Monday, March 20, 2023

Roasted Vegetables

I have been really enjoying this recently, it's simply a medley of roasted cubed vegetables, you can use whatever is in season, its great as a side dish or for breakfast or lunch with a fried egg. 


  • 2 white potato cubed 
  • 2 sweet potato cubed 
  • 2 beetroot cubed 
  • 1/4 of a medium eggplant cubed 
  • a dash of Italian herbs 
  • salt and pepper to taste 
  • about a tablespoon of olive oil 
  • about 1/4 of a teaspoon  of paprika and chipotle pepper 

1. cube the vegetables, with the beetroot using a glove is wise then boil them for about 15 min until soft
2. then add the veggies to a baking sheet with the oil and spices and bake at 425 for 15-20 until crispy.  

Happy spring everyone. 


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Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Salmon and Vegetable Soup

I made this simple and nourishing soup recently it was the perfect light meal before I attended a local business networking meeting where I spoke on self-care and Nutrition. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Barley Salad

This is a simple and tasty salad, that makes a great side dish or lunch. 

Barley salad 

  • 1/2 cups of barley 
  • 10 cherry tomatoes 
  • 1/2 a chopped cucumber 
  • A pinch of parsley 
  • A handful of feta 

For the dressing 
- 1/2 teaspoon of Italian herbs and a pinch or chipotle pepper, 2 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 tablespoons of white balsamic vinegar, 1 teaspoons sugar 

1. Cook the barley in boiling water for 25 min then drain and place on a baking sheet to dry for 15 min 
2. Then chop the tomato and cucumber and mix with barley 
3. Add the dressing and feta 

Barley is a whole grain and a wonderful source of soluble fiber, it helps to have a good lipid profile and lower your risk of heart disease. 

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Borscht with Leeks

I adore Borscht and leeks so I figured why not combine the two, 

Borscht with leeks 


- 5 small beets I used golden and red beets peeled and grated use gloves for this
- 2 cloves of garlic 
- 3 leeks sliced 
- 3 carrots cut into little pieces 
- 3 small sweet red, and yellow peppers diced 
- 3 potatoes cubed 
- One carton of vegetable stock and about 2 cups of water 
- 1/2 teaspoon of Italian herbs 
- 3 tablespoons of ketchup I saw this on another recipe and it works I used one from Italian made with balsamic vinegar 
- Salt to taste 
- One stalk of celery chopped 


1. Sauté the leek, garlic, celery, and peppers in olive oil for 7-10 min until soft 
2. Then add all the vegetables - beetroot, potato, and carrot and the stock, water, and herbs and then down to a simmer for 30-45 min 
3. Enjoy 

See below for a clip of how to do it.

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Sunday, January 8, 2023

Aba Bal Harbour, Miami

We recently visited South Florida and I read an article about this Mediterranean restaurant chain that had opened a restaurant in Miami, as a family we love this cuisine. This is a lovely restaurant in a high-end mall that's beautifully landscaped with koi fish ponds and palm trees. 


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