Chili with Beans and Kale

Once again, there are ingredients in my fridge that need to be used up soon. This is the problem with single living. Fresh food like vegetables and fruits are really hard to keep long. Last night, I took out a bunch of kale and “massaged it” in cold water. I let it sit most of…

Barley and Vegetable Soup

Homemade soups, to me, always taste better when cooked for hours in a slow-cooker. Plus, it fills my condo with such an amazing blend of aromas. My mouth is watering as I’m typing out the ingredients for this recipe. The hardest part for me when it comes to making soup, is the base of the…

What’s Cooking: winter cooking and original recipes

Last night, I went through my old Instagram photos and realized I have a lot of photos of food that I can share with you. With each photo, comes an original recipe. It was the year 2017, when I really got into cooking and started pushing past my comfort levels in the kitchen. I learned…

Baked Pork Chops with Veggies

This is an original recipe that I made for a friend the other night and she loved it. But tonight. I’ve got the meat marinating in the fridge and tonight, I’m going to bake the dish instead of frying – for something different. This is a great dish to make on a cold wintry day….

What’s Cooking: beef and rum stew

I watched a few different chefs on Youtube cook some delicious beef stew. I couldn’t decide on which recipe to follow – so I just worked with what I had on hand. Keep in mind – I don’t measure anything I put into my recipes. It’s always a dash of this, a handful of that…

Chicken and Kale (slow-cooked)

In my effort to eat healthier and lose weight over the next few months, I finally got off my butt and got to work in the kitchen. I had some fresh kale in the fridge that needed to be used before it went bad. I hopped onto YouTube – my go to resource for how…