A healthy snack idea and a walk down memory lane…

I have never been a big fan of fruits growing up. My mom had to always remind me to eat some kind of fruit a day otherwise I wouldn’t. So I am sure this post will make my mom and mother-in-law very happy, since every time I talk to them, they ask me if I have eaten plenty of fruits. And then they go on and share with me some recent article they read about the benefits of eating a certain fruit. They are so nice and caring and I love their genuine concern for me, especially now that I am pregnant.

Well, this has become my favorite snack of the day. Apples, pears, tangerines, assorted nuts, cinnamon cookies with a touch of honey – super yummy but above all it’s super healthy.  Don’t get me wrong, I do have those moments when I want to eat nutella all day long, but luckily, recently I’ve been craving more these healthy snacks and fruits of the season, especially tangerines.

Few days ago, preparing this snack and peeling all the fruits, brought back sweet memories from childhood. I thought of my dear grandma and her garden full of tangerine trees. She would always peel plenty of them and have them ready for me to enjoy. She would not just peel them, but she would make sure to carefully take off all the white little stems from them, leaving only the best part for me to eat.  

So if you ever find my peeling tangerines and I have a smile on my face, it’s because I am thinking of my grandma. Oh, I miss her dearly. 

Yes that day, those tangerines tasted a little sweeter!

xo

Ema

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Vanilla Pie Cups – Super easy recipe

This is the easiest dessert you will ever make! And above all it’s delicious!

For the bottom crust I used 4-5 crushed Graham Honey Crackers mixed with melted butter. 


I used a package of  ‘Cook and Serve’ vanilla pudding for which I followed the directions on the box.(it needs only 2 cups of milk) 

For the other top two layers, I used some whipped cream and some instant chocolate pudding. (it needs two cups of milk)

I topped them with some crushed cookies and some walnuts

Let it cool in the fridge! It’s best served cold!

Super easy and voila it’s ready to enjoy in only about 30 min! 

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Effortless Dinner for two

It’s no secret that I love cooking for my husband and I. I try to cook a different meal every day but sometimes I lack ideas of what to make. On days like these, I try to keep things as simple as possible and make an effortless meal. I have found that these effortless meals turn out to be very tasty in the end. 

For this meal, I used fresh salmon sauteed in olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and salt & pepper.

 I baked them for about 30 min.

Not wasting any time, I also baked asparagus for about 20 min also sauteed in olive oil, lemon juice and garlic.

In the mean time I boiled 4 potatoes, which after were done I peeled, cut and seasoned with salt & pepper and olive oil. 

The final result was delicious. I will definitely make this more often.

The part that I loved was that it took me very little time to prepare this meal and still had plenty of time to do other stuff while the meal was cooking.

You should all try it! 

Salmon + Asparagus + Potatoes = Great Combo

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