Pork Chops with Mango Salsa

Pork Chops with Mango Salsa

What do you do when your house is overflowing with mangoes?!? Well, you find any way to eat them and make them a part of your meals! I was inspired to make pork chops more lively with a mango salsa on top.  I looked up a few recipes and decided to use the main ingredients [...]

For the Hummus Lovers!

For the Hummus Lovers!

Are you hummus obsessed like me?  I pretty much always have hummus in the fridge because it's such a yummy snack.  I love it with any variety of Stacy's Chips but by the time I realize it I've gone through the whole bag! They are so good and so addictive! Seriously, what do they put [...]

Homemade Margaritas

Homemade Margaritas

 When you have all the ingredients for a great margarita why go out?  Stay in and have some fun making them at home (and save money too ;))! Here's what you'll need: limes, a good tequila (I used Herradura Tequila), Triple Sec (Cointreau works well), sugar, club soda, coarse see salt for the rim, and [...]

Steak Fajitas!

Steak Fajitas!

Don't know what to do with your steak leftovers? Turn them into a fun meal of steak fajitas! I made them very simply with some sauteed peppers and onions (with a dash of cumin, salt, & pepper), tortillas, monterey jack cheese, store bought salsa, avocado (never used the guac that I bought), and some plain [...]

Homemade Chimichurri!

Homemade Chimichurri!

Yesterday we decided to grill some churrasco and picana for dinner and it was the perfect opportunity to finally make homemade chimichurri. I chose to follow a recipe from the foodnetwork (click here for the complete recipe).  I really iked the way it came out but it was a tad bit spicy for me, so [...]

Powerful Pomegranate

Powerful Pomegranate

 The pomegranate- one of nature's most antioxidant-rich fruits.  If you can get your hands on a good pomegranate every once in a while it's worth it!  Pomegranates are low in calories, high in fiber, high in vitamins and high in phytochemicals that may promote heart health and help to prevent cancer.  They're also a great [...]

Spice up your Morning!

Spice up your Morning!

One morning, I came across a Chai Latte recipe in a magazine and was immediately inspired to try it.  It was the perfect change to my routine cup of joe.  It's really simple too! Here's what you need: Chai tea - I used Tazo Organic Chai Hot water Warm almond milk - I used the [...]

Spaghetti Squash + Shrimp Curry

Spaghetti Squash + Shrimp Curry

During finals, a meal of Pieduck's pizza and red wine was a quick and yummy dinner but you definitely can't live on that.  Thankfully, during my spring break, I had plenty of time to get back into cooking (my happy place).  So, with some extra time on my hands between moving I enjoyed strolling through [...]

It’s been a while!

It’s been a while!

I know, I know, it's been way too long since my last post!  Since then, I had finals for my MBA program (which I'm proud to say I did really well!!), moved out of my apartment and into my bf's place (which involved taking over his closet), did a ton of errands, and tried to [...]

Food for Thought: James Beard

Who’s James Beard? And why do we care?? Whenever I see that a restaurant or chef has a James Beard award I’m impressed and I know it’s a prestigious award, but why? I decided to get the details on this James Beard character. Image via:http://threethreefive.com/2013-jamesbeardfoundationawards   Coined the “Dean of American cookery” by the New [...]