Chiffonade Basil

by: fabiola in: Dressings, Condiments, Sauces, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free
Chiffonade Basil

Chiffonade-ing basil, I am not sure that is a word but it will be my adjective for the moment.  Little tips and tricks for ease in the kitchen have always been helpful to me, so I figured it would be helpful for you as well.  I have learned so much …

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Oatmeal, Apricot, Walnut Cookies, with Chocolate Chips

by: fabiola in: Breakfast, Brunch, Bread, Dessert, Snacks
Oatmeal, Apricot, Walnut Cookies, with Chocolate Chips

I am not sure if you caught a few posts ago, but they were tasty protein bars with, you guessed it…apricot and walnuts.  So what does one do when they have that stuff laying around and are in need of something sweet?  The answer is always cookies! Always.  I actually …

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Freezing Bananas

by: fabiola in: Breakfast, Brunch, Bread, Dessert, Snacks
Freezing Bananas

Frozen banana makings…

Simple, easy way to not not waste, and make yummy smoothies and treats for you and your family!  A tip to make your life a wee bit easier, and friendly to our lovely Earth, yup I said it!  So when you think your bananas are not going to …

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Portuguese Sweet Bread French Toast

by: fabiola in: Breakfast, Brunch, Bread
Portuguese Sweet Bread French Toast

We have been making tons of great breads in my class this quarter, and as I have said before I have issues with wasting anything.  I give away a lot of bread, our freezer is a bakery, and I am getting fairly creative beyond bread crumbs on re purposing the bread I bring …

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Bolognese Sauce

by: fabiola in: Dressings, Condiments, Sauces, Entrees
Bolognese Sauce

Pasta a la Bolognese! I have been loving saying this repeatedly over the last few days.  I get to say it loud and proud with an Italian accent, because I want to, that is all there is to it.  I am looking for the right meat sauce, meat to tomato …

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Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto

by: fabiola in: Entrees, Side Dishes and Vegetables, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free
Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto

Did you know Risotto is a cooking technique, not a dish? Think of it as an Italian way to cook a particular grain of rice, which is arborio, a short grain rice variety. Risotto by definition is made by cooking the rice in a pan with onion and olive oil. …

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Split Pea and Ham Hock Soup

by: fabiola in: Entrees, Soup
Split Pea and Ham Hock Soup

I had never had this soup until last year when Brian and I moved and a lot changed in our lives, food was one of those things.  We (me) no offense to Brian, he is super duper busy with school, needed to organize and plan a little better how our meals would …

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