CousCous with Garlic dip for breakfast

Yesterday I had enormous breakfast (don’t know why I thought 1 cup uncooked CousCous is OK for 2, it’s not)! There was too much couscous and since it was delicious, I ate it all! Yes, all that BIG breakfast portion of couscous :). I know that oats are better but I can’t eat oatmeal all the time. Also, I don’t like sweet […]

Omelette with Pumpkin

If you have leftover pumpkin puree you can make Omelette with pumpkin. It’s easy and requires fewer eggs than a regular omelet. Also, this omelette I like better than one made with fresh pumpkin.       Love salty breakfast and Pumpkin Omelette isn’t exception :). Without further ado, recipe below! This recipe requires one quarter cup of pumpkin puree Ilze

Cheesy Baked Pumpkin Pasta

Maybe for someone, it’s cheesy cause I sneaked one and a half cup of pumpkin in it!? But – Yes, it’s cheesy (like there is cheese in it)! This recipe requires mozzarella, Parmesan, and even cream cheese 🙂 I wouldn’t dare to call it healthier, but someone may, cause there is no flour in cheese sauce and extra points for veggies […]

Pumpkin & Lentil Soup

I guess there are hundreds of ways how to make a pumpkin soup! This is one of my favorites since it requires only one pot and when it comes to boil you are free (if you have good pot otherwise – stir occasionally). I think this is a super simple & delicious recipe. One-Pot wonder Ilze  

Nelle’s in the kitchen!

I was outside with my camera and when I came inside, I was surprised! I found Nelle (5-year-old) in the kitchen with the bowl and handheld shredder! I asked Janis – what is going on!? And he answered that Nelle is making a salad! Her first salad ever! She never wanted to be in the kitchen. Well, maybe few times helping me […]

Pan Fried Zucchini Slices

One of my summer time favorite light and delicious lunch in 15 minutes (including those few minutes, I spend running to the garden to get zucchinis). One thing you should know about zucchini is that they keep cooking after you take them off the pan. Make sure you take the zucchini off the pan before you think it is done. You […]

Curried Bulgur Pilaf with chickpea & vegetables

This is something that I end up with a few days ago. This dish supposed to be a vegetable risotto… How I ended up with curried Bulgur Pilaf? I listened to myself. Took the carrots out of the fridge.. and onion from an onion basket… then rice…no.. this time I want bulgur.. ok.. how about chickpeas? What are they waiting for […]