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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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Spotted Dog Soda Bread by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Here is a new one for me. I had never done soda bread and certainly not this Spotted Dog version. My toddler helped me with adding the raisins and had her hands all filled ... Read on »
Carangueijo recheado - Portuguese stuffed crab by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Want a different idea for a party? How about this one? Seriously though, this one is always a hit each time I make it at home. Both kids and adults love it and it is so ver ... Read on »
A few nights of recipe testing by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Lately I have been testing quite a few recipes, therefore have had little chance to make my own recipes and I do not have much to post. I did however make the other ni ... Read on »
Vote for a dear foodie friend's blog by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Help out this amazing blogger and cook win her category in PA! Click here to vote for her blog ... early and often Read on »
Polenta Layer Cake with Meat Sauce by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking An intriguing recipe I enjoyed making. I had never done polenta before and did not realize how easy it was to make. My toddler kept on stealing it as I was finishing it up. ... Read on »
Absolutely amazing chocolate cake by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Let me start by saying this is a cake for TRUE chocolate lovers or chochahoolics as you wish. This recipe of the New Brooklyn Chocolate Blackout Cake was chosen by my no ... Read on »
Frozen dinners by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking How coincidental is it that? I right now know of 3 people who are pregnant.  One is a dear friend and ex co-worker of mine. This is her very first baby. This morning I quic ... Read on »
Vegetarian Mafe by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I have been meaning to try out this Mafe recipe , yet it is not always easy to find lamb. So as I was going through my freezer I spotted some meatless chicken (vegetaria ... Read on »
My tween is NOW a teen by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I cannot believe 13 years have passed since she was born. She was a surprise, certainly not planned, oh but what a good surprise. And this coming from a person who was all ... Read on »
Homemade Peanut Butter - as easy as 1-2-3 by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking No one in our house is a fanatic of peanut butter, so it is senseless for us to even have any store bought at home as it would sit in the fridge for endless months. It is n ... Read on »
Seafood Part II by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking As some of us are entering the Lent season I decided to go ahead with part II of seafood.  Today we will focus on squid and octopus. Now most of you have had fried calamari ... Read on »
Mardi Gras - Time for some Jambalaya by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking As I am still cleaning up my freezer I will make a jambalaya with what I have at home. Thankfully I do have all the main necessary ingredients for such. All I can say is th ... Read on »
Black-bottom cupcakes by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The other night after dinner my tween and her dance friend decided to make . Well I helped them. The dance friend and I did most of the mixing of ingredients as my daugh ... Read on »
Day 2 of kitchen clean-up: Frozen Pork loin by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The other night I found a marinated pork loin in the freezer. Sadly I did not write what type of marinate it is, so this will be a surprise. I also have a lot of carrots. S ... Read on »
Sautéed Bacon, Mushrooms and Lentils by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This was a recipe I tested and actually made two batches. One with bacon and the other without so to bring it to our vegetarian cousins in Chicago. I am sorry the photo doe ... Read on »
This may not have anything to do with food! by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This may be the silliest post I may write. Today was a typical day as any other in my life. Woke up, helped my tween with her breakfast as the toddler was still sound aslee ... Read on »
Irish Boiled Dinner by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking INGREDIENTS 3.5 lb of corned beef 1 bag of small carrots3 turnips cut in quarters1 large cabbage head cut in quarters3 potatoes cut in halves2 onions cut in quarterssal ... Read on »
Sausages, herbs and veggies by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking As I went through the fridge I found sweet Italian sausages so I right away knew that was my inspiration. Also there were quite a few vegetables I needed to use along with ... Read on »
What's in your kitchen? by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Last weeks a few of us testers from Leite's Culinaria were asking to try to see what meals we could come up with by simply cleaning up our fridges, freezers and pantries. U ... Read on »
Fettuccine with clams in Bulhão Pato sauce by foodideas Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking INGREDIENTS 1 bunch cilantro 5 chopped garlic cloves 3 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tbsp of sea salt 1/2 lemon juice 2 pounds of little neck clams 28 oz. fettucini ... Read on »