Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes (Easiest Recipe!)

This crab cake recipe is a hit in our household.  These little cakes are really simple to make and so delicious. All you’re doing is combining one-third of your bread crumbs (we use Panko bread crumbs, but feel free to use a bread crumb of your choice), sweet onion, green onion, parsley, egg, mayonnaise, lemon juice and garlic powder in a large bowl. Once this is all combined well, you fold in the crab meat, again …

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Kale Chips

Coo-Coo for kale chips!

I’m a huge fan of Kale Chips – they have the crisp of a regular potato chip but none of the guilt that comes along with eating them.  It’s a delightful healthy snack and takes very little time to make.  Not to mention, I’m always in support of different ways to eat your greens! My love affair with kale chips first started after I purchased my first bag of chips at the grocery store.  They …

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Watermelon Margarita

Una margarita por favor – a watermelon margarita that is!

If you enjoy a margarita, I encourage you to try this Watermelon Margarita!  It has the perfect blend of sweetness from the watermelon and tartness from the lime.  Using watermelon also makes it the perfect summer cocktail — watermelon just screams S-U-M-M-E-R! Can I also mention, I’m obsessed with its gorgeous bright colour! If you’re looking for a simple drink to make for your friends during a summer get-together, then look no further.  I’ve got …

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Funnel Cake

Always the right time for Funnel Cake!

There really is nothing like outdoor barbeques, the sunshine on your face  and the overall joy of summer.  Living in Canada, there is an added appreciation for summer, because they tend to be so short here!  If only there was a way of having summer all year round…  Well, this post is meant for you Summer Sweeties, and guess what, I’ve discovered a small way of keeping that oh-so-sweet summer-loving feeling all year round, and …

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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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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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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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