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 […]

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 […]

Potato and Sausage Stew

Potato and Sausage Stew

Potato and Sausage Stew: such a great one pot weeknight meal! Just a few ingredients in one pot, about 30 minutes of your time and voila! You got yourself a delicious Potato and Sausage Stew. A wonderful, quick, and definitely cozy meal. Every good meal starts with a little sautee of onions and other veggies, […]

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 […]

Hungarian Stew with Noodles-Pörkölt

Hungarian Stew with Noodles-Pörkölt

This meal right here speaks to me on so many levels… Because it reminds me of my childhood. In case you didn’t know from following me on Social Media and this blog, I am Hungarian born in Romania. I am very lucky to have grown up enjoying the wonderful cuisines of both of these neighboring […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Healthy Steak Salad

Making this salad was the highlight of my Sunday afternoon. It takes little time and you can prep some of the items way ahead of time. I cooked the beets earlier in the day and refrigerated them until I was ready to plate the salad. I also cooked the marinade and got that set in […]