Morocco: Tafraoute to Chefchauoen

We are coming to the end of our Moroccan trip. You can read my earlier posts from the road about getting to Morocco, visiting Marrakech, and the road to Tafraoute. After having a nice, relaxing evening in Tafraoute where we restocked our supplies, enjoyed real showers, and had a fun dinner in a Berber tent, we got on the road early. From Tafraoute, we drove mostly on main roads through Agadir and to the beach. Continue Reading →

Pinterest Review: Copycat Fruit Rollups

Pinterest Review: Copycat Fruit Rollups

When I was a kid, I loved fruit rollups! In fact, I can’t think of a kid who didn’t like them. Now that I’m older and know what exactly is on the ingredient list, I’m not so thrilled. I’ve moved on to fruit gummy snacks, but those still aren’t that great for you. That’s why I was excited to come across some recipes for copycat fruit rollups! I found one from Just a Taste for Continue Reading →

Chicken Pot Pie with Gnocchi

Chicken Pot Pie with Gnocchi

As a child, I really didn’t like chicken pot pie. I don’t really know what it was about the dish that I didn’t like. maybe it had something to do with never having the homemade kind, but I always cringed when I saw my mom pop those frozen pies in the oven. Now, I’ve grown to appreciate a lot of foods I hated as a child, including chicken pot pie. This is my version of Continue Reading →

Pinterest Review: Sweet Potato Biscuits

Pinterest Review: Sweet Potato Biscuits

You may remember that I shared a recipe for Gnocchi and Sweet Potato Soup last week. Well, I still had one lonely sweet potato sitting around the house from that recipe. I had been trying to figure out what to do with just one when the craving for biscuits hit me. I immediately turned to Pinterest and found a great looking recipe from Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen for sweet potato biscuits. I was really Continue Reading →

Indian Spiced Quinoa Salad

Indian Spiced Quinoa Salad

I love playing around with flavors in the kitchen when I’m in the mood for something new and different. Recently, I was inspired to make a quinoa salad crossed with a yogurt-based Indian side dish called raita. I really like how it turned out. This Indian spiced quinoa salad is a really filling meal and a great accompaniment to spicy food. Its also pretty straight-forward to make. This recipe has a really mild flavor because Continue Reading →

Gnocchi and Sweet Potato Soup

Gnocchi and Sweet Potato Soup

For me, there’s just something about gnocchi that I can’t resist. I love how soft and sort of squishy it is and how it tends to just melt in your mouth. I first tried it when I was studying abroad in Germany and have had a bit of a love affair with it ever since. Since gnocchi is so filling, it always seems like the perfect cold-weather food to me so I decided to make Continue Reading →

Pinterest Review: Smoked Salmon and Spinach Tarts

Pinterest Review: Smoked Salmon and Spinach Tarts

Smoked salmon and spinach are both considered super foods by many health experts. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you’ll know that I love smoked salmon and have written several previous posts about it. The other night, we had some smoked salmon in the fridge and I was looking for a new but quick and easy way to cook it. That’s when I came across this recipe from Delicious Magazine for Continue Reading →

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

I’ve shared with you before that my husband and I eat a lot of Indian food! So I’m excited to share with you a real staple dish called Chicken Tikka Masala. If you go to any Indian restaurant, you are almost guaranteed to find this dish on the menu. My mother in law, who is a wonderful cook, once told me that the best way to judge if an Indian restaurant is any good is Continue Reading →

Pinterest Review: Easy Crusty No-Knead Bread

Pinterest Review Easy Crusty No-Knead Bread

Let’s talk about bread. I love bread and pasta and carbs in general and never joined the no-carb diet bandwagon because of my love affair with carbs. Unfortunately for me, I could not eat store-bought bread in the US, with very rare exceptions, because of a severe allergy to soy. This was a huge blow to me in college when I discovered the allergy and couldn’t eat store-bought bread anymore. I wanted to eat bread, Continue Reading →

Dairy-Free Sugar Cookies

Dairy-Free Sugar Cookies

I’ve mentioned before how my husband and I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day, but that I love all the themed food. I’m that way with pretty much any holiday or event where you can create themed food. So in honor of Valentine’s day, I’ve made these dairy-free sugar cookies which I adapted from my favorite sugar cookie recipe of all time from Alton Brown. While they are very good with dairy, I wanted to try Continue Reading →