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Easy Lemon Garlic Parmesan Rice

Easy Lemon Garlic Parmesan Rice

Lately I have been inspired by my travels when I cook dinner.  Probably more so than ever since I am unable to travel anywhere.  We have been cooking a lot of Greek inspired dishes.  From Village Salads to Greek Bowls.  The other night we were […]

Orecchiette with Tomato Cream Sauce

Orecchiette with Tomato Cream Sauce

I think I was an Italian grandma in a past life.  I love all things pasta.  Also I don’t know how to make dinner for two.  I cook too much food always.  On the weekends I love making pasta.  This past weekend was no exception.  […]

Grilled Chicken Greek Bowls

Grilled Chicken Greek Bowls

I love Greek food.  And while I don’t cook a ton of their traditional dishes I definitely use them as inspiration.  I have been making these grilled chicken Greek bowls almost weekly lately.  They sound complicated but they really aren’t.  If you have a grill […]

Village Panzanella Salad Recipe

Village Panzanella Salad Recipe

Village salads hands down are one of my favorite things about Greece.  We have gone to Greece twice and both times we ate village salads every day.  They are so simple yet so delicious.  A Village salad is nothing more than tomatoes, bell peppers, red […]

(Gourmet) BLTs and Tater Tots Recipe

(Gourmet) BLTs and Tater Tots Recipe

While I am a picky meat eater I love a good gourmet BLT.  When I think about pairings of meals BLTs and tater tots are a perfect combo.  Especially if the tater tots are crispy.  There is a place in Detroit that has the best […]

Soup Sundays: Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Soup Sundays: Broccoli Cheddar Soup

I LOVE a good broccoli cheddar soup!  Panera has one of my favorite versions.  When I was little my grandpa used to make cream of broccoli with chicken soup that was also good.  But it was a little runny and made with full fat milk […]

Peanut Coconut Sauce with Veggies

Peanut Coconut Sauce with Veggies

I am having a hard time being inspired these days.  Life is frankly chaotic.  But I want to share good recipes with others, especially people who are trying to cook more.  One of my favorite simple recipes has made my Instagram but I never put […]

Pantry Cooking – A Compilation of Recipes

Pantry Cooking – A Compilation of Recipes

Pantry cooking?  I don’t even really know how to do that since I rely on fresh foods entirely.  These times are crazy right now so I am learning to be resourceful.  So usually I don’t create posts like this but we are in weird times […]

soup sundays: italian inspired beef stew

soup sundays: italian inspired beef stew

We finally got snow!  So it’s the perfect type of day to make some comfort food.  I don’t eat red meat a ton but sometimes I CRAVE a good beef stew.  My husband moved here from Texas and he used to think it was so […]

life lessons from a yogi: new year, new mantra 2020

life lessons from a yogi: new year, new mantra 2020

For the past few years I have wrote about the new year mantra approach I have been taking.  I am not one for resolutions because I don’t think you need to wait for a date on the calendar to better your life or make changes. […]


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Peanut Coconut Sauce with Veggies

Peanut Coconut Sauce with Veggies

I am having a hard time being inspired these days.  Life is frankly chaotic.  But I want to share good recipes with others, especially people who are trying to cook more.  One of my favorite simple recipes has made my Instagram but I never put […]

soup sundays: summer bean and tomato soup

soup sundays: summer bean and tomato soup

Fresh summer tomatoes are one of my favorite ingredients to cook with.  When we have visited Europe you see most menus cater to what is in season.  You don’t see artichokes in October or root vegetables in the spring.  In the US we definitely are […]

soup sundays: cauliflower leek soup

soup sundays: cauliflower leek soup

  I am now at the end of my pregnancy (I HOPE!!!!) so spending hours in the kitchen sounds less appealing to me.  I get tired so easily just standing these days that I don’t want to be slumped over my kitchen counters chopping and […]

soup sundays: vegetable barley soup

soup sundays: vegetable barley soup

It is FREEZING out.  As in the air hurts your face cold.  While we were home for Christmas it was so cold I didn’t even want to leave the house.  Then we came back to Detroit and it wasn’t any better.  Even though I feel […]

butternut squash sauce

butternut squash sauce

Fall is finally here.  Even though lately in Michigan it doesn’t feel like it.  One of my favorite foods of fall are all the varieties of squash.  Pumpkin, acorn, spaghetti, butternut just to name a few.  The one thing I find though with squash recipes […]