Archives for June 2016

Making Homemade Ricotta

  When my mother was growing up, she lived in a very small Italian village called Roccamontepiano. It was a small village located at the tip of the Gran Sasso Mountains near the City of Chieti. The current population is about 1800 people. When she grew up, they lived off the land. They did not […]

Bocconcini Salad A Classic Summer Salad

    A classic summer salad in my family. I love this salad to eat on it’s own or with barbeque. So easy to make and refreshing. The sweet cherry tomatoes complement the cucumber and bocconcini.   This recipe is quite easy. Slice cherry tomatoes in half. Add sliced cucumber and mini bocconcini. Add salt, […]

Breakfast On The Go!

  We all live busy lives. Leaving in a rush in the morning to work, driving the kids to school, going to class, etc. etc. etc. Just because our lives are busy doesn’t mean we should sacrifice our health. Going through the drive through for a quick fix is no excuse. I usually make this […]

Unleashing The Inner Princess

    There’s one little confession I have to make, I love sparkles. That’s my little weakness. Not too much, but there’s something about a little glitter that just makes me melt lol! When it comes to a manicure, I love to have my ring finger all glittered up! So I went again to the dollar […]

June 21 International Yoga Day

  I’ve been practicing yoga now for over 20 years. I am lucky enough that we have a healthy at the workplace program which my employer offers fitness classes at lunch time. They arrange to have different instructors come in during the lunch hour . We pay for the sessions and let me tell you it is well worth it. […]

Healthy Breakfast Recipes

      I am really becoming a fan of steel cut oats. I love trying new flavor combinations. Today’s recipe I used fresh lemon and ginger to flavor the oats. Then topped the oats with fresh blueberries and yogurt – Divine!         Lemon Ginger Blueberry Oats 2 1/2 cups                    water 1 […]

Cheesy Pancakes

A big Happy Father’s Day to all the daddies out there! Here in Canada we celebrate Father’s Day today. Why not treat Dad with breakfast in bed! Try these delicious pancakes. It is moist and oh so delicious. The pancakes secret ingredient is cottage cheese which makes the pancakes so moist. I served the pancakes with […]

Thankful Thursday

  I want to dedicate this post on gratitude. I practice gratitude on a daily basis. I make it a point to give thanks for all my blessings. Even the minute things like a parking spot, I give thanks for the opportunity. By adding this in your daily life, you will see how your blessings […]

Pasta With Peas and Mushrooms

This dish is easy and quick to make. If you’re a soccer mom, this would be a great pre-game meal that is quick and easy to make.  If you like spicy, add a bit of hot pepper flakes. Also nice with rice or gluten free pasta.     Penne With Peas and Mushrooms 1 garlic […]

Roasting Peppers 101

  Roasting Peppers 101 In my family we try our hardest to keep the Italian tradition. My mom has continued to teach me cooking traditions that were taught to her when she was growing up. In the Fall, we usually buy a bushel of peppers at the local farm and  dedicate a day to roast […]