#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 – Terrific Tofu – Baked Tofu Fries and Kale Chips

For this recipe I used Extra Firm tofu. Other Ingredients: 1 egg, slightly beaten Salt and Pepper to taste Flour Panko bread crumbs For the Kale chips: a few leaves of fresh kale salt to taste olive oil Slice the block of tofu into 1/4 to 1/2 inch slices and place them on paper towels…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Terrific Tofu – Baked Tofu Fries and Kale Chips

#FoodFocus – Hearty Brown Lentil and Potato Soup

Lentils! Green, brown, black , yellow, red or orange, there is so much nutrition packed into these tiny little legumes. They are high in dietary fiber, which helps stabilize blood sugar levels and lowers cholesterol, are low in calories and are an excellent source of protein, B-vitamins, Iron, Folate and Magnesium (heart health). They support…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Hearty Brown Lentil and Potato Soup

#FoodFocus – The Cabbage Patch – Open Faced Cabbage Roll 

My mealtime inspirations come from anywhere and everywhere. I must admit that most of the time I have no clue what I will be making for dinner.  Sometimes I get an idea while I’m at my  job. Sometimes it’s from something I’ve heard or seen on a food program. And other times it’s while having…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Cabbage Patch – Open Faced Cabbage Roll 

#FoodFocus – The Tasty Tomato – Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

As the days begin to get cooler, a bowl of soup always hits the spot, whether it be for lunch or dinner or even a snack to tide you over between meals. Soups are so easy to prepare, oftentimes improvising produces some very tasty dishes! Tomato soup is one of the more popular canned soups.…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Tasty Tomato – Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

#FoodFocus – The Cabbage Patch

Growing up, cabbage was either cabbage rolls or cole slaw. My mom made cabbage rolls from time to time. She stuffed the leaves with a savoury ground beef mixture and cooked them in tomato sauce. They were delicious! On the other hand, cole slaw was a side I was first introduced to on those rare…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Cabbage Patch