• Mains

    Quick Thai Beef Curry

    Thank you for your votes, everyone! If you don’t follow me on Instagram, I have been asking question about what you guys are interested in learning and I even have been posting videos of how to make some of the recipes that I have been posting here.Based on last night question’s you decided on the Quick Thai Beef Curry. As I’ve already shared there, last year my husband and I went to Thailand for our honeymoon and we learned how to make some Thai meals. The only problem with the class that everything was already cut and portioned beforehand, and all we had to do was put them in the…

  • Brazilian Food

    Caldinho de Feijão – Black Bean Soup

    The weather has been getting colder and colder recently, if not to say bloody freeeeeezing!What I like to do at this time of year is to keep warm with comfort food, and when I say that I’m referring especially to stews and soups for dinner.If you follow me on instagram, you will see the video I made last night in where I make it step by step. But if you don’t have an instagram or don’t follow me, you can just follow the steps here – it’s so easy that there is not way to get it wrong. If you want to serve it with toast, we have the perfect…

  • Brazilian Food,  Easter

    Bacalhoada

    Here is another dish that comes from our colonisers. Bacalhoada is nothing more than a salted cod fish, kind of like a fast confit, which we just eat at Easter time.Back in Salvador, we eat on Easter Sunday because on Good Friday we eat comida baiana- the amazing local food from Bahia state.You can find many recipes on the internet and many ways and ingredients to add or take out. But this is the only way I know how to make and is how I make it every time. We normally serve it with rice and a salad, but you can always add other sides as well. Ingredients 600g salted…

  • Brazilian Food,  Easter,  Entree

    Bolinho de Bacalhau – Cod Fritters

    With three weeks until Easter, I think this is one of the few occasions that we Brazilians remember the traditional Portuguese foods. Easter time back home always starts one month before with the families buying the dry cod to make Bolinho de Bacalhau or Bacalhoada (a kind of cod stew with potatoes, olives, lots of olive oil, tomotoes, egg and onion – recipe coming soon). Bolinho de Bacalhau is such an easy recipe for entree while the family wait for the main meal. The ingredients are very simple but it is full of flavour. Ingredients 450g wet salted cod fish fillets 450g unpeeled potato, cooked and mashed 50g red onion,…

  • Mains

    Beef Lasagna – Lasanha de Carne

    Normally in our house, it’s my husband who likes to cook lasagna and pasta sauces, but every now and then I give it a go: not to show him I can cook it better than him, but just so I don’t forget this kind of cooking. Back in Brazil I grew up thinking that lasagna was something fancy because my mum never really knew how to make it and because it was so different from what she usually made. Once in a while, my neighbour Lia would make some extra and bring it to me and my brother – we thought it was the most amazing thing in the world.…

  • Brazilian Food

    Pão Delícia – Delicious bread

    Pão delícia or delicious bread when translated to english, is a traditional Brazilian bread that you can really only find in the state of Bahia. It’s super easy to make if you compare it with other kind of bread, and also light in texture and colour. It’s normally served plain or filled with cheese sauce and fine grated parmesan cheese to give a touch of savoury flavour Dough 500g Flour type 00 50g sugar 14g dry yeast 40g milk powder 1 egg 230ml cold water 10g salt 50ml oil 50ml water Steps In a bowl combine flour, sugar, yeast and milk powder. Add egg and slowly add the first quantity…

  • Desserts

    Orange cake

    My sister-in-law recently had a baby and we’re crazy about the little one. I wanted to help make her life a little easier by cooking something for her. While I won’t share all of those recipes with you guys, I will share this recipe of the orange cake I created for her for my second visit of the baby. I hope you enjoy it 🙂   Ingredients zest of 1 orange juice of 2 oranges 3 eggs 150g sugar 80g almond meal flour 80g self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 150g butter 1 tsp poppy seeds Steps Preheat oven to 180C Beat the sugar and butter until pale and fluffy…

  • Appetizers & Snacks,  Breakfast

    Banana Bread

    Banana bread or banana cake? Well, I don’t really know but this is so good that I don’t really care. I like to make it, slice it and freeze individually, so when I want a slice for breakfast or snack It’s easy to defrost. For this recipe I used almond nuts, but you can use any kind you like. Also I added poppy seeds but you can take it out if you’d prefer. I like to make other variations with the flour as well. Enjoy! Ingredients 4 bananas 1/2 cup olive oil 2 eggs 100g honey 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 cup almond milk 40g brown sugar 1 tsp baking…

  • Mains,  Salads

    Quinoa and Kale Salad

    Hey peeps, Last week on Instagram I commented that I had done a good job making healthy breakfast for a week, and because of that I would try to focus on lunch/dinner options in the future. Well, well, well, it was my birthday week last week and I totally lost track of my goal. I probably only ate one healthy meal. This week I’m already off to a good start and I’m very excited about the rest of the week. I’ll be eating this salad over two meals but it can actually serve up to four people. Today I ate it with pan-fried bass fish and tomorrow I’ll be eating…

  • Brazilian Food,  Christmas,  Salads,  Special Occasions

    Salpicão de Frango – Christmas Chicken Salad

    Today I want to tell you a little about our Christmas celebrations in Brazil. First of all, we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve 24th and we normally celebrate it at dinner time – around 8/9pm so that we still have time to go around to our neighbours’ houses and they have time to come to our house. At midnight ‘Santa’ comes and leaves all the gifts and we can either open them as soon as they are on the tree or do it the next morning. The next day is one of the best days, because we have all the leftovers in the fridge and we just need to put…