Oct 112012
Spinach & Strawberry Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Spinach and Strawberry in a salad? How odd right? Even I thought the same when a friend said she makes this salad often at home along with home-made strawberry vinaigrette. The thought of trying them was in my mind but if I had spinach then I had no strawberries and if I had strawberries I didn’t have spinach until the stars aligned and I got bountiful spinach and strawberry from my local farmer’s market this Want to know more about this recipe?

Oct 102012
Puff Pastry Berry Turnover

I always have a bag of frozen berries in my freezer as I use them often for smoothies. I’ve long wanted to try compote (fruits cooked in syrup) but I had no idea of using the compote other than in ice cream. When I saw this recipe(taken from here) of using the thickened compote in berry turnovers, it reminded me of Summer. I love berries not just for its super sweet taste but its versatility Want to know more about this recipe?

Oct 092012
Blueberry Chia Pudding[Vegan]

Every time I go shopping I swear and remind myself with reminder and a reminder for my first reminder to take my shopping list so I don’t end up spending on things not in my list. This time the list made it up to my minivan and I forgot to take them with me to the shop. They say everything happens for a reason and the best thing that happened was I got this small little pack Want to know more about this recipe?

Oct 042012
Quinoa Wrap with Edamame, Veggies & Avocado

Wraps are in our menu once in awhile  especially if there are plenty of veggies that haven’t been used and is sitting in my veggie drawer in the refrigerator staring at me slouched as if I’m being mean by not picking them. However the regular sautéed or grilled veggie wraps have become so common in our house that I find it boring to cook them myself. The idea of quinoa wrap striked me when some cooked Want to know more about this recipe?

Oct 032012
Broccoli Mushroom Bell Pepper Melts

I came across this recipe from marthastewart website while I was looking for a new inspiration for sandwiches. I’ve never heard of knife-and-fork sandwiches. I always prefer to use my hands than a knife-and-fork for sandwiches as I don’t like to nibble on small bites while I can have a mouthful of goodness. Just like an insect gets attracted to light, I was so attracted to the colorful display of these sandwiches that I was Want to know more about this recipe?

Oct 022012
Tomato, Peach & Ricotta Sandwich

When I’m bored with eating leftovers for lunch, sandwiches are my rescue. A meal that can definitely be made just for me without any leftovers. They are super simple to fix but can be boring if there is no zing or the “ooh” factor that lights up your eye and makes you take an even bigger bite the next time. I generally don’t mix fruits in my main course and was drawn to this sandwich Want to know more about this recipe?