Kale Pesto – The King of Pestos

I always struggle to find ways to incorporate Kale into my diet. There’s only so much Kale salad and kale chips and smoothies you could have and I’ve never really been blown away to be honest. I’ve always ingested it as a sort of ‘vitamin dose’, like you would with a pill. The leaves are so robust, you…

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Marilou’s Make-ahead Breakfast Burritos (Burritos Matin)

  *Recette en Francais inclus* I’m not done with Marilou’s book yet. She’s great at this recipe thing. I am of course referring to Marilou Bourdon and her cookbook, Trois Fois Par Jour. Her recipes are easy, no fuss and contain ingredients that do the body good. These burritos are undeniably delicious and addictive. The main ingredients are…

Marilou’s Giant stuffed Pasta Shells alla Gigi

A friend of mine recommended that I check our this blog called Trois Fois Par Jour. Its by a local Quebecer – a multi-talented young woman named Marilou Bourdon. She is a singer/songwriter, cook, blogger and now, author. I subscribed to her blog via Facebook and have really enjoyed the recipes she’s posted – Easy, innovative,…

Zucchini Blossoms – Stuffed with Mozzarella and Anchovy

 Originally posted on vanillabeanonline.blogspot.com on Sunday, July 31st, 2011 Hello again I made the most awesome fried, stuffed zucchini flowers this weekend! They are edible zucchini blossoms. See the Wikipedia entry:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zucchini They are most commonly prepared dipped in batter, deep fried and with a sprinkle of salt.  That’s how my Grandmother, Nonna Rosina made…

Mind-blowing Black Bean Brownies

Say whaaaat!?  Yup, if you’re still here after reading black bean brownies, I thank you. I do have a flare for the dramatic when it comes to food but I guarantee , they ARE mind-blowing because they are super delicious and taste like they’re terrible for you.  Isn’t that what we are all looking for,  the…

Mamma Rosa’s Crespelle

Mamma Rosa’s Crespelle TBT! Originally posted: Tuesday, January 12th, 2010   What are Crespelle?  In a word , they are heaven. They are Italian crepes used as an alternative to pasta in dishes such as manicotti or fazzoletti.     Recipe for ricotta/spinach filling follows.   I had never even heard of them until my friend from work, Toni, had me…

Greek night! Spinach and Dill Rice (Spanakorizo)

TBT – Originally posted in Jan 2011 on www.vanillabeanonline.blogspot.com   Greek night! Spinach & Dill Rice (Spanakorizo)     Hello everyone!   In the mood for Greek food, I hope. This will go great with the Greek Rack of Lamb recipe recently posted http://stephaniemormina.com/2014/03/06/865/   CookbooksI went to Chapters the other day – BIG MISTAKE! Once…

Giada’s Vegetable “Meatloaf” with Checca sauce

Hello everybody, So, how’s 2014 treating you so far? I don’t know if its because I am in my mid 30’s now but this holiday season really affected my weight and I know that I didn’t eat more than in previous years.  I have surpassed my acceptable weight limit, broke the unbreakable barrier.  If my scale could talk it…

Dunya Red Lentil Soup

Hello and Happy Holidays to all! On the 25th of December I hosted a Christmas party for my family. It was fantastic! It was a pot-luck party so everyone brought something. My Aunt Mary made this beautiful fruit salad with berries, romaine lettuce and slivered almonds – delicious. My mom made her famous lasagna my…

Patricia Delicia’s Butternut Squash Soup.

Hey all! The best recipes are those that can be prepared in a pinch but taste like weekend food. Even better recipes are those which are also high in nutritional value.  This one has it all. Such recipes don’t come along that often but when they do, I look forward to sharing them with you….

Zucchini Flowers – Stuffed and Fried

Finally! Hello again Marriage has sure kept me busy. I’ve had so little time after work to post recipes and honestly, I was in a bit of a rut. However today my luck has changed! I made the most awesome fried, stuffed zucchini flowers! They are edible zucchini blossoms. See the Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zucchini They…