Chili Rubbed Chicken with Chimichurri- Not Only Fun to Say

Hello there beautiful! Fresh herbs might as well be my middle name because they will always win my heart. Aromatic waft-able ones like basil, mint, and cilantro are up there as my favorites, and they’re a great segue to incorporate flavor into healthy eating. While basil pesto comes in as a close second, a cilantro and parsley…

Moroccan Chickpea Salad – A Flavor Exploration

Hi! It’s not all the time that we reach outside the comfort zone within our own kitchens. However, it can be a tremendous step forward in developing skills that we did not realize were there, and also opens up a door for creativity and advancement. While this post is not meant to be preachy, I…

Chinese Pineapple Buns (Bo Lo Bao) – Happy Year of the Sheep!

Gung Hay Fat Choi! Today marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year & let’s celebrate with something sweet! These yeast breads are a signature in most Chinese bakeries with their unique yellow, cross-hatched crust reminiscent of a cookie. In order to make these, they require two kinds of dough, however it’s not necessarily double the work….

Roasted Stuffed Acorn Squash- A Vegetarian Experiment

Happy Wednesday & Lunar New Year’s Eve! Today’s recipe is somewhat of an experiment because after a long day of school and hospital work, I needed something satisfying and convenient. As usual, our kitchen is always filled with a random assortment of veggies, as well as other odds and ends. After today’s chilly day, I just wanted…

Mushroom Marsala Pasta with a Crunchy Topping – Elegant and Easy

Hey guys! Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day filled with… chocolate. Although the holiday is over, it’s never too late to spend an evening cooking up something special for your significant other. This dinner is sure to satisfy mushroom lovers, and luckily, it can be prepared quickly after a busy work day. While I used…

Chocolate Eclairs – My Taste of France

Yes, another chocolate recipe this week, and I’m not ashamed of it. However, there’s always room for more dessert in my book. Eclairs are great to make ahead of time, because the pate a choux dough can be baked off 2-3 days in advance. In addition, this particular filling, a pastry cream lightened with some…

Asian Balsamic Vinaigrette – Eat Your Greens and Like It Too!

Hey! Sometimes it’s nice to have an inspiration from which to build upon and spread your creative wings. Today’s recipe is a base that can be switched up any old way you like. I experimented with the standard balsamic and olive oil dressing a couple years back by adding Asian influences, and luckily, it was well…

Thai Basil Pesto Salad with Sundried Tomatoes – Vegan Friendly

Happy Wednesday morning! Before we know it, we’ll start to hear the birds chirping in the spring season and it inspires me to cook and eat fresher (possibly healthier) meals. Pesto is a standby in our house since cooks in a pinch with hardly any effort. Also, I love how versatile it is because you can switch up…

Chocolate Irish Cream Bundt Cake – Not for the Kids

Happy Tuesday! On the continuum of Valentine’s Day dessert ideas, I think it’s time we have a drink… in the form of cake. While I don’t normally condone drinking, I do think it’s fun whenever booze plays a role in baked goods. I mean, sugar and butter aren’t exactly health foods anyway right? Excuses aside, this…

Chicken Curry Stew – Simple and Delicious

Hello! Stews are a popular choice for good reason during cold winter months. They’re easy to throw together and all you have to do is babysit it while it simmers. While tougher cuts of beef are usually the meat of choice, this stew utilizes juicy, flavorful chicken thighs instead for a lighter touch. Regardless, the curry…

Raspberry Chocolate Swiss Roll – An Elegant Way to End Any Meal

Happy Saturday! So Valentine’s Day is nearing, and as if you haven’t been hit with enough cake and brownie recipes, here’s another one to consider. I know it’s cliche to share chocolate with that special someone but it is an aphrodisiac after all, and there’s not many who will turn it down. I love the…