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Plum, Red Currants and Peach Crumb Bars

Plum, Red Currants and Peach Crumb Bars

It’s only fair to share… You are going to fall in love with this Plum, Red Currants and Peach Crumb Bars! The crumble is super easy and made in a food processor and the fresh fruit is perfect! It’s peach season in Shanghai and they are amazing! Not all fruit […]

Summertime Chunky Gazpacho Soup

Summertime Chunky Gazpacho Soup

It’s only fair to share… Chunky Gazpacho Soup is my favorite summertime soup! It’s loaded with corn, bell peppers and cucumbers and with a dollop of sour cream it’s the perfect soup for a hot day! I love Gazpacho Soup. I love soup but sorry when it’s 100 degrees outside […]

Quinoa Salad with Beet and Feta Cheese

Quinoa Salad with Beet and Feta Cheese

It’s only fair to share… This fresh and vibrant Roasted Beets and Feta Cheese Quinoa Salad is the perfect healthy salad to start your week deliciously right! I love beets! I know not everyone does and I really cannot understand why. They are super nutritious, have a bit of sweetness […]

Easy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Easy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

It’s only fair to share… By making these Easy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes with a 1:1 ratio of cauliflower and potatoes, this recipe still tastes like mashed potatoes without all the calories! I’m pretty much over classic mashed potatoes. Hold on now I said pretty much over not totally over them. […]

Tender Asian Braised Short Ribs

Tender Asian Braised Short Ribs

It’s only fair to share… Asian Braised Short Ribs, braised in beef broth, soy sauce, ginger and garlic are deliciously flavorful and tender. Your whole family will love them! After 6 weeks away from home, I am so ready to get back into my kitchen and make dinner. I didn’t […]

Bulgur with Chicken, Tomatoes and Chickpeas

Bulgur with Chicken, Tomatoes and Chickpeas

It’s only fair to share… This One Pot Lebanese Bulgur with Chicken, Tomatoes and Chickpeas is the ultimate healthy dish. At only 185 calories and 15 grams of protein per serving, you won’t feel guilty for eating two helpings!   **RECIPE AND PHOTO UPDATE!!** Are you tired of the same […]

Mexican Beef and Pasta Bake

Mexican Beef and Pasta Bake

It’s only fair to share… Mexican Beef and Pasta Bake… The perfect family dinner for when you can’t decide between pasta and Mexican night! You ever open your cabinets and find a bunch of different random ingredients to make dinner? Then you ask your family want they would like for […]

Spinach Risotto with Fried Shallots

Spinach Risotto with Fried Shallots

It’s only fair to share… Creamy Spinach Risotto with Fried Shallots takes a bit of patience but the end result is a heavenly creamy risotto that is perfect with chicken or on its own for a light meal. Cream cheese adds an extra creaminess to the Spinach Risotto and the […]

Spinach Brownies

Spinach Brownies

It’s only fair to share… Mom’s Secret Spinach Brownies is a delicious way to sneak spinach into even the pickiest kids’ favorite sweet treat! We are a brownie loving family. Even me, who doesn’t really care for chocolate can’t wait to bite into a corner piece of the brownie right […]

Beef Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

Beef Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

It’s only fair to share… I’m loving these Low Calorie Beef Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers! The quinoa and beef mixture with the Mexican spices and then stuffed in a bell pepper is incredibly delicious!   There are just so many ways to enjoy Mexican food! Taco shells, tortilla wraps, as […]

Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies 

It’s only fair to share… Can’t decide between chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookies? Then you’ll love these Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies! They’re the best of both worlds! I love cookies! Doesn’t everyone? But when you can’t decide whether to make Chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin go for this […]

Baked Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cups

Baked Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cups

It’s only fair to share… These Baked Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cups are full of shredded carrots, raisins and walnuts and they’re healthier and even more delicious than traditional Carrot Cake! They make the perfect on-the-go breakfast or afternoon treat! My first article for Shanghai Family Magazine was Oatmeal Cups. Since […]