Barberry Saffron Chicken & Basmati Rice

Barberry Chicken

Take your chicken and rice to another level with this simple and delicious recipe, you will never have it the same again!  Continue reading

Farro {Rice} with Crimini Mushrooms

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Farro is the new rice! Stop making the same rice everyday and put some farro on the stove! Continue reading

Top Ramen Noodle Stir-Fry

Top Ramen Noodle Stir Fry

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get back on that health regime. This recipe is not only easy to make, but it’s packed with tons of vegetables and flavor. You will definitely put this in your weekly circle of dinner recipes!

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Any Herb Pesto

I have to say that I am a true believer in not wasting food. You spend so much money on groceries and the last thing you want to do is throw away food that has gone bad because you just never got around to it. If you have leftover chicken, make some chicken quesadillas, if you have leftover veggies, make a stir-fry, and if you have fresh herbs going bad, make a pesto!

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Salsa Verde My Way

So your regular Salsa Verde usually has tomatillos in them, which gives it the “verde” along with the jalapeños. But it also cools down the heat. So I decided to leave the tomatillos out of the equation and just make it all about the jalapeños. This recipe is ideal on any mexican dish, especially tacos 🙂 The smokey taste from the charred jalapeños and onions enhance the flavor of the salsa and give it a nice kick!  Continue reading

Pretty Pink Pickled Onions


I recently held a Birthday Dinner for my Hubby and our Best Man’s wife, since they are both born on the same day 🙂 I wanted to make something fun and easy to put together so whats more easier than tacos! I made yummy Pulled Pork (recipe coming soon) and I added an extra touch by topping them with these yummy pink pickled onions. These mouthwatering onions brightened up the flavor of the tacos and were a nice way of impressing the crowd! Continue reading

Welcome to My World of Cooking!

       

Welcome to my recipe blog! A recent newlywed, along with many of my friends, I had been getting requests to start a blog on dishes I make in the kitchen for me and my hubby. I hope this blog helps any wife, husband, newlywed or single person and inspires them to get down and dirty in the kitchen and cook with all the passion you have inside of you.

XOXO

Chef Alina

Photo: Melody Melikian Photography