Stuffed Mini Peppers from the Grill

By Angelika Hanna I got the idea for this lunch from a potluck recipe post. It is an easy and quick-to-make summer lunch or party/potluck snack. Recipe: Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 10 min (+ 10 min to pre-cook meat) Total Time: 30 min Yield: 3 servings Cuisine: North American/Canadian Author: Angelika Hanna / Zest4Food Ingredients: 1 pound… Continue reading Stuffed Mini Peppers from the Grill

Roasted Eggplant Parmesan

By Angelika Hanna This recipe is inspired by Ina Garten‘s Roasted Eggplant Parmesan on the Food Network channel. However, I made a few changes to Ina’s recipe. I did not add any extra topping. My casserole ends with the layer of Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. I learned from experience that bread crumbs in combination with… Continue reading Roasted Eggplant Parmesan

Chocolate/Butterscotch & Peanut Holiday Clusters

By Angelika Hanna Today I made my first holiday treat of the season. It is non-bake and involves only 15 active minutes. Such a quick and easy and yet delicious dessert or snack during the pre-holiday season. There are different ways to make chocolate/nut clusters. You can line a baking sheet with parchment paper and… Continue reading Chocolate/Butterscotch & Peanut Holiday Clusters

Quick & Easy Halloween Chocolate Bark

By Angelika Hanna Happy Halloween Season! Recipe: Prep Time: 15 min + 30-40 min refrigerating time Yield: 24 (1×3-inch) bars Cuisine: North American Author: Angelika Hanna / Zest4Food Ingredients: 1 bag (24-ounce) chocolate chips (about 4 cups) 2 cups Crispy Rice Cereal Halloween candy of your choice to decorate Instructions: Line a baking sheet with parchment… Continue reading Quick & Easy Halloween Chocolate Bark

Deviled Eggs

By Angelika Hanna Recipe: Prep Time: 30 min Cook Time: 15 min Total Time: 45 min Yield: 24 servings Cuisine: North American/Canadian Author: Angelika Hanna / Zest4Food Ingredients: 12 eggs, hard boiled and peeled 1/2 cup mayonnaise 2 tbsp yellow mustard 1/4 tsp sweet smokey Hungarian paprika 1 pinch hot Spanish paprika 1/4 tsp Kosher salt 1/2 tsp… Continue reading Deviled Eggs

Classic Coleslaw

By Angelika Hanna There are many varieties of coleslaw customized to different preferences and tastes. The classic version uses the basic ingredients: mayo, sugar, vinegar, salt and black pepper. Simple and easy. Recipe: Prep Time: 15 min (+ 4 hrs refrigerating time) Yield: 6 servings Cuisine: North American/Canadian Author: Angelika Hanna / Zest4Food Ingredients: 1/2 medium-sized… Continue reading Classic Coleslaw

Martina McBride’s Avocado Hummus

By Angelika Hanna This recipe is inspired by Martina McBride. In one of her episodes on Martina’s Table on the Food Network, Martina prepares avocado hummus by mixing white beans with her avocados and herbs/spices. Recipe: Prep Time: 20 min. Yield: 10-12 servings Cuisine: North American Author: Angelika Hanna / Zest4Food Ingredients: 4 avocados, pitted, peeled,… Continue reading Martina McBride’s Avocado Hummus

Pepperoni Pizza Wrappers

By Angelika Hanna Recipe: Prep Time: 5-7 min + 10-15 min moisturing time for the wrapper sheets Cook Time: 6-8 min Total Time: Approx. 30 min Yield: 5 wrappers Cuisine: Fusion/North American/Canadian Author: Angelika Hanna / Zest4Food Ingredients: 5 Egg Roll pastry wrapper sheets Pepperoni slices, cut into pieces (I quartered the slice) Canola or vegetable oil Tex/Mex shredded… Continue reading Pepperoni Pizza Wrappers

Classic Bruschetta

By Angelika Hanna Recipe: Prep Time: 10 min Resting Time: 10 min Total Time: 20 min Yield: 1 bowl serving size Cuisine: Italian; Vegan World Cuisine Author: Angelika Hanna / Zest4Food Ingredients: 2 big tomatoes, diced – I used the beefsteak 1/4 cup red onion, diced 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped 2 tsp olive oil… Continue reading Classic Bruschetta

Avocado-Tomato-Spinach-Quinoa Salad

By Angelika Hanna This summer salad is plant-based, vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free. A tasty, refreshing, and healthy delight. Recipe: Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 15 min Cool Time: 15 min Total Time: 40 min Yield: 4 servings Cuisine: Vegan World Cuisine Author: Angelika Hanna / Zest4Food Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups of cooked quinoa 2 medium… Continue reading Avocado-Tomato-Spinach-Quinoa Salad