Habanero & Green Pepper Crusted Tilapia

Several months ago, we hosted our first BBQ since arriving in Rwanda for two friends of ours and their two boys. Looking through our cookbooks for inspiration on what to cook, we found a Weber recipe for a California Burger with Avocado Mayo. Since several of the ingredients weren’t available here, I adjusted the recipe…

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Carrot & Coriander Soup with Crispy Chickpeas | Faux Fall

As we come up on almost a year in Rwanda, I’ve realized what a lack of changes in seasons will do to your concept of time. I was just speaking with someone the other day about how quickly time flies when you can’t truncate time with the passing of seasons. Even trying to do it…

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Zoodles with Sautéed Vegetables | A Twist on Pasta

A few months ago, I found a great deal on a spiralizer & mandolin. I love collecting kitchen appliances for any use and our kitchen cabinets will prove that. And I never stop collecting or discovering what other tools I’d love to add to my kitchen. Still have yet to purchase a waffle maker though,…

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Crispy Chickpeas

In our house, we have been on a search for homemade snack options that are delicious and easy to make to help us in our weight loss competition with our family. We’ve tried things such as baked potato chips, popsicles, and yogurt bark. This weekend, I made these crispy chickpeas that turned out to be…

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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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Blue Cheese Cole Slaw | Easy and Blue Cheesy!

With weather warming up for the dry season, I keep reminiscing about our barbecues back in the US every summer and sometimes into the winter, too. My mouth has been watering to make this cole slaw dish to pair with the perfect grilling weather we are experiencing. Having never been a fan of cole slaw…

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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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Moving Overseas | Lessons Learned

I’ve been meaning to post this for several weeks now but it got lost in my draft section with all the other posts I have been writing lately. Better late than never, I suppose! Things I’ve learned from our first move overseas: Most importantly, no matter how much you plan, prepare, and strategize, you will…

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Hamburger Buns | Make It Yourself Series

During the first week after arriving in Rwanda, right before Christmas, I found myself searching through the local grocery stores to find ingredients for recipes that I wanted to make and bring to the parties we had been invited to. I quickly understood what everyone had prepared me for…be ready to have to go to multiple…

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