Monthly Archives: February 2015

Vegetable Soup over Handmade Ravioli

I like to make this when I need some seriously healthy nutrients in my body!  This has so much good stuff it is bound to cure you!  I usually don’t add the chicken but happened to have these boneless skinless thighs in my freezer that I needed to use.  I first browned them in olive oil and then added all…

Drunken Noodles with Shrimp

I bought this in Chinatown wanting to make Drunken Noodles at home but kept procrastinating.  I finally put the bag on the counter and had it stare at me for a few days until I finally gave in and just went for it.  I didn’t have the perfect ingredients but I had some coconut curry sauce that I made for…

Scrambled Eggs, Shallots, Rosemary Ham and Spinach

This is a yummy low carb breakfast I love when I am not having my oatmeal with Noosa yoghurt or steamed milk.   I love onions but I love shallots more!  Shallots have such a great flavor and it shines through scrambled eggs so nicely.  I also love the Trader Joes Rosemary Ham!  It has such a great rosemary flavor…

Blueberry, Raspberry, Cinnamon, Brown Sugar Buttermilk Coffee Cake

Well, I think the title says it all!  What’s not to love about all those things?  I guess I could have added the word Butter! to the title. This turned out so good I couldn’t stop myself from eating too much of it!  I was making buttermilk pancakes and once everyone left for work and school I had way too…

Latte Art!

  My husband and I have been working on our latte art for about a year now.  It is a lot harder than you think.  You have to first get awesome espresso with a great crema.  A great crema is a sign of fresh high quality coffee beans and a good extraction.   Then you also need to learn to…

Spicy Sweet Potato, Black Bean Burgers with Avocado-Cilantro Crema

I love a good veggie burger!   As I was trolling the internet for interesting recipes I came across this one from ambitiouskitchen.com.  It looked interesting and wanted to try it out.  I don’t need my veggie patties to look like real hamburger.  I will eat a real hamburger for that.  I love a good Shake Shack, Five Guys or…

Coffee, Cinnamon and Pecan Muffins with Rich Espresso Icing

Yesterday I needed to decalcify my espresso machine’s steam wand so I was delving into the manual online to see how much vinegar to use.  I came across this recipe which looked very interesting.  Obviously heavy on using espresso.  I have made Tiramisu but never baked with espresso or used it in frosting.  I was intrigued by the use of…