Blackened salmon

Blackened salmon by Bake Bellissima

This blackened salmon dish is a big hit over at Bake Bellissima’s. The seasonings work so nicely together, and the cooking method leaves the salmon fillets super moist. Heating the coriander seeds livens up the flavor of the spice, and makes the spice rub extra fragrant. Tip: Make sure the oil in the pan is […]

Lamb Keftas

Lamb keftas by Bake Bellissima

These lamb and veal keftas, fancy word for well seasoned meatballs, are absolutely delicious and full of flavor. If you are not a lamb aficionado such as myself, simply replace with ground beef in the recipe. It will still work perfectly. You must serve these with hummus or tahini, the contrasting flavors are just too […]

Veal Gremolata

Veal gremolata by Bake Bellissima

I am finally getting around to posting this delicious veal gremolata recipe I tried a little while ago. This is a simple, easy to prepare dish to serve company and it is bursting with bright flavor from the lemon zest and herbs. You start with a veal shoulder tied with string, to which you insert […]

Salmon Provençal

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  This is another easy idea for salmon leftovers, a delicious salmon Provençal that you can top with puff pastry and is a one pot meal.  The creamy sauce is the star of this dish. Made with white wine and thyme, and thickened with cream and a bit of flour, the flavor combinations are so […]

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

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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 […]