Archive | January 2015

Pretty Fern Latte Art

Hubby and I were at a Starbucks recently, and when we got our latte’s, the barista actually made some latte art for us!! Pretty little ferns…love it πŸ™‚ Don’t see this often, when we get lattes, so always excited when we do!!

Cheers Everyone!! πŸ™‚

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Veggie and Feta Bulgur Salad

Decided to make a bulgur salad, as that’s the grain we have in the house. I was looking for something different, then the usual Tabbouleh it’s used in. I looked around the interwebs, and in the end saw one that caught my eye. I just took the idea, of the recipe, and made it my own though. I started with cooked course bulgur, added grape tomatoes, carrots, feta cheese, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, black pepper and garlic pepper. I mixed it all together and voila πŸ™‚Β It turned out really yummy, so I’ll definitely make it again!!

Bon Appetit Everyone!! πŸ™‚

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Stew

I found this recipe last week, on AllRecipes.com, while searching for a vegetarian slow cooker dish. I think it’s more, Mediterranean inspired, because of the spice combination. It turned out pretty good and VERY spicy (which we like), but that’s due to the amount of red pepper flakes I put inΒ it. If you follow the recipe to a ‘T’, I don’t believe it’ll be too spicy. We’re not huge okra fans, so I used red kidney beans instead. It definitely thickened up the stew, more so, then the original recipe probably gets. But we don’t mind it πŸ™‚ Next time I think I’ll add chickpeas instead though, and possibly a bit more liquid. Oh!! I would definitely suggest, you either cut up the eggplant larger then suggested, or check on the stew to maybe lessen the cooking time? Because by the time we had gotten to it, after 10 hours on low, the eggplant had completely disintegrated into the stew!! To me…the photo of the stew I took, makes it look more like, the Jamaican Red Bean Stew I make (minus the coconut milk) LOL If you’re interested in making this recipe, I’ve included the recipe link below…

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Stew

Bon Appetit Everyone!! πŸ™‚

Egg Nog Cookies

We made these for Christmas a few year’s back, and loved them then, but hadn’t made them since. I’ve been trying out new recipes since then, but decided to make these again today. They’re super easy, and taste just like egg nog!! The holidays are nothing without egg nog right?! So why not in a cookie!! If you like egg nog, then definitely give this cookie a try, I’m sure you’ll like it as much as we do πŸ™‚ I can’t find the exact recipe I have, but this one is the closest I found online…

Egg Nog Cookies

Bon Appetit Everyone πŸ™‚

Peppermint Coconut Cocoa Balls

We madeΒ these last Christmas, and we loved them!! Last year, we made them right around Christmas, but this year, we didn’t get to making them until this past Monday. The original recipe calls for rum, but we’re not a fan, so I tried peppermint and they’re so yummy!! This recipe is on our list of holiday recipes, and if you give it a try, it may just get onto yours too πŸ™‚

Peppermint Coconut Cocoa Balls

Bon Appetit Everyone!! πŸ™‚

Happy New Year Everyone!!

2014 is now behind us, and 2015 is here!! With that brings new recipes, as well as new food experiences πŸ™‚ Hopefully you all had a great New Year’s Eve and Day. Bring on 2015!! πŸ™‚