Cheap Eats: Salmon Napoleon

I’m making a post for my frugal readers out there because not everyone can afford to eat out. And most people don’t have time to make a meal that’ll take more than 20 minutes to make. So today’s post is all about taking a cheap grocery store item and making it into a gourmet meal….

Carrot Taco Shells

I am always looking for new and creative ways to make healthier meals.  Usually every Tuesday on social media you may notice a popular hashtag #TacoTuesdays in which people find unique and creative ways to make and eat tacos. I thought I would test out a recipe to make carrot taco shells. There are not…

Kale Powder

First: Sorry I have been away so long I, along with my whole family, have been sick. So I haven’t been cooking and baking as much.  However I did want to share a healthy tip/trick with you all today. For anyone who knows me I have been trying to eat healthier, of course breaking bad…

Portobello Gravy

Do you know what time it is? That’s right. It’s time for another delicious recipe. This time a mushroom and leek gravy made with baby Portobello mushrooms. You can use this gravy on a protein like steak or chicken or if you’re vegan or vegetarian you can use over rice (I ate with Jasmine rice), mashed potatoes, pasta…

Brisk Brunch Ideas: Shakshuka

Brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch eaten usually during the late morning or early afternoon. I decided not to do my usually brunch routine.. Instead I wanted to try my hand at making Shakshuka.  This dish is composed of eggs poached or baked in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, onions and spices.  This is originally a Middle Eastern…

How to Make Your Own Date Paste

So who loves dates? Assuming that you guys do know what dates are, right? Well, you’ve come to the right source!  Dates are a fruit and you usually find dried dates at your local grocery store in the fruit section but probably never really noticed unless you have been familiar with them.  Dates are rich…

Coconut Chips

I LOVE fresh food and fruits! It’s actually my dream to have my own garden flourishing with various fruits and veggies. Trust me I have a whole folder on my Mac dedicated with notes and helpful hints for gardening.  So when we move back into our house after renovations I will be growing my own…

Before & After: Homemade Nut Butter

BEFORE: Choose a nut of your choice. I decided to go for a blend of mixed nuts DURING: Take your food processor or blender and add about 2-3 cups of nuts. Start to blend your nuts until creamy (about a few minutes) Continuously scraping the sides of the blender until you’ve reached your desired texture…

Adair Kitchen

Adair Kitchen mixes a fresh food twist on classic American casual dishes.  Equipped with an Espresso/Coffee/Juice bar, Adair has a down home kitchen style feel and ambiance. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and I heard it can get pretty crowded so I decided to go on weekday for breakfast to beat the rush.  The service…

The Union Kitchen

Continuing my journey for Houston Restaurant Week, my next stop was at The Union Kitchen located in the Memorial area of Houston. I was excited to taste the menu since I had previewed what they would be serving beforehand by searching online. Unfortunately, my server informed me that they would not be doing the restaurant week menu…