• Chicken Sausage Stew with Potatoes

    Chicken Sausage Stew with Potatoes

    This Chicken Sausage Stew with Potatoes is delicious, easy to make, and on the table in under 25 minutes. Grab the recipe below! Inspired by a dish I have grown to love at an early age. A Hungarian inspired dish, of potatoes and paprika. It was a staple in our household and well-loved by all. #ad This post is a paid partnership with Al Fresco Chicken. However, all opinions and thoughts in this post are my own. Thank you for supporting this blog and the brands that make it possible! I used Al Fresco Sweet Italian Style Chicken Sausage in this version of the dish, with sweet red peppers, celery,…

  • Black Bean Burgers

    Black Bean Burgers

    These Black Bean Burgers are simple to make, packed with flavor and most importantly, they are tasty AF! Serve them on a bun, Ezekiel bread, flatbread, crumbled up on a pita... The options are limitless. I like them on a bed of baby lettuce with tomatoes, onions, avocado, and topped with my Chipotle Chili Dressing.  

  • Roasted Chickpeas

    Roasted Chickpeas

    I love chickpeas and I especially love roasted chickpeas. They are a great addition to any meal and a wonderful snack too. If you haven’t tried them or made them yet, you are definitely missing out. So good!! Love an easy recipe? This is the easiest thing you will ever make. All you need is a can of chickpeas, your favorite spices, avocado or olive oil, a baking pan and an oven. I use avocado oil in most of my cooking but, olive oil works well here too. Start by opening that can of chickpeas and drain them. Rinse the chickpeas and place them on a plate lined with paper…

  • Basil Pesto

    Basil Pesto

    Basil Pesto for President!!! All summer long I enjoy beautiful homegrown or market bought basil in the form of Pesto. Basil Pesto is the bomb. Seriously! This Pesto is so versatile… It pairs well with a variety of dishes. The recipe is very simple and it is nut-free. Not because I can’t have nuts, I just never added them to the recipe to start and I feel it’s just as delicious without. If you feel so inclined, add a good handful of pine nuts or walnuts to your batch. Have you ever made pesto and it turned brownish and yucky by the next day? Yeah, it’s happened to me a…

  • Chicken Piccata

    Chicken Piccata

    I have been making this Chicken Piccata recipe for years. It never gets old, it’s easy, quick and super delicious. This recipe is perfect for a weeknight meal or a weekend feast. The best part, you only need 30 minutes for it. This Chicken Piccata recipe is made for 2 to 4 people. It is how much I make for my husband and I for a meal and sometimes we have one serving left over. It is perfect reheated as well. I highly recommend butterflying the chicken breast and tenderizing it. I love a thin chicken breast. Butterflying the chicken also cuts down on the cooking time. First, season the…

  • Creamed Spinach with Eggs

    Creamed Spinach with Eggs

    Me and this Creamed Spinach with Eggs dish, go way back to my childhood in Romania. My mother made this Creamed Spinach with Eggs dish often and I imagine it was due to the fact that this is a very inexpensive meal to make and that it’s quick to get on the table for a family of five. It’s also very delicious and filling. Sorry Mom but, I made this my own with a few added ingredients. 🙂 All you need is some essential kitchen ingredients and cooked greens. I used spinach here, but you can substitute with whatever cooked greens you wish. Like: Swiss chard, dandelion greens, etc. I…

  • Chipotle Chili Dressing

    Chipotle Chili Dressing

    A flavorful dressing for any salad but especially delicious with Mexican flavors. This Chipotle Chili Dressing is just perfect! Serve it with a bowl of fresh greens, taco meat (beef, chicken or pork), rice, beans and avocado. For extra spice, add an extra Chipotle Pepper in Adobo Sauce. You’ll find a can of this goodness in the Mexican Foods isle at your grocery store; next to the taco seasonings and sauces. To bring your taco party to the next level make your own Mexican Seasoning Blend as well, and a side of Pickled Onions and Avocados. This dressing was inspired by Chipotle’s “Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette” and it is extra yummy.…

  • Butternut Squash Soup

    Butternut Squash Soup

      This soup came together easily and very quickly, on a Tuesday afternoon after a long day at work. I had purchased a Butternut Squash at Trader Joe’s with zero plans for it. It’s the season, it was pretty and I just had to have it. Similar story to a lot of the items I pick up at grocery stores lately. Naturally, this squash was sitting on my counter for about a week. I got home and needed a quick meal, so I decided it would be a soup kinda day. It took less than 30 minutes, and it turned into the best Butternut Squash Soup I have ever tasted.…

  • Healthy Chicken Tacos

    Healthy Chicken Tacos

    We love tacos around these parts. And we’re making them at least once a week. When you are busy like we are with work and kids, getting home and cooking a healthy weeknight meal could be challenging. Tacos are a great addition to our rotating dinner list because they are easy to make. They don’t require much effort or time, which is nice. Usually we go with beef tacos and I can’t remember the last time we had chicken tacos. Well, I needed to switch things with these quick healthy chicken tacos on iceberg lettuce. Chicken tenders are ideal for this recipe, which I boiled for about five minutes, shredded them…

  • Pickled Onions

    Pickled Onions and Avocados

    It’s Taco Tuesday,  you guys and it’s not a feast without Pickled Onions… This doesn’t mean too much to me, because I could eat tacos, nachos, enchiladas, tamales, burritos, etc., on any day of the week. And how lucky am I to live in the Detroit area where Mexican or Latin American inspired cuisine is so delicious and most importantly, it is so authentic.Are you looking for recommendations in Detroit? Message me and i’ll send you a list of places to check out. In the meantime, let’s focus on these delicious Pickled Onions and Avocados.. For today, my plan is to make tacos or nachos for dinner; maybe even enchiladas.…