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 ;)
Receita em português no final deste post.

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.
Receita em português no final do post.

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'. 
No final do post tem a receita em português :)

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. 

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.