Thursday

best BLT ever



A BLT (Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato) is a popular sandwich in the US and UK. The traditional BLT is made with only five ingredients, bacon, lettuce, tomato, bread and mayonnaise. That's really all you need. But if you ask me what makes my BLT the best? Well read on. 

peanut butter pie



peanut butter pie
These little squares of peanut butter & chocolate are not the healthiest thing you will ever eat but they are one of the best. I love healthy food but I think everyone needs to indulge in something you love once in a while. These little bits of sin are my suggestion for your "one in a while" deal.  

I warn you that it will be hard to eat just one. My advice is to share them as this is the best way not to eat too much of anything. Let your best friends be the self control you don't have.

Friday

classic leek potato soup


This classic recipe is very comforting on a cold winter day. Its smooth consistency is a gift to your palate. It's very easy to make and you can add your personal touches to it. I am giving you a few suggestions below. So read on and perhaps you should try a couple different ways to make this soup. Receita em português no final deste post.

Saturday

ridiculously easy chicken tikka masala


I know what you're going to say. "Ridiculously easy recipe? Are you kidding me? This recipe has too many ingredients to be a ridiculously easy recipe." Now hold your pans ... or horses. I promise this recipe is very very easy to make. It just has a lot of spices, that's the reason for the long list. Hey, what did you expect? It's Indian food!!! Lots of spices is a MUST. As you make this dish you will smile, and you will hum, and your mouth will water, and you will sigh, because the aromas of the spices will invade your senses in unimaginable ways! mmmmm ...

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Sunday

ridiculously easy garlic bread




This garlic bread is ridiculously easy to prepare. However, I am the first to admit that it is not the 'real' garlic bread. But when you are pressed for time (lazy) and you don't really want to peel and chop garlic, this is a decent option. I end up making it more times than I want to admit. But let me make it clear; I'm not lazy, just very very busy ;)
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broccoli and leek soup


The book "Soup for Syria" has so many wonderful soups. I just had to post another one. This is very easy to make and delicious.
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ridiculously easy brazilian cheese roll - pão de queijo


Brazilian cheese roll or 'pão de queijo' is a very popular snack or breakfast item in many parts of Brazil. It's gluten free and it has a unique chewy consistency that foreigners either hate or love. The majority I know love it. There are two basic ways of making pão de queijo. This recipe is the easy way and that's why I call it the 'ridiculously easy Brazilian cheese roll recipe'. 
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chef alexis couquelet's artichoke soup




My husband received "Soup for Syria: Recipes to Celebrate our Shared Humanity" as a Holiday gift at work. The book is a compilation of soups from distinguished chefs in the world. If you buy the book you will be helping Syrian refugees. The recipe I am posting here is from chef Alexis Couquelet.

chicken and broccoli with capers and wine sauce




Why is it that everything with wine taste better? This sauce is no exception.  Add capers and it is even better. This recipe is my version of the American chicken piccata (or picatta), which in turn is a version of the Italian veal piccata. Receita em português no final do post :)

apple spinach orange smoothie


This is another smoothie combination that I love and one that I actually make in the morning and drink for lunch. It holds well in the refrigerator.