Pineapple Curry Salad

Pineapple Curry Salad

This is one of my favorite mayo salads. Exotic and tropical, sweet with a hint of garlic, I don’t know of many other salads like it. Best of all it’s very easy to make it and if you already have cooked rice, it’ll take just a few minutes to prepare. This pineapple curry salad goes […]

Green Pea Party Soup

St Patrick’s Day Green Pea Party Soup

This is a really fast and simple vegetarian pea soup that can easy be modified to be vegan. Serve it in some unique dishware such as these espresso cups and you have a very stylish St. Patrick’s Day party soup.  This recipe serves about 4-6 people in small servings. St Patrick’s Day Green Pea Party […]

St Patrick's Day Pistachio Cheesecake

St Patrick’s Day Pistachio Cheesecake

It’s only relatively recently that many of the lesser known Western holidays like St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween etc. have become popular with the younger generation in Poland.  My first experience with St.Patrick’s Day was eleven years ago in Chicago.  They turned the Chicago river green, there was green beer in the pub, people dressed in […]

Cupid's Cherry Cheesecake

Cupid’s Cherry Cheesecake

In classical mythology Cupid is the son of the love goddess Venus and it is said that a shot from Cupid’s bow and arrow will fill the person with uncontrollable desire. This Valentine’s Day if Cupid isn’t available to shoot the target of your affection, these cheesecake cups are the next best thing! The cherries […]

Beet Hearts with Goat Cheese

Beet Hearts with Goat Cheese

It’s pretty easy to find Valentine’s or other love themed dessert recipes, if you’re looking for one you can check out my Valentine’s No-Bake Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake and Panna Cotta with a Hint of Mint. What is a little more challenging to find are appetizers that have a love theme, but check out these gorgeous […]

Valentine's Panna Cotta with a Hint of Mint

Valentine’s Panna Cotta with a Hint of Mint

This is a really yummy dessert, is super easy to make and by utilizing a silicon mold in the shape of heart, it is perfect for your romantic Valentine’s Day dessert. Any time a recipe calls for vanilla I always prefer to use pure vanilla instead of the artificial kind however the pure vanilla typically […]

No bake raspberry swirl cheesecake

Valentine’s no-bake raspberry swirl cheesecake

Last summer I was browsing through some of my older Polish cookbooks looking for a light summer dessert when I came upon an interesting no-bake cheesecake recipe.  Cheesecake isn’t known as a light dessert, but the fact that it was no-bake piqued my interest in trying it out.  Traditional cheesecakes are baked in the oven […]

Lebanese Grape Leaves

Lebanese Grape Leaves

Similar to the recipe for my Lebanese Chicken Shawarmas, this recipe is adapted from the grape leaves sold at an authentic Lebanese restaurant in Calgary. These are lighter than the most common Lebanese grape leaves which typically have meat such as lamb included. These grape leaves are slightly sour so I recommend pairing them with […]



Caponata is a Sicilian cooked vegetable salad typically consisting of eggplant, celery, sweetened vinegar, capers and a sweet and sour sauce. Many Sicilian families have their own variation which adds to these base ingredients so feel free to experiment. Caponata was often served as a main dish but I love it served on crostini with […]

Tuscan Bean and Kale Casserole

Tuscan Bean and Kale Casserole (with GF option)

Mention the word casserole and most people think of a heavy, traditional food. This Cannellini bean and kale casserole will give you a different perspective of what a casserole can be. It’s vegetarian, loaded with vitamins and minerals, is high in fiber and has a nice mild flavor. (Although my husband spiced his up with […]

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