Low Carb

Air Fried Shrimp over Pesto Zucchini Noodles

2018-06-18T10:49:00+00:00Air-Fryer, Fish and Seafood|

Have you ever tried cooking shrimp using an air fryer? Well, this is a super simple way to have your shrimp cooked fast and without fuss...and it is delicious topped on zucchini noodles tossed with pesto sauce. It has been a long time since I last posted a recipe or anything…I had a long break and during this time so much had happened, some good and some not so good…I should start with the “not so good” one… When I decided to come back blogging I encountered a major mess on the website as we had some glitch on the hosting/server system and all the posts and pages got lost and the comments nowhere to be found.  I am still [...]

Raindrop Cake

2018-06-18T10:55:47+00:00Asian Inspired Recipe, Dessert/Sweet, Molecular Gastronomy|

How can a dessert made of almost 99.8% of water be so trendy? The answer…it is all in its texture… When I first saw these raindrop cake (which in my opinion it is not a cake per say, cake in my view should contain flour or its substitutes) I was fascinated by its shape and the notion of its pureness…upon reading the ingredients, I immediately could imagine its textures as I had worked with agar-agar, both in the kitchen and in the lab. The trick is to have the right ratio of water and agar-agar to achieve a very soft almost running gel. A little extra of agar-agar the “cake” will turn into a flavorless jelly, a little “too little” and the [...]

Rhubarb Frozen Yogurt

2018-06-18T14:51:00+00:00Dessert/Sweet, Gluten Free|

Yay! I finally got some rhubarb… I always see rhubarb recipes but never had a chance to try it. So yes, this is my first time cooking with rhubarb and I must admit that I love it. So, before the end of Summer I want to share this simple recipe for rhubarb frozen yogurt…I love the tartness and the fragrance of rhubarb, and I can tell you that I will definitely be cooking/baking more with it in the future. I was a bit nervous not knowing what to expect…but making the rhubarb stew with a little sugar was easy and it cooked in less time than I expected. Once the rhubarb stew/jam was ready, all the work was left to [...]

Warm Chicken Salad

2018-06-18T14:59:44+00:00Gluten Free, Poultry|

I got this idea for warm chicken salad from Katerina at Culinary Flavors. I don’t know if you remember, Katerina is a dear blogger friend that when we were in Greece she and her husband received us so graciously, hosting us to a wonderful dinner at the local Greek restaurant, and we learned so much about the culture and life in Greece. Anyway, when I saw this recipe on her blog I thought, yes…I can use this recipe for chicken and make it into a meal by layering Katerina’s Mediterranean Chicken Stir-Fry on a bed of greens. No need to mention (although I just did it), my husband was giving me compliments throughout the dinner…I had to acknowledge that the tasty [...]

Watermelon Granita

2018-06-18T15:00:22+00:00Dessert/Sweet, Gluten Free|

This is a dessert that I made for our 4th of July celebration. I did not feel like baking; therefore came up with watermelon granita, which was perfect since I had watermelon sitting on the counter asking to be eaten…not to mention that this a perfect light and refreshing dessert for a hot summer day. Granita is just a frozen dessert very similar to sorbet, which is based mainly of water, sugar and flavors. The mix is placed in the freezer and scraped, so ice crystals are formed. There are many versions of watermelon granite throughout the internet, but basically the ingredients are watermelon, sugar, lemon/lime. It is very versatile since you can adjust to your liking in regards to sweetness, [...]