Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Summer is my favorite time of the year. We basically move our kitchen outside and just use the grill, there is just something about grilling and eating outside that makes the food taste so much better.
But while you are outside you need something to keep you cool, or your guest cool. This is why today I am sharing with you this amazing Watermelon and Cucumber Mojito. It’s easy, refreshing and just delicious. I think it might just be my new favorite summer drink!
Sunday, July 7, 2013
I hope everyone had a good 4th of July weekend. I love this time of the year, the warm weather, and lots of eating outside. Summer is my favorite time of the year. We use the grill almost 99% of the time during the summer, and one of my favorite summer dishes are kebabs. They are simple and quick and delicious. I love to have chicken kebabs, with pita and some home made hummus. am a huge hummus fan. I use it as a spreadable on my sandwiches instead of butter. I also eat it just as a dip with crackers or vegetables. But my favorite way is chicken and pita. Hummus is so easy to make at home instead of store brought that is using pesticides or other none healthy ingredients. It takes less than 10 minutes to put together.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
It is warm outside what’s not better than a good simple popsicle. How about a coffee popsicle? The great thing about this coffee popsicle is that you can make it any flavor you want. Are you a simple coffee and milk person? Great that is your popsicle. Want some hazelnut flavor then you might want to use the International Delight Hazelnut Flavor or choose from many other flavors.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
How often do you take time to enjoy the little things in life? I know that with everyone’s busy life it is hard. But always remember to celebrate the small moments. If it is just a quick hand written note as a thank you or birthday card. Bring some food over to a neighbor or bring someone flowers. All those things are so much appreciated.
I am participating in Olivari’s Olive Oil “One year of little” campaign. They are taking time to remind their fans and consumers that “the little things are everything.”
Today I also wanted to share with you a little recipe, but a powerful one. When I say powerful I mean nutritionally. With all the processed food and chemicals we put in our bodies, I totally believe we need to eat the small things that matter the most to our bodies. So this is where kale comes in place.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
I love strawberry daiquiri’s made with fresh sweet strawberries. Reminds me sitting on a beach listening to the waves. Strawberry daiquiri’s are so easy to make and I wanted to share this simple and delicious recipe with you. This recipes is the classic citrus-flavored cocktail. Ripe strawberries are sweet enough, so there isn’t any added sugar here. However, if yours aren’t quite ripe you can still indulge in a daiquiri. Just add a little simple syrup to amp up the sweetness.
If you are having a BBQ this summer, just make a big jug of this and I bet you it will be gone in minutes.
Monday, June 3, 2013
I have the perfect wine and summer drink for you – White Sangria made with Black Box Wines!
I am a huge fan of a good Sangria. It can’t be too sweet, or to sour or too much of anything. It just has to have a right balance.
The classic Sangria is most commonly made with red wine. Sangria translates to “bloody” which describes the rich color of the alcoholic fruit punch. However, there is no one recipe for authentic Sangria. If you google Sangria you will get hundrets of recipes and one is different from the other. You can make it as strong or sweet as you like.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Before i start writing this, i have to say that taking picture of this dish and making it look appetizing was very hard. This dish was so much better than it looks. I tried plating it, and all different things, at the end i just went rustic. The point is it is delicious.
I love a good chicken Parmesan but I got some eggplant in my CSA box this week and needed to do something with it. I like eggplant but I don’t love it. There are certain preparations of eggplant that I just do not like. But this was delicious and very easy to make too. This is one of those dishes you can make a big batch of and eat leftovers for 2-3 days. Would go great with some whole wheat pasta.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Happy Cinco de Mayo! I really didn’t do anything to celebrate except relax. This weekend we hit 80F in Seattle, it was just gorgeous!
As usual Sunday was my cooking day, and I made this delicious Italian Black Bean Soup. I know I am crazy but I still love my soups during hot days, and the spicier the better.
This recipe is part of the monthly Secret Recipe Club “assignment!” Every month you get a name of a blog and you need to choose ANY recipe from that blog and then blog about that recipe by a date. It’s a secret because the blog owner does not know you are doing this until the reveal date.
Monday, April 8, 2013
I can’t believe it is April time is just flying away, people always tell you when you become a mother time goes by so must fast. It is true. My to do list never shrinks, it just gets longer and longer. What i learned is you just become better at prioritizing and doing things differently. I think i have have told folks here before that i only do grocery shopping once a week, i only cook on Sundays for the week, and i make breakfasts and lunches the night before. This is the only way i can now function and feel i get things done and not stress.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Recently i got a mandoline and i have no idea how i lived without this thing. I love it. One of the first things i did was to make these potato chips. Again so easy and delicious. You don’t have to use a mandoline you can use a cheese slicer or even a food processor. It’s just a mandoline gets you the very thin slices.