Showing posts with label Recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Recipes. Show all posts

Coconut Cocoa Oats Delight

July 11, 2023

Coconut Cocoa Oats Delight


Start your day with a burst of flavor and wholesome goodness with this uh-mazing Coconut Cocoa Oats Delight.
A delightful breakfast dish that combines the rich flavors of cocoa and coconut with creamy Greek yogurt and hearty oats, creating a breakfast awesomeness that will leave you craving for more.
It’s not just a recipe; it's a breakfast dream come true. As someone who appreciates the importance of starting the day right, this recipe has quickly become one of my favorites.

(Easy) Thai Chicken Coconut Curry

June 23, 2023

(Easy) Thai Chicken Coconut Curry
Thai red curry paste is something I always buy and recommend you do too.
It’s a staple in Thai cuisine and is used in a wide range of dishes, from curries to soups and stews. It’s made by grinding together a variety of fresh herbs and spices, such as lemongrass, galangal, garlic, shallots, and chili peppers. The ingredients are blended together to create a smooth and fragrant paste that is spicy but more importantly full of flavor.
I generally use it in these Crock-pot Thai Red Curry Lentils, which are cous Steph’s favorite dish ever.

(Easy) Chicken Curry

February 10, 2023

(Easy) Chicken Curry

This is one of those recipes I make over and over again because it checks all the boxes.
Simple, quick, tasty, nutritious, and on budget.
Not to mention that on any given day I have the necessary ingredients to make it.

Spicy Tuna Pesto Pasta

October 28, 2022

Spicy Tuna Pesto Pasta


I’m a big fan of “pantry-friendly” recipes.
Though I have to admit that it’s kind of a vague term, since it doesn’t account for much of the diversity that influences what fills our cupboards.
But I’m pretty sure that in almost every household you can find a can of tuna, an onion, some tomato paste, olives, parsley, and oil.
That’s really all it takes to make this incredible Spicy Tuna Pesto Pasta.

(Vegan) Two-Tomato Pasta Salad

August 3, 2022

Two-Tomato Pasta Salad

I’ve been on a serious pasta salad kick this summer, and this Two-Tomato Pasta Salad just hit the spot.
Sun-dried tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, and tender pasta come together in this simple but oh-so-flavor-filled dish.
Inspired by some gorgeous cherry tomatoes that I found at the farmers’ market and by my fave sun-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil, this pasta salad comes together in 15 minutes.
A light yet filling meal that can be the perfect dish for a hot summer dinner or to bring to your next potluck or barbecue.

Caramelized Zucchini Pasta Shells

July 22, 2022

Caramelized Zucchini Pasta Shells


Would you believe me if I tell you that these Caramelized Zucchini Pasta Shells are the perfect summertime recipe?
Hear me out: a ton of fresh zucchini is cooked down with olive oil, butter, shallot, and garlic until soft and caramelized. It’s then tossed with pasta and parmesan cheese.
Delicious and not to mention a great way to use up the zucchini stash in your fridge.
Did I convince you?

(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.

My Favorite Carrot Cake Recipe

June 28, 2022

My Favorite Carrot Cake

This is the best carrot cake ever. Period.
You should trust me on this one.
And if you don’t believe me, ask my cousin Dan. He swears there’s no better carrot cake in the whole wide world.

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.

The Best (Vegan) Apple Cake

April 26, 2022

The Best (Vegan) Apple Cake



Vegan cakes tend to have a bad reputation, and for a reason.
Over the years I’ve noticed that most of them have three major problems: they're either (1) strange tasting (some taste only like sugar while others taste like nothing at all) (2) dry and no moist at all (the ones that get stuck in your throat, if you know what I mean) or (3) have a weird texture (some are crumbly while others are seriously solid.)

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.

Whole Wheat Penne with Creamy Tomato Sauce

April 13, 2022

Whole Wheat Penne with Creamy Tomato Sauce

Let’s talk a minute about “pasta al dente”.
The literal Italian translation is “to the tooth”. Figuratively, it means that pasta should be cooked just until it offers a bit of resistance when bitten into. It must be firm, not soft or overcooked and definitely not mushy.
A good rule of thumb is to read the cooking instructions (cooking times vary for different types of pasta) and a set time for two minutes before the recommended cooking time.
At this point check pasta for doneness by cutting a piece in half to see a cross section; there should be a thin core at the center that appears slightly more opaque. If it’s so, it’s time to drain your pasta “al dente”.

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.

Poppy Seed Loaf Cake

April 5, 2022

Poppy Seed Loaf Cake


I’ve always been intrigued by poppy seeds. If you look ‘em up on wikipedia it says that “The tiny, kidney-shaped seeds have been harvested from dried seed pods by various civilizations for thousands of years”.
I’m not sure why they are described as kidney shaped, to me they look like they are oval-shaped, like uber-mini eggs.
Also, do you know that they are so small and light, it takes about 3,300 poppy seeds to make up a gram, and between 1 and 2 million seeds to make up a pound?
Fun facts…

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.

Everyday Stir-Fry Noodles with Vegetables

March 24, 2022

Everyday Stir-Fry Noodles with Vegetables


OK, so this is my go-to recipe for stir-fry noodles with veggies.
Whenever I feel like having a bowl of piping hot noodles and I don’t want to order in, I make this Everyday Stir-Fry Noodles with Vegetables.
It’s so simple, easy, and quick, it’s really a no-brainer.
It’s also one of those recipes that don’t need any planning, you probably already have all the ingredients for this dish at home.

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.