Welcome! My name is Karina and this is my internet kitchen hang-out. A self-confessed balanced foodie sharing some waistline friendly recipes that are full of flavour. Life is too short for bland and boring. It’s about finding balance and falling in love with food all over again!
Through the recipe archives you’ll find a variety of easy to make, healthy food with simple ingredients. What does that mean exactly? It means I provide some low fat, some low carb and some cheat foods. Recipes that feel like an indulgence without the regret.
After years of feeling lost in a crazy world full of diets, I’ve finally arrived at a comfortable place of loving food without any resentment or deprivation. This is where you’ll find a good ‘meal in a salad’ one day and a delicious deep dish cookie the next, never compromising flavour.
Gone are the days of starvation diets, weighing broccoli, boiling chicken and counting single peas on a plate. From pasta and brownies, to healthy meals and donuts, if I can find a delicious way to include them in without the guilt, you bet you’ll find them here. You can bake your cake (or cookie) and eat it too!
What started out as a food diary on Instagram in early 2014 bloomed and developed a love affair both in the kitchen and behind the lens. Fast forward two years later and Cafe Delites has fast become a successful blog and my second home. Here is a list of where Cafe Delites recipes have been featured worldwide.
This is my new path. After surviving cancer, (Stage 4B Hodgkins Lymphoma) and a lot of life’s difficult battles, including childhood molestation and abuse; I am here, I am alive, and although my life is far from perfect, I am eternally grateful to have been given a ‘second chance.’ Click here to read more about my cancer journey (yes, I wrote a book too!)
Welcome to my Blog!
I have been following your recipes for a few years and I honestly can’t thank you enough.. They are so delicious and easy to follow and I love the fact that your in Aus (it makes finding ingredients so much easier)..
I just wanted to say that it is truly sad that there are other food bloggers who have copied your recipes and are publishing them as their own on Instagram.. One has even started her own blog now with dozens of your recipes on there (with small alterations)!!
Keep up the amazing work and again thank you for inspiring all of us in the kitchen.. xo
I have just found you today, I looked up moist chicken recipes I have now printed off 6 of them and cooked 1 for this evening, which we thoroughly enjoyed, and as you said super quick it was your quick backed chicken we both loved it and even better we have enough for another meal.
Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful skills.
Virginia Martinez says
I have tried one of your recipe today and it was perfect! My husband loved it. If this was a cooking competition, I got a high mark. Thank you for sharing your super delicious recipe. You are one strong, brave and courageous person and I hope you continue to do so.
Your story is amazing and your receipes are the best! please keep posting, my daughter and I love making your dishes desserts!! 🙂
I hardly ever visit a blog via YouTube but your videos impress me. Your style of cooking is straightforward and beautiful. I will definitely use your site as a constant reference for delicious inspiration.
I stumbled on your site by accident on Pinterest and so far I have printed out many, many of your recipes…I plan to make banana bread today. Your collection of recipes looks so great, I can
t wait to get started!! Thank you for sharing your recipes and your story! Merry Christmas!
Jill Anne says
You are my #1 Go To for recipes! So simple, yet so elegant and full of flavor and you don’t have to be a professional chief to make them. I love that you have so many quick and easy recipes that fit a working mom’s schedule! Everyone I work with gets jealous when they see my lunches! Way more affordable and better quality than take out. Thank you for sharing 🙂
I feel like, if we met in real life, we could be besties.
You just have that vibe.
That is all. 🙂
I came across your site by accident now I’m in love . I’ve passed you onto my daughter and a good friend and my cousin. I have made a few recipes so far but I’m so excited to continue through your recipes. Thank you so much
Girl! Amazing! Love every recipe I’ve tried…where can i buy your cookbook(s)?!?!
Hi! Jen Hatmaker appears to have used one of your photos (for Garlic Herb Butter Roast Chicken) on her Instagram for her own roast chicken recipe without crediting you. You might check it out.
Am trying your chicken tikka masala recipe this week! Am feeling CONFIDENT and EXCITED. Merci, merci, merci!!!!
JOHN COHRS says
your Jambalaya recipe is so easy and delicious!!
If it’s one of your recipes then I already know it’s fire
Thank you for sharing your story and being an inspiration for others.
