Mujadara with Crispy Onions

I do love my cookbooks and I especially enjoy ones by authors who live in the state of Michigan. Just like I support the local farmers and buy their produce at the market I also support other “made in Michigan” products  from my Great Lake State. Rosewater and Orange Blossom cookbook certainly has a special … Continue reading

Smacked Cucumber With A Sweet Sour Sauce

Do you ever “smack” your food? You can tenderize meat or massage greens but I never imagined myself “smacking” a cucumber. Yes, in this recipe you use a blade of a cleaver or a rolling pin and smack a whole cucumber hard a few times. This encourages the cucumber to loosen its flesh and absorb the flavors of … Continue reading

Roasted Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes

Yummy sweet potatoes roasted with a maple syrup/cinnamon coating which are crispy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside. These were a big hit as a perfect side for a pork roast – everyone loved them! The inspiration for these potatoes comes from pumpkinnspice.com and I basically used the same ingredients but added no salt … Continue reading

Spicy Hunan Potatoes

How do you say “yum” in Chinese. These potatoes were perfectly seasoned and I could not get enough of them! Hunan food is known to be spicy and from the few dishes I have made so far I certainly agree. But like any recipe you can make it to your taste. Hunan is located in the … Continue reading

Grilled Sweet or Russet Potato Wedges

I decided to combine these two recipes since they make great sides when you are grilling. Par-boiling them speeds up the grilling process and you have tender, crispy and flavorful potato wedges.   Turkey burgers and grilled russet potato wedges.   

Elaine’s Rose Harissa Spice Mix

I fell in love with this mix when I first saw Elaine’s post. Rose petals and lots of spicy seasonings truly appealed to my taste buds. For Elaine’s original recipe go here. As a matter of fact I picked it to be a feature and it was that week! Many have already seen Elaine’s Rose Harrisa … Continue reading

Cauliflower Rice

I know, another cauliflower rice recipe, but it is something I have been wanting to make as a substitute for all  of the basmati rice I eat – I love my stir-fries. I also love cauliflower cooked many different ways and was willing to try this version of “rice”. Of course cauliflower is lower in … Continue reading

Butternut Squash with Asiago Cheese and Sage

I have not posted a Weight Watcher’s recipe in quite awhile. Last year I seemed to make more goodies over the holidays than normal so I am trying to eat healthier to begin the new year and you can’t go wrong with butternut squash. Serving size is 3 slices with a 4 PointsPlus value. Pretty … Continue reading