judgement).  This is one of my family’s favorite recipes that honestly takes minutes to prepare and cook….turkey meatballs and sauteed broccoli. …

Bienvenidos a Miami:

I recently went for a quick jaunt to Miami with a couple of girlfriends for some R&R.  The highlights included sleeping past 7:30 AM, reading one of the most incredible books, Once we were Brothers (because I never have time to read), and dining at Prime One Twelve (I’m a sucker for steakhouses even though I don’t eat steak). My Kotur day bag turned beach …