Showing posts with label Grain-Free. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Grain-Free. Show all posts

(Easy) Greek Rice Salad

July 14, 2022

(Easy) Greek Rice Salad



It’s summertime and the high temperatures have already made their way through our windows.
Global warming is causing heat waves to be more frequent and longer and since there’s no way to prevent the sun from shining bright and making our days hotter, the only thing we can do is to keep ourselves cool and hydrated.
Lemonade, iced tea, watermelon, high-water fruits and vegetables, all combined together can help you face a dreaded heat wave. However, here’s another recipe that you can add to your list to get you through the summer: Greek Rice Salad.

Raspberry Spuma

June 17, 2022

Raspberry Spuma


Guys, I think I’ve found the perfect dessert for the summer of 2022. Or better yet, my perfect dessert for this summer.
Enter this Raspberry Spuma: a low calorie, fresh treat that is light and full of flavor.

Two-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

May 10, 2022

Two-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse


This is my go-to recipe when I get a craving for chocolate mousse and I don’t either have time or the ingredients to make something more elaborate such as a Pistachio Mousse, Mom’s Chocolate Pudding or this Dairy-Free Cocoa Mousse.

Neapolitan Eggplant and Tomatoes

May 4, 2022

Neapolitan Eggplant and Tomatoes

This is a recipe that everyone needs in their life.
A one-skillet recipe with very few ingredients, super simple to make, that yields great results.
What I love about this Neapolitan Eggplant and Tomatoes is its versatility: It can be a tasty sauce for pasta or rice, it also goes great on toasted bread to make bruschetta and you can also serve it as a toothsome side dish.

Easy Chimichurri Chicken

April 29, 2022

Easy Chimichurri Chicken


Chimichurri is a classic Argentinian sauce made with parsley, oregano, garlic, red-pepper flakes, red wine vinegar, and olive oil.
It’s, by far, one of my favorite condiments. It livens up whatever it’s spooned over: Meat, fish, even tofu. It’s almost universal.
It’s also a great marinade for chicken. Marinated chicken breast or thighs, cooked to perfection and topped with a big spoon of extra chimichurri sauce is one of the best chicken meals ever.

Chicken and Potato Skillet

April 20, 2022

Chicken and Potato Skillet


Chicken and potatoes, fried in a big skillet so they’re crispy and moist at the same time.
It’s mom’s specialty.
Growing up, I demanded it every week. And now the next generation of little ones are asking their grandmother to make chicken and potatoes for them.

Skillet Pizza Chicken

April 8, 2022

Skillet Pizza Chicken


This Skillet Pizza Chicken is my go-to recipe whenever I have my nieces and nephews over.
It’s a great simple dish that takes minutes to make and it's easy to clean up since it’s using only one cookware, on top of being a kid’s favorite.
Plus, it’s almost impossible to mess up. As long as you can cook some chicken in a pan and stir a couple of times you’re good to go.

Easy Garlic Chicken and Pepper Skillet

April 1, 2022

Easy Garlic Chicken and Pepper Skillet

In my book there’s nothing better than an action-packed meal that is full of flavor and doesn’t take a long time to make.
What also makes it better is not having a million dishes to clean up or having my food stick to the bottom of my pans. That is seriously the worst.
I have started cooking a lot with a new non-stick wok-ish pan that I bought online.
I love it for two reasons: Number one is that nothing will stick to it AND it is super easy to clean (okay, maybe three reasons, but who's counting). The second reason is because it is shaped like a wok, it works wonders in locking the flavors.

Easy Tomato and Zucchini Rice

March 21, 2022

Easy Tomato and Zucchini Rice


If you haven’t noticed I’m on a rice kick, if there’s such a thing.
I’ve made rice in some form or fashion 6 out of 7 days this week. Baked Spinach Rice, Easy Mexican Rice, Mexican Rice (Part II), and Creamy Zucchini Rice.
Don’t get me wrong, I love rice but it’s almost odd for me to cook it that much.

Spanish Tortilla

March 17, 2022

Spanish Tortilla
Tortilla de patatas, Tortilla Espanõla, Spanish Tortilla no matter what you call it, it’s an amazing dish.
Simple, tasty, as good cold as it is warm from the pan, filling. I still have to meet the first person who doesn’t love Spanish Tortilla.

Mexican Rice (Part II)

March 9, 2022

Mexican Rice (Part II)

Since I posted the recipe for this Easy Mexican Rice last week, I received a couple of emails asking about the recipe for the more “classic” version of Mexican rice.
So who am I to deny such a request?

