Plant based BLT

One of my fondest memories working Downtown Boston was going to Dewey Square to get a sandwich from Clover. It was when the food truck first started in Boston. I fell in love with their BLT, while my friend would get this sandwich that had picked cabbage and pimento cheese. The sandwich I was addicted…

Sweetheart Sugar Cookies – for any occasion or anyone on your list

Who says sugar heart cookies have to be for Valentine’s Day. Isn’t everyone in love with someone. It doesn’t have to be just a boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse. You can love anyone you want. If you love someone, why not show it with sweetheart sugar cookies. First step – supplies and ingredients: baking sheets, parchment…

Stone Ground Oatmeal!

I did it! I ate oatmeal. When I was little I was a huge fan of cold cereal. I was quick, inexpensive, and easy to make. My father would buy Shredded Wheat, Cheerios, or Corn Flakes. He didn’t buy much cereal that had all the sugar in it. I remember trying oatmeal once and didn’t…

Creamy Potato Soup

Every year for the past several years we receive a gift card from a very dear friend who lives in Florida. Last year we drove to the restaurant to find that it had closed (CARRABBAS Italian Restuarant). Luckily, it was the type of gift card that worked at an affiliated restaurant OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE. This year,…

Vanilla Banana Crepes with Cinnamon Apple Pieces

While on a business call, this recipe came up. Since I have some TLS Vanilla on hand, it was the perfect start to a well developed recipe. Most of the time someone comes up with a recipe and you have to go to the market to buy all the ingredients. Well for me, this wasn’t…

Figuring Things Out – Breakfast Decisions

Have you ever looked at your weight, your lifestyle changes (“diets”), or what you’re eating on a daily basis. There are days when I feel I need carbs, carbs, and more carbs after a long stressful day. There are other days I feel satisfied with a salad and some protein for dinner. What’s the secret?…

Bar Pan

When I was first introduced to Pampered Chef in 2012, this was one of the first things I purchased. Back then it was a rectangle, not the shape it is today. I went through two of them between 2012 and now. I used them so much, with high temperature (higher than recommended) causing the corners…

Home for the Holidays!

It’s Christmas Day now! Last night we enjoyed a lovely seven fish family dinner today. Traditionally, we go over my brother and sister-in-laws, but this year with COVID we stayed home. These days, we are still be extra careful, especially since transmissions have risen, even amongst families. We ate really early today since my daughter…

Chewy Molasses Cookies

This recipe came from a Good Housekeeping cookbook I bought when I was first living on my own. It was alike a cooking encyclopedia. It has anything and everything from soup to nuts. Well, these cookies call for shortening and granulated sugar. I swapped the granulated sugar for confectioners sugar (same amount), and butter instead…

DETOX

It’s been a hellish of a week on DETOX! When I started the regimen, I thought, “Great, I have a three day weekend to start and then I’ll finish really strong during the week. when I get back to my regular routine at school.” Boy was a wrong. Afterthought: How to make the best of…

Here we go again! Lifestyle change! I’m excited!

How many times have you had a lifestyle change? Should the question be, how many diets have you been on? Like I said in a previous post, I don’t believe in the word “diet”. For me, it’s about living a healthier lifestyle. With a new position at work, and a new daily schedule, I can…

Apple and Sweet Pepper Salsa

Have you ever been set to cook something you’d been thinking about all week and then changed your mind at the last minute. Well, that happened to me today. I was going to make a regular summer salsa, but thought, “summer is actually almost on its way out.” I was looking at the bowl of…

Apple Crisp

One of my favorite times of year is fall. I love the leaves turning colors, the cool air, and best of all, apple picking. We went to the farm. It was a little busy, so we picked apples and sunflowers, then continued on home to wash and dry the apples right away. A couple days…

One Massive Red Cabbage – Two Delicious Condiments

I was first introduced to picked red cabbage with a dear friend I worked with downtown. We would go to the food trucks during lunch. We were hooked when Clover came to town. It was their chickpea fritter sandwich for sure that hooked me on pickled red cabbage. I was traveling last weekend – wanted…

Pulled Pork

I didn’t start making pulled pork until about two years ago. My kids asked me if I could make it. I wasn’t sure about it at first because I hadn’t used my crockpot in years. I first found a recipe with a barbecue base, and then recently started making one closer to the flavor of…

Pepper Steak

This recipe reminds me of my mom. She used to make pepper steak with white rice and the sauce would just soak into the rice and make it nice and flavorful. After posting this from my facebook live video, I challenged my 81 year old mom to post her recipe in my comments. Well, we’ll…

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

A couple of years ago I started trying new vegetables, partly because my daughter (who is all grown up) introduced most of them to me. Just to name a few; peas, asparagus and brussel sprouts. Oh boy, I definitely didn’t like brussel sprouts when I was growing up. I remember my mom making them (boiled…

Broccoli Rabe with Italian Sausage

My sister-in-law got me hooked on broccoli rabe. She would make broccoli rabe with garlic and oil at Thanksgiving. This could be a meal in itself, cooked with Italian sausage and chicken stock. She would make it so much that I never thought to even ask her for the recipe. When I finally did ask…

Caesar Salad Dressing

Tonight on my live facebook feed I made a steak tip caesar salad – this is something my husband and I like to order form one of our local restaurants on the weekend. I figured, why not make it ourselves this time. I prepped the romaine lettuce ahead of time. Someone once mentioned to me…

Keto Ground Turkey Loaf

I was so tired when I wrote this post in the wee hours of the morning. My apologies for any typos. I’m usually really good about reading what I write, and I promised you in my facebook live video that I would post the information last night. Well, I am here today to let you…

Make ahead Egg Pockets

This recipe was inspired by a KETO recipe I tried a while back when I started KETO. The KETO recipe had cheese and sausage, no vegetables, and was baked instead of microwaved. One thing about cooking, is that you can alter the recipe and experiment with your own tools. You don’t have to stick to…

Mediterranean inspired Chicken

This dish is one of my favorites. I made it with bone in chicken thighs, however it can also be made with chicken tenders, and/or pounded chicken breasts. After unpacking the meat, I washed then patted the chicken dry with a paper towels until it was dry. I season with a garlic and herb seasoning,…

Fried Wontons/Vanilla Soft Serve with a drizzle of caramel

This dessert reminded me of a few people and a few great times in my life’s journey. I first made this dessert back in 1999, just after I graduated Culinary School. I landed a job as head pastry chef at a new bistro in my home town. There were a few things on the menu:…

Valentine’s Day!

How to say I love you with chocolate dipped strawberries. For the non-chocolate lover, say it with fresh fruit or fresh fruit and  cheese! Chocolate Dipped Strawberries!  One of my favorites; I like using chocolate morsels to melt my chocolate because they are already tempered.   I add a little butter when melting to give it a little…

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Live, Love, Laugh and Give. Food is a part of our lives.  There’s no way around it.  Flavor4Food is a place where you will get inspired by things that inspire me, and at the same time learn how herbs and spices can make every day cooking a success. GET INSPIRED and follow your heart. “The…