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. (More Brazilian recipes to come soon!) 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 … Continue reading Five-Minute, Three-Ingredient Lemon Mousse
Around my house we try to eat pretty healthy. As the title of this blog suggests, I like to cook homemade. No frozen nuggets or hamburger helper here! 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 … 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!