Brazilian Tapioca Treats

This is the easiest dessert I have ever seen created. My darling friend Carolina showed me how to make it! 

Pão de Queijo

Greetings from Brasil! I arrived in February and will be spending the next year in Lavras, Minas Gerais teaching English at Universidade Federal de Lavras, and doing research on food security! Importantly, I’m researching food! And guess what, we’ve got some tasty treats from this wonderfully warm country. This pão de queijo is a naturally gluten-free…

Paella with Mussels

Spain’s national dish, Paella, has no dearth of regional variations and recipes. From chorizo and chicken to shrimp and mussels, carrots and peas to olives and spices, the variants of this dish are endless. I usually use whatever I happen to have on hand when I make this, so accordingly I used mussels (cheap, easy…

Mulligatawny… in a Slow Cooker!

This is an easy-peasy mulligatawny. Delicious as a soup served with some toast or as a dinner time meal or over a bed of rice and garnished with cilantro. I was originally inspired to make this recipe for the blog spoonforkbacon.com but adapted the recipe and shaved some calories by not cooking the veggies in…

Gluten Free Quinoa-Banana Pancakes

These are really a delicious and hearty breakfast option. Even the lover of all carbs will be charmed by this number. You’ll need: 1 banana, mashed (preferably one which is more ripe) 1/2 cup of uncooked quinoa, prepared to package instructions (around 1 cup prepared quinoa) 2 T sugar 1 t vanilla extract 2 egg…

Japanese Ginger-Carrot Salad

Pardon me for my hiatus from food blogging. It has been a busy past couple months, and I’ve recently finished my undergraduate at the University of Toronto! Although I have been cooking and accumulating a great deal of photos to post, I haven’t quite gotten to the computer to document the magic. I’ve been cooking…

Braised Chicken Breast stuffed with Feta & Sundried Tomato

(Did I mention its wrapped in bacon and served with roasted potatoes and Hazelnut Crusted Brussels Sprouts) Mmm. I love braised chicken, its always a go to. Ever since I met Chicken Cacciatorie I’ve been in love. Bone-in chicken always does quite well with braising, but why not jazz up chicken breast for this easy…

Mofongo Relleno with Lime-infused Black Beans and Rice

It was a Friday night and the ladies stayed in, taking pictures of food, making chocolate molten cakes with ice cream and watching bad romantic comedies. So much food. To start the day off right, I decided to cook up these black beans that had been sitting around for a while that needed to be…

Salvadorian Breakfast Cakes

…They’re so good. I’ve been oogling over this recipe for quite some time and decided to make them today for my Birthday. This is a lightly adapted recipe that I found on Food52, I just tried to make it a little more healthy. Seems to have worked out pretty well- these little cakes are still…

Spätzle with Beer-Cheese Sauce and Sauteed Onions

This is for my darling Aunt Rhoda. Hope you enjoy the recipe! Spätzle, [sh-pay-tzel] is a dish that was introduced to me when I was four or five years old from my German AuPair Tanja when she was living with us. Essentially, spätzle is a soft dough pasta, similar to the Italian gnocchi but made from…