Vegan Baked Apple Pastry Roses

I wrote this recipe for my friends over at #30SecondMom. Thought I’d share with you too if you don’t follow me there. You’ll need: 6 red apples, cored, halved and sliced 1/4-inch thick 1/2 cup melted vegan butter or regular butter 1 package phyllo dough nonstick spray water or nut milk, to seal equal parts cinnamon and sugar 1/2… Continue reading Vegan Baked Apple Pastry Roses

10 Minutes to Creamy! Chocolate Avocado Mousse! 

Chocolate Mousse has never been healthier …or faster! When choosing Avocados use Haas variety- they tend to have a rich creamy finish.  Ingredients:  4 ripe avocados 3 Tablespoons honey, maple syrup or optional liquid sweetener. ( do not use granulated )  3/4 cup good quality cocoa powder ½ teaspoon vanilla extract Small pinch of Himalayan… Continue reading 10 Minutes to Creamy! Chocolate Avocado Mousse! 

Stromboli- Dinner in 30! 

Unlike a calzone, a stromboli does not contain sauce. Invented in the 1950’s on the east coast in Pennsylvania. An Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria claims to be the first to have used the name, Stromboli. Rumor has it the pizzeria owner had experimented with “pizza imbottito”, or “stuffed pizza”, and added ham, salami, cheese and… Continue reading Stromboli- Dinner in 30! 

Empanadas- Savory Hand Pies

So many cultures have a recipe for meat wrapped in pastry. – I just love bold flavored, slow cooked juicy meats and veggies wrapped up in flakey pie crust served piping hot. Mmmmmm. Comfort food.  I also love pasta sauce and Italian sausage or yellow curry and potatoes, but that’s a whole nother set of… Continue reading Empanadas- Savory Hand Pies

High Protein, Low Carb Almond Crepes- Have your Crepe, & Eat it too! 

If you are watching your macros, and counting carbs while increasing fats – this is definitely the crepe recipe for you! These are so yummy! I usually double the recipe.  Ingredients: 4 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature  4 large eggs 3/4 cup almond flour 2 tbsp granulated coconut sugar or sugar substitute  1/4… Continue reading High Protein, Low Carb Almond Crepes- Have your Crepe, & Eat it too! 

Spicy Turkey Zucchini Boats! Like a Taco without a Shell. Whatever Floats Your Boat, Right? 

Ingredients: 8 medium zucchini 1 cup chicken stick 1 pound ground turkey, chicken, beef or Italian sausage  1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, peeled and chopped small dice  1 cup mushrooms, quartered ( optional)  2-3 cloves garlic, minced fine 3 cups pasta sauce 1 Tablespoon oregano, minced fine 1 Tablespoon fresh marjoram, minced fine  1/2… Continue reading Spicy Turkey Zucchini Boats! Like a Taco without a Shell. Whatever Floats Your Boat, Right? 

Authentic Fried Israeli Falafel 

Here I am, an Italian-American trying to grasp the depths of an authentic Israeli Falafel recipe. Here is how I did it. I’ve turn to my favorite Falafel expert, and adapted from Joan Nathan’s book The Foods of Israel Today. Amazing book ! Read what Joan has to say about the authenticity of Falafel.  Joan… Continue reading Authentic Fried Israeli Falafel