• 15-Minute Portuguese Caldo Verde Soup

    I once read that caldo verde soup is commonly served during celebrations that are held in Portugual. So, this delicious soup might be served at birthday parties, weddings or other types of important gatherings in Europe’s oldest country. However, there are often so many things vying for a parent’s time and attention that simply finding a way to prepare a tasty and healthy meal for one’s family is reason enough to celebrate! If you’ve been following along since I started sharing my cultural foods recipe hacks last fall, you’ve probably noticed that I try to keep the number of ingredients–and the amount of time–needed for my recipes at a minimum.…

  • 15-Minute Chicken Avgolemono Soup

    If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may have read the article that I wrote about some of the delicious Greek food that my family and I enjoyed during our time in Greece. Since we visited five of the nine geographical regions while we were there, we were able to visit many restaurants and, therefore, try lots of delicious Greek dishes. Among the dishes that we tried more than once, and probably became the most familiar with, during that time are pastitsio (a layered, baked pasta dish with meat and cheese) and spanakotiropitas (a savory baked pastry with spinach and cheese). And, either of these comfort foods…