Feeling Adventurous

Mushroom Barley Risotto
      Mushroom Barley Risotto Serving Size: 4Calories per serving: 366Fat per serving: 11.2gms Filled with the delectable aroma of Shiitake mushrooms and white wine, this risotto is a staple in my house, especially in the fall and winter months. The barley makes it super healthy with its high protein content and complex carbs. Also the Continue Reading
Hazelnut Espresso Cookies
Choco Espresso Cookies Serving Size: 24 cookiesCalories per serving: 85Fat per serving: 5.5gms I've been wanting to create these 'adult friendly' cookies for a while now and finally remembered to buy and save some espresso to make them. My family loves hazelnuts so I've added them to this recipe, but feel free to leave them Continue Reading
Jamaican Jerk Fish
Jamaican Jerk Fish Serving Size: 6Calories per serving: 223Fat per serving: 10.8g With winter slowly encroaching on us, I've been dreaming of my island holiday last Christmas and craving all the jerk-spiced dishes I relished. I have to admit, I was a bit intimidated at the thought of recreating the jerk sauce myself, but I Continue Reading
Oat Walnut Raisin Scones
Auto Draft Serving Size: 8 sconesCalories per serving: 390Fat per serving: 15.2gms My husband decided to bake me some healthy goodies for my birthday and we tested out this recipe for scones as we had made them at home before. With a little tweaking to the sugar content, we managed to come up with a Continue Reading
Herbed Onion Jam
Herbed Onion Jam Serving Size: 1/2 cupCalories per serving: 108Fat per serving: 5.1gms Everyone in my home simply loves caramelized onions...be it on pizzas, foccacia or in sandwiches or salads. I decided to make them at home, without any sugar and preservatives and didn't expect it to be so simple. What I love about it Continue Reading
Poached Turkish Eggs
Poached Turkish Eggs Serving Size: 4Calories per serving: 260Fat per serving: 20.9g A must try from our July's Chef's Hat winner, Divya! Turkish-style Poached Eggs with chilly sage butter. Its one of those special recipes that you will keep going back to when you are craving comfort food without the elaborate effort and cooking time. Continue Reading
Mushroom Phyllo Cigars
Mushroom Phyllo Cigars Serving Size: 6 people or 12 cigarsCalories per serving: 214Fat per serving: 15.4gms Mmmm...crispy crunchy phyllo flakes and a warm, cheesey, salty interior that melts in your mouth - what more could you ask for from a snack? Everyone in my home just loves these cigars. They're a little tedious to make Continue Reading
Bella’s Lavender Teacake
Bella’s Lavender Teacake Serving Size: 12 slicesCalories per serving: 169Fat per serving: 6.8gms As I was walking into the farmer's market at Union Square in NYC, I was guided by a floral, fresh scent to a stall that was selling nothing but beautiful sprigs of lavender. The smiling farmer sold me a some cooking lavender Continue Reading
Baked Asian Salmon
Baked Asian Salmon Serving Size: 2Calories per serving: 262Fat per serving: 25g June Chef's Hat Winner - Sahir Arif writes..."Trying to find a good source of Omega-3 for my pregnant wife, we bought some fresh wild salmon at our local organic store and marinated it with some amazing flavors. If you know fresh wild salmon, Continue Reading
Devil’s Chocolate Cake
Devil’s Chocolate Cake Serving Size: 12 slicesCalories per serving: 173Fat per serving: 8.8gms This cake has no sugar, butter, shortening or cream. Its also made with some whole wheat goodness. If you're a chocoholic like me and end up craving a dark, soft and moist chocolate cake from time to time, you're going to love Continue Reading
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