Category: dinners

Focaccia Bread

(dairy-free and vegan focaccia bread)
Delicious and super easy no-knead focaccia bread recipe plus how to make focaccia bread art! Focaccia is one of the easiest breads to make, it can rise while you sleep, there is little hands-on work and the rise timing is unfussy and the bread is forgiving for the novice baker. And it bakes in half an hour for a simple dinner side for Italian night or summer grilling

Chickpea flatbread (vegan, yeast-free, gluten-free bread)

During quarantine pandemic shopping all the yeast and flour got sold out. No worries, this gluten-free chickpea and sweet potato flatbread is made without yeast, doesn’t require a dutch-oven nor banneton, and it is a no-knead bread without any waiting, timing or waking up early to attend to it rising. No starter culture, no baking soda, no eggs, no stand mixer, no bread machine..simply a no-hassle, budget-friendly, easy bread that will keep you satiated longer as its healthier than regular bread! And its delicious. Win-win all around.

Quarantine meals (pantry recipes)

Lockdown and bookmark these healthy recipes to pull out during quarantine months and use up the Covid-19 stockpiling staples, dry goods and canned foods you bought! note: I will need to update these links to include the new domain address. Meantime, check out these recipes in the search […]

Shrimp with roasted veggies (one-pan meal)

If you love a one-and-done meal that is foolproof for even the novice cook (or stressed quarantine cook), give this oven-baked shrimp with herbs and potatoes recipe a try. A dish that even those who hate shrimp (like my mom) will love! Just a few simple ingredients of pantry and freezer staples, and one-pan for the ultimate one-pot meal and quarantine meal that you will be making long past lockdown days.

Lentil shepherd’s pie (quarantine pantry dinner)

During quarantine cooking we have to be resourceful with pantry staples and freezer staples, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a healthy and delicious family dinner and comfort food! This dish is meatless but has a meaty flavor due to a little beef bouillon, but it can be made vegan with veggie broth to, both ways taste good! Home cooking is always healthiest and especially now safer than delivery! On Dr.Oz they were advising to consume less meat and inflammatory foods while possibly fighting the Coronavirus. Although I’m not about to become a full on vegan as I need my iron, I do like balance and whole foods. And lots of veggies.