Michele's Favorite Recipes
10 Recipes Created by GIRLINBRAZIL
Just a collection of recipes that I have made and love to cook.
Recipes in this Collection
This is a typical noon-meal dish found all over Brazil. I make it the way many people do in the Northeast, especially in the state of Ceara. It's a poor man's dish that has been fancied up and served in many restaurants. I like to make it with no meat and serve it on our Meatless Mondays. I'm sharing my simple recipe and adding optional ways at the bottom to spice it up! Sprinkle a little ground cumin for some extra taste and add some chopped fresh cilantro on top before serving!Submitted by GIRLINBRAZIL
This is a delicious homemade pastry for holiday breakfasts or an afternoon tea. Don't like apples? Try mangoes, peaches, cherry pie filling. Works well with a variety of fruits. It's an adapted recipe from an old holiday cookbook called Treasury of Christmas Recipes by Crown Publishers. I added wheat germ for a more healthy family treat.Submitted by GIRLINBRAZIL
Every Brazilian cook has his or her own way to make Brazilian Feijoada. Every time it's a little different based on what's on hand. Years ago it was made by African slaves with whatever happened to come their way from the master's handouts. This is a very simplified version including only the meats my family likes. That way no one gets a pig's foot on their plate accidentally! It's best served over hot white rice, orange wedges on the side, fine sliced kale sauteed in butter with a little minced garlic, chopped tomatoes and onions with a splash of vinegar and lemon and a dash of salt, and if you can get it toasted mandioca meal (farinha). Submitted by GIRLINBRAZIL
Oh no, another fried okra recipe! Yes, but this one is different. It uses crushed cashew nuts (which if you can't buy locally, can be substituted) and toasted wheat germ and sesame seeds for added fiber. My boys all love it and it's eaten up every time I make it.Submitted by GIRLINBRAZIL
Super fast salad with arugula, sometimes known as rocket, fresh spinach, fresh chinese cabbage, and super healthy cranberry raisins is a perfect choice to accompany holiday meals. This is an adaptation of a recipe originally found on the back of a package of Ocean Spray CRaisins.Submitted by GIRLINBRAZIL
This creamy dessert is low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium.