New kitchen toy – new recipes :)

Some weekends I just want to rest and rest and rest…

Most weekends I am in a baking mood and for me, because of less time restraints,  it’s just the best time to try new recipes. Also, this weekend, we also had a new addition in our kitchen: the Ninja Professional 1000 Blender. My daughter’s present for her birthday this year.

We made two smoothies: a fruity one and a green one  banana, peach and mango smoothie  banana, apple, carrot, spinach smoothie. Unfortunately we were too excited about the new toy and too busy tasting the smoothies so none of them had a chance to get their  pictures taken.

The other thing we tried with the new blender was a delicious carrot- butternut squash-ginger soup.



I can’t wait to try more smoothies and creamy soups 🙂





Cream of Tomato Soup

Yummy! One of my favorite soups 🙂

Cream of Tomato Soup

It’s August, which means a few great things. 1) My birthday is just around the corner and 2) Tomato Season is in full swing!

If you’ve never been to Nashville, you’ve probably never heard of the Tomato Art Festival. It’s exactly what it sounds like – one huge party in East Nashville to celebrate our favorite fruit – the tomato – and all the great art Nashville has to offer.

Now, normally I’m not much of a tomato person, but when I saw so many delicious red fruits at the Farmer’s Market, I couldn’t resist! I loved canned tomato soup when I was younger (with a little grilled cheese on the side), so I decided to recreate the recipe with a healthy twist! In lieu of the Tomato Art Festival, I created this yummy Paleo Cream of Tomato Soup.

Roasted Tomatoes



6 large ripe tomatoes, quartered

View original post 263 more words

An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away

This is so true and I could not leave without an apple a day 🙂
Very nice post from “”

Izzie's Kitchen | Cooking for health

It’s apple picking season here in New York state!  Such a lovely time of year when the leaves on the trees are either beginning to change or will shortly change color and the apples are good for picking.


Here in New York I can find quite a good selection of apples and my understanding is that New York state grows more varieties of apples than any other in the USA.  New York state farmers grow apple varieties such as Golden and Red Delicious, Mcintosh (utterly delicious) and Honeycrisp along with Granny Smith (as shown in this photo that I took last week in Whole Foods, Brooklyn).

An apple a day does help with “keeping the doctor away” in that it provides masses of health benefits to the body.  Here are some of them as seen on, a good resource for the uses of food for health purposes as well as general nutrition information.

View original post