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Homemade Beef Lasagna: My Tricks to Make it Easier

25 Oct

Making homemade lasagna can seem like too difficult and time-consuming of a task to undertake.  And, this can be true! But, thankfully, there are many ways to make the process much quicker and easier which means enjoying homemade lasagna whenever you want.  This can be a life saver during the cold and busy holiday season! My […]


How Busy People Cook – Free eBook is Here!

14 May

If you are already a subscriber to Nine to Divine…. well?! what did you think of my first ebook? For any new visitors, if you subscribe to my blog you’ll get a free copy of my first ever ebook!  Subscribe at the right ——————–> I am so proud to present the “How Busy People Cook” […]


Red Lentils, A Legume to Love

7 Jan

Behold the red lentil! A tasty, creamy teeny tiny little gem that is so versatile it can be incorporated into tons of different recipes.  And if it is, BOOM! Healthy notch on your belt. I’ve mentioned the advantage of using dried legumes before in the context of chickpeas and the same benefits apply to all dried varieties.  The […]


Christmas Cookies, A Method to the Madness: How to Be Organized

21 Dec

Making cookies is a Christmas tradition from my childhood that really holds a special place in my heart.  Every year I still make tons of Christmas cookies because I like to serve them at home, bring them wherever I go and drop them off to friends and neighbors. My usual suspects always include: – Chocolate – […]


Halloween Treat Stencil Art

22 Oct

Halloween decorating is so much fun for the whole family – carving pumpkins, painting ghoulish lantern bags, cutting a ghostly figure out white sheets and hand crafting the perfect trick or treating costume. Bring that fun into the kitchen with Halloween stencil art!  Its simple. Here are the steps: Bake your favorite cake – mine […]


How to Stuff a Pork Loin

21 Sep

Looking for something a little special for a dinner party or a date night dinner with your honey?  Stuff a pork loin! It takes a little practice but once you know how, you’ll become a pro at it in no time.  The result is a flavorsome delicious lean meal that will wow your guests.  Plus, […]


Eat Clean for 1 Month

12 Jul

I just sent an email to my mom and my sister saying this: Hi guys – I am going to try to eat clean for 1 month.  Do you want to join me and document to each other what we are eating? For a second I wished I had fish and chips last night :-/ […]


Green Curry Paste – My Own!!

21 Jun

Before I went to Thailand in March, I had never tasted Green Curry.  I wasn’t that familiar with Thai food overall since we never ate it growing up.  Of course, when I first began working in New York and late nights at the office with take out dinners were trying to take hold of my life, I experimented […]


Dried Chickpeas – Is it worth it?

12 Mar

Canned chickpeas are readily available and the perfect star of any quick fix meal. So why bother with dried chickpeas?  Nutrition-wise, canned and dried chickpeas are pretty similar however, canned chickpeas have high amounts of sodium and a certain level of preservatives to keep them fresh. Dried chickpeas have neither. Is that reason enough?  Maybe not. […]


Parsley and Parmesan Chicken Meatballs

5 Mar

Besides being adorable — which makes them great for kids! — these little meatballs are absolutely delicious.  To make them extra healthy, use chicken breast meat only.  Ask your butcher to put skinless chicken breasts through the grinder only once and the chicken will be the perfect consistency to make meatballs. These tasty little darlings freeze perfectly, so use that […]