Author Archives: Jessy

Deep Dish Pizza

Last year hubby and I made some major changes to our diet. We weren’t looking for a quick fix or a fad diet to lose weight. We wanted to make healthy changes to our diet that would be a commitment … Continue reading

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Okra Fritters with Corn and Goat Cheese

Hi. 🙂 Contrary to popular belief, I am alive! You wouldn’t believe it but I’ve been cooking insane amounts of food for weeks, unfortunately the idea of even having a moment to photograph the food or write a blog post … Continue reading

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Menu Plan: 6/11-6/16

Nobody Panic! I actually had a moment to breathe and menu plan for myself! It has been an insane month for us. We just returned from a mission trip in Guatemala, like last year, we worked at the Malnutrition Center … Continue reading

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Potatoes Dauphinoise

Potatoes, cheese and cream. I mean really, how much more delicious or decadent can you get? It took about 2 seconds to realize I needed to make this when I made a special lamb loin dinner for my hubby last … Continue reading

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Citrus Semifreddo

This was my first time eating semifreddo (which translates to semi-frozen) and it was such a treat. It was both creamy and cold, tart and sweet. It was the perfect light dessert after a huge lunch this weekend. I can’t … Continue reading

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Jamaican Curried Pork Tenderloin

I’m a huge fan of pork tenderloin. It’s super lean, tender and makes for a pretty quick meal. I was craving some of the beautiful curry powder I bought at the Caribbean market a few weeks ago and this fit … Continue reading

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Shrimp Fajita Pasta

I swear we don’t always eat shrimp. It may seem like it, but we do eat other proteins, I promise. 🙂 I found this recipe over at Prevention RD. As usual, I wasn’t disappointed with this recipe. I mean really, … Continue reading

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Roast Mojo Chicken

My friends think I’m being funny when I tell them that I really couldn’t cook when I met my husband. When we were first married I decided that I would surprise my hubby with a fancy roast chicken dinner. Of … Continue reading

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Menu Plan: 4/28-5/5

Well hello! I know I fell off the face of the earth there for a few weeks but life has been crazy! Our catering company has really been picking up, plus I just finished my last semester of culinary school! … Continue reading

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Tuscan White Beans with Spinach, Shrimp and Feta

I am a big fan of a one pot meal. Especially one that comes together as quickly as this one does. Plus, it’s a dish basically made out of some of my favorite ingredients, shrimp, white beans and who could … Continue reading

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Menu Plan: 4/15-4/21

TWO WEEKS! Two weeks until I’m done with Culinary School. Words can’t describe my excitement! I have a large catering event at the end of the week, which I am really excited for as well. So all in all, I’m … Continue reading

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake Bars

As a foodie, thanking people with food is pretty much expected. It’s how I express my gratitude and love to people. After watching how hard our pastors worked this weekend for our Easter Services (all 4 services… whew!) I knew … Continue reading

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Asian Beef Burgers with Sriracha Aioli

It’s spring time and burgers are being made all over America. Of course here in Florida we skip Spring and go straight from “Winter” to Summer. We’ve been crazy busy lately, so we’ve really been trying to take advantage of … Continue reading

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Menu Plan: 4/1-4/7

Hi! Remember me? I feel like I haven’t been able to keep up with the website for the last two weeks! Things are going well but holy cow have we been busy! We are doing well on our diet, as … Continue reading

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Garlic Lime Chicken with Chimichurri Sauce

I am pretty obsessed with anything citrus. Lemons, limes or oranges it doesn’t matter to me. So when I can have a quick and pretty healthy dinner come together with one of my favorite ingredients, I am all for it. … Continue reading

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Menu Plan: 3/24-3/31

Well I survived another week. Lord knows I didn’t cook much for my poor husband last week. Although I definitely spent a lot of time in the kitchen. I’m thinking this week will be fairly quiet, so I’ll take advantage … Continue reading

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Chimichurri for a Cause

I am all for supporting a good cause. Especially if it is for someone as sweet as my friend Jey over at The Jey of Cooking. After her mother received a life saving heart transplant, she decided to start raising … Continue reading

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Menu “Plan”: 3/18-3/24

I use the word “plan” in menu plan loosely. I am currently working a MASSIVE local event until Tuesday and then have several papers to catch up on before the end of the semester sneaks up on me. So the … Continue reading

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Chicken and Biscuit Pot Pie

Talk about comfort food! I love the idea of having something as delicious as pot pie without the work of making a crust. Especially on a week night! I found this great recipe over at Adventures in my Kitchen and … Continue reading

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Tips & Tricks: Cooking and Freezing Perfect Brown Rice

I used to hate cooking brown rice. I always screwed it up and I felt like it took forever! Then one of my Chefs showed me the best way I’ve found to cook brown rice and I will never look … Continue reading

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Baked Cake Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze

When I saw these beautiful doughnuts over at PreventionRd I totally drooled. Then, like just about everything she makes, I saw that they were also low in calories. I can’t lie. I suspected black magic. I was more than pleasantly … Continue reading

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Menu Plan 3/11-3/17

I’m not gonna lie. This could be the most exhausted I’ve ever been. It’s the best kind of exhausted though. This week was supposed to be my “Spring Break” from school. You know, a time to catch up on papers, … Continue reading

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Tips & Tricks: Using up all that Garlic!

I love garlic. So I never hesitate to buy the gigantic buckets of peeled garlic cloves every time I get the chance at Sams. When I started buying the bulk garlic, I couldn’t use it fast enough before it started … Continue reading

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Athenian Orzo

I get super excited when I find a relatively healthy recipe that is delicious and has a large serving size. It is literally the best of both worlds. It appeals to the “healthier” me while simultaneously appealing to my inner … Continue reading

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Cuban Black Bean Hummus for Krystal’s Virtual Baby Shower

What can I say. I love babies and I adore Krystal at Mrs. Regueiro’s Plate. So naturally when I was asked to prepare a dish for her Virtual Baby Shower from her friends in the blogging community, I jumped at … Continue reading

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Menu Plan: 3/4-3/10

It seems like the closer I get to graduation, the faster time is going. I can’t believe I only have 6 weeks left in class! With that comes papers, projects, portfolios and a lot of work. Thank God this week … Continue reading

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French Onion Tart

I called this a French onion tart not because it is necessarily “French” but more so because it tastes like a thick cheesy bowl of French onion soup, in tart form of course. The caramelized onions are sweet, the Swiss … Continue reading

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Chicken with Goat Cheese and Sun-dried Tomato Sauce

I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned that I should have a cheese budget. I am a freak for cheese, especially goat cheese. Thankfully I can get a huge log of goat cheese at my local Bulk stores for cheap! It took … Continue reading

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No-Butter Chicken

I’m not gonna lie. I get pretty excited about anything involving butter. Even if it is only in the name. This is a lightened up version of butter chicken, not because it doesn’t have butter (there isn’t butter in butter … Continue reading

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Menu Plan: 2/26-3/3

Man this week is going to be aweeeeesome. Not so much for menu planning though. We will be out most the week, so hang in there until next week. Meanwhile, I will be doing some cooking this week, just not … Continue reading

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Super Crispy Oven Fried Fish

I really wanted to say fishy so my title would rhyme. I am such a nerd. I was pretty skeptical when I first saw this recipe over at Cooking with the Big Dogs. It looked delicious, don’t get me wrong … Continue reading

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Fresh Whole Wheat Pasta

I feel like it should go without saying that I love pasta. Honestly, who doesn’t? It’s hard to really compare fresh pasta to dried pasta. Dried pasta, like what you buy in the store, really needs to be cooked to … Continue reading

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