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Thursday Treat

14 Mar

When I found out that one of the key ingredients for this stove top Mac and Cheese included: avocado I had to give it a try!

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The added lime is so that avocado does not turn black, why didn’t I think of this recipe. Almost any recipe that includes avocado is a win for me!

Hope you give it a try,
Monica

Salmon and Quinoa

19 Feb

Growing up once a year our parents’ would take us to our grandparents’ in Palm Dessert which was about 8 hours south from where we lived with our father driving extra cautious who loved and loves to drive and enjoy the scenery. All the grandchildren about 15 of us total used to go in grandma’s back yard climb up the trees run around like crazy kids while we enjoyed lemons from our grandma’s tree. Lemons are a big part of our family, actually I would like to assume in most Latin homes. At times we would have 3 in one sitting (gulp) bringing up my childhood has made me realize how much I love our blog and how it has brought my sister and I closer in many levels. Just wanted to say thank you for your warm comments and love. I’m compiling a few questions so you can have more of a connection of who I am. Some questions are silly, because I’m silly but some are serious. Stay tuned. Oh yes! This dish!!! WOW, WOW, WOW!!! This has been on repeat in our home. I like to think it’s a collaboration between mine and my honey’s up bringing. My honey is South American, Quinoa was a staple in his family and I already mentioned the lemon story ha! It only takes me 30 min to make this flavorful, filling, healthy husband approved dish. I say it’s a yes!

You can find it here.

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The Salmon is hiding.

As Always, Carolina xoxo

Thursday Treat

7 Feb

Hello everyone,

When you only have the essentials like tomato, garlic, pasta, and other spices you can still make something from scratch so you mustn’t settle for less. Thanks to the internet you can find recipes that include simple ingredients such as these.

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Sometimes the simple recipes are the ones you will be surprised with the most. I found the recipe here searching for the key ingredients as it was the only fresh ingredents in my fridge at the time, and I wasn’t in the mood to go out in the snow.

Until next time.
Monica

Thursday Treat

31 Jan

Happy Thursday Jewels,

Usually my baked treats include something sweet, actually I like almost anything baked, I bought some Brussels Sprouts at the local Farmers Market and when I saw this recipe on Pinterest I had to give it a try.

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I topped it off with parmesan cheese, and the best part was that they weren’t bitter, this has become one of my favorite side dishes.

Hope you give it a try,
Monica

Thursday Treat

17 Jan

Good morning Jewels,

It may look like all I eat are sweets, however you would be surprised that my diet is very consistent, a lot of veggies most of the time raw, almonds, a variety of different teas, berries, chicken, salmon etc., unfortunately it is the sweet stuff that inspires me to make it.

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When this was the described at “the best french toast you’ll ever make” I had to give it a try, and they weren’t lying.

Until next time,

Monica

Frittata

27 Nov

Sometime ago I lived in Spain for a couple of months, it was in my early twenties when I didn’t have a care in the world. I played, I shopped, I traveled, it was such a great experience, and most importantly I met some great people, and had some amazing food. One of my favorite dishes was frittata. When I returned to the states it was my mission to make this dish. My version is a little of this, and a little of that. This dish is full of flavor, and it can be made for breakfast, lunch, brunch, picnics, and as an appetizer.

I found the recipe here

I hope you give it a try as you will soon realize how universal it is.

As always,
Carolina xo

Thanksgiving Turkey Treat

22 Nov

Just a little treat to thank all of our followers for the likes and comments which keep us motivated to post on a daily basis.



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Hope you are all surrounded by family and friends and enjoying a warm meal and may you all have a lovely Thanksgiving.

With love always,
Monica

Thursday Treat

8 Nov

Hello there Jewels,

I hope you are all having a terrific Thursday.

I recently gained a new appreciation for dates while I was visiting my family, and friends in California. My father picked me up at the airport and greeted me with fresh dates and because everything is grown in California due to the weather fresh veggies, and fruit always look more tempting.

Upon my return I had a stack of magazines to attend to and while I was reading through my issue of the November 12, People Magazine I came of across Pippa Middleton’s “Sticky Toffee Pudding” recipe which includes dates, you can find the recipe here.


Finished product.


All the ingredients combined.


Making the sauce.


Pouring the drizzled cream the recipe calls for.


Ready to serve. The recipe called for a 9×9 baking pan, but I used a muffin tin instead because everything looks cuter as muffins or cupcakes.

You can say I am a fan of the Middletons, they are a huge inspiration for me (us) and I can speak for my sister as well.

I hope you give it a try!

Until next time friends,
Monica

End of Summer Shrimp Cocktail

25 Sep

Hello everyone,

We celebrated the last day of summer with a traditional Latin Shrimp Cocktail. Take a peek!

We grew up eating this zesty cocktail during the summer which is why I decided to make it one more time. If you like Bloody Mary’s, shrimp, avocado, onions, tomatoes, and lemon then this is definitely for you.

I used this recipe. Of course I made some slight changes to better meet our taste preference so don’t be afraid to experiment, you can’t go wrong with any of these ingredients!

I hope you give it a try you know we are bound to have a couple of summer days that creep up in the fall, trust me you won’t be disappointed!

As always,
Carolina xoxo

How to Dress Your Table and Creamy Chicken

19 Apr

You know how they say every lady has a special recipe? My special recipe happens to be creamy chicken with mushrooms. I love anything creamy with mushrooms, but this special recipe calls for capers. The capers add just enough tang to this dish.

The essential ingredients and recipe can be found here.

Table is set! (table runner is a scarf I wear occasionally from Greece)

Now for the results!

I finished the dish with French green beans instead of zucchini, but I have tried it with both, and both go well together.


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We know that ‘cloudy with a chance of sarai’ likes to use her scarves and jewels to accessories her home decor.

Jewels, do you have a special recipe you’re known for? Or do you have accessories you use for multiple purposes? Let us know. We love ideas!!

Thank you for stopping by,
Monica

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