Pistachio Rosemary Cookies

Although I typically find myself baking various treat atleast once a week, there is one recipe that some would consider my ‘signature.’ I whip these cookies up for all occasions, from parties to hostesss gifts. Upon hearing the ingreadients that go into them, people tend to make a face that says “that can’t be good.” That look is quickly…


Watermelon Cucumber Sangria

We recently hosted a get-together on a blistering hot summer night. Although we could have just served bubbly & wine, I wanted something fun & refreshing that signified summer. This Watermelon Cucumber Mint White Wine Sangria hit the spot, without being too-sickly-sweet that I sometimes find white wine sangrias to be. Since we had an…


Chocolate Flower Bark

Last year, I created this Easter Candy Bark, which was a hit. While it’s still a fun & easy recipe for both kids and adults alike, it was time for an upgrade. I’ve been wanting to incorporate edible flower petals into various creations for some time now, and what better time of introducing them into my recipe…


Ombre Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

With Easter coming up, I wanted a pretty pastel dessert that tasted as good as it looked. I thought of icing a typical shortbread bar in a pink ombre frosting, but in true Malta fashion, I can’t get gel food colouring anywhere. So instead, I opted to use cocoa powder for a more natural ombre…


Cream Cheese Pancakes

The small town where my boyfriend J grew up had three restaurants, one gas station, and no traffic lights. Despite its size, throngs of people from the city would flock there very weekend just to visit one of the restaurants in town. The pancakes there were famous, and although the big city offered plenty of options in terms…


The BEST Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Confession: I have the biggest sweet tooth, and sugar is my vice. If I had to pick one thing to eat for the rest of my life it would probably be dessert. My favourite of them all are chewy chocolate chip cookies. Now, given the enormity of my love for all things sweet, and especially…


Beet Chips

Since living here in Lviv, I’ve been eager to try out some Ukrainian recipes. However, traditional ones intimidate me, by been either too labour-intensive (I’m looking at you, perogies, aka varenyky), or unhealthy. Since the idea of slaving away all day over a batch of potato varenyky or grating infinite pounds of beets for borscht…


Summer Gazpacho

In our household, my boyfriend claims that he knows summer has officially begun once I  whip up a big batch of chilled gazpacho. I can’t think of any other way to eat such massive amounts of raw veggies pleasantly. Its so fresh, so easy to make, and great to serve to guests as a first…


Quick + Easy Healthy Breakfast: Option II

In my continued quest to find the perfect fast, tasty, and healthy breakfast option, I’ve come up with great savoury solution. You can see my first option, a more sweet one, here. I’ve been thinking about making breakfast muffins for awhile, but it wasn’t until a friend tipped me off on a recipe she uses…


Quick + Easy Healthy Breakfast Option I

Since our move to the Mediterranean, I’ve been struggling with breakfast options that are quick, easy, protein-packed, lower in carbohydrates, and nutritious. Back home I would frequently whip up quick protein smoothies (almond milk, spinach, almond butter, strawberries, vanilla whey powder, and ice) or sometimes grab a Quest protein bar before running out the door….

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