Summer Spring Rolls

Time: 30 minutes I may be jumping the gun a bit by preparing a recipe categorized as “summer”, but hey, here in New York, the sun is shining, the temperatures are rising, and the smell of summer is in the air.  However, in my opinion, a recipe as such could very well be prepared any…

Asian Chicken & Vegetables over Rice

Welcome to the first day of my new 30 Minutes or Less meal blog! Yay! I am beyond excited about the new direction that this blog is taking, not only because a 30 minute meal is exactly what I need, but as I speak to people and explain to them what I am going to…

30 Minutes or Less: My search for a blog niche is finally over!

In constant attempt to learn, develop and improve my blog, I found I was always arriving at the same advice: zero in on a niche; broadness will be the death of your blog! It didn’t take a rocket scientist to see that my blog was as broad as Texas. And while I am primarily writing…

Mini Enchilada Bowls

We recently returned from a trip to the west coast, Santa Monica, California to be exact, where my husband was brought for work, and we were fortunate enough to tag along.  When one thinks of California, they may think of sandy beaches, golden sunshine and warmer temperatures. So you can imagine how we felt when…

Apple Crisp

“It’s as American as apple pie!” Although I cannot say the same for us;  us being my husband, my daughter and I. Little James, however, was born right here in New York City, a fact that permits him a certain freedom that the rest of us fought so ferociously to obtain. As I rode the…

Mom’s Carrot Cake

Let me just start by exhaling: ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! It’s so good to be back, back in the kitchen and cooking, writing, taking photos, filming and editing.  I missed it oh so much.  It’s good to be home in New York and good to be back to my “normal” life, as normal as my life could get….

1 Year Young

Today marks one year that I embarked upon my little pet project: My Little Kitchen Project. It was born amidst one of the most difficult periods of my life, but gave me comfort, perspective and a creative outlet that I had been so desperately craving. I had taken a leave of absence from my adventures…

Family First

As I write this, my little family and I are on our way to Montreal from Toronto where we approach the final step of our American Green Card process. As most of you may already know, for the past year, we have been temporarily situated in Toronto, Canada, awaiting this very moment. There were some…