Category: Cooking

Elixir of GOOD HEALTH!

This spring I’ve been having a lot of fun finding more ways to bring more health into my daily routine. I’ve found yoga to be much easier to stick to as a routine if I give myself the accountability to keep my good friend Rachel up to date on how my practice has been going. A simple thumbs up on…

Deep Dish Pizza

A while back, we made an evening of making two big deep dish pizzas, stuffed with all the best fillings Chicago Style pizzas are good for. I’m a big fan on thin crusted, wood fire pizzas, but after taking on this project, a good deep dish pizza may be an equal rival. I’ve gained much more respect for this style…

Thai Lettuce Wraps With Peanut Sauce

Thai Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce:  Peanut Butter Sauce: -1/4 tbs peanut butter -2 tbs fish sauce -1/4 cup ginger sesame salad dressing -3 tbs crushed peanuts -1 clove garlic minced -2 tbs sesame/sunflower oil   Prepare the chicken by cutting into small pieces. Stir half of the peanut sauce in with the chicken pieces and let marinate for 1…

On My Shelf: Jerusalem

Tittle: Jerusalem Author: Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamini How I got it: This book was given to me as a christmas gift a few years ago after I feel in love with Ottolenghi when reading his book Plenty. A few other family members also share this book and I love that we all cook different things out of it. I…

On My Shelf: Whole Grain Mornings

Tittle: Whole Grain Mornings Author: Megan Gordon How I got it: I ordered this book as soon as it came out last year, after hearing my favorite bloggers gush about how they loved the book. I was not disappointed. I have since then also gifted this book, and always recomend it because it has my favorite breakfast recipe ever in…

Leek and Ricotta Quiche

There are days when I forget that I have only lived in the US for barely over 8 years, because it feels so normal to be here, but there are also days when I really feel like I still don’t completely belong. I miss our old centre-ville, I miss how my mom and I would walk together to pick up…

Roasted Green Pozole (Date Night In)

Ashley’s book Date Night In is really inspiring. The recipes are incredibly well thought, creative, and explained in a way that the new ingredients don’t seem scary.  I don’t think I would have picked a recipe that involved Tomatillos (or Hominy) if it hadn’t been in this book. They are so precious at the market, and their light green paper…