Bacalhau à Brás

Portuguese Bacalhau à Brás (Cod, Potato and Eggs)

I hope you enjoy this  Portuguese Bacalhau a Bras (Cod, Potato and Eggs) recipe! This  traditional Portuguese dish takes a little bit of planning because of the preparation of the cod.  To prepare the cod, as I’ve learned from my mother, you want to first soak it in cold water for 24 hours, changing the water 2-3 times throughout.  This is done to remove the excess salt from the cod; without this step, the salted …

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Spinach Chick Pea Salad

Spinach and Chick Pea Salad

If you’re trying to think of new ways to eat your spinach, then I’ve got you covered with this one.  I like this Spinach and Chick Pea Salad because it is so hearty with a perfectly balanced light vinaigrette.  It’s also very simple to make,  perfect for when you’re on the go and need to prepare something quick.  And most importantly, this dish is super healthy! In addition, I like it because of it’s versatility …

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Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

I love ANYTHING lemon poppy seed flavour.  This is often the first thing I look for and purchase at any coffee shop.  For me, there really is nothing better than a slice of lemon poppy seed loaf/muffin/or cookie, with a warm cup of tea or coffee.  Yum.  I already feel cozier just thinking about it. I find the hint of lemon just freshens up these treats perfectly – leaving you with the perfect balance of …

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Portuguese Pan-fried Fish Fillets (Filetes de Peixe)

Portuguese Pan-fried Fish Fillets (Filetes de Peixe)

I’m so excited to be sharing this recipe with you today because it is one of my all time favourite dishes.  This Portuguese Pan-Fried Fish Fillets recipe (also known as “filetes de peixe” at our house), has been in our home for as long as I can remember. This is my mother’s recipe, which is enough said!  That should be all the information you need to know, to know just how good this will be.   …

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Quinoa and Black Beans Recipe

Quinoa and Black Beans Recipe

If you’re in a rut when it comes to thinking of recipes for side dishes, then I hope this recipe is of some use to you.  This is a really simple side dish, that is healthy, and can pair nicely with many types of mains. Quinoa is a protein-packed grain and is so versatile.  It’s such a great alternative to rice.  Not only is quinoa delicious on it’s own, it can also be mixed with …

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Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

I’ve always been a fan of roasted red pepper hummus – it is one of my all-time favourite flavours of hummus.  We just love hummus at our house because it is a healthy snack and readily available any time of the day – just pull it out of the fridge, grab your favourite cracker or veggie to dip in, and there you go,  so accessible and equally delicious. For this particular recipe, I was looking …

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Chocolate-Covered Strawberries & No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Truffles

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries and No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Truffles

In honour of Valentine’s Day, I’m sharing two recipes with you today.  These recipes are so incredibly easy to make.  Not to mention, they are delicious and look like you’ve really put in some effort, when in fact, you only took some minutes to complete these. I decided on these specific treats because Valentine’s Day sort of crept up on me this year, completely forgot about it, and so had nothing prepared.  These recipes require …

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Portuguese Baked White Beans with Chouriço

Portuguese Baked White Beans with Chouriço

These beans remind me so much of grandma (or vó, as we always call her).  These Portuguese Baked White Beans with Chouriço (or feijões, the Portuguese word for beans) is a staple dish at grandma’s and was often served at her house, on our many Sunday family dinners there, as I grew up.  I guess you could say, this dish is the Portuguese version of pork and beans. I would like to add that although …

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Baked Eggs with Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese

Easy and Delicious Baked Eggs with Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese

If you enjoy baked eggs, I encourage you to give this Baked Eggs with Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese recipe a try.  The classic combination of broccoli and cheddar cheese really adds a nice flavour to this dish. This is a perfect dish to make for breakfast — it’s fast to make and very versatile. There are so many cheese and vegetable combinations that you can try with this. You really can’t go wrong with this …

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Portuguese Sweet Rice (Arroz Doce)

Easy and Creamy Portuguese Sweet Rice (Arroz Doce)

Portuguese sweet rice pudding, or Arroz Doce, as we refer to it in Portuguese, is a dessert that was very common in our household growing up.  Grandma would often make a large tray of it for our weekly Sunday family dinners at her house, a memory that I have never forgotten. Food has always been a large part of our family.  It has truly been a way of bringing us all together, and forcing us …

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