30. 10. 2014

GOAT CHEESE AND BROCCOLI RABE CROSTINI

It might be that I am petite in stature that I like small bite-size dishes, or perhaps they just taste better to me. I fact, I will never let hors d’oeuvres pass me...

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24. 09. 2014

QUINOA AND SALMON FRITTERS

During a recent stay at a vacation house with a group of friends, we put our culinary skills together and hosted an over-the-top potluck style feast. I came home with some great leftover...

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11. 09. 2014

BACON-WRAPPED DATES STUFFED WITH FETA

Over the years I have tried many variations of bacon-wrapped dates, and they are usually delicious.  But once I tried the version created by my new friend Nate on a birthday celebration trip...

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18. 08. 2014

MANGO PROSCIUTTO ROLLS

I have served these appetizers to friends a few times before dinner, and I can tell you they were a hit. They pair especially well with a little chilled sparkling or white wine. ...

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18. 06. 2014

MOZZARELLA-PICKS WITH PESTO DIP

After a long period of unstable weather and a colder breeze than usual, the summer has finally arrived in Brooklyn!  So naturally my mind turns to fun summer parties, white wine sangria, and...

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08. 05. 2014

FRESH TOMATO TART

Puff pastry is such an amazing invention; it is one of those things that I would probably not ever try to make myself since it is very time consuming. It is basically made...

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09. 04. 2014

QUINOA & BULGUR NORI ROLLS

These rolls are a perfect choice for a healthy vegetarian meal. I used bulgur since it’s a great substitute for rice and because I love the texture. I also wanted to give it...

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04. 02. 2014

SPRING ROLLS WITH CRISPY TOFU

As much as we love meat, I tend to cook vegetarian dishes at home during the week to stay healthy and environmentally friendly.  Tofu is a wonderful substitute for protein in spring rolls...

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20. 01. 2014

SHAMANDAR DIP

Beets are very healthy and so great for your body that I try to incorporate these delicious root vegetables in my meals whenever possible. I took this recipe for Shamandar Dip from Suzanne...

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16. 01. 2014

ZUCCHINI SOUP

  Soups are wonderful to eat during the cold season and they are so easy to make. I make a portion of this soup and eat it as an appetizer during the week,...

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11. 01. 2014

TZATZIKI

This recipe is dedicated to my good friend, Rob, who had never heard or tasted tzatziki until I made it on a group trip to a villa in the South of France. Months...

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01. 12. 2013

CARROT, BEET AND ARUGULA SALAD

Beets are in season, and so good for your body and health. They are rich in nutrients and antioxidants, have strong anti-inflammatory properties, serve as a great detoxifying cleanse for your body, and...

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24. 10. 2013

TUNA TARTARE ON A BED OF GUACAMOLE

This beautiful and healthy starter will impress your guests and it is super easy to prepare. You really can’t go wrong making it. It is of course important that you buy a quality...

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16. 10. 2013

GỎI CUỐN VIETNAMESE SPRING ROLLS

Spring rolls are a favorite in our home, and we eat them throughout the year. Loaded with vegetables and herbs, they taste fresh and have a light feel. This classic Vietnamese spring roll...

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13. 08. 2013

ZUCCHINI, SWEET POTATO & LEEK FRITTERS

Zucchinis are in season right now and will be for another month. Celebrate the zucchini season by making delicious fritters. I added sweet potato in the mix, as they are healthier than white...

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