Strawberry Basil Chicken Tacos


New recipe alert! Try Strawberries and Basil as new taco toppings instead of the traditional tomatoes, salsa, guacamole and beans. These tacos taste like summer, and who doesn’t love summer!? The very (very!) simple recipe: 2 Corn tortillas per person (softened over the burner on low heat) Shredded chicken (made in slow cooker for 4-6 […]

Gofres with cherries and chocolate {food matters project}


This week’s Food Matters Project recipe calls for Chocolate Cherry Panini. Um, ok. Done! Instead of a sandwich, I tweaked it a bit to make Gofres. As a student studying in Spain, I encountered my first Gofre on a weekend trip to Barcelona. Gofre may literally translate to “waffle”, but in Barcelona these are not […]

Savory Tomato “Tart” {food matters project}


This week’s Food Matters Project recipe calls for a Savory Tomato Crisp. Check out this week’s chef at her blog, The Giving Table. To make my version of the Tomato Tart, I used a technique my mother calls “clean out the fridge / pantry”. It works fabulously! Art by Megan’s Tomato Tart: 1 cup of […]

Cook French food…check! (Food Matters Project + WGG #6!)


Coq au “Vino” (This week’s Food Matters Project recipe!).   (note: We have trouble with French pronunciation in our house, so we “spanglished” this recipe to make it easier to say)   2 eggplants, cubed 4-6 slices turkey bacon, sliced  1 yellow or white onion, sliced 2 minced garlic cloves 2 C chicken broth 2 C […]

Ratatouille (WGG #4)


Summer Ratatouille (without eggplant): Easiest and yummiest ratatouille recipe. Simmer zucchini, red onion, red (or orange or yellow) pepper, and cherry tomatoes + 1 can of crushed tomatoes in a large pot. Add a bit of olive oil and salt and pepper. Simmer for an hour or until veggies have reduced and softened. Serve over […]

Val’s Masala Chai…

Courtesy of Girly Bubble Blog

My friend Valerie brought homemade Chai tea to a little get together once and it was to-die-for! Recently, I got ahold of the recipe and cannot wait to try it out on one of these frigid January days. Masala Chai Recipe: (serves 2) 1 1/2 c. water 1 inch cinnamon stick 8 cardamom pods 8 […]

Go Go Gojee ( )!

Caprese Flat Omelet - Coutesy of

I am a visual learner and need to see something before I am able to cook / bake / make it.  Enter,…the coolest new thing around.  They offer great images and recipes, plus have sections where you can enter the food you have (and it comes up with a recipe based on that!) or […]

Yowzers thats a lot of Eggplant!

courtesy of Cooking with a Yiddish Mama blog

Tonight’s mission: Figure out what to do with all of the eggplant in my fridge before its too late. Recipe #1: Grilled Eggplant slices (for atop salads or sandwiches) (courtesy of Giada, love you girl!)  3 tablespoons olive oil 7 Japanese eggplant, ends trimmed, cut into 1-inch wide slices 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts 3 ounces goat […]

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