Apple pie – with priceless tips from Anna Olson

After baking several apple pies over the years and not quite getting the one that my palate would scream on wows, I decided to try yet another recipe, after watching Anna Olson on TV this fall. I am not sure if this recipe features on her new book but it was very nice to watch… Continue reading Apple pie – with priceless tips from Anna Olson

Hot and sour mushroom and tofu soup

For the cold days ahead of us, this soup fills all the requisites: light and filling, packed with protein from the tofu and egg that go along so well  with the 2 varieties of mushrooms. A rich broth made with chillies, ginger and garlic adds heat and a spicy oriental flare to the soup. The… Continue reading Hot and sour mushroom and tofu soup

Sweet potato gnocchi with mushroom sauce

Gnocchi may seem difficult to make if it is your first time. But believe me, it is not! Specially if you are not feeding a big crowd, around 45 min for this recipe for 6 - 8 portions. If you are a vegetarian that's the entrée for any occasion, if you are not, add some… Continue reading Sweet potato gnocchi with mushroom sauce

Brown rice with bacon and green onions

It has been a while already that there is no more white rice for my family, which is a shame since as Brazilian, I am crazy for a fluffy, simple white rice. There are some exceptions but brown rice is the norm at our home now, with our diabetes friendly diet. It gets boring though...… Continue reading Brown rice with bacon and green onions

Crunchy veggie mousse salad

If I start talking about how much I love this recipe I will be here forever. Maybe is because I normally make it just once a year, or maybe is the perfect combination of these fresh veggies and fruit that turns this side dish into a dinner star. The story is that I would always… Continue reading Crunchy veggie mousse salad