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 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


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 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