Ethiopian Chicken Stew with bell peppers and baby spinach cooked in delicious berbere seasoning.

Ethiopian Chicken Stew

This super flavorful Ethiopian Chicken Stew with bell pepper and baby spinach will fill your house with an amazing aroma as the delicious sauce thickens on the stove top. One bite of the tender chicken and you will be in love with this dish! Serve over your favorite rice or grain or with freshly made injera bread.

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sausage & shrimp skillet

20 Minute, 4 Ingredient Sausage & Shrimp Skillet

I’ve been totally slacking on blogging lately. But I have a totally valid excuse! After almost a year of house-hunting, we put an offer on a house! So Aldo and I have been busy every day learning about the house buying process, reading the contract, finding an attorney, researching home inspections, etc etc. ADULTING.

I am not getting too excited about the house yet, it is an old house, so who knows what deal-breakers the inspection will find. But nevertheless, we have been keeping busy with all of the above and with trying to purge extra stuff that we have accumulated in our apartment.

sausage & shrimp skillet

Because of this, our dinners have been quick. But that does not mean that we are compromising on flavor or healthiness! This Sausage & Shrimp Skillet has made an appearance for dinner twice recently since it is so delicious and so easy to make. (more…)

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eclair making class in montreal

Eclairs and Other Food Adventures in Montreal

eclair making class in montreal
Two weeks ago I was in Montreal for a work conference. The conference lasted 4 days, and afterwards my friend Stephany and I stayed in Montreal for a few days and her husband and Aldo flew in to join us for a mini vacation. I have been to Montreal once as a kid but I was too young to remember and appreciate what an amazing city it is! We loved it there. So much good food, so many parks and outdoor areas, so many funky cafes and streets with gorgeous graffiti art.

I actually think Montreal was my favorite city out of everywhere I’ve been, as far as actually wanting to live there. Too bad it gets so freakin’ cold there in the winter!!

While we were in Montreal, we had lots of different foods – Tibetan, Japanese (sushi and ramen), Korean, American, Italian, and of course – French: roasted duck, escargot, French cheeses, souffles, macarons, etc. And one of the most fun things we did was take an eclair making class in Old Montreal at Ateliers & Saveurs! When we booked the class we were told that it is taught in French but not to worry, it is easy to follow in English. Let’s see how this goes, we figured!

When we got to Ateliers & Saveurs, the chef was setting up the kitchen for the class and I got to peek at all the ingredients – lots of butter, flour, sugar, fresh fruit, chocolate… this was going to be GOOD! And just look at this gorgeous kitchen – can you image a kitchen like this at home with all that counter space and natural light? It is every food blogger’s dream!

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