Hell’s Kitchen Chili

Hell’s Kitchen Chili

My neighbor Susan prepared this unusual chili for me one night. Meat lovers adore this rich and hearty chili. Serve it with a salad or stir in your favorite steamed veggie.

Light and Creamy Fettuccine with Fresh Basil

Light and Creamy Fettuccine with Fresh Basil

Traditional fettuccini is oozing with fat from heavy cream, but this version is light and high in protein from the yogurt. Toss in grilled chicken and peas to make it a one-pot meal!

Edamame Salad

Edamame Salad

Edamame or fresh soybeans are packed with low-fat protein and vitamins. This salad is especially good during warm weather or served alongside a flaky piece of white fish. You can find frozen edamame in the freezer isle in organic and health food stores.

Eggplant Parmesan Bake

Eggplant Parmesan Bake

Baked in ramekins, these creamy mounds of eggplant unmold easily, a sure-fire hit for your next dinner party when you serve them on salad plates with extra sauce.

Hungarian Goulash

Hungarian Goulash

When I was a little girl, nothing seemed colder than a Pittsburgh winter. After school, I would burst through my Granny’s kitchen door, tear off my snow-covered, slushy boots, and inhale the warm perfume of meat stewing in a tomato paprika sauce. This Hungarian goulash is based on my family’s recipe that I enhanced with the addition of sweet, caramelized onions.

Zucchini with Sage

Zucchini with Sage

Sage is a very strong herb when used fresh, but its flavor mellows when sautéed in olive oil. The Italian call sage cooked in butter, ‘black butter’ and serve it over pasta or meat.

Spiced Nuts

Spiced Nuts

In the cobblestone streets of New Delhi, India, the heavenly, potent aroma of spices roasted with nuts cling in the humid afternoon air. Hungry shoppers stop to fuel up with a handful of cashews and a quick cup of chai. Here’s my version of an Indian street vendors delight!

Is Chocolate the Secret to Living Longer?

chocolate

So what’s all the current health buzz about cocoa I keep hearing on the news?