In addition you have a great website and delicious recipes! All the best!
Can you post a recipe for a ranch chicken dish. My kids love it and I cannot find a good one. Thanks!
Bryan Beneteau says
I just want to say I absolutely love your ways, you transmit the culinary industry to the world in a way that the common weekend worrier can relate to. The camera work, editing and recipes are fantastic. I only wish that I found your site and videos sooner. I am a chef by trade and have recently started my own videos, you have given me some great inspiration. Please keep up the wonderful work. Thank You
Melissa Dennison says
Thank you so much! You are truly an inspiration and thank you for sharing your journey. I am so happy to have found your site. Finally recipes with a happy balance. Everything in moderation is the key
I just wanted to say thank you for sharing such great recipes. I seriously do most of my meals from your ideas! I love it!!
I have recently made the No Knead Artisan Bread and fell in love but I stored it in a ziplock bag and the next day it sort of lost that crusty edge to it. Any suggestions for storage to keep the crustiness and leave the softness of the inside?
Appreciate your response!!
Marika G. says
I just wanted to say that I stumbled across your website searching for new recipes. I am often disappointed in the outcome of my cooking so it has become something I don’t really enjoy or look forward to. But…so far everything I have tried from this site has been DELICIOUS! I keep coming back for more and you have not let me down! Thank you for providing tasty, easy recipes that even this girl can enjoy! I appreciate you and have sent others to this site to check it out. Keep on cookin’ 🙂
Wendy Thomas says
I found your site through your Fudgey Browine recipe. It was so amazing that I have begun to come for other recipes. Then, I decided to read the “About Me” section and it brought me to tears. I am an 20 year Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor (stage 2b) and a 2-year breast cancer survivor.
You are an amazing chef! Thank you for the recipes and for sharing your story.
Priya Mandalia says
Your fudgy brownies ar in the oven, even the batter tastes nice! I will let you know how they taste. Priya
Lillian Tapia says
Hubby and I tried your garlic butter shrimp scampi. It was our first time trying to cook shrimp scampi and it was easy to make and delicious. We love recipes that call for garlic! We look forward enjoying more of your simple and scrumptious recipes. Thank you!
Rachel McMahan says
I just came across your web site through Pinterest today. I pretty much want to pin your entire recipe collection! Everything looks so delicious! We must have similar tastes. 🙂 I look forward to recreating your recipes in my kitchen. I’m a fan!
Amy Teachman says
Same!! Omg 😱 in love 😍 with this website!!
Hesala Hettiarachchi says
Hi Karina, your recipes are so delicious and easy to make. Thank you. xx
S A says
My husband made your Mexican coke/citrus carnitas 2x’s. Used a pressure cooker and finished the pork in the oven) really excellent!
I just wanted to thank you, Karina. I recently discovered your site and I am sure I’ll be spending a lot of time here in the future! You and I clearly share the same feelings about strong, punchy flavors… when I saw that your Honey Mustard Salmon recipe called for 5 garlic cloves I knew we were kindred spirits — usually I have to double the garlic in a recipe to be happy with the result 😉 Tonight I tried the Juicy Oven Baked Chicken and it was another knockout. My mom’s not big on meat so I am thinking of trying that same flavor combo on shrimp next (obviously with a big adjustment to cooking time, I would probably just skip straight to broiling). Again, a huge and heartfelt THANK YOU for all these wonderfully inspiring concoctions!!! <3
Melinda Taylor says
I found your site today searching for meatless monday recipes, and decided upon your beans and rice. Currently, it is simmering so I cannot wait to provide feedback because I want to tell you I finished treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma July 12, 2019. It is so nice to see other survivors living a deeper, richer life post cancer. Wishing you many Blessings, Karina
Karina – I adore you! Please e-mail me!!!. A restaurant that I know is putting your photographs on their facebook at their own restaurant, and violating everything you’ve worked so hard for!
Your Cajun Butter Steak Bites are a fan favorite at our house. My boys request them once a week. I made today with chicken and they are just as fabulous. We love all your recipes. They are always quick and easy and I usually have all the ingredients in the house. Thanks again!!
We have these once a week too, fabulous!! Also very quick!
I am OBSESSED. There is not one recipe of yours that has let me down so far! Your photographs are also amazing, I often find myself just browsing through your site just for the images. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!
