Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

Ingredient:  1 large spaghetti squash 1/2 c chicken stock ( or water) 2 thick slices of pancetta, diced (Pancetta is Italian style bacon. If you can’t find this, regular bacon is fine, just make sure its thick sliced.)   1 whole egg 1 egg yolk 3 tbs light cream 1/4 cup of low-fat evaporated milk … Continue reading

It ain’t over till the fat lady’s “thin”

Spring has finally sprung and I can’t wait to start shopping at farmers markets for all the yummy, fresh, spring fruits and Veggie. However there is one thing that scares me about spring being here, it means that summer is right around the corner and you know what that means ladies…. Bikini season is approaching AAAAHHHHH!! Well I have decided to get in shape this spring and put a stop to that old saying “It ain’t over till the Fat Lady Sings” because this opera diva is getting thin for spring. All month long I will be making delicious, light and healthy meals. My inspiration and motivator this month will be one of the biggest opera divas of all time Deborah Voigt. Ms. Voigt’s enormous talent and voice has been celebrated and admired for year, but her weight and physical size was once a big topic of discussion and controversy. Well after shedding an amazing 140lbs, I am happy to saw that these days the only thing “big” about Ms. Voight is her incredible voice and “obese” amount of talent. Continue reading

Homemade Strawberry & Blueberry Jam

They always say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I couldn’t agree more. If I don’t eat breakfast in the morning I turn into a very cranky, grumpy diva. Trust me you don’t want a cranky diva. This breakfast menu was inspired by the American composer Ned Rorem and his beautiful … Continue reading

Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

I know this recipe is coming to you late,  but I just had to share it with you. After all those delicious savory Irish dishes I made, I needed something sweet. In keeping with my ode to Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day, I decided to make a cupcake that would have all the flavors of … Continue reading

Green Eggs and Ham Benidict

Kick of your St. Patrick’s Day with something green, my Green Eggs and Ham Benedict that is. I was inspired not only by St. Patty’s Day but also by the classic children’s book “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss. The Chive and Parsley Hollandaise Sauce is delicious and by adding fresh herbs it gives … Continue reading

Potato Leek Soup

  No Irish meal would be complete without potatoes, we Irish LOVE our potatoes. I turned up the volume on one of my favorite soups, Potato Leek. Try this recipe for Potato Leek Soup with Irish Soda Bread Croutons. The arugula gives the soup a nice depth of flavor, not to mention that special hue … Continue reading

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

This week on Just a Dash of Diva I am breaking out my kilt, cranking up the celtic music and tapping into my inner Irish. I am getting ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and these delicious Irish inspired meals will do just the trick. Best of all NO green food coloring required.
Check the recipes for these meals below. Continue reading