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Home-Made Cinnamon Ice Cream Home-Made Cinnamon Ice Cream

I love that when I bake a cake at home the aroma of the cake can be smelled from the garage when someone comes home. It can be smelled even from the street. Imagine this – an aroma of freshly baked cakes coming out of each house on your street. Wouldn’t it be absolutely wonderful? […]

Leftovers: Creamy Orecchiette with Roasted Vegetables, Chicken, and Leafy Greens Leftovers: Creamy Orecchiette with Roasted Vegetables, Chicken, and Leafy Greens

Whenever I manage to create a beautiful dish out of leftovers, I think about my grandmothers. Strong, hard working, stubborn and resourceful women (I got those genes), they could cook something great out of anything. (I got those genes too!) Back in the old days there was no such thing as throwing food away. I […]

Weight Loss Weekly: Why Do I Want to Lose Weight? What’s the Plan? Weight Loss Weekly: Why Do I Want to Lose Weight? What’s the Plan?

A-ha! This seems like a silly question, doesn’t it? We take it for granted that if we gain some weight we have to lose it as soon as possible. But stop and think about it for a minute – Why do we want to lose weight? For me, my reasons are:

Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: 5 Stars Dinner at Home… But Will the Kids Eat It? Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: 5 Stars Dinner at Home… But Will the Kids Eat It?

 Are you a foodie? Are you a foodie and a parent? Do your kids share your passion for food? Or do they give you a hard time? Watch the video: I am a foodie and a picky eater in a choosy finicky, or conscious eating way. Since we got married, I got my husband all […]

Conscious Eating Leads to Better Life

Hi, You might be interested to read my short post on Portion Control and how can we NOT eat more than we really need on my other blog “Good Food & Bad Food”. Click here to read it. If you are a person who likes to know more about the food you are eating, you […]

Magical Lentil Soup Magical Lentil Soup

This is a soup for people with either big or small food budget. But no matter how deep are your pockets, it will make your heart big and your stomach full and satisfied. I got the recipe for this lentil soup from my dear and favorite aunt Eti. She cooks like they used to in […]

Weight Loss Weekly: Why Did I Get Overweight in the First Place? Weight Loss Weekly: Why Did I Get Overweight in the First Place?

I would like to wear these clothes again before I get too old. So… I’ve decided to hop on the weight loss train. Yep yep yep. It’s official. My brain says: “Oh my God! Are you crazy? Ohhhh, the pressure. What if you fail?“, “But”, I say back, “I’m not alone”. I got You. And […]

Cookie #4: Rugelach Cookie #4: Rugelach

I am a cake person. I have already confessed that (see when I posted about Cookie #1: Cowboy Cookies). I will always choose cake over a cookie. BUT when it comes to Rugelach… everything changes. I love lovve looooovvvvvvvvvve Rugelach. The flaky dough with cream cheese, which I don’t like to eat as is, but […]

Picky Eater Story: Throw the Food from the Window Picky Eater Story: Throw the Food from the Window

I remember this episode from when I was about 6 or 7 years old (I think). I asked my mom to make me toast with melted cheese on top. Who doesn’t like those? Don’t you? I almost certainly nagged and nagged her and she finally made it for me. Then I tasted it and it […]

Arugula, Bacon, and Gruyère Bread Pudding Arugula, Bacon, and Gruyère Bread Pudding

What can I say? I love bread puddings, sweet or savory. It’s like old-world food. Basic ingredients. Using leftover bread. A warm and rustic dish. Golden crust. The best of comfort food. Here’s a lovely recipe from Gourmet magazine that I made a few days ago. Eating more leafy greens is, ahemm ahemm, one of […]