Quick & Easy Peach Tart

 

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Fall is here! That just makes me so, so happy. It actually feels more like winter here in Greece. Going from 90 degrees to 56 in a matter of a week is a huge drop! Brr! Cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, soups, and cozy sweats are exactly what I am ready for {and lots of fall foods, duh}

I had a bunch of peaches in the fridge that were about to go bad and I didn’t know what to do with them. My mom kept telling me that she had a great recipe for a puff pastry tart and that I needed to make one..or a few. Which is exactly what I did. I didn’t just make a peach tart, I also made an Apple version which was to-die-for. What better way to use up some leftover summer fruit?! 

This is such a quick and easy dessert. 5 ingredients and 10 minutes of your time is all it takes to make this insanely impressive looking and tasting dessert. Serve it warm with some vanilla ice cream and o.m.g

Not only do these bad boys taste amazing, they will make your house smell like fall walked through your door and parked its butt right in your kitchen..uh huh..that good! Continue reading

Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake

 

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Well, hello again!

It’s been a while, I know. Since the last time I have posted, there have been quite a few changes in my life. For one, I got married. Yay! We did it, we finally tied the knot and we are both so happy to be Mr & Mrs. 
I also got laid off my job working at Apple. It was bittersweet but everything happens for a reason!

Back to blogging and trying to figure out what my next step is going to be.. (to be continued) 

I found blueberries in Greece, I know, amazing right?! I didn’t find fresh blueberries though, they were frozen but I had to get a few bags. I ran home and just had to get to baking! I decided to make this delicious recipe which I found here.

It is so delicious and will have everyone asking for another slice!

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Cranberry Oat Bran Muffins

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Well hello!

Since the last time I have posted a lot of things have changed. For one, I no longer have a job and secondly I am now on a health kick/clean eating lifestyle.

Since Im getting married in June (eek!) I decided to get serious about shedding some weight and finally becoming the me who I miss oh so dearly! This doesn’t mean Im going on another “fad diet”, it just means that I am now eating healthy and exercising. I do have the help of a good friend who happens to be a fantastic dietician..which helps a lot!

It has been a month since I started and I have lost almost 11 pounds (5 kilos) so far and Im so excited about this! I have decided to share my recipes with you, which will include nutrition information (calories, fat, protein etc)

Im sharing my oat bran cranberry muffins with you today! They are dairy free and I’ve used honey to sweeten them. I hope you enjoy this recipe.

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Xtapodi Me Kofto Makaronaki (Pasta in Octopus Sauce)

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Ok I know this recipe may not appeal to the majority of my readers, but if you are willing to be a little daring then this dish will blow your socks off!

I love Octopus. I think it comes with the nature of being Greek. I like it raw, grilled, boiled, anything. I especially love it in a hearty pasta sauce with plenty of wine and spices. Don’t knock it til ya try it.

George is always asking me to make traditional Greek dishes. This is one that completely slipped my mind until I opened my freezer and saw that beautiful half octopus just sitting in the corner all by its lonesome self. It clicked..I had to make it. So I did.

The pasta is not fishy at all. The octopus just has a really great texture and adds a ton of flavor. Make sure you garnish with plenty of grated cheese!!

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Mushroom, Broccoli & Cheese Quiche

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It’s not just broccoli and cheese. And its not just one cheese. There’s bacon, onion, gouda, roquefort cheese and the list goes!

The weather is finally starting to look and feel like fall here in Greece. This is the perfect fall meal.  It’s filling, cheesy and so yummy with a little side salad. You can use a pre-made pie crust or you can make your own. For this quiche I chose to make my own pie crust which I have included the recipe below.

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Eggplant Bake

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Well hello again.
This time I promise to keep up and keep posting. Time to chase dreams and follow my heart..cooking and blogging are two of my favorite things to do and I have let them both slide. Hopefully I will soon add photography to that ltitle list of passions.

This recipe is so simple and delicious. My dear friend Lizy from Candid Cook shared this recipe with me a while back and it has definitely been a go to ever since.
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Tuna Tetrazzini

Ok, no time to type a whole bunch of stuff..but I needed to archive this recipe and share it with you!!

It is absolutely amazing and so easy to make. Thank you for the recipe Nicole!!

PS I have been so so busy. As soon as I have time to update and share recipes, I promise I will!!

Until then, here you go!

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Whole Wheat Pancakes

What’s better than a Sunday breakfast with pancakes, bacon, hash-browns, and sausage?! A breakfast with whole wheat pancakes that are only 85 calories a pop! {duh}

I love pancakes, but always feel so guilty starting my day with eating bad carbs and refined sugar. I was determined to make whole wheat pancakes, so I did it. These are fluffy, and full of flavor. You would never know they are whole wheat. Especially if you throw in some chocolate chips, or even raisins for a healthier choice.

Instead of syrup, you can add honey, or even Agave Nectar which is delicious and very healthy. These pancakes have a little cinnamon in the batter which also give them that extra kick.

My Sunday breakfast consisted of 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice, 2 of these pancakes, and 1 tablespoon of honey all for 292 calories!!

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Skinny Pasta and Bean Soup

Soup with beans, pasta, veggies, and cheese? Yes please!

Give me a hearty bowl of soup any day of the year and I’ll be happy! There is something so soothing and comforting about eating a yummy soup. I am always on the hunt for a good recipe, and a friend recommended this soup. She is also a fellow food blogger and she has great recipes! Check out her blog here.

So I didn’t have all the ingredients that this soup required, so I did change the recipe a little. It turned out delicious, but unfortunately I only had a tiny bowl because Mr. Man gobbled up the whole pot in 1 day. Ya, he liked it. I was a little annoyed though, just a tad! You know when you look forward to going home and eating something, and you look in the fridge and it’s gone? Well, that’s what happened, and I was utterly disappointed to say the least! I ended up making a quick salad and didn’t share one single bite..Ha, that’s what he gets!

The soup itself is very low calorie, healthy, and full of flavor.

Enjoy! xx

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Creamed Spinach in Parmesan Cheese Bowls

Have you ever been to Ruth’s Chris Steak House and had their creamed spinach? It is absolutely amazing, and I had to make it for our Christmas dinner!

I didn’t want to serve it in a big bowl, I wanted everyone to have their own portion. I decided that the best way to do that would be to make these parmesan cheese bowls which were the perfect addition of flavor to this creamed spinach, and so easy to make.

I found the recipe for the creamed spinach here, and for the parmesan cheese bowls, here. You can use the parmesan bowls for salad too! Continue reading