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~Friday Menu ~

Friday is here woo hoo!!! What are your Friday cooking plans? Need some help, check out this Friday menu below.   ~Friday Menu~ Appetizer- Spicy Red Pepper & Walnut Dip Recipe Serves 6 Ingredients: 2 red bell peppers 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 garlic clove 1/4 cup of walnuts, toasted 1 tsp of red chiles 1 whole wheat baguette, cut into 1/4 thick slices salt & pepper Directions- 1. Place bell peppers in a saucepan, and place over high heat.… Read more ~Friday Menu ~

Exploring the flavors with Quinoa

Yes it’s quinoa time again!! 🙂 I have been playing around with herbs and ingredients to add to quinoa. I really love cooking with quinoa, it’s very versatile. Check out this flavorful recipe below.   Quinoa Pesto Salad Recipe- Serves 8  Ingredients: 4 cups of quinoa 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice 1 1/2 cups of chopped pine nuts- lightly toasted 1 red onion, sliced finely 1 cup of fresh basil, chopped ground pepper 1 cucumber sliced optional-… Read more Exploring the flavors with Quinoa

Stuffed Vegetables

I wanted to make some stuffed vegetables for dinner tonight, and came up with this recipe below. Super easy, and I think these would go great at a party or outdoor event.  Stuffed Mushrooms & Mini Peppers In Minutes- Ingredients: 10 mini bell peppers- sliced lengthwise and remove seeds 10 large white mushrooms- remove the tops boursin cheese – 1 container 1/3 cup of red wine sea salt & ground pepper to taste Directions: Prepare the vegetables and place inside a deep baking dish. Place oven temperature on 375 Degrees… Read more Stuffed Vegetables

Yum Basil…

I get asked this question a lot, “How do you make basil pesto?” I answer with this recipe almost every time. Enjoy this basil pesto recipe and let me know what you think. -Cheers * This is dedicated to my friend Leilani who loves Basil. 🙂 Classic Basil Pesto Recipe Ingredients: 4 cups of fresh basil leaves 5 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup of pine nuts 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil   Directions: Combine basil parmesean cheese, pine nuts, and garlic in… Read more Yum Basil…

This recipe came all the way from Thessaloniki!

We are trying something a little different this time. Today’s  featured Thursday recipe is a Greek sweet. One of my favorites, and I haven’t seen this recipe in ages. Try it out and let me know your thoughts. Thank you to Maria from Thessaloniki for today’s featured recipe. Honey and Cheese Cake Recipe- Sifnopitta Ingredients: 2 cups of plain flour, sifted with a pinch of salt 2 tbsp of white sugar 1/2 cup of unsalted butter at room temp 3-4 tbsp of cold water For the filling: 4 eggs 1/4… Read more This recipe came all the way from Thessaloniki!

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