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My New Jersey + An Elegant but Simple Butternut Squash & Spiced Lentil Salad

If you saw my post from last week, thanks for sticking with me through my ranting and raving.  I’m passionate...

Chili-Roasted Sweet Potato and Pearl Couscous Salad

When I’m creating a new recipe, I have a few criteria that I like to meet before I’m actually happy...

Tomato and White Bean Soup with Rosemary Croutons

The cool weather is coming and soup season will soon be here!  I love soup for so many reasons. It’s...

Early Autumn Fig and Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl

I’ve never been happier to sit at my computer and type then I am today! You see, I’ve never actually...

Mediterranean Inspired Heirloom Tomato Salad

If there is one thing that cures the end of summer blues, it’s the heirloom tomato!  Perfectly in season, juicy...

Quick Weeknight Meal: Tortellini Salad with Kale Pesto & Cherry Tomatoes

Lately, I feel like it’s a race against the clock to enjoy every bit of summer that’s left before the...

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Roasted cauliflower with garlicky breadcrumbs.  Parsley, thyme, rosemary.  Italian cheese.  Can you almost taste how delicious these flavors will be in your mouth? After a week in Costa Rica devouring daily doses of huevos rancheros, guacamole and margaritas, I was really craving a home cooked meal…especially pasta.  Don’t get me wrong, the food was outstanding.  Freshly caught seafood, tropical fruits and the freshest corn tortillas you can imagine were all delicious, but I seem to have a limit as to…

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A few weeks ago, I spent the day touring Twin Ponds Farm in Howell, NJ.  Before then, I’ve never toured a working farm.  To actually walk through one is a feast for the five senses.  The aroma of the herbs, the bright vibrant colors, the rich brown earth… I was in heaven.  Connecting with nature is the best way to achieve a healthy lifestyle.  Once you make that connection, you realize food grown fresh and naturally is what the body…

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Last week I announced on social media that I was working on something special.  Well this is it! I’ve had the amazing opportunity to collaborate with Jennifer Tyler Lee, founder of the award winning Crunch a Color game, on the launching of her inspiring new book The 52 Foods Challenge! When I first received my copy of the book, I honestly couldn’t put it down.  Not only did the recipes sound delicious, but I could personally relate to the painstaking process she went…

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It’s so warm here in NJ that it literally feels like summer.  But, that hasn’t stopped our family from being in full “Fall” mode.  My daughter is well into Nutcracker ballet rehearsals, Halloween costumes have been bought (so damn expensive!!) and I’ve been rummaging through farmers markets picking through all the precious fall vegetables. I had an amazing opportunity to take a personal tour of Twin Ponds Farm in Howell last week, where I used the gorgeous landscape to brush…

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If you saw my post from last week, thanks for sticking with me through my ranting and raving.  I’m passionate about real food, and feel like screaming it from the roof tops.  This week I’m back with a delicious fall recipe that just might wind up on your holiday table. It’s easy to find inspiration from food this time of year.  For this post, I didn’t have to look further than my favorite Italian restaurant here in Rumson, NJ… UNDICI.  …

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