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  • Hummus with Homemade Pita Bread

    Hummus with Homemade Pita Bread

    In our house, we love hummus very much, in all kinds of variations. Today I made it with sun-dried tomatoes, and I paired it with fresh veggies and, homemade pita bread. Delish! It’s super easy to make hummus at home. It just a few minutes, especially if you use the canned chickpeas, instead of cooking them yourself. But also, don’t be afraid of dry legumes. They’re easy to cook and prepare. I usually have in the kitchen cupboard all kinds of grains and legumes, I normally don’t use the canned stuff. But they’re ok as well. Use what feels right for you at that moment. Ingredients: 400 g of canned…

  • Fresh Peas and Snow Peas Stew with Bacon

    Fresh Peas and Snow Peas Stew with Bacon

    If you are a fan of peas, you will love this double-pea stew with bacon. It’s filled with fresh and snow peas and it just tastes like spring in a bowl. And it’s ready in under 20 minutes. Because this dish has bacon in it, it’s heartier, and it can be the main course. But if you want, you can skip the bacon, and add potatoes or chickpeas for the same result. Or skip everything all together and eat the stew as a side dish with meat or fish. You can adjust the recipe to your own liking. Ingredients: 500 g of fresh or frozen peas 150 g of snow peas…

  • SHEET PAN DINNER - Pork Loin and Veggies (Easy Cleanup!)

    SHEET PAN DINNER – Pork Loin and Veggies (Easy Cleanup!)

    I love making sheet pan dinners because they’re really easy to whip up like this Pork Loin and Veggies. And it’s easy cleanup too. That’s always something to look forward to! You can customize this recipe to your own liking. You can use pork loin, chicken breast or thighs, fish, tofu, shrimp, chickpeas and so on. There are a lot of variations you can choose from. And what can I say about vegetables? You can use so so many of them, from broccoli to zucchini or bok choy. Use a few of each for flavor. You will love this recipe. Ingredients: 1 pork loin 4-5 potatoes 5-6 cloves of garlic, skin on…

  • Fresh Potato Salad With Vinaigrette

    Fresh Potato Salad With Vinaigrette

    I’m sure that if you try this Fresh Potato Salad With Vinaigrette you will love it. It’s tasty and hearty at the same time. This recipe is from my mother in law. She makes this potato salad. It’s better than making it with mayo, it’s lighter and healthier. I like this version better. And it’s filled with lots of veggies. I guess it takes a bit of time in making it but I promise you that it’s all worth it.  🙂 And you can prepare it ahead of time, a day before and the next day, you just serve it. Very convenient! Ingredients: 5 medium size potatoes 2 eggs (skip for…