Guinness Lamb and Parsnip Cottage Pie

After spending two months in Dublin, Ireland, one cannot help but be influenced by the food. Cabbage, potatoes, seafood, lamb, Irish butter and Guinness are just a few of the commonly used Irish ingredients that inspired me. It’s not to get excited when I talk about Ireland. This green country produces some of the best…

Stewed Chicken with Saffron

Here’s another repost from Bags & Biscuits. Food inspired by our month long stay in Lisbon, Portugal. I have to admit that we miss Portugal and are looking forward to going back. I do see that I need to rephotograph the photos on this one. That will come soon! I hope you enjoy this very…

Vegetarian Buckwheat and Black Bean Chili

I didn’t realize until traveling to Europe and Morocco, how underutilized whole grains, or cereals as the Europeans call them, are in the diets of Americans. Or the hubby’s and my diet. Barley, millet, rye, buckwheat, farro, whole wheat couscous, whole corn, quinoa, sorghum, whole oats, rice and bulgar wheat are all whole grains. The…

Spice Up Your Game Day With These 12 Wing Sauce Recipes

“Are you ready for some football?” That’s right, NFL football season is here once again and it’s time to worry about having the perfect game day snacks. And no game day is complete without chicken wings, one of the most popular game day foods. Wings are so popular, the National Chicken Council claims, Americans eat…

Eat Your “Ugly” Fruits and Vegetables

I have exciting news to share. Recently, Huffington Post accepted me as a contributor. My first piece “10 Ways to Make “Ugly” Fruits and Vegetables Beautiful” is live. I hope that you are as excited as I am. Here’s an excerpt for your reading pleasure and of course you can read the whole article on Huffington…