Me too! She’s sooo good!
Giovanni W. says
Thank you so much for offering such wonderful recipes and new twists on classics. You are the best! Keep up the good work, our taste buds appreciate it!
Shaina Gross says
I just wanted to let you know that I love your site. I very much appreciate and admire your openness and willingness to share your story. I must say, I have tried several of your recipes and they are so tasty, I especially loved the tuscan salmon! Your video quality is excellent as well and it is so helpful to see how something is made before you try it. Also, It is nice to get back to the deliciousness of tasty food and not worry so much about what you shouldn’t be eating which we often see so much of in today’s food culture. Please keep the great recipes coming!
Patricia Williams says
Hi Karina, I think there is a mistake in your Honey Mustard Chicken times, it states 20 minutes covered then 15 to 30 minutes uncovered. Way too long and other chicken breast recipes state 18 to 22 minutes. I cooked it tonight and it was way overcooked. Just think you need to amend cooking times
Love this site and I have made several recipes. I have two questions for you. Red Lobster used to make a gumbo that was kind of brown, thick without being watery. I remember dipping biscuits in it and made it a main course more than once. Do you have a recipe for this?
The second, I was diagnosed with an incredibly bad case celiac. Have you thought about which recipes are naturally gluten free and which could be made gluten free?
I tried your Honey and mustard chicken thighs with red potatoes and wow it was DELICIOUS. I have done a lot of recipes with chicken thighs before but this recipes blew me away. Thanks for your creativity, will be making this again and more of your recipes.
Thank you so much for sharing all your dishes! You truly are a breath of fresh air with the soul of a warrior!
Aw thank you so much!
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I always come across your recipes and those that I’ve tried are delightful. I am a doctor by profession but I cook the meals for my family (and friends and relatives when we have them over). My wife is also a doctor but cooking isn’t her thing.
Keep up the good work for those of us who don’t have the imagination to invent our own recipes. Thank you for sharing.
Lisa Gimas says
I’m so, so sorry to hear about your cancer..
God bless you with strength and happinness!
Your recipes are amazing! Kids and I made your delicious carrot cake this afternoon and it was one of the best! I’m constantly looking and trying your wonderful recipes, from your pork roast, to your beef tenderloin, to your fried rice!!!! I love cooking! Coming from an Italian family even my mum and Nonna were impressed! So a big thankyou to you!!
I came across your creamy garlic shrimp recipe on YouTube the other day thinking what I should make for dinner and boom! started recreating your recipes ever since <3
Dee Lynn says
So sorry to hear of your battle with cancer. Your site is an inspiration and the recipes are superb. Just one silly question. are your oven temps fan baked?
Stuart Dunbar says
This has become my go-to site for recipes. The variety of foods and flavours. The ease of making things. I do most of the cooking in my home, and most of that on Weber or BBQ. Not a problem with these recipes.
One day I will come into Melbourne and visit to see how it is really done.
Sandra Cranston says
I love your recipes and want to use more for my family. My only question is what measures do you use – I live in Australia and a lot of comments are from the USA so I am not sure if a cup or spoon measure is metric or US measure. Thanks, Sandra
Sandra, 1 cup is a bit under 250 ml, 237 ml if you want to be exact. 1 teaspoon (tsp) is almost exactly 5 ml. 1 tablespoon (Tbsp) = 3 tsp = 15 ml.
Many years ago when I lived in Canada, my friend’s husband was from Uruguay. He used to make the most delicious BBQ meats and that was when I was first introduced to Chimichuri. I absolutely loved this couple and we have since lost touch. I have the fondest memories of his delicious cooking. He would bbq sausages of some kind that were amazing.
I am going to make your chimichuri sauce tonight.
I will try some of your other receipes in the new year in an effort to reproduce the excellent bbq my friends used to make.
Thank you for sharing.
Yum. We have pork loin quite frequently and this looks delicious. I am always looking for a great sauce and this one sounds great.
Jimi Jennifer says
I’ve been following you for a few years now. I love your recipes. I’ve working on building an all new kitchen just to do more cooking and invite friends over. It may have been last year or before I asked if you are going to write cook books. I’d buy them all. I love your style of cooking.
