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


Janine’s Fabulous Fall Apple Cake

Happy Fall, Friends. As much as I love the beach, I have to say that the Fall holds a special place in my heart. Maybe it’s the crisp air and the beautiful changing leaves. Or maybe it’s the cozy feeling I get sitting next to a warm fire. I think it’s all of that coupled  … Read more


Janine’s Seasonal Sensational Zucchini Bread

Memorial Day weekend is here which is usually the kick off to a fun-filled Summer. Due to the current state of our country, things will look a little different this year. So, I’ve decided to focus on the food! As usual right?? There are so many fresh fruits and vegetables that become more readily available  … Read more


Arugula, the “New” Kale

By now I’m sure you’ve heard all about the “super” green kale. Kale salads, kale smoothies, kale chips…I swear that for a while everywhere I went I was hearing about kale. I get it, it’s super nutritious, pretty mild in taste and it’s a good healthy alternative to a lot of other greens that don’t  … Read more


My Recipe for Banana Date Cake

Happy Monday, friends. I hope that everyone had a healthy, relaxing weekend. Today’s post is short and sweet…literally! Over the past couple of weeks I’ve had an outpouring of requests for recipes to help satisfy that sweet tooth that we all have without consuming a ton of fat and calories. Well ask and you shall  … Read more


SKINNY SOUPS: SLURP YOURSELF SLIM!

Happy Monday, Friends. Today, I’m going to share one of my all-time favorite tips for staying full, staying trim, staying healthy and detoxing throughout the year—“SOUPING”. That’s right…not fasting, not juicing, not starving! We are going to slurp ourselves skinny! Did you know that on average, the normal person gains between five and eight pounds  … Read more


Smart, Savory Sides for Thanksgiving 2017

Happy Thursday, friends! I’m here today to share some recipes—recipes that I hope that you will want to add to your Thanksgiving menus this year. We’re just a week away, so let’s get cooking! First things first—and I really hope that you’ll still want to be friends with me after I get a little real  … Read more