Mostly my take on healthy cooking and eating. I try as much as possible to follow the South Beach Diet (good carbs and fats), so a lot of recipes and menus are Phase 1 and Phase 2 if you are familiar with this lifestyle.

I try to eat as much organic food as possible while making it affordable and fast for working adults, college students and anyone trying to get organized in meal planning (including cost per meal and shopping lists).

Because I'm a serious foodie, this is also where I share everything else I know about food (recipes, plans, equipment, tastings). And yes, fatty, delicious temptations from time to time.

I consider myself a good cook and a courageous eater (I'll try everything and cook it myself at home when possible), so these years of cooking gave me some knowledge on how to deal with the most diverse foods.

 

Every year around this time we do this very typical Brazilian meal of squash and shrimp. It’s indulgent, rich, and so right for this kind 
of weather. We had some very special friends to share them with; one just passed the bar and other is moving away to Singapore. 

This was our way of saying “congratulations” and “we’ll miss you”. Fabulous time with great people and yummy food. That’s all I ask for.

Cheers!

Every year around this time we do this very typical Brazilian meal of squash and shrimp. It’s indulgent, rich, and so right for this kind of weather. We had some very special friends to share them with; one just passed the bar and other is moving away to Singapore.

This was our way of saying “congratulations” and “we’ll miss you”. Fabulous time with great people and yummy food. That’s all I ask for.

Cheers!

Wanna save calories and time? This super simple, low carb dinner took me 20 minutes to put together!
1 yellow bell pepper (cut into strips)
1 orange bell pepper (cut into strips)
1 bunch of kale (chopped)
2 thick pork loin steaks (slide in half for 4 1/2 inch steaks) or 4 thin pork chops (center cut)
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Lime juice to taste
Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a non-stick skillet and saute the kale for about 6 minutes under medium heat. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper and reserve.
In a large skillet, heat the other tbsp of olive oil. Cook the bell pepper strips until tender (five minutes). Put it in the same skillet as the kale.
Season the pork loin with salt and pepper and pan-fry it for about 2 minutes on each side under medium-high heat (for medium). If you like them a little more done, cook them for an extra minute on each side. 
Squeeze some lime juice over the pork and you’re done!
Enjoy!

Wanna save calories and time? This super simple, low carb dinner took me 20 minutes to put together!

  • 1 yellow bell pepper (cut into strips)
  • 1 orange bell pepper (cut into strips)
  • 1 bunch of kale (chopped)
  • 2 thick pork loin steaks (slide in half for 4 1/2 inch steaks) or 4 thin pork chops (center cut)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lime juice to taste
  1. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a non-stick skillet and saute the kale for about 6 minutes under medium heat. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper and reserve.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the other tbsp of olive oil. Cook the bell pepper strips until tender (five minutes). Put it in the same skillet as the kale.
  3. Season the pork loin with salt and pepper and pan-fry it for about 2 minutes on each side under medium-high heat (for medium). If you like them a little more done, cook them for an extra minute on each side. 
  4. Squeeze some lime juice over the pork and you’re done!

Enjoy!

Was it a cheese and wine kind of night? You bet!
All these came from Valley Shepherd Creamery in NJ.  http://valleyshepherd.com/
I couldn’t decide which was my favorite. All raw milk, all delicious. 

Was it a cheese and wine kind of night? You bet!

All these came from Valley Shepherd Creamery in NJ.  http://valleyshepherd.com/

I couldn’t decide which was my favorite. All raw milk, all delicious. 

Still having the worst creative block to change the name of the blog! Meanwhile, I can savor some homemade spaghetti with wild mushrooms, rappini and fresh cheese at the Pub & Kitchen in Philadelphia. Yum!

Still having the worst creative block to change the name of the blog! Meanwhile, I can savor some homemade spaghetti with wild mushrooms, rappini and fresh cheese at the Pub & Kitchen in Philadelphia. Yum!

Out with friends in Annapolis, MD. Can’t resist having sushi every time!
Except for the rice, everything else was super healthy.
Cheers!

Out with friends in Annapolis, MD. Can’t resist having sushi every time!

Except for the rice, everything else was super healthy.

Cheers!