If you follow the blog you know that I am an advocate of using what I already have in the house. The other day I was looking for something sweet and I realized I had some frozen apricots left over from our Moroccan family dinner. Couscous can be served as either a savory or sweet dish. I’ve already made a savory dish so I decided it was time to try sweet. Presenting, my apricot raisin couscous cake.
I didn’t intend on writing this post but the mini turkey meatloaf I made for April Fool’s Day were so delicious I had to post the recipe. Yes, I’m using a lean meat but it’s still as comforting as ever.
Spring always makes me think of planting a garden. And planting a garden, makes me think about what needs to be planted so we can make the most use out of the garden. I try to be thoughtful when purchasing items because I don’t want to make a lot of trash. The other day I noticed our overflowing recycle bin and was a bit upset. Thankfully, hubby reminded me that we are doing our part because we recycle. So, I thought I’d share 5 easy ways to reduce food waste. Continue reading “5 Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste”
Yum, this chocolate zucchini bread is even more delicious than I remember. When I was pregnant with our oldest I was lucky enough to have a friend make me a chocolate zucchini bread. I had never had it before and it was so tasty. It was exactly what a pregnant me needed and wanted. This chocolate zucchini bread remix was made for the babies so it contains no cow’s milk and no eggs.
Over the years I’ve amassed a large pantry. I have several items I try to always keep on hand no matter what like canned beans and pasta. Spices weren’t something I put much thought into until I decided I really wanted my food to taste more authentic. Whether purchasing a pre-made spice blend or making your own (I’ve made a few) these spices and spice combinations bring you closer to the authentic taste of many international dishes. Here are 6 spices for your International Pantry.
Almost every recipe these days calls for chicken breasts. And that’s all well and good but I’d argue that buying chicken thighs makes more sense. Especially, if you are extremely distracted while cooking or trying to save money (that’s me all day). Using chicken things could be the difference between pass the ketchup and yum that was delicious. So, here are 3 reasons to buy chicken thighs.
This Saturday is National Drink Wine day so I thought it would be fun to do my own Wine and Paint party. It’s the perfect time to invite your friends or schedule a date with your significant other and create your own Paint and Wine party. Continue reading “Paint and Wine Party”
Valentine’s day is coming and we’re making white chocolate cranberry hearts. Yay, chocolate. We try to teach our littles that gifts should come from the heart. It should show people you are thinking about them. So, for valentine’s day (and other holidays) we make our gifts with our hands and from our hearts.
This Saturday is Chinese New Year. Holidays present the opportunity to embrace different cultures and food. Hence, New Year, New Food. 2017 is the year of the rooster and this Chinese New Year I’m introducing Asian barbecue ribs. We’re also going to try our hand at some origami.
I’m not a gadget person. If you are short on space, It’s even more important not to crowd your kitchen with gadgets. Of course, my silicon cooking mat is a necessity. Especially, for making the comfort dish I love with a couple of fewer calories. I guess that’s why it’s called a Silicone Non-stick Healthy Cooking Mat.