Tuesday

crispy top zucchini parmesan


I love a slice of crispy bread with a meal but, as I tend to overdue it, I went on a quest to find something healthier, preferably 'veggie like', to satisfy my crunchiness desire. Zucchini slices with Parmesan was my solution. I'm calling it Crispy Top Zucchini Parmesan because only the crust is crispy. The rest of the zucchini is actually soft. 

Sunday

fish fillet with cream cheese and capers sauce



Cream cheese and heavy cream are my best friends in the kitchen because they turn my world into this delicious creamy place. If you like creamy sauces this dish is for you :)

Tuesday

irresistible broiled pork chops with apples


Pork and apples have been a great combination for a long time in culinary history. This is one of my favorite ways to pair those two great flavors.

Sunday

vegetarian zucchini boats

zucchini boats with veggies


I love this vegetarian zucchini boat recipe because it is so versatile. It is great to have on its own, or as a side for any meal. 
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Saturday

baked acorn squash


baked acorn squash

It's not fall, Thanksgiving is not near, it's not even cold anymore in Portland, so why did I decide to make Baked Acorn Squash today? Because it's delicious, that's why. The fact that I was doing groceries while hungry also helped. I ended up with way more items in my cart than I had on my list. One of them was an acorn squash (it basically jumped into the cart). The rest is recorded on this blog post. I hope you enjoy this delicious recipe of baked acorn squash. I certainly did :)

Sunday

tarragon fish

Tarragon Fish and Spinach Couscous

Tarragon is a lovely herb to pair with fish. The flavors of this dish are mild and because of that you can pair it with different sides. My favorite is Spinach Couscous.

spinach couscous




Couscous is a staple in many countries such as Morocco, Tunisia, Lybia and others from North Africa. It is also popular in western countries especially in France. It was not until I moved to Finland that I began making couscous. All because of a friend who invited me for lunch and she made a couscous salad. I really like the Couscous with Shrimp and Veggies that I posted before and now another couscous recipe.

Saturday

skinny irish soup



This Skinny Irish Soup was inspired by the fabulous, rich and delicious Traditional Irish Soup. I crave Irish soup from time to time but I don't always want the substantial amount calories attached to it. So here is a great recipe for what I call the Skinny Irish Soup. Each 3oz ladle of this soup is only about 55 calories. I hope you like it as much as I do!
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Chocolate Coconut Smoothie


This is the perfect smoothie for some of us who have uncontrollable, undesirable, and unrelenting chocolate cravings. And the good news is that you can have the skinny version and be very satisfied!