Category Archives: Food & Recipes

Summer Meals: Jerk Chicken

We love a good international meal. We like to introduce our kids to new cuisines, whether we are travelling or at home we try to include one new meal a week. We feel it is important to not only understand and experience your own culture but other cultures as well. While some may say the international language is math, we all know it is really food. After all, we all have to eat, we all want to eat something that tastes good, and every culture makes their own types of food. Food is the language of love, and it is the easiest way to experience a culture.

This summer we wanted to go to the Caribbean. That didn’t happen, but if we can’t go to the Caribbean we will bring the Caribbean to us. Jerk Chicken is one of the bets dishes from Jamaica. it is simple to make, and it is delicious. Why not bring a little of the Caribbean home this summer?

This great recipe comes from Delish. It is perfect for summer because we can marinate it the night before and leave it to marinate in the fridge while we are at work or out enjoying our summer. Then we simply come home and grill it. We love to pair it with rice but you can pair it with anything you want.

Head on over to Delish for the full recipe and tutorial now!

Homemade Cherry Icee: Summer Treats

Are your kids already finished with school? We finish this week. Which means that we will already be enjoying the slower pace of summertime. While mommy and daddy continue to work all summer and the kids go to day camp we try to maintain some sort of slower routine when it comes to summer. There is no homework and we continue our sports, but the days are longer and we have a little more time to enjoy them.

One of the ways we like to celebrate the end of school is with a sweet treat. We love icees, frozen yogurt, and popsicles. This year we are going with Icees. Normally we run out and buy some yummy ones, but the shop that sold them near us moved and we are now looking to create them at home so we don’t have to wait so long to enjoy them. This incredibly simple recipe comes from Passion For Savings and can be crated at home really easily. Be sure to check out Passion For Savings’ other great recipes since they are great at creating your favorite copy-cat recipes for very little money!

This recipe is so sweet and so spot on for a cherry icee that we cannot wait to try it again. It will definitely be one of our go to summer treats from now on!

Simple Dinners: Lasagna Roll Ups

We love lasagna, we have Celiac’s Disease in our family and have someone who has to eat gluten-free at all times, but we LOVE Lasagna. There are some incredible gluten-free pastas, but it can be hard to put together a full lasagna on a busy night. We have discovered the fun of lasagna roll-ups for those busy nights.

One of the other great benefits of the lasagna roll-up for us is that gluten free noodles can be expensive, and they frequently come in smaller portion sizes meaning you have to buy twice as many to feed large numbers of people, or else make multiple meals. We hate having to do that. So the idea of lasagna roll ups is genius in our case because you use have the amount of lasagne noodles making the roll-ups than you would to make a whole lasagna. Which means we can get away with buying less and spending less.

We found this fun and simple lasagna roll-ups recipe at Views From the Ville. It is so simple you can do it on a busy day, or make lots of it and freeze it for another night. Good food simplified!

So head on over for the full tutorial. Be sure to check out the other great recipes and ideas at Views From the Ville!