Fruity Basmati

Lately, I’ve been having major cravings for anything cinnamon. Don’t ask me why, I have no idea. I often get really strong cravings like that. Funny thing is, for years, I didn’t really care for cinnamon at all. I would barely even add any to apple desserts that I would make, and god only knows […]

Acorn Squash and Sweet Potato Soup

Looks like I’ll be cooking for one a lot in the next days, or weeks. My daughter went to visit my mom and it doesn’t seem like she’s in a hurry to come back and my son, well, he’s barely ever home anymore. That’s what happens when kids grow up. They tend to have a […]

Apple Fennel Celery Salad

Sometimes, I love to sit down and read cook books… well, watch, more than read! I just love cookbooks. They are such a great source of inspiration. I wish I had hundreds. But then again, if I had that many, I wouldn’t have time to go through all of them and try those recipes that […]

Tortilla Wrapped Blue Cheese Omelet

That was not what was initially planned for tonight, but I was real pooped after yesterday and spending the day organizing the kitchen, so I didn’t really feel like cooking. Mind you, the initial plan wasn’t much more complicated, but just enough to make me change my mind and opt for this one instead. In […]

Tabouleh (and Birthday Party!)

Theoretically, this entry should’ve been made yesterday. But you see, when I made this tabouleh, it was 8:00 in the morning… At around 9:00 (I was running late, of course!),  I just put it there on the corner of the table, without any other form of ceremony snapped a couple of pictures quick quick and […]

Creamy Cheesy Broccoli Spaghetti

I’ve never been really big on tofu, except maybe for the soft, melt-in-your-mouth little cubes that you find in miso soup. Then the fried, crack-under-your-teeth little cubes that are found in most pad thais and stir fries really started growing on me. I eventually even started craving the stuff. I would even sometimes order “extra […]

Grilled Vegetables Panini

I’d been in the mood for a good grilled vegetable sandwich for a little while now. You know, the kind of sandwich that is loaded with all sorts of veggies that you’ve thrown on a hot BBQ grill after brushing them with a little bit of olive oil, salt, pepper, fresh basil, thyme, garlic. You […]

Spicy Peanut Chicken Noodles

I got this inspiration today and really, I wanted to try this dish with Soba noodles, but I didn’t have any at home and had no luck finding them at my local grocery store on my way back from work. So I had to settle for rice noodles instead. I think they were a good […]

Carrot Soup

First off, I want to totally take back what I said yesterday about my bread being a failed experience. I admit, it came out NOTHING like it was supposed to, but still, this is one of the best breads I have ever eaten. I am almost obsessed with the thing. I have a lot of […]

Rustic Country Loaf

No Knead Country Bread – Fail (or not!)

Earlier this week, I fell on that picture and thought that bread looked soooo amazingly good, I just had to give it a try! Unfortunately, or fortunately, not quite sure which, I completely, totally failed. Why could it be?, you ask; what could possibly have happened to make that recipe not work for you? Well, […]

Rustic Spinach and Feta Galette

I don’t yet know what to think about that one. For the time being, I can’t say I am really impressed. With the dish or with my pictures… I have to say that in the cookbook where I found it, the picture is just plain mouthwatering; the galette looks incredibly scrumptious, the bread looks like […]

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal with Almonds

I know, I know, I’ve already done that not too long ago. But I had some again this morning and decided to do another shoot, was happy with my pictures, so I felt like sharing! Plus, I feel one can never get too much oatmeal! Indeed, oats is absolutely terrific for you; it’s considered to […]

Walnut Crusted Chicken Fingers Revisited

Much better! While not perfect, tonight’s version was much better than the last. A lot lighter, the chicken was tender, the flavor was good with just a hint of heat. But the walnuts really got lost. Maybe I’d have to keep them a little bit coarser. Or use hazelnuts instead, as their taste is a […]