Stuffed Graffiti Eggplant with Spinach and Eggplant salad. 

 This is a wonderful “Meatless” Monday dish or for any other day you decide to go meatless. Light and flavorful and just totally super healthy.  3 graffiti eggplants cut in half lengthwise. 1/2 lb fresh baby spinach 3 cloves garlic grated 1 medium shallot diced  2 teaspoons smoked paprika 3/4 cup roasted sunflower seeds…

Roasted Endive with Crushed Red peppers and Bacon.

 So after getting home from work and spending over an hour and a half in traffic, I really, well, wanted something super quick and easy to make. Plus suffering from a recurrent cold this past week I needed something with a little bit of heat to kind of clear my clogged sinuses. This I…

Eggplant Caponata with Sausage and Pappardelle. 

 What can I say!! This is just one of those super hearty Italian dishes that will not only leave your tummy completley full but, oh SO satisfied. If you enjoy a pasta dish that not only looks beautiful but, tastes absolutely AMAZING than this is the DISH for YOU!! 1 lb Pappardelle 1 lb…

Spicy Eggplant Caponata 

Easy recipe with just a little kick of some heat. Takes a traditional Sicilian Caponata and kicks it up a notch.  4 tablespoons olive oil 1 whole eggplant peeled and cubed 1 med onion diced 3 cloves garlic sliced of grated  1 1/2 cup green olives  3 celery stalks chopped small 4 fresh tomatoes chopped…

Banana strawberry breakfast muffins with a sweet lemon glaze

So as I have stated quite often “I CANNOT BAKE”!! So what do I do?? I buy the box stuff and try and get as creative as I possibly can. This was a simple recipe using a standard box strawberry cake mix, adding in some ripened bananas and fresh chopped strawberries. Super simple. Not to…

Mini “Polenta” Parmigiana topped with spicy marinara and mozzarella

This recipes is just so super easy and takes just little time to prepare. Gluten free, lowfat, vegetarian and the kiddos will just devour it!! 1 pre-packages polenta 1 cup marinara 2 cloves garlic grated 1 teas red pepper flakes 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella 3 drizzles Olive oil Salt and pepper Cut packaged polenta into…

Lemon honey glazed Bacon wrapped Asparagus

2 words: 1#. Bacon 2#.Asparagus Super simple,easy to prepare and just really, REALLY good. Gluten free and just a wonderful side to pair with just about anything your little heart desires. 1 bundle asparagus 10 slices of hickory smoked bacon 2 tablespoons honey 1 lemon for ( juice freshly squeezed) 1 lemon sliced 2 tablespoons…

Wild Garlic Egg Noodle Soup with Chicken and Hot Italian Sausage.

I was planning on just making a simple and basic “Chicken” Noodle soup this afternoon. I have had a sore throat and am feeling like I’m coming down with something. Why not add some spicy Italian sausage and the extra flavor of the garlic egg noodles ?? Super!! A little spicy with tons of really…