Vietnamese rice paper rolls are healthy and oh so delicious. They will forever remind me of visiting my sister when she worked in the seminary building at Multnomah University. I used to go visit her all the time and we would go get these rice paper wraps for lunch dates and we absolutely loved them. The great thing with Vietnamese food is it also fills you up. Long gone are the days of visiting my sister at work but new are the days for lunch dates with homemade chicken avocado spring rolls. :)
Vegetarian Pizza is a perfect option for a Meatless Monday dish, but when it's hot outside you don't want the oven on for very long and traditional hot pizza toppings might not be that appealing either. That's why I think this Quick and Easy Goat Cheese, Raisin, Arugula and Walnut Flatbread Pizza from The Perfect Pantry would sound good for a meatless summer dinner. This creative pizza that's made on toasted flatbread only needs a few minutes in the oven, and the crisp arugula on top will cool it down when you're eating it.
Finger food for the summer: small cucumber cups filled with a creamy tuna+potato+olive+mayo mix. The light and refreshing taste of the cucumbers is a perfect match for the tuna filling. Secret ingredient: the potato. It gives extra body to the filling and doesn’t let the tuna overpower the mix. For tips, more details and everything else, please have a look at my blog...more
Do you ever have those times when something or someone keeps popping up in your life? Recently, I had that happen with cookie dough. Seriously, it was haunting me!! I don't know if my sweet tooth was just getting the best of me, but I was either noticing cookie dough more or cookie dough was really haunting me. It was everywhere ... cookie dough ice cream, cookie dough Oreos, cookie dough frosting and then I had a conversation with someone about eating cookie dough!
I have met so many people over the years who hate salad dressings for various reasons. Some hate them because of the heavy taste, some because of the calories in the dressing and the list goes on!Personally, I don't like it because I get bored easily. Seeing and eating the same salad dressing everyday can be incredibly dull and predictable....more
I have been wanting to try this for the longest time. I LOVE pasta of any form. LOVE. So after hearing and see a few pictures of people doing various one pot pastas I said I had to see what this was really about. I was concerned about things becoming soggy, or the pasta not cooking in the process, but it went very smoothly....more
I try to keep the refrigerator stocked with healthy options for Baby Girl, since it is way too easy to give her toast or pasta every night for dinner. One of her favorites and the easiest for me is baked apples....more
It was the night before my son’s day camp began and I had not been to the store in a week. I was looking over the list of things I was supposed to pack for him including a lunch and snacks. The previous week we had had 2 little boys in the house and they had eaten every snack in the place. Goldfish? Gone! Popcorners? An entire bag eaten in one afternoon at the pool. Raspberries? Devoured with pancakes. Graham crackers?...more
Do you love pancakes but do not always have the time to stand in front of the stove to wait for them to cook? Here is a good solution so you can carry on doing other things while waiting for your pancakes to make themselves!...more
An old friend of mine, Sze Min, popped by for dinner and a chat last night. Knowing her to be capable of a good appetite (she’s enviably slim), I jovially made a few easy-to-prepare petite dishes to give the illusion of a garden-themed feast....more
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