Slow-Cooked Beef in Tomato Sauce with Spinach and Peas

Slow-Cooked Beef in Tomato Sauce with Spinach and Peas

Slow-Cooked Beef in Tomato Sauce with Spinach and Peas

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Meal planner – Week 2


Weekly Meal Planner- Week2

Happy Friday! Its a beautiful day here is San Diego! Sunny and warm… My husband and I are taking advantage of it and going for a hike tomorrow, I can’t wait! Hopefully you all have exciting plans this weekend. I am sharing another weekly plan that is looking awfully tasty! I have two new one-pot dishes that are easy and ready in 30 minutes, and couple of dishes that i shared before, plus a couple of breakfast ideas! Enjoy!

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Have a nice weekend!

enjoy the little things:) olga

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Slow-Cooked Beef with Tomatoes and Prunes, and Pomegranate Gremolata

Slow-cooked Beef with Tomatoes and Prunes, and Pomegranate Gremolata

There is something about the comfort food that we all love and adore. We all have our own version of comfort food and for a lot of us it’s the food we grew up eating. Continue reading

Middle Eastern Flank Steak with Chickpeas and Sun-Dried Tomatoes Salad

Middle Eastern Flank Steak with Chickpeas and Sun Dried Tomatoes Salad

Over the years, I tried different marinades for the flank steak depending on what mood I was in and what was in the kitchen. For this one, though, I tried to be deliberate and make something with a middle-eastern flair. I marinated the steak over night in red wine vinegar, lemon juice, allspice, oregano, cinnamon, nutmeg fresh parsley and garlic, and then quickly grilled it to perfection. It was very tender and juicy. I served it on the top of the chickpeas and sun-dried tomatoes salad, which were a perfect addition to this meal. This simple marinade is sure to become your go-to for grilling. Hope you use it the next time your grill!

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Moroccan Beef with Harissa and Fruit

Moroccan Beef with Harissa and Fruit


I think you going to like this recipe…

The most rewarding recipes are the ones that combine new ingredients and create a taste that did not expect. I am always trying to do this and this week I have been experimenting with Harissa Sauce in Moroccan cuisines. I choose Harissa because I was looking for something that I could combine with the sweet taste of fruit that would add something unique. This combination really exceeded my expectation on all counts. My husband said its one of the best dishes I ever made! I only had 5 minutes to take the picture as he was standing with the spoon behind me, waiting for me to finish so he can eat. The taste is incredible, savory, sweet, spicy, tangy and you can’t just stop eating. Hope you try this recipe and like it as much as we did!

Moroccan Beef with Harissa and Fruit


Similar recipe: Stewed Beef with Tomatoes, Chipotle Peppers and Currants

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Pork Carnitas + Toppings

Pork Carnitas + Toppings

Pork Carnitas


 Cinco de Mayo is around the corner and its a perfect excuse to share some of my favorite Mexican dishes with you. These pork carnitas are bursting with flavor, extra tender and really delicious. There is just something about the meat and the tortilla and the toppings that I just can’t get enough of. This recipe is super easy – it takes less than 5 minutes to throw the ingredients into a slow cooker or pressure cooker. The pork is braised until very tender and then finished under the broiler to get it nicely caramelized. I am also sharing the toppings today to go with the pork carnitas: fresh tomato salsa, guacamole, red cabbage slaw with honey lime vinaigrette and Mexican style beans. Enjoy!


Fresh Tomato Salsa




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