Month: August 2014

Mediterranean Mac n’ Cheese

Mediterranean Mac n' Cheese

I feel like I’m going to get very predictable very quickly in the food-blogosphere When I love something, it becomes a pattern in my life.  In this case it’s my love for my oven.  I love my oven more than any other appliance in my kitchen and it will become very apparent as I post more recipes.  It suits my need to multi-task and there is smaller risk of me burning something, of course that is thanks to my other favorite: the kitchen timer!  This is a recipe that isn’t purely oven cooking, but it certainly allowed me to prep lunch while it was finishing up in the oven for our dinner!  I found it a long time ago on one of my favorite go to sites: marthastewart.com.  I did per usual make a few adjustments in this round because I didn’t have elbow macaroni on hand but I did have quinoa shells and it turned out just as good!

Egg Curry with Potato-Spinach Parathas

Egg Curry & Potato Spinach Parathas

Hello world.  I will spare you the apologies for the delayed post because based on my past performance, I’d say that it’s unavoidable  But July was an extremely busy month!  I got a new job AND I traveled all over Portugal with a short stint in Barcelona without having much time to plan for the trip! I LOVED PORTUGAL! It was my first true European trip.  From what I heard, Portugal is still relatively low-key compared to other parts of Europe and it definitely felt low-key when I hadn’t met any Americans until we reached Lisbon.  Now to the important stuff- The food. It was so so SO good!  I got to try octopus, salted cod (bacalhau) and many other Portuguese delicacies.  Portuguese fare involves a lot of ‘petiscos’, which is basically tapas, so the small portion eater in me was very happy.  I definitely felt a lot of Mediterranean influence with the food but still extremely unique in flavor.   All in all it was a wonderful trip I would recommend to my fellow travel and food fiends! I also …