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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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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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Eggless Carrot Cake with Apricot Cream Cheese Frosting

Today I received a happy e-mail from my cousin in Portugal. My grandmother is turning 100 years by the end of December and that’s certainly the perfect reason to celebrate a life. One hundred! I’m delighted with the news. She is my only grandparent alive and the only great-grandmother to my daughter and to my […]

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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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Mangoland Series: Mango with Greek Yogurt

What kind of breakfast do you usually have? I’m questioned about this often and some people may wonder why I don’t have many breakfast posts. The reason is as simple as my regular kind of breakfast. I’m basically a yogurt kind of girl. Well, let me explain better. Unless I’m on vacation in some nice […]

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