A LYCOPENE AND PROTEIN RICH BREAKFAST #LEFT-OVER MARINARA SAUCE/EGGS

  Guys, someone started the day just right. Yes, yours truly went for morning light jog (ok, it was more a speed walk pace). The weather was superb; temperatures in the early 70’s. Not only did I work up a sweat but I worked up an appetite. I had left-overs in the refrigerator; a frittataContinue reading “A LYCOPENE AND PROTEIN RICH BREAKFAST #LEFT-OVER MARINARA SAUCE/EGGS”

I’M IN A NEW ENGLAND STATE OF MIND #HAM CHOWDER WITH A CARIBBEAN/MEDITERRANAN FLAVORS

This time of the year brings on a ‘mixed-bag’ of weather patterns. The past few days have been very dark, cool, and precipitous in South Florida. The sun has disappeared for a few days and makes me feel like I’m in a Maine or New Hampshire territory. With days like these, one can’t help butContinue reading “I’M IN A NEW ENGLAND STATE OF MIND #HAM CHOWDER WITH A CARIBBEAN/MEDITERRANAN FLAVORS”

OFFICIALLY, I’M A SICK ‘PUPPY’……I ATE OUT OF THE ‘BOX’!! RUFF!RUFF!

Guys, maybe its the dip in the temperatures; I don’t know. You see, South Florida, the sunshine state isĀ  experiencing unseasonably winter-like temperatures (well, Florida-style). That means we’ve to grab hold of our boots, ear muffs, turtle necks, gloves…..the works. I’m telling you guys, my HEATER IS ON!! For me, when the digits plummet, myContinue reading “OFFICIALLY, I’M A SICK ‘PUPPY’……I ATE OUT OF THE ‘BOX’!! RUFF!RUFF!”

FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND FOODIES…..HAVE A JOYFUL/HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

Today, I’m thankful for life. I’m grateful and thankful for more than enough to sup for yours truly and to extend to others. I pray for those without sufficient. May they find a way out. Guys, on this day, I made pumpkin/root ginger pancakes…just what my stomach needs on this crispy morn. Temps are inContinue reading “FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND FOODIES…..HAVE A JOYFUL/HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!”

INSTEAD OF ONE BIG QUICHE, HOW ABOUT 1,2,3….CUPCAKE-STYLE?##CRUSTLESS

I was in the mood for something quite cheesy with my eggs. I thought of quiche but knew I didn’t have any crust. So I raided my veggie tray and grabbed a few spears of asparagus and broccoli. I rendered a few strips of bacon and then drained my skillet of extracted fat. Then IContinue reading “INSTEAD OF ONE BIG QUICHE, HOW ABOUT 1,2,3….CUPCAKE-STYLE?##CRUSTLESS”

CREAMY/CHEESY GRITS SIMMERED IN COCONUT CREAM TOPPED WITH EGGS/CRUMBLED BACON

Our palates have a way to communicate with us. You see, when the days get shorter and the nights become rather long, our stomachs and palates tend to crave the comforting side of things. And for me, this is the perfect time to forego the sugary cereal and rein in what’s piping hot and savory.Continue reading “CREAMY/CHEESY GRITS SIMMERED IN COCONUT CREAM TOPPED WITH EGGS/CRUMBLED BACON”

A CAULIFLOWER/SPUD SOUP TO GREET A PERFECT FALL AFTERNOON

I love the season that nature has bestowed on us. Guys, it’s Fall and I know for some of you in certain parts of the world, the temperatures feel like summer and winter for others. However, where I’m in South Florida, U.S.A., we’re experiencing the best time ever! Okay, sorry to be bragging. You see,Continue reading “A CAULIFLOWER/SPUD SOUP TO GREET A PERFECT FALL AFTERNOON”

FALL IS HERE….OH, I’VE A CRAVING FOR A HEARTY LENTIL SOUP

As I glimpse outside my glass door I realize that there’s a transformation that is gradually in progress. If you’re not cognizant, you might just miss the changing of the guard. Lately, the sun is quite late to rise its head. And, when it does, it shines so brilliantly, but, I’ve also noticed that it’sContinue reading “FALL IS HERE….OH, I’VE A CRAVING FOR A HEARTY LENTIL SOUP”

FRENCH TOAST THAT MADE ME SAID, “OUI, OUI!”

Bonjour to everyone out there! Okay, I know I’m not french speaking. But, my brunch today makes me feel that I should be wearing a beret, maybe a red as I go exploring the streets of Paris with my Pierre. Sadly, it’s not the case and it’s only in my imagination. You see, I don’tContinue reading “FRENCH TOAST THAT MADE ME SAID, “OUI, OUI!””

MONDAY BLUES BREAKTHROUGH FOOD

It was a Monday. I can vividly recall because I was having the ‘Blues’, A touch of the ‘Monday Blues’ . I believe it afflicted me since I began my working life. It’s a few hours of feeling forlorn until about noon. Come to think of it, it generally begins late Sunday evening. It’s thatContinue reading “MONDAY BLUES BREAKTHROUGH FOOD”