Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Easy and So-Delicious Vegetarian Baked Jalapeño Poppers

Let me tell you, these jalapeno poppers are so delicious!  Specifically speaking, the heat from the peppers blends beautifully with the creamy/garlic-y filling!  Each time I make these, they are a surefire crowd-pleaser and gone in minutes.  In other words, these will definitely not disappoint, I promise you that! For the reasons mentioned above and how quickly these can be made, these Jalapeno Poppers are a perfect little snack to have around when guests arrive.  …

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2-Ingredient Peach Sherbet

So, the other day I was cleaning out our pantry and happened to find a can of low-fat sweetened condensed milk. I was inspired but a bit unsure of where to start. So I continued my search throughout the kitchen to hopefully spark some creative juices and I was pleased to find some frozen sliced peaches in the freezer. Frozen Peaches + Condensed Milk = SUPER-SIMPLE PEACH SHERBET ALSO (might I add): 2-ingredients + 1 …

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Arugula Pesto Pasta with Shrimp

Arugula Pesto Pasta with Shrimp

I had never tried pesto before, I hate to admit it.  Yes, I’m a grown adult woman with a bit of life experience, which unfortunately hadn’t included this whole Pesto thingy.    I have to say there was no particular reason for not trying it, I just think I didn’t grow up eating it in our household and it was a sort of out-of-sight/out-of-mind kind of thing.  But let me tell you, I recently discovered it, …

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Portuguese Coconut Custard Tarts

Portuguese Coconut Custard Tarts

Growing up in a Portuguese household meant we always had yummy Portuguese desserts for special occasions.  Because they were so readily available throughout my childhood, I have to say I did not hold as much of an appreciation for how special they are, until I began to get older.  Now, I find I randomly get cravings for Portuguese desserts and often seek out such treats on my own.  Not only are they delicious, but they …

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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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