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


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


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 Gravlax

Hi, Friends! When I sat down at my kitchen counter to think about what I wanted to share with you all this week I tried to think about what I’ve been making on repeat in our kitchen. Today’s recipe is a little out of left field but not. It’s something you may have not heard  … Read more


Janine’s Apple Berry Crisp: Tried and True

Hi, friends! I’m back today with a recipe that I’ve been wanting to share for a long time. It’s seasonal, very “fall,” healthy, full of flavor and it’s an oldie but a goodie. If you’ve been following me for a while here, you may remember that years ago I wrote a book called, “Get a  … Read more