Gluten Free Vegetable Lasagna

  There is really no way around making two main dishes unless all your guests are vegetarian. I propose a simple Italian solution….just as my grandfather Luigi would say, “make some lasagna and fuhgetaboutit!” Over the years I’ve noticed that most of my friends and clients who are vegetarian also like to eat gluten-free, thus…

Easy Lobster Pasta

Have you ever felt a bit intimidated by the idea of preparing lobster? 🦞 Hey, I've been there! Trust me, it's much simpler than you might think, especially if you have all the right tools handy. I'll walk you through each step,breaking down the process into easy-to-follow instructions.Lobster can be a splurge but fear not!…

Crunchy Asian Salad

  Christine Avanti-Fischer walks you through the process of creating a mouthwatering and nutritious Asian salad that's both crunchy and satisfying in the video for this recipe. This salad is not only visually appealing but also packed with essential nutrients and vitamins to fuel your day. Whether you're looking to explore new flavors or adopt…

Day-After Detox (Chipotle-Mushroom) Turkey Soup with Rice

Turkey Soup

After the holidays, you want to eat something pure, healthy and fresh so you can sort of recover as you venture out into the cold and shop your heart out. And there's still no better feel-good meal than a homemade soup to warm you up.Low in fat and high in nutrients, perfect for detoxing from…

Smoky Beef Stew with Chipotle-Cheddar Cornbread

We've all got memories of Grandma's legendary home cooked beef stew. Create a new, healthy legend of your own with this uniquely smoky heartwarming winter favorite. I don't mind short, dark, blistery days when I can come home to this. I'll just put on my Snuggie and curl up on the couch with my bowl…

Mini Bagel Pizzas

bagel pizza

Pizza. It is one of those soul-satisfying foods that is generally the enemy of weight loss due to the huge amount of fat and calories in most pizzas. But when you need it there just is no substitute. That's why I had to create this quick & healthy version.

Christine Avanti’s Old Country Pasta Penne Arrabiata

You can make this as spaghetti or penne as shown here. You just can't beat homemade pasta with a rich meaty sauce. If you haven't had turkey as your meat sauce, you are in for a surprise. It's all in the saute which I shall now demonstrate.

Greek Grilled Chicken With Oregano & Mint Leaves

Grilled Mint Chicken

Grilled chicken used to be drab. Not anymore – now it's bursting with Mediterranean flavors. You might recognize that gorgeous dark haired sous-chef giving me a helping hand. That's Colleen Williams – the beloved long-time anchor of NBC News LA. Don't just click on"like it", LOVE IT!