Sharing my cooking ideas with others, who like to prepare tasty and healthy foods while staying within a budget, is a dream which I have harbored for a long time. Using wholesome ingredients readily available for preparing dishes with lots of flavor is gratifying. Food is like wine, it has to have a "bouquet", a rhapsody of flavors which pleases the pallet and leaves a lingering enjoyment. It has to be "full bodied", "balanced" and slightly tingle the taste buds, not overwhelmingly, but enough to wake them up - all this with a focus on health and nutritional balance.

Food is an important part of our wellbeing - physical and spiritual. It satisfies our physical needs, but it also fulfills spiritual needs. It offers beauty, aroma and taste. Savoring a delicious and well-served dish appeals to our senses and brings harmony into our being. The next time you sit down to a meal prepared with love and attention, savor it with your eyes, be grateful and enjoy it with the knowledge that it will be beneficial and pleasurable.

I love food and always enjoy the time spent around a table. What creates better vibrations than "breaking bread" together and enjoying the food, wine and each other's company?

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This vinaigrette is very balanced and complements a salad beautifully. Add a little balsamic vinegar to it and you have a different and very satisfying result. Want to share your favorite variations on The Forum?

Cocktail Sauce - American Style

This sauce is always a hit and so easy to prepare. Adjust it to your liking by making it more or less spicy. Enjoy!

Cocktail Sauce - Belgian Style

Serve with shrimp, crab or avocado. Maybe a combination? The European style cocktail sauce is smooth, light and pink in color. Try it and adjust it to your taste buds. It is a nice variance.

The picture shows an avocado served as a shrimp cocktail.

Pork Tenderloin in Slow Cooker

I like this preparation; the pork tenderloin is tasty and very tender. The aroma in the kitchen is amazing. Very easy to prepare, doesn't take much time and cooks by itself. Doesn't get much easier!

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Mediterranean Style Chicken Breast

I love Mediterranean flavors and like to use them whenever I can. This is a popular dish in our home and I am sure you will enjoy it as well. It is tasty and serves beautifully.


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