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foodideas

Wisconsin 53089
Portuguese, living in WI, married and Mother to two wonderful girls. Marketing & Design Professional who believes in a green living and cooking healthy and organic. My passion is in cooking and making kids try all types of foods that are healthy alternatives to junk food.
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Time to buy pumpkins! by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Now that Halloween is done it's a perfect time to buy pumpkins. Going to roast some pumpkin seeds and puree the pumpkin and can it for the rest of the year. What are so ... Read on »
When going to a restaurant you bring leftovers home? by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Most of us always bring leftovers home from restaurants. But how many of us actually take boxes or containers from home so not to use styrofoam or plastic containers? ... Read on »
Paella by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Since I lived in Spain way before college I always loved eating Spanish Paella. Of course much as any traditional national dish there are hundreds of ways to make it and e ... Read on »
My latest appetizer crave: goat cheese with olives, lemon zest and thyme by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Have you ever learned a new recipe and you like it so very much that you will find every excuse to repeat it over and over again? Meanwhile your family is getting real tir ... Read on »
Oxtail machaca with poached eggs by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The other day I bought some oxtail as it was on sale. Is it just me, or has oxtail tripled its price in the recent years? Usually I make oxtails with lentils or beans ... Read on »
What an interesting past year it has been... by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Have you noticed that since January of 2012 I have been barely blogging? Yeah.. me too and I do not like it. Ohhh.. I can come up with thousand of excuses, such as am too t ... Read on »
Sunday Sweetness: Homemade Snicker Bars by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking A while back i decided to try this recipe and oh man, am i glad I did... Everyone absolutely loved it and it is a perfect thing to bring to a potluck or your kids' teac ... Read on »
Thursday Testing: Goat Cheese with Olives, Lemon and Thyme by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Wow.. seems like it has been a while I have posted. Actually indeed it has been way too long. Yet I have been busy in the kitchen on a daily basis, just no time to writ ... Read on »
Happy Mardi Gras - Feliz Dia de Carnaval by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Here in Wisconsin, not much is celebrated apart from a few restaurants and / or bars that will have something special for Mardi Gras. Back home in Portugal everyone has bee ... Read on »
Temple of Thai - a great site full of Thai recipes and grocery by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The other night our international Thai student decided to make dinner for us and two of her friends as a little celebration for the end of her first semester here at o ... Read on »
Stewed Cow Tongue - Lingua de Vaca Estufada by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Am I kidding? Actually... not I am not. BUT what is important is to know where this tongue comes from. This is the second year that we get 1/8 to 1/4 of a cow from a lo ... Read on »
Are you in the Milwaukee area? by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking MKEfoodies is Co-Sponsoring a Cherry Recipe Contest. So if you have an absolutely amazing recipe that uses tart cherries or want to try to come up with one, head over to #M ... Read on »
Thursday testing: roasted cherry tomatoes by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Yum yum yum... A perfect addition to your grilled steak. Sweet, caramelized tomatoes made to perfection. Try this recipe next time you buy some cherry tomatoes. Read on »
Cauliflower au gratin by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This is a recipe I grew up with and absolutely love making it as soon as the weather gets colder. Kids love it as it is cheesy and has lots of ham. You can easily substitu ... Read on »
Fondue Bourguignone by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Every winter we enjoy making this dish or meal should I say, especially when we have family staying over. This one of course is a hit with kids whatever age, even though ... Read on »
2011 top recipes and Happy New Year by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I know I know it has been a while since I last posted and am sure some will be.... wow.. she's actually blogging again? Indeed I am and hope this to be a new year resolutio ... Read on »
Fall for Soups by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking There is something to be said about Fall and starting to eat nice soups to warm your soul. Portuguese certainly are well known for their soups, some are meals in themselves ... Read on »
Thursday testing: Thai Hot and Sour Soup by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking With a Thai daughter... Thai food. This was a recipe I tried from Leite's Culinaria site. Everyone absolutely loved it, even the little toddler, even though I decided to ... Read on »
Tuesdays Main Meal: Ravioli with shrimp sauce by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking On weekdays we are always rushing from one of the kids activities to another, and now with me having to do physical therapy does not help either, so easy meals are always ... Read on »