Living abroad in theMiddle Easthas taken us on many adventures. From the cultural to the culinary, we have had so many amazing experiences thus far. While it is fun to try new foods, discover new ingredients and learn different cooking techniques; [...]
Hi, I’m Alyssa and I’m a secret hoarder.
Not really like the, I have 352 cat in my house and I’m thinking of adopting another sort. More like the I have a really hard time throwing away leftovers and other small things sort.
I mean, who knows when I may [...]
Green Monster Smoothies have been floating around the blog world for some time. I’ve seen them, book marked them, then thought, “Sounds great, but they day my kids would drink something green is the day pigs fly.”
Well, one day last week there must have been an airborne pig somewhere [...]
We are still enjoying some great family time until my husband has to go back to work, so I’m going to keep this short and sweet. We’ve had a great holiday spending time together. We’ve lounged around the house, enjoyed the beautiful weather at a new playground and went to one ofBahrain’s ubiquitous Friday [...]
A few weeks ago I was at the grocery store to pick up some milk but of course, in true Alyssa fashion, there is no quick trip to the store. I still had to walk up and down every isle, looking at everything. I must look like a nut to the people who work [...]
This week’s make-ahead meal is really more of a prep-ahead kind of a meal. In last month’s issue of Rachael Ray Magazine, she had a spread of prepping ingredients ahead of time to be able to quickly put together a healthy and easy weeknight meal. I roasted the potatoes, made the bacon and used [...]
Last week, I mentioned that I didn’t think I could do Mexi-Monday’s anymore. With the way our schedule has picked up, I really need to have some meals that can be prepared in the morning, and are fresh and waiting when we come home in the evening. So Mexi-Monday must now be make-ahead Monday; but necessity [...]
I recently joined French Fridays with Dorie. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a group of bloggers that all make a selected recipe out of Around My French Table, by Dorie Greenspan and post said recipe every Friday. If you want to join, just
When my husband has to go away for work, I usually take the opportunity to try out a new recipe that I know he probably wouldn’t like and watch a movie that he wouldn’t want to see. On his last trip, I decided that I wanted to make gnocchi. Every time I’ve [...]
I thought about trying to find a recipe for some amazing, crazy, salmon. But as I looked, I came to the realization that I love the taste of salmon. I don’t need to cover it up with sauces, rubs, marinades, etc… For me a piece of salmon with a little salt, pepper and lemon [...]