I’m so sorry to hear of your bought with cancer. I am so grateful to God that you are still with us. For you and your family. I wish you all the best for a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
jimi, Bisbee, Arizona
Just found your blog a month ago and have loved all of the recipes I’ve tried. Super impressed with your journey to be healthy in all aspects of your life. Thanks for sharing who you are and your recipes. Loving both.
Andrea R says
My husband came across your blog and came running telling me I had to make the French Onion Stuffed Chicken! Wonderfully recipes and I look forward to enjoying your recipes for a long time to come.
Thanks for sharing your kitchen and your story. God Bless.
Nancy Barké says
I stumbled into your website when I was looking for Beef Bourguignon and I liked what you said about it. Then I started looking over your recipes and I see we are of like mind when it comes to food – like coming home! I can’t wait to start making your recipes – you are an inspiration. I am taking my Beef Bourguignon to a party on Saturday night and I will be thinking of you. Thanks for a great website!
Yours in food without guilt.
Yvette Heiman says
I made her beef bourguignon last year for Christmas and plan to do so again.. the brisket rec is spot on. This is now our new tradition. ?. I used Markham Pinot Noir and it turned out fabulous. Thank you Karina.
I discovered your website a few weeks ago when looking for a chewy cookie recipe. ..I will be trying your recipes for sure..love your website..from ireland
Valerie Oltean says
WOW!! Just tried my first recipe of yours and it certainly will not be the last! It was the
“Chicken, Bacon Corn Chowder ” and absolutely delicious. I’m so glad I found your blog.
You are truly an inspiration. Wishing you all the best and thank you for sharing your recipes!!
Vicki Wood says
I am making this tomorrow!! Can’t wait to see how it taste!
Hello Karina, I;m new to your site. Found it just by looking for some healthier versions of just regular home cooked meals. Love your truth be told stories from your past. Doesn’t everyone have a story to tell?? Yes! So glad to have found your site with the versions of goodness. I pray you are in good health as of late, and hope you’ll prosper in many other ways… Thanks for the yummy recipes. I’m always looking for some to use boneless/skinless baked chicken….. Can never have enough! We are trying to eat a little healthier these days, my husband & I. Look forward in hearing from you, hope you get this message and have a wonderful day!!
wajahat ali shah says
hey karina your dishes so yummy.Im a big love you.Im from Pakistan
You’re beautiful and I love your website! Will be trying several of your recipes this week! Love from Sweden 🙂
I LOVE YOUR SITE!! I Love cooking your recipes they’re soo good!
I live your dishes and your website! Haven’t seen anything on Youtube in quite a while. I hope everything is okay!
Etty Wilson says
Hi Karina, I have just subscribe your recipes have a taste of your Chicken Cacciatore at my daughter , whom she made lots of time for her family. Loved it. I love cooking and love to try all the recipes from you. Looking forward to make them xx
Floyd B Bullock Jr says
Returned from Alaska on 08/07/2019 from my annual fishing trip with 150 pounds of sockeye salmon. My church Senior Citizen Bible Study class look forward to my return knowing that following class we will have lunch. Was looking for a new salmon recipe and found your site. I used the pan fried salmon with lemon, butter, garlic, and parsley. It was absolutely delicious and enjoyed by all. Thank you so much.
Ps I am a disabled veteran having been exposed to Agent Orange during Vietnam. On 01/2000 I was diagnosed with cancer but I have been cancer free since 10/2019. We will ask God’s blessings on you.
Ken K says
Karina, I stumbled upon your website looking for a chimichurri recipe, and we have enjoyed yours many times now. Thanks to you and the memory of yiur father! I am wondering if you have any suggestions abiut what vegetables and starches might be good accompaniments to a mear dressed with the chimichurri…? Many thanks,
I hope you are okay. You sure are missed online as you haven’t posted in weeks. If you can, please let your followers here, Instagram, Twitter, etc know you are okay & maybe what’s up with you.
I was wondering have you taken some time off or has my email address been removed from your list?? because I have not received a recipe from you since April 2019, I have been keeping an eye out for your incoming recipes in my mail box as well as spam, just in case, and have even subscribed 2 more times including today, I do not understand what happen, can you please get in touch, hope all is well with you.
