All posts tagged: easy desserts

Food: Dinner Tonight- Spicy Eggplant Pasta

I love eggplant and have incorporated the veggie in many pasta dishes, similar to this recipe I found online. Just a hint for the meat-lovers – you can saute and add ground Italian sausage to the mix and serve it up with freshly crated Parmesan cheese Ingredients  2 medium eggplants 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, plus more as needed 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups chopped plum tomatoes or one 14-ounce can crushed tomatoes 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, or 1 1/2 teaspoons dry oregano 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes, plus extra for finishing 1/4 cup fresh, chopped basil, plus extra for finishing 1 pound linguine pasta  {more}   Although I normally buy ready-made apple dumpling from Trader Joe with every visit, I have found a recipe here which I am going to try over the weekend.    {photo and recipe source}

Food: Apple Desserts So Fun To Make

A decade ago a friend of mine introduced me to a flaky apple dessert at a French restaurant in Los Angeles, that was divine. And since then, apple dessert are my go-to when I eat out.  So this year, I am determined to bake – at home – this Fall/Autumn season with plenty of apples and lucky for me this site has 77 variations to consider. Here are some of my favorites: {featured image source and recipe} Is there a recipe you’d like to share? Apple or not, we’d love to hear from you. On another note – how to plan a wedding in less than six-months

Food: Dinner Tonight – Garlic Butter, Coconut Milk, Shrimp and Noodles

I’ve stayed away from shrimp for the longest time now, and probably would have still, if I didn’t see this dish. I could immediately taste the wonderfulness  just by reading the ingredients – minus the fish sauce of course – not a fan. So I ran to the grocers and bought a pound of Jumbo Shrimp and the spinach and…well, you know what happens next: INGREDIENTS 8 ounces rice noodles 3 strips thick cut slices bacon, chopped 1 1/2 pounds raw jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined 1/4 cup extra olive oil 2 tablespoons honey 4-6 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated 1 inch fresh ginger, grated 2 jalapeños, seeded and chopped 1/4 cup fresh cilantro OR basil, roughly chopped (use you personal favorite) 3 tablespoons salted butter 1 can (14 ounce) coconut milk 1 tablespoon fish sauce 2 cups baby spinach or kale, roughly chopped juice and zest from 1/2 a lime sliced jalapeño pepper and green onions, for serving {more} Are you making dinner at home for Valentine’s Day – but don’t know what to make for dessert? Here’s a list of 46 easy desserts