Latest Food Trends

What’s hot in food right now? Snacking has never been healthier! If you pick up a bag of chips, a squeezable fruit pouch, even chocolate spread, you’ll notice they’re featuring cool and healthy ingredients.  On my Good Morning Texas segment I featured some of my favorites and made a few from scratch as well. Watch the video for how to make chickpea fries and charcoal lemonade. Below is a list  […] Read Full Post

Chickpea Fries

  Image 1 Good Morning Texas on WFAA TV here in Dallas asked me to highlight the latest food trends.   In addition to the ancient grain craze (chia squeeze pouches, sprouted seed chips, etc.) it seems ‘exotic’ flours are also popular.  If you go to any natural food store you’ll see Black Bean Flour, Almond Flour, Rice Flour and Flaxseed Flour.  I experimented with chickpea flour (aka Garbanzo) and found these Chickpea  […] Read Full Post

How to Make The ancient buckwheat grain Kasha as a side dish

Today is Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day. In my family, we celebrate like most holidays, with food! I’m making a gorgeous Israeli chopped salad, falafel and one of my favorite comfort foods, kasha. Kasha is a 1,000 year old ancient grain, also known as buckwheat, although despite its name, it is gluten free.  If you’re a fan of Asian food you’ll recognize it as the main ingredient in soba noodles. […] Read Full Post

How to Make Slow Cooker Lasagna, Minestrone and White Wine Chicken

Good Morning Texas asked me to be part of their ‘slow cooker challenge’.  I created three savory weeknight dinners and I had such fun!  Any of these dishes would be perfect for a weeknight meal. If you have a few minutes in the morning before you leave the house, toss some ingredients in the slow cooker and let it do its magic.  There’s nothing more comforting than returning home after […] Read Full Post

Easy Tips for Chopping Herbs

No matter what time of year, I always keep fresh herbs in my refrigerator.  It could be basil for a caprese salad, rosemary for roasting hearty root vegetables, or thyme for stews.  They’re my secret weapon for livening up my weeknight meals.  But there are different techniques for different herbs.  Here is a quick 1 minute tutorial on how to wash and cut them.  After they’ve been washed, I store  […] Read Full Post

Easter and Passover No Bake Desserts

Springtime sweets are irresistible! Bunny ears, chocolate eggs, and a flurry of coconut always gets me excited about making cute, edible crafts.  But I’m not a baker. At all.  For my Good Morning Texas, I came up with the simplest desserts for Easter and Passover that are no-bake and no-fuss.    Please let me know ow yours turn out.  Happy Easter or Happy Passover! Screen Shot 2014-04-11 at 10.55.10 AM For these little chocolate nests simply use […] Read Full Post

New Reel!

This video is a short introduction into who I am, my personal life as a wife and Mom of two young boys, and some of my recent work.  I created Dinner Reinvented while I was working as the lifestyle reporter for a Dallas tv station.  As a busy, working Mom I was struggling getting healthy weeknight meals on the table.  I know my challenge is one every Mom faces as […] Read Full Post

Spaghetti Bolognese using leftover meatballs

A sweet, rich meat sauce is always a welcome treat in my home.  My boys can’t get enough of spaghetti and meatballs, but my husband and I tire of eating the same thing several days in a row. This is an easy way to reinvent leftover meatballs. Just crumble, sauté along with your favorite jarred tomato sauce and add some fresh herbs to liven it up.  I also add a  […] Read Full Post

How to Brew The Perfect Iced Tea And Infused Water

Down here in Texas, iced tea is a thang. It’s the first beverage you offer guests when they come over for a visit.  Good Morning Texas asked me to offer some tips on brewing the perfect glass of iced tea and share my recipes for ‘spa water’.  I leave a large beverage dispenser on my kitchen island full of cucumber mint water or melon water.  It looks gorgeous and encourages […] Read Full Post

Dinner Reinvented on The Daily Buzz!

Who doesn’t love meatloaf, mashed potatoes and steam green peas? This classic American dish is a family favorite, but it could use some refreshing! I took the leftovers I had from dinner and created this simple shepherd’s pie.  It was featured on the national morning show, The Daily Buzz. If you missed it, you can watch the video for the easy how-to.  (It was also featured on Emotional Mojo tv,which […] Read Full Post