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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bifana de Porco/Portuguese Pork Cutlet Sandwich

Bifana de Porco / Portuguese Pork Cutlet Sandwich

Being born and raised in a Portuguese household, this Bifana de Porco/Portuguese Pork Cutlet Sandwich was often made in our home growing up.  Both mom and grandma would make this, however the recipe I’m sharing with you today is my mother’s. This sandwich tends to be a hit for it’s delicious blend of flavours — the onions, mushrooms and sweet peppers compliment the meat perfectly, creating a really nice balance.  What we also did in …

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Best Portuguese Rice

Best Portuguese Rice Recipe

As far back as I can remember, this rice dish has been a part of our family gatherings.  At our house, this Portuguese rice is served as a side to either chicken or fish. This particular recipe is my mother’s and I must say, it truly is the BEST Portuguese rice I have ever had (of course, I may be a bit biased ) , but I am equally confident in making this statement.  And …

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