You have to try this recipe because it is freakin’ amazing!!! I’ve been legit eating this slow cooker turkey bolognese sauce every day for lunch during the last week, it’s THAT good!!! Apart from it being delicious, it’s also healthy, crazy easy to make and it’s a great make ahead recipe and perfect for food prep Sunday. How many more reasons do you need to try this? None, I promise, you won’t regret pulling your slow cooker out of the box and spending 20 minutes prepping this recipe. Continue reading
I’m all for healthier versions of classics but a healthy chocolate chip cookie just doesn’t sound right because chocolate chip cookies have to be bad for you to taste good, right? Honestly, I love a good chocolate chip cookie but this healthy version really does taste pretty amazing. My husband even said it’s his favourite cookie! Full disclosure: M is Spanish so chocolate chip cookies aren’t a homegrown classic so he doesn’t have that nostalgic link to it but he’s always honest (sometimes brutally so) which means these healthy chocolate blueberry cookies are pretty fabulous. Continue reading
I’m still in complete comfort food mode and this recipe is a result of this mood I’m in. I’m also still trying to keep things healthy after all the indulgence in December. This turkey chili is pretty healthy and you can make it even more so if you eliminate the bacon and just sauté your veggies in olive oil instead. Continue reading
Happy New Year!!! I hope everyone had a great holiday season and I’m wishing that your 2015 be filled with much laughter, love, and many kisses! We all know that after the overload of gluttony during the Christmas season we need to get back to a healthier routine. It’s tough to think healthy especially when it’s cold and dreary outside but we have to make the effort. This is healthy comfort food (it does exist), which is exactly what I need at this time of year. This is my take on a healthy Bolognese sauce (a.k.a. as meat sauce at my house). It’s not a quick recipe but it is easy and it can be a total lifesaver because this is freezer friendly. Continue reading
The cold weather has finally hit Madrid and this means I’m in the mood for warm, spoon worthy food. Now when I say cold weather I don’t mean my hometown cold but Spain cold, which is about anywhere between 8 to 15 degrees Celsius (I know, I’m a lucky girl). Continue reading
Those are two words you don’t normally see next to each other or in the same sentence but they are both very present in my weekly routine. I kind of have to back up a bit because you have to understand that I was never the athletic, sporty type. I went to gym class in high school because I didn’t have a choice and I would participate but lets just say that enjoyment wasn’t exactly a part of it. I wasn’t the suckiest in gym but I definitely wasn’t great either. We had to do cross-country skiing in junior high gym (only in Canada) and needless to say I hated cross-country. These gym classes were always a mission and a half because it took us half the class just to get equipped and then the other half I spent it at the back of the pack just trying to figure out how to “ski” (my Portuguese roots were really obvious in the winter sports category). Anyways, I still laugh every time I get the image of me trying to cross-country ski and I can just hear the constant complaining to the gym teacher about how this was the worst thing ever. Continue reading
Honestly, I feel kinda silly writing this recipe because it seems so basic to me however I thought that some people just aren’t that into cooking and what might seem ham and cheese sandwich simple to me may not be the case for others. I used to pretty much follow recipes to the letter when I started living on my own and as time went on with every recipe I started to gain confidence and I would veer a little from the recipe and so on until I stopped relying solely on recipes. I still use recipes all the time especially with my “special occasion” food but our go to meals during the week are things that we throw together that result in healthy, nutritious, simple dishes that cover all the bases. I also take advantage of making extra so that I have decent stuff to eat at lunch everyday during the week at work.
I can’t remember how I stumbled upon this recipe online but I’m definitely glad I did. I found this morning glory muffin recipe here and I made them that same weekend. I have to apologize for the quality of the photos because they are pretty awful. A few months before going live with my blog, I started taking pictures of the food I was making and as I’ve mentioned before: photography isn’t my forte! These pictures are pretty bad and in hindsight I have no idea why I didn’t take a picture of the muffins outside of the ginormous muffin liners.
I hope everyone has been enjoying their weekend. It looks like the good weather is here to stay, finally!!! One of the bonuses of living in Madrid is that you can grill all year round. Sure in the winter it means M has to wear his winter coat but it’s completely doable especially since Madrid is really dry and rain doesn’t happen very often. Now M can enjoy the grilling without having his ski jacket smelling like BBQ smoke!
These fajitas are one of our favourite meals. I used to make fajitas the “old fashioned way” (in the skillet with that fajita powder mix) however I tried making them once on the BBQ and we haven’t gone back since. I’m sure you can follow this recipe and simply cook the chicken breasts in a sauté pan over high heat so they get well marked on the outside. The veggies can be cooked in the same sauté pan but you’d want to add a little bit of liquid like water. I haven’t tried this method yet so if you do, I’d love to hear how they worked out for you. Continue reading