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: 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 →

Microwave Halloween Fudge

Microwave Halloween Fudge

October is here and that means Halloween! I’m excited about Halloween, but still not sure what to expect here in Switzerland. I’ll have to find out if kids even go trick or treating. Regardless of how (or if) its celebrated here, I decided to make some Halloween themed fudge. I adapted this recipe from one by Melissa H on allrecipes. Unfortunately, I’m having some trouble finding condensed milk over here, but I did find two Continue Reading →

Pinterest Review: Caramel Apple Poundcake

Pinterest Review: Caramel Apple Poundcake

Recently, my husband asked me to make a cake, but we had a really tough time deciding on what kind of cake to make. In the end, we decided on a caramel apple poundcake I found on pinterest. Here is the pin for the cake and it just looked and sounded so good! The cake is from the blog Spicy Southern Kitchen and here is the full post. The cake didn’t seem too difficult, but Continue Reading →

Pinterest Review: Grilled Curry Carrots

Pinterest Review Grilled Curry Carrots

I know this is another grilling recipe right on the heels of my Pinterest Review of Grilled Herb Mustard Chicken, but we really are trying to get the most out of the last days of grilling season. The weather here has been really kind of yucky lately with lots of rain and clouds, but sometimes it just seems better at the end of the day if we grill something for dinner. So, I was searching Continue Reading →

Nutella Banana Dessert Pizza

Nutella Banana Pizza

My husband and I love Nutella. There’s just something about the chocolatey, nutty flavor that’s oh so good. The other day, we were grilling and my husband wanted to make some sort of dessert on the grill, so I came up with this recipe for Nutella banana dessert pizza. Now, this certainly doesn’t require the grill, so its easy to make all year round for a quick and easy dessert. PrintNutella Banana Dessert Pizza Prep Continue Reading →

Balsamic Mozzarella Sandwich

Balsamic Mozzarella Sandwich

I am always looking for new and interesting lunch options and I invented this recipe completely by accident. The other night I was cooking some veggies in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, a tiny bit of sugar, and salt and pepper and decided I wanted some toast with dinner. So, I sliced up some bread and plopped two pieces in the frying pan with the veggies to toast. Of course, the olive oil and balsamic coated Continue Reading →

Pinterest Review: Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

Pinterest Review Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

The weather is starting to cool off a bit here in Geneva, so my husband and I are trying to enjoy the last days of summer and warm weather by grilling as much as possible. It was looking for new grilling recipes that I found this pin for grilled cauliflower steaks from Girl Cooks Food. It just so happened that we had picked up a cauliflower at the grocery store that week, but weren’t sure Continue Reading →

Grilled Camembert

Grilled Camembert Cheese

I really love cheese and I eat pretty much every type of cheese there is. This was just one of the many reasons I love living in Switzerland; we have so many more cheeses to choose from, even in just a regular grocery store never mind a fancy cheese store. Lately, I’ve been seeing so many delicious recipes for grilled brie that I got a craving for it. Unfortunately, we didn’t find any brie in Continue Reading →