Fluffy Quinoa

I discovered quinoa a couple of years back. I often wonder what took me so long. Quinoa can replace rices and high on carbs side dishes. Its amazing as dinner and hold perfect in the fridge when doing meal preps. Its also a blank canvas. You can add spices, zets, vegetables and it will be…

Cauliflower Rice

Want an alternative to rice? Watching your carbs intake. Cauliflower is one way to do that. Ingredients 2 cups of riced (shredded) Cauliflower 2 Tbs of butter 3 garlic cloves (pressed or minced) Juice of 1/2 lemon 1-2 Tbs of chopped parsley 2 tsp of Mrs Dash Table-blend seasoning Directions Melt butter in a non…

Homemade Spinach Tortillas

Ingredients 3 cups boiling water 6 cups spinach, lightly packed 2 cups all almond flour 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/4 cup room temperature water, plus more as necessary Instructions In a heatproof bowl, pour the boiling water over the spinach. When the spinach is bright green and wilted, about 2 minutes,…

Roasted “Rainbow” Cauliflower

I have to be completely honest. If there is one thing that makes me happy in the kitchen is colors. Colors from fruit, colors of vegetables colors all around. Yes, by now we know the more colors you eat the better it is for your health. The amount of nutrients, vitamins and minerals are immeasurable….

How to Roast a Bell Pepper

After you roast your own peppers you will never again buy them. Its cheaper to do it yourself and truthfully a lot more satisfying. On a stove top, broil pepper 2 in. from the heat until skin blisters, about 5 minutes. With tongs, rotate pepper a quarter turn. Broil and rotate until all sides are…

Sausage, Spinach & Cheese Ravioli with Home made pasta

Ingredients For the pasta 1.5 cups of semolina flour 1.5 cups of ‘00’ flour 4 large eggs 3 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt For the Ravioli 2 cups of Homemade marinara sauce 2 Tbs of salt 1 Tbs of fresh basil For the filling; 1lb of Italian sausages, casings removed 3 Tbs of curly…

Lime Zest: Did you Know?

Did you know??? Lime peel among other citrus fruits (oranges, grapefruits etc) serves to give a hint of flavor to salads, sauces, dressings and others? As a child I remember that my grandmother used to add them to oatmeal and I never understood it …. now … I love using them!

Roasted Pumpkin/Squash Seeds

Every time I buy a whole calabaza (Pumpkin Squash) It hurst me to do away with the “insides” of the pumpkins. I always wondered how to roast the pumpkin seeds. Looked online and http://www.kristineskitchenblog.com/roasted-pumpkin-seeds/ and there was a great tutorial. Needless to say there were delicious. Separate all pulp and seeds from the squash and…

Papaya: Did You Know

Did you know? “Papayas contain high levels of antioxidants vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Diets high in antioxidants may reduce the risk of heart disease. The antioxidants prevent the oxidation of cholesterol. When cholesterol oxidizes, it’s more likely to create blockages that lead to heart disease.” ~webmd

Fettuccine with Home made pasta

Ingredients For the pasta 1.5 cups of semolina flour 1.5 cups of ‘00’ flour 4 large eggs 3 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt For the Spaghetti 2 cups of Homemade marinara sauce 2 Tbs of salt 1 Tbs of fresh basil Mix the dough: Heap the flour into a pile on the countertop. Create…