It’s Tuesday Tidbits Time! I hope everyone’s week is off to a good start and you’re ready for some beautiful dishes, a gorgeous blogger and her touching love story, some helpful tips in the kitchen and of course, a smile to start your day!
This is Maggie from Omnivore’s Cookbook. That’s her boyfriend, Thomas, who has been her biggest supporter and proof reader. Aren’t they cute?! I’m a huge fan of her cooking and I’ve enjoyed sharing her recipes on here. Omnivore’s Cookbook features Chinese and Asian inspired recipes that have very detailed, step by step instructions and her videos will give you the courage to cook even the more challenging dishes. There are many quick, easy and healthy dishes as well and I just love exploring the flavour combinations she uses.
Maggie and Thomas have had a long distance relationship for 3 years now. She’s in Beijing and he’s in the US so they visit twice a year and Skype every day. They both love to travel and especially enjoy discovering new restaurants that include Italian, French, Mexican, and many other cuisines. Seems that food blogging was a natural fit. Maggie will be coming to the US in the next year to begin her life with Thomas – don’t you just love a happy ending?…. and a wonderful beginning!
Let’s look at some of Maggie’s delectable dishes.
Seafood + Pasta = Heaven. This dish is just what I’ve been craving lately. The colder it gets, the more comfort food I want. This has it all and Maggie’s photography is so lovely!
I love everything about this recipe – it’s versatile, it’s great comfort food and it’s just the right medicine during cold and flu season. Scrumptious!
I included this bowl of healthy deliciousness because I know how you all love chicken! I have made this dish and plan on making it again and again. Fabulous flavours and textures – promise me you’ll try it!
If you’re doing all you can to eat healthily but still find yourself needing a little energy boost throughout the day, here’s a great site to check out with loads of suggestions for foods that will give you that extra oomph when you need it. There’s a list of 25 snacks that are going to help you stick with your resolutions for the new year. How’s that going by the way?
I’ve posted this before but for the new readers, I’m sure you’re going to want to bookmark this site. I printed it out and put it on my fridge as a reminder. These are great tips on food storage and if you want to ensure to get the most out of your fruits and veggies, follow this guide and it will save you money and cut down on food wastage.
Are you a book lover? Enjoy a bargain as well? Then Book Bub is the place for you. They have incredible deals on books. Most are as low as $1.99 and many times the publishers are giving them away for free. They are able to do this because often a publishing house will give away free copies of a previously written book by an author if they want to promote their newest work. Whether you’re using Google Play, Kindle, Kobo, or most any kind of E-Reader they’ve got something for you! Love this!
When I am planning my dream house, I often go back and forth between rustic, old world and ultra – modern. It usually depends on the latest images I’ve seen. I’m so fickle! Then I came across this image on Pinterest and knew that I would have to build a house around this room.
Simple yet Fabulous!
Well, that lasted all of 10 minutes because I came across these two images next and I was right back to old world! What’s your dream home like? Traditional? Modern? Rustic? Or something entirely different….
Can you picture lunch with the girls here? Lots of Italian food!
This is so romantic! Still requires lots of Italian food!
Here’s a short but fun video on amazing facts. I’m reluctant to use the word ‘amazing’ because I think it’s overused today but in this case it definitely applies!
And an update on George, the rescue dog that my brother and his family adopted last summer. George has come out of his shy phase and fits right in. He’s so comfortable that now he’s doing what all labs do – eating whatever they can get their paws on! Isn’t he adorable?
Have a great day, everyone!