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Delicious Meatless Meals

Mostly From Scratch Cuban Black Beans

Mostly From Scratch Cuban Black Beans

Making an amazing dish from canned black beans is very simple. The beans along with the all of the ingredients that are added to it make this an amazing meal or side dish that you can be proud of! This mostly from scratch cuban black 

Cheese Ravioli in brown butter with Walnuts Asparagus

Cheese Ravioli in brown butter with Walnuts Asparagus

Quick and easy meals like this cheese ravioli with brown butter, asparagus and walnuts are real life savers during the week. Since we saved time on the cooking, we use it to make a nice and easy Italian cocktail to complete the whole Italian experience. 

Vegetable Soup With Cabbage

Vegetable Soup With Cabbage

Vegetable soup with cabbage is one of my favorite dishes to make because it is healthy, economical, easy and tastes delicious.  It is very easy to double the recipe for leftovers so this is a regular on my meal list so I do not have 

Italian Polenta with Burst Tomatoes and Chard

Italian Polenta with Burst Tomatoes and Chard

Italian polenta with burst tomatoes and chard is the ultimate all vegetable comfort food and perfect for those chilly days. It pairs so well with an easy side salad and it is a really simple quick meal. Italian polenta with burst tomatoes and chard is 

Vegetable Fried Rice (without egg)

Vegetable Fried Rice (without egg)

Vegetable fried rice is a comforting dish that anyone can make at home and it takes no time to throw together. Make your rice the day before to make it even easier and use any vegetables you have on hand if you don’t want to 


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Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian wedding soup is the ultimate feel good soup for Italians. It consists of broth, carrots and onions, pasta, Italian spices and small meatballs. It is so delicious and so simple to make. For me, Italian wedding soup replaces chicken soup when I am feeling 

Pasta with Chickpeas Spinach and Lemon

Pasta with Chickpeas Spinach and Lemon

Pasta with chickpeas spinach and lemon is a bright, vibrant and full of flavor pasta dish. This pasta chickpeas recipe also makes a great mid-week meal because it cooks up in under 30 minutes. You may not think of pasta and chickpeas as two ingredients 

Cardamom Shortbread Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Coconut

Cardamom Shortbread Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Coconut

These cardamom shortbread cookies are a delicious twist on the traditional shortbread.  The addition of cardamom enhances the richness of regular shortbread that I make without taking over the flavor which lets you still taste the buttery and rich shortbread flavor.  The ingredients for these 

Will You Be My Bittersweet Valentine Cupcakes

Will You Be My Bittersweet Valentine Cupcakes

I think the name says it all with these delicious bittersweet chocolate valentine cupcakes with buttercream frosting.  This recipe was adapted from the original Hershey’s chocolate cake recipe and it is so simple to make and so delicious that it makes the perfect valentine gift 

Easy Homemade Belgium Yeast Waffles

Easy Homemade Belgium Yeast Waffles

These easy homemade Belgium yeast waffles are my go to recipe when I want to make a special breakfast for friends or family. The yeast in the waffles adds the most wonderful home baked flavor and helps give some rise to the waffles. You may 

Southwestern Style Hummus

Southwestern Style Hummus

Southwestern style hummus is a great loaded hummus recipe that is full of bold flavors. Just buy your hummus and throw on tons of delicious toppings to make this easy appetizer. Hummus and pita chips has to be the easiest appetizer to throw together when 

Quick and Delicious Crunchy Asian Salad

Quick and Delicious Crunchy Asian Salad

Well, if you are anything like me you are always looking for that yummy lunch to turn to that takes minimal effort.  This quick and delicious crunchy Asian salad is just that! That something to look forward to mid day that brings you joy just 

Pork Chops with Za’atar Cream Sauce

Pork Chops with Za’atar Cream Sauce

Pork chops with a creamy za’atar sauce is a wonderful. easy and tasty recipe that makes a great entertaining dish or regular week night meal thanks to its quick cooking time. This dish uses boneless pork chops making cooking time really fast. It is a 

Homemade Golden Milk Ice Cream

Homemade Golden Milk Ice Cream

This homemade golden milk ice cream uses a vanilla ice cream base with the addition of golden milk spices to add warmth and flavor. You can use this recipe for homemade vanilla ice cream as well and it is so delicious. Golden milk ice cream 

Grilled Steak Tips with Rojo Chimichurri

Grilled Steak Tips with Rojo Chimichurri

Grilled Steak Tips with Rojo Chimichurri sauce is a full of flavor dish that everyone loves who I serve it to. If you have been following along with me for a while then you know I love grilled meats with sauces!  Now most people are