Janine’s Lemon Chia Seed Cookies: Spring Dessert Perfection

Spring has sprung and I don’t know about you but when the seasons change so do my tastebuds! My husband Jonathan and I were walking our dog through Central Park last weekend and the air was light and a little less brisk, I saw buds on trees and even a few daffodils peeking through the  … Read more

Pickled Mushrooms: My Favorite Home Cooked Food Exchange to Date

A few years ago, I was talking with my friend Pina about what we had planned to cook for our families that week; we both love to cook and Pina loves to bake (she is a much better baker than I am)! I can’t remember exactly what we were both making for dinner that night  … Read more

Creamy (but no cream added!) Vegan Mediterranean Red Lentil Soup

If you have been following me here for a while, it will come as no surprise to you that the recipe I am sharing today is one of my all-time favorites. I have a serious obsession with soup. I love hot soup, cold soup, creamy, savory soup, sweet seasonal soup, I really don’t think I’ve  … Read more

Chocolatey, Crunchy, Granola Bark: A Holiday Favorite

Holiday party season has arrived and I’m just so thankful that this year we can try to safely get together with some of the people that we hold dearest. Jonathan and I were invited to our first holiday get together of the year a few weeks back. I reached out the the hostess a few  … Read more

Chocolate Bark: Festive and Fabulous

Now that Halloween is over, all I can think about is the holidays; all the fun, all the family time, all the delicious food!  Every year around this time, I try to come up with a festive homemade treat that I can serve to my family and friends over the holidays but also gift to  … Read more

Janine’s Asian-Inspired Meatballs

A hot topic of conversation with clients in my office generally revolves around diet and how to eat while still losing weight. Especially during someone’s first few sessions with me, they are always asking questions like, “what are some healthy dinner ideas?” or “what’s something that I can make that’s low carb but doesn’t taste  … 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 Low Carb Chicken Loaf

I have vivid memories of my mother and my friends mothers in the kitchen from when I was little. Dishes everywhere, a vegetable, a potato and some sort of meat cooking on the stove/in the oven.  On heavy rotation in a lot of our homes was Mama’s Meatloaf.  It was hearty and comforting, cheap and  … Read more

Janine’s Maple Apple Loaf: A Fall Favorite

Hi, my friends. It’s been so long since I have had the chance to sit down and share with you in this space–one of my favorite things to do.  The Summer was busy! Busy in the best way possible but busy! And then came Fall. There’s something about Fall that feels like a clean slate.  … Read more

Janine’s Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Just the other day, the sun was shining, Spring was in full force in NYC and like every other day of the year, my family and I had a craving for something sweet. We wanted something light and fresh to match the weather so I headed straight for our kitchen and went to work. I  … Read more