MND 3: Rosemary Tenders, Butternut Squash Ravioli in Brown Butter Sage Sauce and…

MONDAY NIGHT DINNERS: Take 3! CHICKEN TENDERS I love chicken tenders and I am not talkin the kind from Jack in the Box, but the beautiful tender piece of chicken that nests between the breast and the bone. I usually buy a large flash frozen bag of these little guys from Trader Joes. They rock because they defrost in about 10 minutes in cold water. You have nothing to make for dinner? Fear not, if you have tenders in the freezer. I use tenders in many different ways and you will be making many appearances on Monday night dinners. SAGE [...]

By |2018-10-03T11:15:09-04:00November 3rd, 2011|

MONDAY NIGHT DINNERS 2: Lemon Herb Lamb Chops and Smokey Potatoes

People who don't like lamb, love my lamb chops. So there. It used to be that Trader Joe's or Costco were the best place to buy racks o lamb, but now a days they are pretty much expensive across the board, which is why I think lamb chops are a great Monday night dinner. They are a special treat, but they are super easy to make. You can buy your chops pre-cut or cut them from a rack as I do. I would even suggest that you have your butcher cut the rack into chops for you for free! Arugula [...]

By |2018-10-03T11:15:58-04:00October 26th, 2011|

MONDAY NIGHT DINNERS 1: Turkey Kofte & Tzatziki, A.K.A Turkey Cigars

Welcome to the premier post of MONDAY NIGHT DINNERS. I don't know about you, but I don't usually eat out on Mondays, nor am I invited to dinner parties on Mondays, and let's face it, Monday isn't exactly the day of creativity. For me it is the day of wondering what I am going to do to make it on the Ellen show this week. I have no idea why, but I have made some really tasty, yet simple meals on Mondays that always surprise me. They are usually consumed in front of DVR'd episodes of No Reservations or Bizarre [...]

By |2018-10-03T11:17:00-04:00October 19th, 2011|


You know those episodes of Friends where Chandler and let's say, Monica, would reminisce about old times and they would show clips of some of the most memorable "Friends" moments? Well, this is that episode of RealFoodies TastyBits! Since some of you are new to my posts, I am going to list the highlight reel so you can catch up on some groovy posts or videos that you may have missed due to everyday nuisances like work,  fitness or sleeping. I have a lot of great stuff in the works. I am super excited about making more videos and I [...]

By |2018-10-03T12:49:41-04:00September 28th, 2011|


This recipe was inspired by Martha Stewart's Avocado Jicama Salad that I found in one of the only cookbooks I have ever used, "What to have for Dinner." The recipe was tasty. It consisted of avocados, Jicama, red onion, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, etc. etc. You would think that was simple enough for me? Not so much. My second bout of inspiration came from the avocado salad at Versailles, my old favorite Cuban food restaurant in Venice Beach, CA. Theirs consisted of sliced avocado, sliced white onion, white wine vinegar, vegetable oil and salt and pepper. MY AVOCADO [...]

By |2018-10-03T16:33:39-04:00July 7th, 2010|