The Ultimate Black Bean Burger Recipe (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

The Ultimate Black Bean Burger Recipe (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

I adore a good veggie burger. The problem is – so many don’t taste all that great and I’m a HUGE burger of any kind fan. So, while my hubby was back in the US visiting his parents, I started creating and testing black bean 

Balsamic Roasted Strawberries with Pink Peppercorns

Balsamic Roasted Strawberries with Pink Peppercorns

Strawberries are in peak season here in Portugal. So, I couldn’t resist popping some in the oven to make Balsamic Roasted Strawberries with Pink Peppercorns. I served it over a no-bake lemon cheesecake for dessert over the Easter holidays. This recipe is so freaking easy. 

Pepper, Fennel Seed and Thyme Olive Oil Cracker with Sea Salt (Gluten-Free Option)

Pepper, Fennel Seed and Thyme Olive Oil Cracker with Sea Salt (Gluten-Free Option)

Have you ever made your own crackers? I hadn’t until recently. It’s always been one of those things on my list to do but I couldn’t be bothered because you can always buy such wonderful flavors in the store with no effort. BUT making homemade 

Roasted Winter Squash Soup with Coconut Milk and Asian Flavors

Roasted Winter Squash Soup with Coconut Milk and Asian Flavors

‘Oh, that’s good.’ Lovely words to hear from my friend who tried my latest recipe, a beautiful Roasted Winter Squash Soup with Coconut Milk and Asian Flavors. The cooler weather is here in Portugal and my mind has switched to soup mode. So, much so, 

Kale Salad with Apple and Persimmon and a Zesty Lemon Dressing

Kale Salad with Apple and Persimmon and a Zesty Lemon Dressing

Okay, I’m just going to say it! Massaging kale to make it tender for kale salad is 100% silly. Instead, save the massage for yourself and make my Kale Salad with Apple and Persimmon tossed with a Lemon Dressing. I created this salad for a 

The Differences Between Tagine and Couscous + Beef Tagine Recipe

The Differences Between Tagine and Couscous + Beef Tagine Recipe

Eating Moroccan food in Morocco was an eye-opening experience after growing up in the Western world. Nothing was what we thought it. For example, the tagine I had in the US is actually couscous. In Morocco, tagine is NOT served over couscous. Instead, it’s more 

Oven Baked Fish with Herbs and Lemon (Gluten & Dairy Free)

Oven Baked Fish with Herbs and Lemon (Gluten & Dairy Free)

Fish. Yep, I said the ‘F’ word. How many of you love fish but avoid cooking it at home because you HATE the lingering odor of fish? And for an even better question, how many of you avoid cooking whole fish, simply because you didn’t 

Flaky Chicken Pot Pie with Tarragon (Gluten-Free Option)

Flaky Chicken Pot Pie with Tarragon (Gluten-Free Option)

Hummmm. I LOVE a good rich and creamy chicken pot pie. Warm flaky crust filled with sauce, chicken and vegetables makes me feel like I’m wrapped in a yummy hug. It’s right up there with chicken or tomato soup for me when I’m feeling the 

Summer Vegetable and Corn Chowder (Vegan Option)

Summer Vegetable and Corn Chowder (Vegan Option)

The first of the fresh summer sweet corn is in the markets. Which means it’s time Summer Vegetable and Corn Chowder. Usually, I wait until the corn is overflowing from the summer harvest to make this dish, but I’m feeling the urge now. This beautiful 

SSC’s 13-Day Holiday Challenge, Day 4: Tacos and Tortillas

SSC’s 13-Day Holiday Challenge, Day 4: Tacos and Tortillas

It’s time for tacos and tortillas! I’m so excited because I LOVE tacos. And getting a gift bag of ingredients for making homemade tacos and tortillas is so exciting. And really, who doesn’t love tacos? Tips for Putting Today the Taco and Tortilla Mix Day