Articles Categorized in: Main Dish and Dinner

Shrimps Quinoa

Shrimps Quinoa

This shrimps quinoa is a healthier version of the classic rice with shrimps. This recipe is perfect for prep meal and it is quite easy to make.   The best part of this shrimp quinoa is that all the flavor comes from the shrimps. I need to use in-shell shrimps because I’m going to make a broth just using the shell. In case you didn’t know, the real flavor of the shrimps is in the shell, especially inside the head....
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Healthy Baked Whitefish With Vegetables

Healthy Baked Whitefish With Vegetables

This super healthy whitefish with vegetables is an easy recipe for a weeknight dinner. It will take you less than 30 minutes to cook this nutritious meal for your entire family. Lately, I’ve been way more aware of the need of keeping the majority of my foods in the healthy spectrum. I try to follow the 80/20 rule: 80% healthy and 20% junk food and sweets. This way I assure that I’m taking care of my future health but at...
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Salmon with Oyster Sauce and Caramelized Onions

Salmon with Oyster Sauce and Caramelized Onions

A fresh salmon fillet glazed in oyster sauce and topped with perfect caramelized onions. This is a perfect weeknight dinner that is packed with a lot of flavors and it takes 20 minutes — or less— to make.     This recipe is a must for me. Cooking salmon never gets old in my house. So I have my own recipes to shake the things a little bit in the kitchen. From salmon tartare to a healthy salmon with kale...
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Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

This spinach and cheese stuffed chicken breast is one of my signature dishes. I could make it blindfolded and it would be yummy as ever. Tender chicken breasts stuffed with a creamy and garlicky filling and covered in a white thick cream.     This recipe is pretty simple and it can be achieved in 30 minutes or less. First, we need to make the filling that just has three main ingredients: Cream cheese — I use low fat cream...
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Oven Baked Honey and Sriracha Pork Ribs

Oven Baked Honey and Sriracha Pork Ribs

Delicious finger licking oven-baked honey and sriracha pork ribs. Every piece of tender meat releases so easily from the bone. This recipe gives me the perfect pork ribs every time.   These pork ribs are the perfect addition to a game night or a Stranger Things marathon (2 seasons on Netflix and still haven’t watch it, shame on me). The sauce of these ribs is pure gold. It’s a balanced mix of sweet and spicy flavor. The honey allows the...
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Garlic and Butter Clams

Garlic and Butter Clams

Freshness, simplicity and great flavors that work together in this dish. These garlic and butter clams are a great starter for a fine dinner without leaving the house.     This buttery sauce works perfectly with any type of seafood. The garlic gives the punch of flavor without being overwhelming thanks to the white wine that balances all the flavors and combine them into this heavenly sauce. I know that working with seafood can be intimidating. The clams meat is...
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Ricotta Gnocchi: Easy and Foolproof!

Ricotta Gnocchi: Easy and Foolproof!

Here I go again: gnocchi. My legendary cooking nemesis. I can tell you a vast of disastrous stories about my clumsiness vs a gnocchi dough. They never end well. The gnocchis are too soggy, too hard, too weird and finally too messy to serve with pride.     The truth is that this recipe comes to the rescue of my culinary ego. It is straightforward easy and foolproof. A few steps and no mystery ingredients. That’s why this recipe is...
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Portuguese Francesinha Sandwich: The Ultimate Portuguese Comfort Food

Portuguese Francesinha Sandwich: The Ultimate Portuguese Comfort Food

Portuguese Francesinha sandwich comes from the north part of Portugal, specifically the city Porto. Don’t assume that francesinhas are a simple and light sandwich you eat when you have a little void space in your tummy. This dish is HEAVY. I mean, eat it when you are starving and have plenty room for this monstrosity. Bread, sausages, meat, ham, cheese, egg and a rich and meaty sauce. All this accompanied by a bunch of french fries. That’s what I call...
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Chinese Cashew and Zucchini Chicken

Chinese Cashew and Zucchini Chicken

This cashew and zucchini chicken is all you need for a spicy and tasty weeknight dinner. Also, you can make it once and eat it twice, since you can reheat it without any problem. This makes it an excellent meal to take to work.     If you are new here you probably don’t know that I am obsessed with Chinese food. It’s my favorite take-away food. Not pizza, not hamburger, not Portuguese…. CHINESE. A big bowl of rice and...
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Creamy and Lemony Chicken Thighs

Creamy and Lemony Chicken Thighs

Sometimes I run out of dinner ideas —yeap the sad story of a food blogger that doesn’t know what to cook— in those moments I go to my easy chicken recipes. Why chicken? Because almost every sauce in the world goes well with chicken meat.     This recipe is my life — and time— saver when I have to pull a complete dinner out my sleeve in a short amount of time. The sauce is EVERYTHING  in this recipe....
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