Tosta Mista (Portuguese Ham and Cheese Melt)

Tosta Mista (Portuguese Ham and Cheese Melt)

I’m back with another cheese melt recipe – the first being my Tuna Melt Panini recipe, which you can check out here . Today, I’m sharing a Portuguese version named Tosta Mista, which is a Portuguese Ham and Cheese Melt.  As I’ve already mentioned in my last Melt post, I just love a M-E-L-T.  The cheesy, bready goodness, what more could you ask for, right? Being Portuguese has meant these delicious Tosta Mistas have been …

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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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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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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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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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Mango Black Bean Salad

Mango Black Bean Salad

I really hope you enjoy this delicious Mango Black Bean Salad! This is a healthy, fresh salad that will leave you wanting more. This salad is perfect for the summer months as it pairs excellently with barbeque. Nonetheless, feel free to also make this recipe in colder weather, as I often do, since eating this will instantly make you feel like you are out in the sun with family and friends, with the breeze blowing …

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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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Classic Egg and Cheese Sandwich

Classic Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

It doesn’t get any better than a classic Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich.  It is the perfect food to start off your day, keeping you feeling full until your next meal. Not to mention, this is a great breakfast to make when you don’t have much time to prepare, since it can be done in minutes and all the ingredients are likely at your fingertips.  So for anyone who’s in a bit of a breakfast …

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