Leftovers: Broccoli Beet Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette #HealthyFridays

My Take on Leftovers There are so many children in this country who go hungry to bed or to school. In the same token there is an abundance of food thrown away on daily basis. Whether it’s leftovers from last nights dinner or expired food items we never had the chance to cook. Regardless, below is my take on leftovers. By the way for all of you who have been blessed with an abundance of food consider helping out with this great organization: No Kid Hungry. This nonprofit organization is helping to eradicate child-hunger from American Schools. Every fifth child goes hungry to school. That's … [Read more...]

Black Bean Vegetable Wrap with Chipotle Mayo

After raising two boys into young adults I realized we have grown up in a fast food society where processed foods rule. Thinking back I regret having done some fundamental errors. I always thought - OK - if the kids behave I will reward them with a treat. And the treat was the kid’s meal at Mc Donald’s (that's when they were really small), since they had an indoor playground where they could play after their meal. What a terrible mistake. I instilled junk food as a way of an incentive for my kids. I can never forgive myself for that. I remember my kids knew all the burger joints by name before … [Read more...]

Grandmothers Cinnamon Stars for Christmas

I can't believe it is this time of the year again. Not too long ago I packed all my Christmas decoration away - it seems.  Well, I think Christmas is  the best time of the year. Beautiful childhood memories reminding me of the Christmas Holiday preparation.    Grandma's Cinnamon Stars Were The Best Just the smell of freshly baked cinnamon stars reminds me of my Grandmother baking during the Holidays.  There was something magical to it.  I was fortunate to have spent a lot of time with my Grandma watching her baking Christmas cookies,  that is cinnamon stars in particular.  I was just … [Read more...]