My Mom’s Lentils with Potatoes

As a kid I ate lentils everyday and never got tired of them because my mom was good with many different recipes. Lentils are nutritious, cheap and filling and I want to share a favorite recipe with you today.

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Shrimp in Coconut Sauce (Camarão com Molho de Coco)

I have never visited Brazil but I hope to someday just to be able to sample their wonderful cuisine. While recently searching my cookbooks for new ideas, I came across this delightful dish called shrimp in coconut sauce. Apparently it is very popular in Brazil during the Easter season. I was attracted to this dish because I love shrimp and coconut milk together, and I also like the bell peppers in this dish.

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Ham and Potato Soup

I love cruising grocery stores and finding things I haven’t noticed before. A couple days ago I was walking in the deli section and noticed some small packages of cooked ham that were only about one pound each. This seemed a super-convenient size for making different meals during the week. Once I bought a couple of these, I decided to make a creamy ham and potato soup. As the weather gets cooler outside I like making soups for our family.

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