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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Watermelon, Arugula and Feta Salad with a Balsamic Vinaigrette

Nothing says summer like watermelon! I’m a fan of watermelon all through the year, but there really is nothing as delicious as a ripe watermelon in the summer season.  It’s fresh, the perfect amount of sweet, and I’m just in love with its bright colour. And since it is July, I’ve been inspired to make some yummy recipes using watermelon lately.  You’ve already seen my post on the Watermelon Margarita, which I hope you enjoyed!  …

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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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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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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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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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