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! 

Wednesday

pineaple teriyaki pork chops


Pineaple Teriaki Pork Chops with Black Rice and Green Beans
This is an easy and quick recipe that you can prepare during the week when you don't have much time to spare.  Pineapple complements pork extremely well and teriyaki sauce adds to the sweet and sour character of this dish.
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Thursday

my big fantastic greek salad


Greek Salad

I absolutely love this salad. It's BIG, serves 8 -10. It's fantastic because it's delicious, hearty and healthy.  And it's Greek, well mostly Greek because Greek Salad originally do not have lettuce and mine does. Crispy Romaine lettuce is just a perfect addition. Honestly this is one of the best Greek Salad recipes you will ever encounter. 
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Sunday

guacamole


Guacamole
Guacamole is a popular dip here in many parts of the US and you might ask, is it an American dish? No amigo, it's Mexican of course. I love it when I see elements from a culture blended into another. And who would not adopt Guacamole as a favorite dip? It's an amazing blend of flavors and it's also very healthy. Brazil is definitely missing this one :(  note: I'm from Brazil

Tuesday

coconut batida - batida de coco

Brazilian Batida de Coco - Coconut Batida

Batida de coco or Coconut Batida is a famous Brazilian cocktail made with cachaça, vodka or white rum, coconut milk and condensed milk. It is smooth, sweet, strong, and will make you dance samba after the second sip even if you have two left feet. That's how good it is!
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