Salmon Salad Nicoise

Salmon Salad Nicoise

Salmon is an easy fish to enjoy and most kids love the taste! Try to find wild salmon to be sure you’re getting the omega-3’s for heart health and to help improve your mood. If you prefer the traditional version of this dish, replace the salmon with a fresh tuna steak.

Pomegranate Margarita

Pomegranate Margarita

Besides ranking high as an antioxidant, pomegranate is delicious, tart and sweet at the same time. Margaritas are fun for entertaining and a great way to refresh thirsty guests at your next BBQ or picnic.

Papaya Lime Cooler

Papaya Lime Cooler

Papaya is high in vitamin C and a good source of fiber. It’s cool, soothing fruit blends up smooth, ideals for mixed drinks and smoothies.

Papaya Facial

Papaya Facial

Papaya contains a compound called papain that helps digestion because it breaks down proteins. It makes an excellent facial, naturally high in vitamin C and E.

Kir Royal

Kir Royal

Kir is a traditional French aperitif that combines the sweet syrup of currants with dry white wine. This kir is ‘royal’ since it uses champagne. If you can’t find the creme de cassis, any sweet raspberry flavor liquid will work nicely.

Hungarian Nut Roll

Hungarian Nut Roll

Hungarian nut roll is one of my family’s most treasured recipes – but this version has less fat since it’s made with skim milk and low-fat margarine. Fresh yeast is usually found in the dairy section, but you can substitute with 2 (.04 ounce) packets of dry yeast

Jenn’s Negrone

Jenn’s Negrone

This might look like a Shirley Temple, but it packs a punch with the gin! If you want to make a lighter version, cut the portion in half and top with club soda.

Gluehwein

Gluehwein Gluhwein

Winters in New York City can be unfriendly with frigid winds and sudden snowstorms. I remedy the conditions by making my favorite hot, holiday drink, Glühwein. My friend Sonja gave me this version of classic German recipes – it is a great way to start a party: sweet and warm, it goes down so easily on a cold, icy night.