Cranberry Orange Bread

Slightly citrusy loaf bread filled with fresh tart cranberries in every bite. This cranberry orange bread is perfect for breakfast.

Cranberry Orange Bread | Cooking with a Wallflower

It’s already mid-January, and I still had some fresh cranberries leftover from the holidays sitting in the fridge waiting to be used. I love that cranberries last forever, but they’re super tart so there’s no way I can eat them on their own. So I thought they would be perfect to use for baking, like this cranberry orange bread.

Cranberry Orange Bread | Cooking with a Wallflower

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Chicken Broccoli Soba Noodle with Peanut Sauce

Soba noodles tossed with shredded chicken and broccoli then drizzled with peanut sauce. This chicken broccoli soba noodle with peanut sauce is the perfect weeknight dinner.

Chicken Broccoli Soba Noodle with Peanut Sauce | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy Monday!

I can’t believe another week has gone by! I’m still trying to get used to writing 2018! But I’m so excited because in less than two weeks, we’re headed to Las Vegas for my cousin’s bachelorette party. An entire weekend full of food, spa, and clubbing. I might be more excited about the food. We have reservations for Gordon Ramsay Steak. Although if we had known that Hell’s Kitchen is now open, we would have attempted to make reservations there instead. Is anyone else as obsessed with all things Gordon Ramsay as we are? lol

Chicken Broccoli Soba Noodle with Peanut Sauce | Cooking with a Wallflower

In the mean time, let’s talk about this chicken broccoli soba noodle with peanut sauce.

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Wallflower Weekly Finds, 149

It’s been a difficult week in the kitchen. Our kitchen sink suddenly has almost no flow whatsoever. So in order to cook or wash dishes, we have to fetch water from the bathroom. Doing dishes took three times as long.

And cooking? Cooking wasn’t a problem. It was all the dishes that piled up that was. So after making a batch of cranberry orange bread, which I will share soon, I gave up doing anything in the kitchen until the sink is fixed.

So my sister and I opted for hot pot to chase away the cold. How are you guys staying warm this winter?

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Cranberry Hibiscus Iced Tea

Hibiscus tea sweetened with cranberry syrup and topped with crushed ice. This cranberry hibiscus iced tea is delicious and perfect for entertaining.

Cranberry Hibiscus Iced Tea | Cooking with a Wallflower

It’s been cold and rainy these last few days, but for some reason, it’s the perfect weather for ice cream and iced tea. I know it sounds so ridiculous, but hear me out. Maybe it’s a local thing since our cold weather is nothing compared to what you guys are experiencing out in the East Coast, but we sometimes like ice cream and cold drinks in cold weather because it means it takes longer to melt. You can enjoy your treats at a slower pace.

I actually created this cranberry hibiscus iced tea a little while ago back in December for the holidays. But I never had the chance to post it in December because there were just so many things I wanted to share first. So I’m sharing it with you now. Better late than never, right? =)

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Chicken Spring Rolls with Tamarind Sesame Vinaigrette

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Spring rolls filled with shredded chicken, lettuce, vermicelli, carrots, mint, and basil then served with a citrusy tamarind sesame vinaigrette. These chicken spring rolls with tamarind sesame vinaigrette is delicious, fresh, and healthy, perfect for starting off the New Year.

Chicken Spring Rolls with Tamarind Sesame Vinaigrette | Cooking with a Wallflower

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to meals, sometimes I feel like I eat the same thing all the time. It’s not that I don’t want to try something new, but when you’re working all day most days of the week, it’s hard to be creative on a daily basis. So that means that there are some weeks where all my weeknight meals are pretty similar, especially the weeks following holidays. It’s so difficult to get back into routine after all the festivities. Of course, it’s completely different during the weekends.

Weekends mean I have a little extra time to play with new recipes, new flavors, new dishes. And I can get a little fancy with the plating. But shouldn’t we be able to have meals like that on a weeknight too? So I thought we could do spring rolls today.

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Poached Eggs in Avocado with Bacon and Buttered Toast

Poached eggs served in fresh cut avocados with a side of bacon and buttered toast. These poached eggs in avocado are super easy to make and perfect for breakfast.

Poached Eggs in Avocado with Bacon and Buttered Toast | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy Sunday!

I hope you guys are staying warm and cozy this weekend! We’ve been having dark and gloomy skies with rain here and there and little earthquakes, but nothing compared to what the East Coast is experiencing. With all the crazy weather we’ve been having, I thought we’d keep it a little simple this weekend. With these poached eggs in avocado served with a side of bacon and buttered toast.

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Wallflower Weekly Finds, 148

My cousin is getting married in March, and this past weekend she gave us our bridesmaid’s gifts. Almost everything is homemade. She included bath bombs and sugar scrubs all of which are handmade.

In other news, I know we just started 2018, but I can already tell you that there have been a few dishes over these last few days that will end up on the 2018 recipe fails post in December.

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Chicken Vegetable Quinoa Soup

Warm comforting soup filled with shredded chicken, vegetables, and quinoa. This chicken vegetable quinoa soup is perfect for staying warm during the winter.

Chicken Vegetable Quinoa Soup | Cooking with a Wallflower

Have I mentioned that I’m not really good with the cold?

I sleep with the heater on and under layers of blankets. I leave for work with a puffy jacket, a blanket scarf, and gloves because I can’t handle the cold. I love the idea of snow, but I don’t think I can live in a place that snows. I would never want to leave home during the winter. lol. I don’t know how you guys do it!

Since winter is officially here, I need something warm and comforting to keep the cold away. What better way to keep warm than with soup?

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Celebrating 2018 with Cranberry Orange Mimosas

Classic mimosas made of fresh orange juice and sparkling champagne with a touch of cranberry simple syrup. These cranberry orange mimosas are a great way to welcome in the new year.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I hope you’re in the mood to celebrate some more! I thought if you have any leftover champagne or sparkling wine, you can use them in these cranberry orange mimosas. Simple to make and perfect with your breakfast, it’s exactly how I would love to start the new year.

Cranberry Orange Mimosas | Cooking with a Wallflower

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