• 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. So I made this batch and my husband and I ate it fresh that evening, topped with…

  • 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.

  • Shop my favorites

    On this page I will share with you all of the items I have and use in my kitchen to prepare and photograph my dishes. If you see something you like, please don’t hesitate to contact me about it. Click on the images below for purchasing options on AMAZON or go directly to my Amazon page via this link: Amazon – Detroit Is For Foodies CALPHALON POTS & PANS – I’ll start with this set of pans from Calphalon. I got these as a wedding gift, almost 7 years ago, and they are wonderful, easy to clean and a joy to cook with. I also have the Dutch Oven 8.5 qt…

  • Wright & Company

    My inaugural DIFF (Detroit Is For Foodies) Restaurant post goes to Wright & Company. Jeff and I have been loving this place since it opened in 2014. It only gets better and better each time we go. Our latest visit was just last month, January 2018. The location, the ambiance, the food and the drinks have never disappointed us. The building is gorgeous and I’m a sucker for an amazing chandelier. The fact that you have to take an elevator up to the restaurant is exciting and somewhat mysterious. The menu is uncomplicated and I love that! Everything is shareable and beyond delicious. It’s not a surprise that the Executive…

  • 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. 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. 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 fresh lemon juice and sesame seeds then I let…

  • Flavorful Egg White Omelet

    Good morning, friends! It is just another Saturday morning in the Hiller household. Why is it that on weekdays the kids need to be woken up but on weekends they wake up just fine and super early too?! I will never understand… I am a breakfast lover. Are you?  This is a quick and easy breakfast that could be made with a variety of ingredients. For example: Replace the mozzarella cheese with Feta cheese and add a little red onion to saute with the spinach for a Greek style omelet. I used the egg whites only, because I had them leftover from a dessert I made. Feel free to use…

  • Avocado Grapefruit and Frisee Salad

    Take your salad game to the next level with this delicious mix of Avocado, Grapefruit and Frisee. Thinly sliced avocado, perfectly juicy grapefruit and beautifully crunchy Frisee, give this salad a great vibe. I topped it with my  Delicious Salad Dressing and toasted pine nuts. So good! I don’t know about you, but when I was a kid I used to eat grapefruit sprinkled with lots and lots of sugar. Eating a grapefruit was a commodity though. Any type of citrus or exotic fruit was a once yearly treat and usually received as a Christmas gift. Thank you, Communism. Today, my kids are lucky to have an abundance of various fruit to…

  • Oatmeal Power Bowl

    Who said that oatmeal had to be served sweet all the time?? Don’t get me wrong, I love my oatmeal with brown sugar, a side of fruit, honey or nut butter. But this version is so much better for a savory breakfast, healthy lunch or dinner option. I used Coach’s Oats for this recipe and followed the directions on the package to make the oatmeal. I substituted the water with organic Chicken Broth (I had some left over from another meal and I was happy to not waste it) and seasoned it with salt, pepper and Za’atar. Then I sautéed a half of a red pepper, garbanzo beans and added…

  • Caldo de Pollo – Chicken Soup

    Looking for a flavorful, hearty and delicious bowl of soup? Then, this one is for you! I’m a sucker for Mexican spices. Any recipe with Cumin and Mexican Oregano in it is a winner in my book. Now mix these spices with a warm broth, chicken and noodles, and you’ve got yourself a delicious, comforting mix of YUM! Did I mention that this recipe shouldn’t take you more than 30 minutes to make? Oh, and if you go the shredded chicken route (read the TIP below), it should take less than 20 minutes. Will you join my Mexican spices obsession?? Start making this soup and let me know what you think.…

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