Appetizer | Finger food | Meat and fish

Mini Polenta Pizzas

By on October 28, 2014

I know, I know, I have been MIA for a few days now, I do apologize.  I missed you guys, and I meant to blog every day, like EVERY SINGLE DAY and life happens.  Kids are sick, work is crazy, tweeting evening while watching Pressure Cooker, falling asleep on Lightroom, falling asleep at 9.30pm on a Friday night.  I am such a party animal :)!

What do you want to hear about first?  My simple and yummy gluten-free mini pizza or my crazy fun experience on the show Pressure Cooker?

Pressure cooker, talking to Anne Marie Withenshaw
Photograph provided by W Network

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw those pictures (and if you don’t, follow me, it’ll be fun!) and if you follow me on Twitter you might have seen my tweets from last Tuesday when it aired.

What is the show about?  Pressure Cooker is a cooking competition for home cooks.  Grab 5 ingredients in your fridge and make a meal for your family.  It sounds easy, challenging and fun and it is! Well, drop the”easy” part.  Gosh, it was super stressful.  Whomever came up with the name for the show nailed it!
So there, you grad the ingredients on the conveyor belt and you run to your station to cook away for 30 minutes.   Along the way, a celebrity chef coaches you, and for me it was Duff Goldman.  His role is to help you to create a dish that will impress the intimidating food critic, Giles Coren.

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Meat and fish

Kid friendly chili con carne and pinky promises

By on September 3, 2014

Funny enough, there is no chili in there, nothing spicy.   But how would you call it?  See, it is like a chili but without chili peppers or chili flakes.   Really it is like one…   Only without the main ingredient!  Oh, I am loving my monologue, I feel like in an episode of Seinfeld or something!

Back to this perfect recipe for this end of summer and back to school, it’s an amazing juicy meaty dish that you can enjoy in a bowl in front of TV or at the diner table with your kids with a tortilla crepe.  The next day, pack it for your lunch at work and for your kid’s school lunch!

chili con carne

Some cheese like cheddar compliments that chili perfectly!  Shredded or a good chunck, your pick!  At home, the kids love a long string of melted cheese hanging for their mouth to the plate!  Well, not just the kids.

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Meatless

Hidden veggies in tomato sauce!

By on March 30, 2014

Hidden zucchinis to be specific.   And not for the kids.   Nope, it is for dear hubby El Cubano that is  a little scared of whatever is green in his plate.   Well, good challenge for me!  I tricked him and I won!   The sweet victory, there is nothing like it!

Hidden veggies

Last time that I gave a try to add some green, it was with my green smoothie.  I wanted to trick him but when he saw it and asked what was in it, I said the truth and asked him to try…  Mhhh well, it did not work!  Sight.

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