Blueberry Vinaigrette

It’s pretty common knowledge how incredibly nutritious blueberries are.  Since no one is disputing this notion, please go get yourself some freshly picked blueberries right now!  They’re finally in season and absolutely incredible.  There’s nothing quite like ’em, especially on a hot summer’s day. Do you know why these little blue gems are incredibly nutrient […]

Blueberry Tomato Salad

One of my favorite summer staples is a Tomato Salad loaded with sweet tomatoes, cooling cucumbers and fresh basil.  When I was a kid, my mom made this every night with dinner as I’d consider it a staple part of any Italian meal in the summer.  Fresh, light, sooo delicious! As an adult, I’ve enthusiastically […]

Spring Detoxing Time of Year

Spring.  It’s Mother Nature’s ideal time of year to detox the body.  Yes, you heard me right.  Now is the time when your body is best geared to shed stagnant weight especially after all the crap that you’ve fed yourself during the Winter months (think HOLIDAYS and other comfort food moments).  You can do this […]

Pear & Walnut Salad

Did you know that pears and apples are some of the only fruit in season right now?  Yep, they are.  Years ago I was visiting my sister living abroad in Rome for a semester of college and we spent a crazy four days in Firenze (Florence) so that she could attend some sort of rally/summit […]

Sweet and Spicy Fig Salad

For the longest time, I thought figs were weird.  My relatives always had fig trees, but I never ate them.  Now in my wiser years, I’ve come to love the time of year when figs are weighing down the trees with all their juicy sweetness.  Thankfully, I’ve got some elderly Italian friends originally from Italy […]