Posts Tagged ‘Easy Recipes’

  • I am a web designer by day and a food enthusiast by night. I'm originally from the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area but moved to the west coast (first Oregon ans now California) three years ago. Prior to that I spent two years in France and Spain. Living in Europe not only made me a much more experimental cook, but also taught me about the importance of improvising in a recipe -- because on most days I could never find all of the ingredients I needed!

    I try to use fresh/seasonal market ingredients when available and I add hot peppers to pretty much everything (so watch out!). I hope you enjoy my recipes and feel free to share.

    Have fun browsing and even more fun cooking!

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Israeli Couscous with Sautéed Squash, Goat Cheese & Toasted Pine Nuts

The way I typically shop is by going to the local farmer’s market or grocery store and seeing what seasonal fruits and vegetables they have in stock. I had never seen grey squash before (or at least not noticed it) so I decided to experiment...

by admin on July 28th, 2015
No Comments  Salads, Sides, Vegetarian


Asian Sesame Cucumber Salad

If you’re bored with regular “salads”, try this healthy Asian-inspired sesame cucumber salad instead. It is perfect for a light afternoon snack or as a side dish. Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1 cucumber, halved lengthwise and cut into slices 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar 1 tbsp...

by admin on August 26th, 2013
No Comments  Salads, Starters, Tapas & Snacks, Vegetarian


Vegetarian Southwest Taco Salad

Any number of ingredients can go into a taco salad but here is a recipe for throwing one together quickly that still tastes great! A creamy southwest-style ranch dressing goes nicely with it, or for this particular salad I used a gourmet hot chili-infused olive...

by admin on August 14th, 2013
No Comments  Salads, Vegetarian


Šopska Salata

When you think of food in the Balkans, fresh vegetable salad is not the first thing that comes to mind. On the contrary, the Šopska Salata is a very popular salad originating in Bulgaria which can now be found on most menus in Serbia, Croatia,...

by admin on August 7th, 2013
No Comments  Ethnic, Salads, Vegetarian


Prosciutto, Fig & Goat Cheese Salad

This salad was directly inspired by browsing through my local market. I find that a salty cured meat often goes well with something sweet and this salad was amazingly delicious! Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1 bunch butter leaf lettuce, cut into bite-sized pieces 2 large figs,...

by admin on July 26th, 2013
No Comments  Salads


Sliced Beefsteak Tomato & Mozzarella With Balsamic Glaze

This quick and easy recipe was taken from the classic Insalata Caprese with a slight twist, because I desperately wanted to eat a beefsteak tomato (in French: Coeur De Boeuf) and couldn’t find fresh basil late in the day! This concoction is just as good,...

by admin on July 25th, 2013
No Comments  Starters, Tapas & Snacks, Vegetarian


Crispy Beef Tostadas

Delicious Tex-Mex style crispy beef tostadas are really simple to make and a great way to utilize leftover corn tortillas. Serves: 2 Ingredients: 2 corn tortillas  beef 2 cups iceberg lettuce or cabbage, shredded 1 small tomato, diced 3/4 cup mixed white and yellow cheese,...

by admin on June 30th, 2013
No Comments  Mains