Finally Shakshuka – Easy Recipie

So, I’ve finally made my own version of Shakshouka. The Israeli/Arab/Mediterranean dish is one of my favorites and I always wanted to create my own since first having one on Stirling Avenue in Hollywood Florida. My version is made with eggplant just to make it a bit more ‘meaty’. But do not worry my vegan…

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Ok most of us love fried rice, beef fried rice, chicken fried rice, shrimp fried rice and so on. But how healthy is it? We all know it’s not healthy at all. But what if there was an alternative that could give you the same flavor and texture while actually being good for you? There…

Kale Cranberry Pecan Artichoke Salmon Salad

It’s Monday and that means its time for a healthy meal to make up all the indulgences of the weekend. So, to start this week off right, we are going to “eat clean.” One could even say “paleo” but I don’t know if I’ll go that far. In any case, we are saving money by…

3 Days in St. Augustine

Over 500 years ago a group of intrepid men and women set foot on what would become Florida and founded a city that still exists today. The world of history is fascinating – at least to me – and the fact that there is such an old place so close by made the yearning to…

Shrimp Caesar Salad 

  This wonderful salad could set you back $14-20 at most restaurants. Here in our house, I’ve managed to make two of these salads for less than $10.   And yes, it’s remarkably easy… At my local Walmart, I picked up a Ceasar salad “kit” – all in one bag – for about $3. This…

Hurricane French Toast

We’re in the middle of a Hurricane Irma (HurricaneIrma) and with mother nature throwing her worst at Florida and Cuba, we’ve become refugees as we flee to higher ground. During a hurricane you can expect the power to go out, thus routine cooking becomes impossible unless you have a gas stove and the refrigerator will no…

Grilled Cheese – Home Cooking 

Eating well does not always mean eating out… You might think from this blog that I live an amazing life and eat out every day. The truth is, that no I don’t. I live a very modest life and have to budget my limited resources just like anyone else. That means I have to eat…

A Clean Food – Chicken Chili

 Yummy Chili Goodness! Clean food is the idea (movement) that food should have the least amount of fat and calories possible. It’s simple and clean cooking. Of course simple and plain does mean your food has to taste quick and easy. One of my favorite big dish cooking projects is what I like to…