PIZZA DOUGH

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I never thought the day would come when I would share a pizza dough recipe! First, I hate working with yeast & second I always believed that pizza should never be made at home! But things change & so do I.

I have been working on this recipe for months; trying almost 70% of all the dough recipes I came across online & all the recipes I was given by my mother’s friends! So the below recipe is mainly bits & pieces from every recipe I tried.

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DUTCH BABY PANCAKE

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Dutch Baby after the puffiness collapses
My kids’ Friday breakfast is pancakes & tell you a secret, I ALWAYS ALWAYS hated that! I wake up, run to the kitchen, prepare the batter & spend not less than 20 minutes in front of a hot stove making stacks of pancakes! KILL ME!!

The day I came across DUTCH BABY recipe online was a dream come true! I simply threw the ingredients in the blender then baked the batter in the oven! Voila, DONE!

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LIGHT DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BANANA MUFFINS

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Got some over over ripe bananas that you are going to get rid of? Please wait & give those double chocolate banana muffins a try!

They happen to be “double chocolate” with melting chocolate oozing out of them yet they are still healthier & lighter than other recipes!

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PUMPKIN FRENCH TOAST

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It seems that this is the year of discovering new tastes & falling in love with them!

I hated pumpkin all my life whether sweet or savory; I just found it too bland for me. Ever since I started blogging, I noticed the hype that happens in the blog world around pumpkin season. Everybody & I mean everybody is posting pumpkin recipes all over the world! I felt the urge to give it a new try; it doesn’t make sense that all the world loves pumpkin except for me!

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OLIVE OIL, YOGHURT & ZUCCHINI CAKE

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As I told you before, I am not a professional baker but serving my family a homemade cake every week is a must so I am always playing around in the kitchen :)

I was never a fan of frosted cakes (except for carrot cake of course), I always prefer old fashioned cakes that you enjoy with a cup of coffee without feeling so guilty & heavy! I have been trying to develop a honey cake recipe for almost 2 years but they always came out a total disaster.

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HOMEMADE CHICKEN NUGGETS

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It’s summertime!! There is no room for spending hours in the kitchen preparing lunch! We all want to be on the beach with our kids yet no compromise on delicious homemade food.

Nuggets is one of those dishes that’s both kid & adult friendly. With all the big fuss about the horrific ingredients of store-bought nuggets, there is nothing safer than preparing your own recipe at home!

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ALL PURPOSE TOMATO BEETROOT MARINARA SAUCE

Before having kids, I never cared about cooking certain food at home; I always believed in the idea of “why cook this when it’s available in the supermarket?”.

But with all the health raised issues about most store bought items, I started to be more inclined towards cooking almost everything at home. It’s healthier, cheaper & definitely free from all those poisonous preservatives.

I love making marinara sauce with canned tomatoes; it comes out perfectly sweet & tangy; just spot on. Trying to use less canned ingredients, I tested cooking the marinara sauce with fresh tomatoes but it was a big flop!

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CLASSICAL FRENCH TOAST

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I know French toast seems like a regular recipe that anyone can prepare at home!

BUT NO. A BIG FAT NO!

Let me tell you my story with French toast.

I have been making French toast for ages; it’s just some milk & eggs beaten together with some flavorings! No need for a recipe, right?

Mine came out tasting nice but the texture always varied from a little dry to soggy although I made sure I never under or over soaked my toast so why the inconsistency in texture?

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WHOLE WHEAT BANANA PANCAKE WITH COCONUT MILK

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As I am having my baby girl literally pressing every single key on my laptop as I am typing & my son trying to open my screen all the way back; splitting my whole laptop in half so this will be a short post!

I am not & will never be one of those healthy people obsessed about quinoa & oats but finding healthier alternatives that still taste delicious for the food I love is something I am always in search for.

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