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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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Salada de Feijão Verde com Atum - Green Beans Salad with Tuna by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Here is yet another staple in the Portuguese home. A delicious recipe to enjoy during warm days and how healthy it is too. The main secrets here is to make sure to mince th ... Read on »
A crazy weekend ended by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Well, let me start by thanking all that came to the Day of Portugal party. Much as last year it lasted for 12 hours and was much enjoyed by everyone. I must say though that ... Read on »
Ovos Verdes - Portuguese green eggs by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Yet another recipe from my GrandMother. It is a different idea from the Deviled egg but JUST as good. They are pretty easy to make and usually people love them. INGREDI ... Read on »
Rissois de Camarão - Portuguese Shrimp Turnovers by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This is a staple at just about every eatery in Portugal. You will find them in restaurants, pastry shops and so on. A BIG thank you to my teen and her friend,  Miss Smiley ... Read on »
Montinhos de Côco - coconut balls by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Here is another recipe from my GrandMother's book. Never had done it before, but decided to try it for the Day of Portugal. Here is what I found out. First to my taste the ... Read on »
Day of Portugal - June 10th, 2011 by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Today is the Day of Portugal also know as Dia de Camões. Camões is our well know poet from the 16th Century and he died June 10th, 1580 in Lisbon, Portugal. Some compare h ... Read on »
Bolo Gelado de Bolacha Maria com Chocolate - Ice cream cake with Maria cookies and chocolate by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Here is another recipe from my GrandMother's cookbook. As I went along I was tasting so to rectify the amounts of sugar as I have noticed the palette from years ago. IN ... Read on »
Monday Meatless: Veggie Quiche by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking What I love about making quiche is that it is so very easy to make them and can be served for brunch as well as for dinner. Also another nice thing is that it is a great ... Read on »
Thursday testing: turkey cutlets with Marsala by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking What a simple recipe to make for a weeknight dinner and so very tasty too. We had friends over so I have to double the recipe. Served it with steamed vegetables and a simpl ... Read on »
Day of Portugal menu by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I have been feeling pretty overwhelmed lately with so much work for my job, the daily work at home, a beautiful yard we have where everything grows too fast and we battle i ... Read on »
Tuesday main meals: spinach pasta with smoked sausage and scallops by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This is something I just came up with from ingredients that looked good at a very nice local grocery store Grasch Foods in Brookfield. An easy recipe and both kids loved it ... Read on »
Friday: weekend garden projects by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking What a week... Between the amount of work I had and the cold and rain on a daily basis, my lunch breaks were not spent outside working in the yard unfortunately. On a good ... Read on »
Friday: weekend garden projects by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I may not have written these past couple of weeks, but that does not mean I have not been busy in our gardens. Well, WE-my husband and I, and even sometimes our daughters. ... Read on »
Thursday testing: cheater's chorizo by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking As soon as I had a chance to test this cheater's chorizo recipe , I was all over it. Why? Well being Portuguese we LOVE our  chouriço. Of course this one is different but s ... Read on »
Fridays - weekend garden projects by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Yet another week of cold temperatures and LOTS of rain. Will this be the weekend we will finally start working in the yard? Better be. My sprouts are doing amazing and cann ... Read on »
Wednesday Soup: Cream of Cauliflower by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking My grandmother was the very best at making soups. She could make delicious soups out of anything. I am fortunate to have her cooking books which slowly but surely I want to ... Read on »
Differences in taste bud by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking After reading a very interesting extract form a book that will soon come out and I certainly want to read it, I felt compelled to write my journey, or should I say my husba ... Read on »
Meatless Mondays: Tabbouleh by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Here is another dish that people create various version of it. I LOVE tabbouleh especially during hot summer days. It has a nice fresh taste yet filling enough to make a me ... Read on »