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Avgolemono Soup

1 Comment | Written on July 23, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Avgolemono Soup – an egg and lemon chicken broth soup, seems to pop up on diner menus all across New York City.  The emulsion of the egg and citrus thicken the broth into a a tart and creamy soup with bits of orzo pasta floating in each spoonful.

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Cherry Crisp

No Comments | Written on July 22, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

As I walked into Whole Foods this week, a display of glistening ruby red cherries called my name.

I picked up a package, not knowing what I would do with this beautiful fruit.  Maybe I would enjoy them straight out of the bag, maybe would make a jam.  I had all the ingredients on hand to make a crisp and voila!  Summertime dessert is served.

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Israeli Couscous Salad

No Comments | Written on July 21, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

On busy weekdays, I like to have ready made lunch choices in the refrigerator.   That way when I am working on a project or coming back from running errands, I don’t have to worry about cooking.

Cold salads are a great choice and I have recently become a big fan of Israeli couscous, also known as pearl couscous.  These little pasta balls are much larger than the fine couscous you might be familiar with from North African cuisines.

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Pink Sangria for a Picnic in the Park

No Comments | Written on July 17, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

It is a proven, scientific fact that this refreshing summertime beverage tastes better when served in a canning jar.

Ok, that might not exactly be true, but it does make it much easier to take this Pink Sangria on a picnic!

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Chutney Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches

No Comments | Written on July 16, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

I have always been a fan of chicken salad for its versatility.  You can always go the healthy route and make this a high protein lunch over a bed of lettuce.  Of course, there’s always the option to serve it as a sandwich, nestled inside a flaky, buttery croissant.

I’ll let you guess which route I went with today’s recipe…

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Zucchini Bread Bundt

No Comments | Written on July 15, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Zucchini season is officially in full swing.  They are popping up in grocery stores, farmer’s markets and maybe even in your backyard garden.

When it comes to making zucchini bread, feel free to think outside the loaf pan or muffin tin.  If you ask me everything is better in a bundt!

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Muhammara – Roasted Red Pepper and Toasted Walnut Dip

1 Comment | Written on July 14, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This is it, I have found my new favorite go-to party dip.  It’s easy to prepare, brimming with flavor, and unique!

This “Roasted Red Pepper and Toasted Walnut Dip” is a long way of describing “Muhammara” – a dip with Middle Eastern roots that is sure to be a hit at your next party.

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Coca-Cola Cake

2 Comments | Written on July 11, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

I made this Coca-Cola Cake for a very special person…my sister!

Today is her 30th birthday and we will be celebrating with a picnic in Central Park followed by some outdoor music by the New York Philharmonic.  I chose this recipe because it is a cake that can be easy transported in our picnic basket – I think she will love it!

Wow, I can’t believe my little sister is now in her thirties!  The best is yet to come and I know she will rock this decade even more than the last one.   Happy Birthday!!

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Beauty Food and Wellness Day 2014

1 Comment | Written on July 10, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Welcome back to day 4 of our summer culinary travel series!

After the hustle and bustle of Istanbul, I headed a few hours outside the city to Turkey’s first and only destination spa – The Richmond Nua Hotel.  Located on the shores of Lake Sapanca, this relaxation haven is focused on health and wellness while offering exceptional luxury service.

There’s no need to worry about your waistline when vacationing at Richmond Nua because the hotel and spa offers a unique “Beauty Food” menu.  These light, healthy and balanced dining options are designed not only to nourish your body, but let your inner beauty shine through.

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Turkish Delight

2 Comments | Written on July 9, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Today we continue our summer travel series with an exotic international destination – Turkey!  As you assemble your travel “bucket list” I highly suggest putting Istanbul near the top.  This cosmopolitan city is a bustling intersection of the world, overflowing with history, stunning beauty, and, of course, spectacular cuisine.

In short, it’s a Turkish Delight…

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