Archive for 2013

Littles & Lydees Foods

Littles and Lydees foods in Chicago doesn’t only carry burger sauces, it carries a wide line of marinades, car fresheners, hand soaps, facial scrubs, bath salts and infused oils. Recently I was sent a sample of Zoe’s Jerk Marinade which reflects the flavors of the Caribbean! Delicious with steaks, fish and pork, the flavor is... Read more »

Healthy and Tasty Grass Fed Restaurant in Bucktown!

If you have been searching for a new, healthy dining experience, look no more!  I recently had the chance to review an amazing restaurant tucked away in the Bucktown/Wicker Park area known as Grass Fed.  Grass Fed is sourcing beef from Wisconsin, 100% pasture raised, all on grass fed farms.  They also use local produce... Read more »

Coming Soon.....Grass Fed Restaurant Review!!!!  

Zentangle: Healthy Art Therapy

Life is a building process and all experiences are included into our life patterns.  I recently attended a health and wellness seminar where I discovered an interesting relaxation, meditation therapy called Zentangle.  Zentangling is an ancient form of art, for children, teens and adults, in which all you need is a sketch book and a... Read more »

Magnificent MagNoodles: Organic & Vegan Smart Pasta

As a healthy initiative chef, I am always interested in trying out new products to work with. Recently, I was contacted by Aileen Magnotto, owner of MagNoodles Smart Pasta to sample her organic, vegan pasta. In 1999, she started marketing and distributing MagNoodles in grocery stores in Pennsylvania and the product took off. There is... Read more »

Sugar Free Desserts!

Plain and Banana Bread
Who said you can’t take fresh, whole and healthy ingredients and make them taste great? It’s not true!  Please check out the photo gallery of some amazing low or no sugar desserts. Email me if you would like the recipes and directions.  Enjoy!  

Beautiful, Beautiful Food!

Low Fat Open Face Tuna
Enjoy these lovely pictures of some of the finished products I produce. All are low fat, low salt and very healthy for you.  Need a recipe? Send me your email and I will send recipe instructions.

Meatball Recipe

  Ingredients: 1 1/2 # Lean ground beef or turkey or chicken (Mix them for optimal flavors!) 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, oregano, thyme (combined) 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs 2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic 2 tablespoons fresh minced shallots Splash of black pepper,... Read more »

Creamed Kale Recipe, Healthy and Whole!

This recipe is called Creamed Kale with a healthy twist! Very low calorie, healthy spin. Approximately only 6g of fat, 90 calories per 8 ounce serving. Recipe ingredients: 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 5 garlic cloves, minced 3 large shallots, chopped finely Salt & Pepper to taste Pinch of ground nutmeg 16 ounces fresh kale 1... Read more »

Diabetic Recipe: Moroccan Couscous Salad

Enjoy this easy to make, low calorie recipe which is easy to prepare and is simply very tasty!  Please email me with any questions regarding the recipe and feel free to send comments and feedback.   Ingredients: 2 cups couscous, cooked and fluffed with fork, cool 1 bunch scallions, finely chopped 1 green pepper, chopped;... Read more »