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


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


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


My Lecture (VIDEO) on Superfoods at NYU Langone

I recently read an article on Superfoods, ya know those foods that have an exceptional nutrient density that keep you going all day long…and I got to thinking….I never shared the lecture I did regarding this awesome subject with you. I “virtually” gave a lecture at NYU Langone on this very topic a few months  … 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


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