∇ Cambridge, Massachusetts Chef-owner Ana Sortun’s beloved Mediterranean / Middle Eastern restaurant is a must try when in Cambridge. You haven’t had falafel until you’ve tried the spinach iteration at Oleana in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Each sphere is beautifully crisp on the outside, creamy and savory on the inside, and presented meticulously on a thin slice of lavash with tahini,Continue reading

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∇ Istanbul, Turkey    The New Turkish Cuisine which mixes Turkish flavors with a broad range of not-so-Turkish styles—is the talk of Istanbul. Out of all the New Turkish Cuisines I promise you, Müzedechanga will earn your loyalty. It’s not just its setting overlooking the Bosphorus, or the controlled and elegant cooking. The service is superb as well! TheContinue reading

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Strawberry Balsamic Chicken  INGREDIENTS: YIELD: 4 SERVINGS 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 cup balsamic vinegar, divided salt and pepper 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped 4 oz. fresh mozzarella ball (or shredded mozzarella), roughly chopped 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil PREPARATION: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine chicken breasts and 1/2Continue reading

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Almond Butter: You Mean Peanut Butter But With Almonds? Yes, not peanut butter but almond butter. Almond butter, undoubtedly, has a lot to offer health-wise. It is, first and foremost, an ideal source of protein. The main ingredient of almond butter, almonds, have been found helpful in preventing cardiovascular diseases. Weight loss and management mayContinue reading

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Chicken Kebabs with Creamy Pesto  Ingredients 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, divided 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 8 (1-inch) pieces yellow bell pepper 8 cherry tomatoes 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 small redContinue reading

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Grilled Halibut With Peach-and-Pepper Salsa  Ingredients Serves 4 Salsa: 1 1/3 cup coarsely chopped peeled yellow peaches (about 1 pound) 1 cup chopped red bell pepper (about 1 medium) 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions 1/3 cup chopped fresh arugula 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 4 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 garlicContinue reading

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Shrimp Farfalle with Arugula Pesto Ingredients: Serves 4 1 cup uncooked mini farfalle 1 1/2 cups arugula 1/3 cup basil leaves, plus more for garnish 3 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese 2 tablespoons pine nuts 1/2 teaspoon freshly grounded black pepper 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 garlic clove 2 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1Continue reading

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Sweet Potatoes – They’re called Sweet for a Reason! Not only are sweet potatoes readily available, inexpensive, and delicious but they are extremely good for your health as well! They are packed with tons of potassium, which helps lower blood pressure and reduce stroke risk. If you eat the skin you will get a goodContinue reading

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