Ukrainian “Halva” Dessert

I just got back from going to Rivne and Kiev, Ukraine for a week, which surprisingly had some of the greatest meals of my trip! There, I tried a new specialty Ukrainian dessert called “Halva.” I made dinner for my family tonight and decided to try and recreate some Halva for them to try as a dessert. Here’s the recipe I used:

It wasn’t 100% the same as what I had in Ukraine, but pretty similar and still very good! Would definitely make this again, especially because it took all of 5 minutes to make!


Roasted Corn, Chicken and Avocado Salad

Just got back from a 3 week trip in Europe where I ate a whole lot more than I needed, so I decided to take the healthy route for dinner tonight! I made a roasted corn, chicken and avocado salad.

For the corn, I lightly buttered the outside of corn cobs and put some salt, pepper and a little Parmesan on them and roasted them at 450 degrees wrapped inside tin foil for 25 minutes. After it cooled down, I cut the corn kernels off the cob.

For the chicken, I just put some salt, pepper and meat rub on the outside, seated 2 pieces in a pan and then baked it at 350 degrees until the internal temperature was 165 and then cut it into cubes.

For the salad dressing, I mixed about 4 tablespoons of oil with about 1.5 tablespoons of raspberry vinegar, a squeeze of agave nectar, a pinch of minced garlic and some pepper.

Then I threw it all together with some spinach leaves and arugula leaves topped with avocado and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese! I also sprinkled some sunflower seeds on my plate after I scooped some out and that was a great addition!

Buffalo Chicken Provel OmeletteĀ 

I only usually use this to save recipe links, but now I have to take a moment to save one of the best omelette combinations I’ve ever made! This morning I made an omelette with these buffalo chicken snackers, provel cheese and crumbled goldfish on top for some crunch. If you are a salt lover, this is the omelette for you! So good!

Strawberry Cheesecake Poke Cake

My sister is having friends over for dinner tonight, so I made a Strawberry Cheesecake Poke Cake this morning to sit in the fridge all day until dinner time when we can break in to it! I got the recipe from my Tasty cookbook. It was so simple and easy, and not to mention very delicious!! Definitely want to try it with blueberries or other berries in the future!

Egg Clouds on Toast

I decided I had to try the current breakfast trend here and make myself some egg clouds!

It took me two attempts… The first time I made it, I tried beating egg whites for probably 15 minutes straight and it wasn’t fluffing up. I googled about it and found that sometimes bowls have residue left on them from last usage, so the bowls should be extra clean and dry when making egg clouds. So, I cleaned and dried the bowl really well and tried again and it worked beautifully! I used this recipe.

They were super easy and fun to make on the second try when I got the hang of it! Note to self: clean and dry bowl extra well before usage next time I make this, and if the eggs don’t whip up to stiff peaks after about 5 minutes, you are doing something wrong!!