Mediterranean Vegetarian

Even If You Are A Serious Meat Eater, You MUST Try This Panera Copy Cat Sandwich!

Have you guys ever had an Mediterranean Vegetarian sandwich from Panera? They’re fantastic. I’m usually a big meat eater, as I’m sure you can tell. Veggie sandwiches have never done it for me, but this sandwich is insanely good. It’s my absolute favorite sandwich EVER! This Mediterranean Vegetarian would make a great and filling meatless Monday […]

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cinnamon bananas

These Warm Cinnamon Bananas Are a Simple and Healthy Snack with just 4 Ingredients

Over the course of the last three years, I have spent a lot of time in daycares, preschools, and grade schools. One of the most common snacks that I see (that are provided for the kids by the institution) is bananas. Kids love them! They eat them up and ask for more. It is a […]

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butter pecan cheesecake

This Butter Pecan Cheesecake Will Leave Your Family’s Traditional Desserts in the Dust

My family isn’t quite known for having traditional food for the holidays. While we might do a turkey or a ham, the desserts and side dishes are usually pretty random and not quite what everyone else has. We never do a pecan pie. We never have, and unless I make this pecan cheesecake, we never […]

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mexican chicken

Mexican Chicken That Will Leave Your Whole Family Feeling Satisfied

This was one of the first dishes that I ever made without a recipe. I looked around at what I had in the apartment, and as far as I could tell, there was nothing. So this was my first throw together meal. What made me think to do this was I wanted something that tasted like […]

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red curry

EASY One-Pan 30-Minute Homemade Chicken Red Curry

Part of the Filipino feast we had the other night (that included those scrumptious cakes) was a delicious, homemade red curry. If you’ve been following us for any length of time, you know how much I love a good curry. I am especially keen on green curry. That recipe is coming soon, I hope. I […]

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sweet spongy cakes

Sweet Sponge Cakes

My SO is half Filipino. While he didn’t grow up with a lot of Filipino cooking (chicken adobo being one of the few recipes he did grow up with), he did have some. One of them was a cake. His mom used to make little cupcake type cakes that were different colors. He and his […]

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fried quinoa

30-Minute Bacon Fried Quinoa — Like Fried Rice, but with More Protein!

As I mentioned in a recent post, we eat a lot of rice in this humble apartment of ours. My SO grew up eating a lot of rice. I did, too. Neither of us ever really had potatoes as a side dish growing up, and so we don’t ever really think to include it in our […]

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Authentic Mexican Chicken Street Tacos

My SO is from a town in California that is made up of a majority of Mexican families. He grew up with a lot of good, authentic Mexican food. It’s one of his forms of comfort food. After living there for a majority of his life, he moved up here where apparently the Mexican cuisine […]

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Baked Chicken with Artichokes

Our One-Pan Baked Chicken With Artichokes Recipe Will Have Your Taste Buds DANCING

My SO works on Tuesday evenings, which means Tuesdays are my day to experiment with food that he may not like. I invite a friend or two over, and we cook together while enjoying good conversation and sometimes even some wine. This last week, we made this amazing baked chicken with artichokes skillet. We e-mail […]

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