#FoodFocus – Brown Lentils on Golden Bed of Polenta

This dish is delicious and so easy to prepare. For a smooth polenta, a slow 15-20 minute cook is required but it is definitely worth it. Yields 2 servings Begin by cooking your lentils: 1 cup water 1/2 cup dry brown lentils, rinsed bit of salt black pepper to taste Bring salted water to a…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Brown Lentils on Golden Bed of Polenta

#FoodFocus – The Real G.O.A.T-Oats: Peanut Butter and Cherry Oat Bites

Sometimes life has a tendency to get in the way. Things get put on the back burner and forgotten. This recipe has been on my list of things to share with you for quite a while now. It’s not anything new but a variation on the Peanut Butter Oat Bars and Bites recipe I posted…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Real G.O.A.T-Oats: Peanut Butter and Cherry Oat Bites

#FoodFocus -Roasted Cauliflower and Carrot Soup

What do you do when you have half a head of cauliflower and one carrot in the fridge? Make soup! I love to try different combinations and making soup is easy when you want to clear out your crispers before a grocery shopping trip. Let me know what you think of this one. makes 4-6…… Continue reading #FoodFocus -Roasted Cauliflower and Carrot Soup

#FoodFocus – Jackson Style Chili Con Carne

It seems like it’s all about comfort food at this time of the year, at least in the Northern Hemisphere, where it’s cold and snowy. Even if you enjoy the outdoors in winter, a bowl of something that’s been simmering on the stove is always welcome! Chili is one of those comforting dishes! After all, we…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Jackson Style Chili Con Carne

In Search of the Perfect Banana Bread – Part 2

Yesterday, I was about to compost 3 over-ripe bananas that were still sitting in my fruit bowl when I was inspired to try yet another banana bread recipe. After looking at a few recipes online, I gathered together some ingredients and went at it! You probably already know I don’t like baking so when I…… Continue reading In Search of the Perfect Banana Bread – Part 2

#FoodFocus – Roasted Chestnuts

 I am Italian therefore it goes without saying that chestnuts were a staple at Christmas time! We munched on the roasted nuts way after the meal was done. I will always remember regrouping around the dinner table after the dishes were done and one of my uncles breaking out the Bingo game. That’s when the…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Roasted Chestnuts

#FoodFocus – Zesty Lime Mixed Party Nuts

Just a few more days until Christmas and I am sure, by now, we have done our share of socializing and indulging in cookies and chocolate and all kinds of homemade goodies. It’s almost a given that we will be putting on a few pounds for the sake of enjoying the Holidays. Snacking on nuts…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Zesty Lime Mixed Party Nuts