Roasted butternut squash

Roasted butternut squash by Bake Bellissima

Roasted butternut squash is such an easy side dish to prepare, especially when you buy it in bite-size cubes available at Costco (from Los Angeles Salad Company). All that is left for you to do is toss with seasonings and roast in the oven! Have I spoken to you about my love of Costco before? […]

Eggplant caponata

Eggplant caponata by Bake Bellissima

This eggplant caponata is one of my favorite recipes and I have been making it for years. I discovered this recipe in the Panache cookbook,  a beautiful collection of recipes put together to benefit the Montreal Jewish General Hospital in 2005. Although no longer in print, you can find a second hand copy here. It […]

Mediterranean lamb chops

Marinated lamb chops by Bake Bellissima

  As promised to my loyal readers, I am sharing my grandmother’s famous Mediterranean lamb chops recipe. This dish is very special in our family as it is prepared at every holiday and it has been the same recipe for over 3 generations. It derives its ingredients from a mix of typically Moroccan spices, such […]

Fish Tacos

Fish tacos by Bake Bellissima

  Fish tacos are one of my favorite things to serve my family. The fact that some assembly is required gets everyone involved in the process and makes dinner time a lot more fun! This is a very positive thing for kids, especially the pickier ones, since it gives them some control over their meal, […]

Minute steaks with Dijon sauce

Minute steaks are a wonder in the kitchen. Easy and inexpensive, they can be prepared in a number of ways: as part of a stir fry dish, in a curry with spices, or with a tasty Dijon and lemon sauce as I have prepared today. The technique used begins with searing the beef at a […]

Portobello Pizza

Portobello pizza by

This portobello pizza is such an easy, guilt free lunch idea! Since I watch carbs as much as possible, pizza is not something I eat very often, and I miss it. Which is why I try to make lunches for myself that have the same cheesy taste without the dough element. Enter the portobello mushroom: […]

Lunchbox ideas: A tuna sandwich with a twist

Bake Bellissima's tuna sandwich with a twist

Here is a great recipe for a tuna sandwich with a twist, delicious for kids and grown-ups alike. Canned tuna is a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids and lean protein, making it a regular in the lunchbox rotation. It can however get a bit repetitive. This is where my mom Raquel’s great recipe for […]

Zucchini noodles with marinara sauce

I tried zucchini noodles for the first time only a few months ago at Landmarc, Marc Murphy’s restaurant at the Time Warner Center in NYC, and I was floored by how a few simple ingredients were transformed into something absolutely delicious that I could eat every night. For someone who adores pasta, but cannot indulge […]

Raquel’s chicken marinade

This is my go-to recipe given to me by my mom, Raquel, for an easy and delicious chicken marinade that also works vey well with salmon. I make it countless times during the summer and year round, and everyone loves it! It is extremely simple with ingredients we always have on hand. I love using […]

Tzatziki with seasoned pita chips

Tzatziki with seasoned pita chips by Bake Belissima

We are huge tzatziki fans in our house, my kids especially. My daughter loves the dip with baby carrots and cucumber sticks or her favorite, pita chips. I often cut up day old pita bread and season with oregano and olive oil, and bake for a few minutes. It is a great snack that I […]