A storm of Brazilian foods has rained upon my kitchen this week! From coxinha and kibe to carequinha and beiju, I have enjoyed learning several new recipes from my mother-in-law. Today, she made us this Lemon Mousse with some small lemons (I think that’s what they are–they’re the size of key limes but yellow rather than green) we found at the Mexican …
Around my house we try to eat pretty healthy. As the title of this blog suggests, I like to cook homemade. With two young girls and the busy life that goes along with that, cooking whole, from-scratch foods is a challenge that I have accepted with much love. But I have a weakness. It’s name is ice … Continue reading Ice Cream and Childhood Memories
What’s more summery than a salad made of ingredients from the farmers’ market? Fresh kale, cabbage, carrots and scallions are the stars of this dish! Continue reading Fresh from the Farmers’ Market: Thai-Inspired Chopped Salad
I love water. It’s pretty much all I drink. I don’t like to waste my calories and I’m not a fan of fake sweeteners. However, I was recently introduced to Dry Soda by my friend Sarah and it’s become a new favorite treat! While visiting Sarah on a recent trip to Michigan, we stopped at Oryana … Continue reading My new favorite (carbonated) drink
For Father’s Day I made Josue his favorite dish, moqueca, a Brazilian seafood stew. He grew up on the coastline of northeastern Brazil in the state of Bahia, where seafood is always on the menu. Even though I grew up on the coastline of Lake Michigan, we didn’t eat that much fish growing up. I’ve acquired more of … Continue reading Moqueca (Brazilian Seafood Stew)
For those still holding fast to new year’s resolutions to lose weight or just eat healthier in 2012 — you can do it! And you can enjoy these healthy apple bran muffins. Natalie and I made them yesterday and they are surprisingly good. Josue even liked them — a lot! I found the recipe on … Continue reading Apple Pecan Bran Muffins
One of my favorite things about fall is making applesauce. Canning homemade applesauce has been a family tradition as long as I can remember. Growing up with my grandparents, we had 50 acres of apple trees in our backyard. We didn’t maintain the orchard, so the apples weren’t always pretty, but they were perfect for … Continue reading Fall = Time For Homemade Applesauce!
I love going to the farmers’ market – being outside and seeing the colorful variety of fresh produce, bread, meats, eggs and spices. I can hardly wait to get home and cook. Plus, everything is grown in Oklahoma, so it tastes so good! One thing I enjoy about the Cherry Street Farmers’ Market in Tulsa … Continue reading Recipes Inspired by the Farmers’ Market
Ricotta cheese isn’t something I always keep on hand. When I want to make pasta, pizza, or a dessert with the cheese, it used to go on my grocery list. However, with a toddler in the house, I always have an abundant supply of whole milk. I recently discovered how easy it is to make … Continue reading Ricotta Cheese – So Easy A Toddler Can Make It!
The other day I walked into the grocery store to quickly grab something – I don’t remember what. On my way to get whatever it was, I saw a sign for blackberries – $1/pint. At first I didn’t believe it, but I went and checked it out and it was for real. Then I assumed … Continue reading The Easiest Blackberry Cobbler Ever