Chicken · Dairy free · Recipes · Slow cooking

Slow cooker Chicken in wine and mushrooms

I should really be fancy and call this dish something along the lines of "Coq au vin blanc et champignons". Doesn't everything sound better in French? It does, if you take a moment to ignore my accent. French pronunciation aside, this dish does, excuse my French, kicks b*tt. It is rich, comforting and elegant. A perfect company… Continue reading Slow cooker Chicken in wine and mushrooms

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Recipes · Slow cooking · Soup · starters dips and snacks · Vegetarian

Slow Cooker Polish Pickle Soup

No, I'm not pregnant again, thank you very much. I just love pickles. And soups. And this brilliant combination of the two. My Polish friend M. is the one who introduced me to this dish. M. is a medical professional, a talented musician, a great cook and an all around funny guy. He has this… Continue reading Slow Cooker Polish Pickle Soup

Babies · Pasta · Recipes · Vegetarian

On new arrivals, forgotten recipes and a quick Goat Cheese and Tomato sauce Pasta

On June 30th, 2011 at 17:17 in the afternoon to be exact, my new baby girl literally glided into the world and our waiting arms. For once, after two long and difficult past births, I was rewarded with a wonderful experience. If you are reading this, thanks everyone at the hospital!   Now that the prenatal… Continue reading On new arrivals, forgotten recipes and a quick Goat Cheese and Tomato sauce Pasta

Pregnancy Woes · Salads · Side dish · starters dips and snacks · Vegan · Vegetarian

Baby Countdown #7 Cucumber salad in Tahini sauce

I have a confession to make. I have deliberately started this baby countdown with no real intention of finishing it. I was beyond certain that the baby will come quicker than my list of recipes will dry out. Well guess what? Tonight I am posting the last recipe on the list, bending to reach the keyboard over an… Continue reading Baby Countdown #7 Cucumber salad in Tahini sauce

Pregnancy Woes · Recipes · Sweet tooth

Baby Countdown #5 Miniature Cheesecakes

Captain's log, post-date day three. As if it was humanly possible, I woke this morning to a lower, more protruding belly. We are attracting sympathetic looks from passers-by. My husband took one look at me this morning and started wondering if we are going to have a baby basketball. I took one look at me this… Continue reading Baby Countdown #5 Miniature Cheesecakes

Dairy free · Pregnancy Woes · Side dish · Vegan · Vegetarian

Baby countdown #4 Baby Carrots in Lemon and Garlic

I guess I have babies on my mind. I wonder why. Oh yeah, maybe because I've got one sitting right over my bowels, waking me up at night with contractions that disappear just when I'm about to call Labor and Delivery and makes me, in general, look fat. Today I am celebrating two days post due.… Continue reading Baby countdown #4 Baby Carrots in Lemon and Garlic

Breakfast and Brunch · Recipes · starters dips and snacks · Vegetarian

Baby countdown #3 Greek Salad Flavored Cheese Ball

D-day has come. And gone. Alas, I am still a hot air balloon. On the bright side, the baby has been moving well this morning. On the not-so-bright-side, I'm still a hot air balloon. Talking about balls and balloons, I wanted to share with you this recipe for a delicious savory cheese ball. It is… Continue reading Baby countdown #3 Greek Salad Flavored Cheese Ball