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…

Bacon, Brie, and Basil Breakfast Galette

Every time I come home for a trip, my mom loves it when I make my galette recipe. It’s dynamic, makes great desserts, appetizers, and here, breakfasts, and you can throw in whatever you like! This time, we just had too much fun with alliteration and decided to use bacon, brie, and basil. It was…

Chewy Ginger Snaps

I started making these ginger snaps last year as a request from my sister for her birthday. “Gingersnaps… but chewier” was the request, which at the time was a bit paradoxical, being that its characteristic hard texture is part of the cookie’s name.  Nevertheless, one party favor led to  another and I’ve become known for…

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…

The Cookies Everyone Beg For

All my friends have been asking for my cookie recipe, you know, the one I use on a day-to-day basis, the easy and simple chocolate chip for everyone. I have to admit to everyone that due to the high volume of cookies I make, I rarely do cook a full batch. Thus, I make a…

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…