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


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 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


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