Yummy Food Discoveries {Recipes}

My spring break turned out to be a break from my job, but a full time grad school experience.  Most every day was filled with papers, projects, and more papers.  However, during this time, I decided to engage in a 7-day detox program and take the opportunity to try many new dishes I had collected in Pinterest and on YouTube.

Slow Cooker Peaches 'N Cream Oatmeal
Recipe:  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/272819689903509801/

I enjoyed this dish.  However, for the amount of milk they required (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk, BTW) I ended up having to add another cup of regular oats to my almost done steel cut oats.  Next time I will reduce the amount of milk required by half.

Slow Cooker Cubed Steak
Recipe:  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/272819689903513181/ 

I like cubed steak, but I detest the toughness and stringiness that you often find.  The crock pot is totally the solution!  The cube steak was fork tender.  Literally.  Because I was looking at two different recipes, I had to make a decision.  Next time I'll fix it.  So, I used cream of chicken and cream of mushroom, along with a pack of Lipton onion mix.  I also sliced up an onion and put in there.  All of the creams were low-sodium.  However, I always season my meat.  Next time I'll half the pack of Lipton onion mix and will not season the meat.  Other than a little extra salt, it was delicious!  Thankfully I served it with wild rice with very little salt.

Salmon Fresh Spring Rolls (the original recipe is for shrimp)
Recipe:  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/272819689903522920/

I enjoyed this dish.  It was my first time using rice paper wrappers.  I didn't tear any but as you can see, they aren't wrapped super tight.  I baked a piece of salmon and so my rolls include baked salmon, lettuce, carrots, sweet peppers, cucumbers, and quinoa.  The peanut dipping sauce was yummy.  The recipe for that is also in the link above.

Berbere Bowl w/Sauteed Swiss Chard
Recipe:  https://youtu.be/rd0sEyAP5P8

Hands down, this dish was sooo good!  I ate it two days in a row and am craving for more.  Because it looked so good in the original video, I immediately purchased the berbere spice from Etsy.  Hadn't heard of this Ethiopian spice, but it was worth the wait.  This dish is vegan and there are not enough words to describe how wonderful it is.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Recipe:  https://youtu.be/dGrVruPYYag

Baked Salmon w/Asparagus and Quinoa

  • Salmon - drizzle lightly with olive oil; season with sea salt, black pepper, and greek seasoning
  • Asparagus - drizzle lightly with olive oil; season with sea salt and black pepper  (Bake both at 375 degrees F for 15 - 20 min)
  • Quinoa - cook according to package directions

Swiss Chard

  • Cut swiss chard into ribbons; cut shallot into slices; heat olive oil in pan; sautee shallots; add swiss chard; saute then as swiss chard wilts, season with sea salt and black pepper; cover and reduce heat until tender; sprinkle with a little lime juice.

Have you tried any delicious recipes lately?


  1. So healthy! We have wrapped with the rice paper a couple of times. It must take tons of practice to make them look restaurant-like because we struggled too! I do needs to try that Berbere Swiss chard dish.

  2. They all sound like yummy recipes. Good for you for giving them all a try during your crazy school work schedule. : )

  3. I'm impressed by your cooking -- all those new dishes and a busy schedule too? The Berbere is something I haven't heard of. Will have to investigate!

  4. That all looks yum and really easy to make - definitely pinching some ideas....*scrawls surreptiously into notebook*

  5. O valor das coisas não está no tempo que elas duram, mas na intensidade com que acontecem.
    Por isso existem momentos inesquecíveis, coisas inexplicáveis e pessoas incomparáveis.(Fernando Sabino)
    Um lindo e abençoado final de semana!!!
    Abraços Marie.

  6. Good Morning, Libby! Your recipes all look good to me. I need to try them especially the cubed steak since we just butchered and I have a freezer full of beef. I remember those days of grad school papers-such hard work, but when you can write about something, it really does help to understand what you know and what you don't. Have a blessed Sunday!

  7. Libby-I made the cube steak recipe and it was delicious! Comfort food-the best kind. Thanks for sharing!


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