Janine’s Summer Caponata

There are a few things that just scream Summer is coming without a glance at the calendar for my family. Central Park is in full bloom, NYC is preparing for its first heat wave and my cooking becomes a bit fresher, lighter, and easier to prepare and take to the beach! A recipe that kicks  … Read more

Pumpkin Spice Streusel Muffins

“Pumpkin spice and everything nice…” isn’t that the saying I see printed on everything under the sun this time of year?  Pumpkin flavored everything is a sure sign that Fall has arrived, am I right? There’s pumpkin spice coffee, pumpkin spice cream cheese, pumpkin spice bagels and yogurt and even Oreo’s! Well I can’t say  … Read more

Janine’s Vegan Low Carb Eggplant Meatballs

Hi, friends! The recipe that I’m sharing today, one of my favorites I might add, may surprise you. It’s full of fat, horrible for your heart, extremely high in salt and contains no fiber whatsoever…. APRIL FOOL’S!!!! Did I get any of you? Probably not, you all know me so well by now that if  … Read more

Janine’s Bakewell Bars

Today I’m sharing what I think could be the most delicious part of your Easter or Passover meal. Yes, those holidays are right around the corner and yes I’m already planning what we are eating!! My homemade Bakewell Bars are dreamy. They are almondy, jammy, buttery crust baked goodness and unlike anything I bet your  … Read more

Janine’s Noodle-Less Lasagna

So many of you have reached out to me recently asking for healthy, quick and easy dinner recipes. Lots of you are eating “clean” in the new year, so many of you are cutting back on your carbs and lots of you have your fingers crossed for sunshine and beach days in the not-so-distant future.  … Read more

Janine’s Healthy Biscotti: Mum’s Version 2.0

Quarantining and lots of time at home over the past year has meant for me lots of time spent in the kitchen. Cooking, concocting new recipes, tweaking old recipes to make them healthier, trying new things in hopes of sharing them with all of you and baking. I’ve done lots of baking with my husband  … Read more

Chili: Comfort Food at it’s Finest

Brr! If you are reading this from anywhere close to where my home kitchen is today, you’re experiencing a cold front too. It is COLD in NY! If not, I hope you’ll file this recipe away for when you need comfort food for dinner and an instant warm up in a bowl! Whenever the temperature  … Read more

Skinny Empanadas: Janine’s Childhood Fave

There’s something about this time of year that makes me reminisce. I think about holidays spent with family as a kid, comfort food that filled the table of my Grandmother’s home and I yearn to smell those smells, taste those tastes, and be with the ones that I hold dear. This year is no different  … Read more

Janine’s Crispy, Caramelized, Zucchini and Red Onion Roast: “Free” Food for All!

Hi, Friends. I hope everyone had a beautiful Thanksgiving. Ours was nice. It was small and quiet and filled with zoom calls from near and far but we made the most of it and boy did we eat! We ate and ate and ate some more and now my friends, it’s time to get back  … Read more

Pumpkin Streusel Loaf: A Thanksgiving Favorite

Hi, friends! I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner. For lots of us, this year, will most likely look very different than in years past but I hope that the smell of delicious, familiar food fills your home with comfort and love just like in years past. Today I’m sharing the recipe  … Read more