Kale Power Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

As part of our weight loss challenge, I will be sharing with my family as well as with my blog’s readers a number of healthy recipes I’ve found along the way. This power salad is packed full of goodness and it’s even pretty to look at. Kale Power Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette Ingredients: 3 1/4…

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Crockpot Pumpkin Soup

With the plethora of pumpkins available year-round here and missing the taste of Panera’s Autumn Squash soup that I got hooked on last fall, I couldn’t resist finding a way to make my own version with the ingredients available here. Of course, Sundays are best when they are lazy and this last Sunday was no…

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Basil and Spinach Pesto | For Now or Later

Since we arrived in Rwanda, I have been dying to make pesto from scratch to have on hand for pasta. With all the basil you get at once from the market, I thought this would be a perfect way to use it all before it goes bad. I splurged for pine nuts at the local…

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Beet, Orange, and Fennel Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Normally in February I would be loading myself up with soups, stews, and oven-roasted root vegetables to warm me up from the cold weather and snow outside. But this year, I’m enjoying 70 to 80 degree weather here in Rwanda and it leaves me craving fresh, light, and citrus ingredients. This salad is one that…

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Coriander and Lemon Chicken

Shortly after I arrived in Kigali, a friend of mine told be about a cookbook called “Beyond Ugali in Kigali” which is a compilation of recipes which use local ingredients to make beloved favorites from home instead of Rwandan recipes. {All profits of the sale of the cookbook go to support Kigali Christian School’s lunch program.}…

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Chicken with Rosemary and Garlic Butter

As the first dish I made after arriving in Rwanda, I wanted to make something simple and easy to adjust to cooking at a high altitude with limited ingredients in our cabinets as well as making sure it’s not undercooked. I was pleasantly surprised that it turned out so flavorful and delicious. This hubby-approved chicken recipe is…

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Lemon and Rosemary Pan-Seared Tilapia

Starting out in Rwanda, I was nervous about adjusting to cooking at high altitudes and cooking with local ingredients. But after several successful dinners, not coming out burnt, I’ve been pleasantly surprised! Hopefully it stays this way. While we wait for our household goods to arrive, which includes our stash of spices and other staple…

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Chipotle Ranch Shrimp Tacos | Cinco de Mayo

Are you feeling festive for Cinco de Mayo and want a nice dinner to go with your margaritas? Or do you just want a tasty, flavorful, and oh so easy meal for dinner one night this summer? Either way, these shrimp tacos have become a go-to in our house for nights that we want something…

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Pork Sausage with Colcannon and Sauteed Apples | Luck of the Irish

I don’t know what it is about the month of March, maybe it’s my Irish roots coming out, but I love this month! It reminds me of my childhood with my mom cooking corned beef and cabbage and beef and barley stews as well as adding dye to my milk so I could have green…

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Garlic Shrimp | Camarones al Ajillo | Ecuadorian Cuisine

Last Christmas, my sister-in-law gave me a cookbook for traditional Ecuadorian cuisine and even better it was in English so I didn’t have to use my husband or Google Translate to explain to me the ingredients and the instructions. My sister-in-law is living in Ecuador where their family lived for a number of years as…

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