Easy Mexican Rice

March 2, 2022

Easy Mexican Rice


When I want to cook restaurant-style Mexican rice at home I usually follow the run of the mill recipe that includes rice, onion, cumin, tomato sauce, broth (either chicken or caldo de tomate), and salt. A simple recipe that yields solid results.
So when I spotted this recipe in the NYTimes I was intrigued.
It’s not that different from the other one, the ingredients and cooking instructions are pretty much the same. However, this one includes a green bell pepper.
In addition, the veggies, aromatics, and broth are pureed in the blender to make a sort of gazpacho. After the rice is toasted, you add the “gazpacho” to the rice, and that’s about it. After 15 minutes the rice has absorbed all the flavors and becomes pretty darn amazing.

Crock-Pot Barbecue Pulled Chicken

February 15, 2022

Crock-Pot Barbecue Pulled Chicken


The start of the new year has been overshadowed by the Corona pandemic and frankly far from ideal.
However, as my yoga teacher constantly says: “There’s always something to be thankful for".
And looking back at the past five weeks, there have been some cool things that have happened such as: Wordle, some sick NFL games, a brand new smartwatch, a delectable Poppy Seed Tea Cake, and — last but not least — this awesome Crock-Pot Barbecue Pulled Chicken.

Citrus-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

January 25, 2022

Citrus-Glazed Sweet Potatoes


Arguably a side of sweet potatoes is one of the best ways to add a pop of color and flavor into a meal, regardless of the season.
So when I spotted this recipe on NYT Cooking I knew right away to give it a try. It turned out to be way better than I expected, so I decided to serve it both at Thanksgiving and Christmas. It won rave reviews from everybody.
So why not share it with you guys?

(Vegan) Roasted Butternut Squash and Pear Soup with Paprika Chickpeas

November 12, 2021

(Vegan) Roasted Butternut Squash and Pear Soup with Paprika Chickpeas


It's that time of the year again, pumpkin everything!
Of course, everyone hears about pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pies, pumpkin muffins, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
But what about a delicious pumpkin soup so that you can put to good use all that extra pumpkin you have?

Huli Huli Chicken Breast

October 19, 2021

Huli Huli Chicken Breast


The original hawaian Huli Huli recipe is a trade secret, but there are several variations you can find on the internet. They all tend to include a combination of ginger, garlic, soy sauce, ketchup, sugar, and something acidic (such as vinegar or lime juice.)
I would define it as a sort of teriyaki-style sauce: sweet and tangy, ketchup and soy based.

Tandoori-Spiced Grilled Chicken

July 8, 2021

Tandoori-Spiced Grilled Chicken


I don’t choose the recipes I post on this blog based on whether they photograph well or not.
I always aim to take good pictures of the food I make because it might be an incentive for the reader to try that particular recipe. However, sometimes ugly food is the tastiest food.
And just because it doesn’t photograph well, it shouldn't matter, how it tastes is what is really important, right?

(Vegan) Crock-Pot Curried Red Lentils

May 12, 2021

(Vegan) Crock-Pot Curried Red Lentils


There are (almost) countless recipes for lentils on this blog: made in the Crock-Pot, on the stovetop, with green lentils, red lentils, spicy, less spicy, creamy, etc. You name it.
Still, in my book, there are never enough recipes for lentils.

Baked Feta Pasta Sauce

March 16, 2021

Baked Feta Pasta Sauce


I haven’t fallen into the TikTok rabbit hole, just yet.
I feel I’m almost too old for Instagram, TikTok seems really far fetched.
I mean, if 14-year old Niece is really into it — as the majority of teenagers are — I’m not sure it’s something apt to her uncle.
In addition, let’s be honest, I don’t have any particular good dance moves nor I’m skilled in telling jokes or doing sketch comedy: How am I supposed to contribute to the TikTok community? You get my point.
Let’s say that my feelings towards TikTok are similar to those brilliantly expressed by Amy Poehler in her very funny interview with Willie Geist on the Sunday Sitdown podcast “If TikTok was a window, I would be a weird person standing outside of it.” Ha!

Easy Tomato Chicken Curry

February 25, 2021

Easy Tomato Chicken Curry


I should have named this recipe “Penny’s Tomato Chicken Curry” because it comes from aunt Julia’s friend Penny who thankfully passed along her recipe to me.
I couldn’t name it after Penny though, because as it usually happens I tweaked and streamlined the original recipe to make it more compatible with my cooking style — it was a bit time consuming and to be honest some steps seemed avoidable. You know me, I'm all about ease when it comes to cooking these days.
In other words, this is Penny’s Easy Tomato Chicken Curry tweaked by yours truly.