Greek chicken summer flavors

I wouldn’t tag myself as vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian or specifically belonging to a certain food group, but every so often I go through spurts of trying it all out.  This gluten-free dinner was one of those times.  I guess I like to challenge myself when it comes to trying a certain food group.  I could easily cut out all carbs, well almost all, although there are times when I do crave rice and potatoes.  My husband Bert, on the other hand, is a potato-holic, so I have him just bake a potato for himself each time.

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No Bake Key Lime Frozen Tart

I’m obsessed with these no bake frozen desserts lately, are you?  There’s no heating up the stove or the oven, this luscious dessert stands alone in it’s beauty, versatility and taste.  I’ve seen a bunch of these come up on my social media sites and each one just seems better than the other.  I also like the fact that the ingredients are healthy and nutritious.  Top and dress it up with berries, kiwi or whatever fruit you have on hand.  What more can one ask for in a dessert?

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Niçoise Salad

It is Bastille Day today (National French Day).  Presenting a refreshing salad for the occasion.  Traditionally made with local olives, tuna and anchovies, this protein rich salad from Nice has become a staple all over France.  I absolutely love this salad, not only is it flavorful and appetizing, it is deliciously light yet quite satisfying on a  hot summer’s day.  I ought not to complain though, as this summer has been relatively bearable, so what’s a few days when temperatures feel like 100 degrees F?  On days like these, who needs to be slaving over a hot stove anyway?  So this salad was created.

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Ground Turkey and Brown Rice Stuffed Peppers

It had been a while since I cooked stuffed peppers for dinner.  I came across this recipe just recently, so thought of making it for dinner last week.  I prefer stuffing the sweet, brightly colored peppers as opposed to the green ones.  It makes for a striking presentation don’t you think?  Like I mentioned in an earlier post, I love it when my plate is colorful, it somehow excites and titillates one’s palate don’t you think?  Well you’re going to love these, there’s a hint of curry powder that I added to bring out the bold taste, then there’s cumin and other spices, topped with cheese and fresh herbs.  Brown rice is also added to the mix.  A healthy, nourishing and versatile dish that’s bound to please all ages.

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A Fruit and nut vegan no-bake cheesecake

Whenever you see a dessert featured on my blog, you’ll know that we’ve had company.  You see my husband, Bert is  not into desserts as much as I am, so even if I were to try something new, I’d guarantee I’d have to eat it all on my own.  We entertain fairly frequently, so here’s my chance to try something new each time.  Here’s a dessert I’ve been wanting to try for a while.  There’s many variations to a “raw” cheesecake, one that you do not bake.  With the warmer weather here, who would want to turn on the oven anyway?  So, I was inspired when I saw Indu’s cheesecake recipe and went about trying it.   I have made truffles and other light treats before, incorporating dried fruit and nuts to get that sweet tooth fix if you know what I mean 🙂

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Shifting Rocks and the Sea

If you were to look at the main picture above, could you hazard a guess as to where my travels took me to this past month?  Would you believe it if I told you this was in the county of Dorset in England?  I had to pinch myself to believe it as I first caught a  glimpse of the stunningly blue waters and the formation of the natural limestone arch.  This could easily have been somewhere in the Caribbean.

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Pot Roast with vegetables

Hello blogger buddies and friends.  It was an extra long hiatus from the blogging world for me, do pardon my absence.  Our 3 week long vacation found us in England for 10 days and Switzerland for the rest of the time.  Our trip to England this time was extra special as we celebrated my mother’s 90th birthday.  My mother and family live in England, so it was great to have all the cousins and family together under one roof.  Switzerland was just magical – I had often dreamed of going there and was absolutely tickled when that dream became reality.  However, I’ll leave Switzerland for another post.

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