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Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad

 The mornings arrive with a crisp chilly air. When we leave the house a warm jacket is needed, sometimes gloves and hats too. If is not raining, and often it isn’t, we enjoy a brisk walk with our faces cold. Nature is always in full mode no matter what the day brings. Winter birds are busy flying […]

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A Garden Tale and… Veggie-Stuffed Eggplant

He looked around and couldn’t believe what was seeing. How could this be? It’s so big! It’s unstoppable! Behind him, children was chasing each other and playing happily, indifferent to his reaction. The soil under his feet was dry, thirsty for water that was taking too long to arrive. The sun was claiming his neck […]

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Salted Cod Pie with Cream

Somehow codfish and cream are meant to be together. Milk is known to make the fish softer, so cream must be the ultimate combination. Of course, we’re not talking light here, but who cares when the result is the smoother and the most succulent codfish dish ever? This creation combines the deliciousness of the salted […]

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Codfish Pie with Spinach (Empadão de Bacalhau com Espinafres)

Among the 1001 ways to prepare codfish, baking it as a ‘pie’ dish is a favorite at our house. The children love it and that includes an eleven month old who eats uncountable spoons of the recipe presented here. Cod is considered a light fish with white and flaky flesh rich in high-quality protein and […]

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Homemade Chocolate Gift Idea

Looking for a last-minute gift for someone special? Or want to add some sweet treat for each family and friend on your holiday list? Make something everyone will enjoy, homemade with love. Unless someone is allergic to chocolate, this gift is surely a crowd pleaser, the perfect stocking size addition. This easy chocolate bark recipe […]

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Chocolate Crème Brûlée

If you are in the mood for chocolate, this is a dessert for you. It happens to me often and during pregnancy I found myself eating chocolate for breakfast. It was not as bad as you may think as it would normally consisted in this hot chocolate with just the right amount of dark chocolate […]

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Hot Chocolate with Greek Yogurt

Hot chocolate my way. Definition: creamy, thick and made with chocolate, not cocoa powder. The trick? Leave it on the heat until it starts to thicken. Real chocolate, the dark, and real milk, the whole. Healthy? Of course and one of the most popular food in its different shapes and flavors around the world. It […]

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Hazelnut-Cranberry Chocolate Bark

Christmas is only one week away. And nothing can spell Christmas better than chocolate. Well, besides all other treats, like King’s Cake or any traditional food common in your part of the world. And of course there’s Santa and the reindeers, the tree, the ornaments, the religious Nativity and so many other things. Depending on […]

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Olive Spread

Lately I haven’t been in a writing mode. Well, probably you noticed already since my posts are showing up with more temporal spacing between them. First it was due to the pregnancy fatigue but now I’m feeling a little better. However something has changed in this space of time. All the turmoil that is going […]

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Lima Beans Salad

Commonly, this salad is made with black-eyed peas. Corn is not usually part of it. Sometimes is served together with tuna. Normally it is pretty good. This time was different. I guess I was craving that black-eyed peas salad for lunch. But black-eyed peas were nowhere to be seen in the pantry. Not to mention […]

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