Jenn’s Chicken Enchiladas

Today I thought I’d try a dish I’ve never made before. They turned out better than I imagined but I would best leave them as a weekend dinner, when I/you have extra time.  Even though I got home at 5pm today, with this being a new dish and the improvisation that comes with creating the…

Ajiaco – A Traditional Colombian Soup You Need To Try

  I lived in Colombia for 11 years.  The city I lived in (Cali) was hot and sunny all year. Mango, lemon and fragrant Ylang Ylang trees grew around my neighborhood. Bats swooped down overhead when we’d take walks at sunset and mornings brought the song of Cicadas and blue skies.  Every afternoon, close to…

Chopped Salad a la Jenn

It’s July and the hot spell we’ve had in the city has kept us outdoors.  Enjoying afternoons floating on the lake or laying on a blanket at the beach with music and books,  it’s hard to come inside especially when our summers last less than 3 months. The impending shorter days and rainy season in…

Jen’s Tex-Mex Chicken Black Bean Wraps

Sometimes coming up with meals that are easy to pack for work isn’t the easiest thing so this past week I figured I’d make up some of my Tex-Mex style filling and take a wrap to work a few days in a row.  This recipe is pretty easy and you can add whatever else you…

One pot Chicken with Mushroom Rice

I’m bustling around the kitchen, chopping mushrooms and leeks.  Chicken thighs are marinating in the big bowl I like to use for these things.  The all-star basketball game is on in the living room but I’m happy to be in the kitchen where the aromas of comforting food linger and I can indulge in one of my…

Sheet Pan Fajitas

This Fajita recipe is super easy.  Just chop all your ingredients, place them in a pan and into the oven they go!  You’ll even have time to enjoy a before-dinner margarita.   Ingredients Seasoning 2 tsp mexican chili powder 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground paprika 1/2 tsp ground coriander Salt and freshly…

Dinner in Marrakech

Many people have creative outlets. Some sing , others paint. I create through my photography  and Aromatherapy. I also love researching ingredients, shopping for them then coming back to my warm kitchen and preparing a simple nutritious meal for my family. I have been strictly following MyFitnessPal’s 1200 calorie a day diet and have lost 4…

The Easiest Roast Chicken

It’s a very rainy Sunday evening.  6pm. The fireplace crackles in the living room. The kittens lounge in front of it.  I’m in the mood for a nice meal without too much effort.  Something I can throw in the oven while I watch a movie. Something that’ll leave leftovers to pack for work tomorrow. This is my lazy…