• 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. It 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. Do you…

  • 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.…

  • Zucchini Bread with Chia Seeds and Almonds

    Zucchini Bread with Chia Seeds and Almonds

    Happy Friday, friends!! What a perfect and rainy day to do some summer baking. I have been working on perfecting this Zucchini Bread recipe this spring. I made several versions of it, with different ingredients, and this Chia Almond version won. It is so delicious, seasonal and on the healthier side. I made it with only 1/2 cup of sugar and added coconut oil instead of generic oil. The addition of the Chia Seeds and raw almond slices, give it a nice texture. I sprinkled the top with Domino Honey Granules and more almonds to give it a nice sweet, crunchy crust. The zucchini keeps the inside nice and moist…

  • Red Lentil Soup

    Red Lentil Soup

    Hello, Spring? Where are you? I love winter, but definitely don’t love winters into April. I guess soup season is still in full swing, so warm up with this Red Lentil Soup. It’s a good way to end soup season; on a high note! The spices in this recipe will take over your kitchen, in a wonderful way, and they will warm you right up. Trust me! I used Turmeric, Coriander and Cumin Seed from Spice Islands, Chipotle Chili Pepper from McCormick, Fenugreek Seeds from Frontier Co-op, Bay leaves from Private Selection and Black Mustard Seeds from Amazon. I made this batch and my husband and I ate it fresh that evening, topped with crunchy…

  • Harissa Chicken and Carrot Salad with Yogurt Sauce

    I came home from work today without any dinner plans. I opened my fridge and had chicken thighs out that needed to be cooked. Here’s what I came up with: I was going for something easy, flavorful and light. I am a huge fan of chicken thighs and this marinade is perfect for them. The cast iron skillet gives them a nice flavorful crust too. Yum! The carrot salad is refreshing. The ACV, tarragon, garlic and the cayenne pepper make a great mix. Add the red onions and the carrots and you got yourself a nice crunchy bite. The garlicky yogurt sauce brings everything together very nicely.  The addition of…

  • Italian Sausage Stuffed Peppers

    Some of you expressed interest via private messages and comments for the recipe of these stuffed peppers. Thank you all for being so awesome and for helping me expand on this little hobby of mine. So about this recipe… It is fairly easy. It does take a little time but it is a perfect weekend kind of meal. Or, if you have the time during the week, by all means, treat yourself. It can also be easily prepped the night before and popped in the oven the next day. Whatever works for you.

  • Sesame Salmon with Zoodles

    Sesame Salmon with Zoodles

    OK so this recipe is the easiest recipe in the world. I purchased everything for it at Trader Joe’s. And when I say everything, I mean the three main ingredients it takes to make it to your plate. Get to it, and make this Sesame Salmon with Zoodles. I started with the salmon. I cut a larger filet in two. I seasoned it with salt and pepper then seared it in a little bit of olive oil, skin side up. Then, I cooked it for approximately 4 minutes then turned it skin side down and cooked for an additional 3 to 4 minutes. I removed it from the pan, sprinkled it with…