Month: January 2018


Chicken salad with avocado and mango salsa

Whisk marinade ingredients together to combine. Pour a third of the marinade into a shallow dish to marinade the chicken fillets for at least 15 minutes (ideally one to two hours if you have the time). Refrigerate the reserved untouched marinade to use as a dressing. Heat about one teaspoon of oil in a grill […]


Tuna with samkeh harra sauce

This is another simpler version of the samkeh harra recipe, made with tuna cans, but you can definitely replace the tuna with fish fillets. If you want a quick night meal, you can just use this recipe, it’s healthy, simple and delicious. The samkeh harra recipe is a lebanese speciality. Translated from arabic it simply […]

biscotti, Cookies, dessert, italian recipe, orange, pistachios

Cooking with Manuela: Italian Pistachio-Orange Biscotti (Cantucci)

Let’s take the classic biscotti to the next level with these pistachios-filled, orange-flavored, chocolate-dipped delicious Italian cookies Ready to bake some biscotti?! And I’m not talking about the usual Italian almond cookies. But something just as crunchy, and just as delicious as the classic biscotti, filled with whole toasted pistachios, a touch of orange aroma and […]


Dawn’s Recipes: Our Daily Burn

This was the first January in a long time that I didn’t have a new years resolution to exercise more because for the last year I’ve exercised 5-7 days a week.  What has motivated me through the year is my husband Kevin.  Once he decided to take better care of his health and get in […]

Besciamella, potatoes, scalloped potatoes, us Potato

Cooking with Manuela: Extra Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

Who can resist to layer after layer of scrumptious potatoes, creamy white sauce and cheese?!? This video recipe is sponsored by Potatoes USA, in collaboration with Clever. All opinions are mine. Thank you for your support! Bring comfort and elegance to your table with these irresistible scalloped potatoes, layered with a creamy besciamella sauce, topped […]

Appetizer, brie, bruschetta, cabernet saugignon, cavit wine, entree, fig, italian recipe, prosciutto

Bruschetta with Italian Prosciutto, Triple Cream Brie Cheese and Fig Spread

Let’s cheer to a year of new beginnings and endless opportunities with an inviting glass of Cavit Cabernet Sauvignon next to these delicious bruschette This post is sponsored by Cavit Wines in collaboration with Honest Cooking. All opinions are mine. Thank you for your support! #21andup  Have you reflected on the ups and downs of 2017 and made any resolutions for the […]


Marble cake

Ingredients:6 eggszest of 1 lemon1 tsp vanilla 1 1/2 cup sugar3/4 cup oil1 cup milk3 cups flour3 tsp baking powder3 tbsp cocoa Pre-heat oven on 180°C /350°F. Beat sugar, eggs, vanilla, lemon zest and oil. Add flour, baking powder and milk. Beat well. Divide mixture in 2 bowls. Stir the cocoa powder into one of […]