Hi! So blessed to have found your web, your are an inspiration and a blessing! Thank you for sharing your meals with us ! ❤️❤️
Susan P says
I’ve made so many recipes from you website and not a single one my family didn’t love, however, I never read “about me.” After reading about your struggles and your resolve, I’m more inspired by you. Thank you for sharing so much of your life with us.
Larry Reimer says
Your recipes are as Spectacular as YOU!!!!!
Anupa Gnanakan says
Just made your butter chicken and it tasted amazing! So easy, so good and with all the common ingredients that are found in the kitchen. Thanks!
Brava! Great recipes – your site is one that I keep returning to when searching for recipes (the five stars bring me back, so I guess I should sign up!). I took some moments tonight to read your “About” and your story is inspiring. Thank you for sharing your recipes and your story.
I love your site. I am a whiz in the kitchen and cook every night for my wife and son. I always look for good recipes that are balanced and can allow me to use the things found in a Chinese supermarket here in Shanghai. Too many times, I find things that look good but the ingredients are too hard to find here. Thanks for everything. Keep cooking.
Made your butter chicken tonight. Fabulous! The best I’ve ever had. Paired some red wine and parathi. Thank you so much! It’s the first recipe of yours I’ve tried. Now I have to try more!!
You’re a legend Karina! I’ve tried a few of your recipes and I’m really impressed! My kind of cooking! I think I speak for every foodie who’s tried any of your recipes when I say Please, Keep up the good work!
Roshni Parate says
I love you recipes so far. I tried your few recipes and it was a big hit, super delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipes and keep updating us with new recipes.
Ron Kaye says
Hello Karina: So delighted to get on to your site, Just spectacular.
I am a photo buff, 80 years old, still working, love my job.
Your imaging is super to say the least.
Cook stuff and photo is my thing, I love to mess around in the kitchen.
Looking forward to your hits.
Karina, I am/was a 350 lb. male and I’ve had this problem where I would lose about 30 lbs. just to see it come back over a short period of time. I am not into diets. I simply eat better things and drop the junk food. I believe one issue is I run out of good tasting healthy foods to prepare THAT I ENJOY. So I end up going back to my old ways. Another issue that exists is that when one tries out a new recipe that is found online by a so called chef, it doesn’t come out tasting or looking as advertised. then came your recipe on Simple Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry. It was amazing. It’s just as good as the one you’d buy at the mall’s food court, but better for you ( I have to watch my salt intake as well you know.) I’ve been working on loosing weight and am now in my mid 330s. Adding your recipe to my repertoire will certainly keep me on the right path. Keep up the good work. I’ll be watching.
Your recipes are amazing and very simple to make ! Feeds my family everyday and knowing that theres a variety of different recipes , i am now able to cook different meals every day and my family absolutely LOVES IT !
Thank you so much for sharing your talents ! Continue to share more recipes and NEVER STOP….
Thank you again…Your the best 🙂
Lynn W says
Thank you for this recipe. Heading to the kitchen to try it now! Looks fantastic.
Karina, your recipes are truly delightful! You are a master at the art of cooking!!! I recently followed your Chicken Makhani recipe, and I have to say, you nailed it with the ingredient and the measurements! I am an Indian, and have grown up eating this delicious dish but never knew how to make it. But, thanks to you, I know now! Thank you!
I’ve made over 20 of your recipes and they are my absolute favorite! I always come to your page looking for something new to make at home. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. God bless you always! XOXO
Lisa DeStefano says
Karina, your recipes feed my family every week. I’ve searched through many blogs for successful meal plans and single recipes, your blog is hands down the best. Everything you make has such great flavour. Each one of your recipes had been such a success at our house, especially the soups! I couldn’t cook a soup to save my life before I made your broccoli cheese soup. Now it’s my go-to to impress guests. It’s way better than Panera, and people have a hard time believing I made it from scratch. Thank you for each and every one of your recipes. Please never stop, so I can keep on cooking!
I accidentally found your site through your Facebook page. Tried one recipe (I think it was chicken in white sauce with capers), and liked it so much! Simple, quick, reach on flavor. It was perfect. Then I tried a second recipe… Now I am your fan 🙂 Since me and my husband started to eat healthy, we had to start to cook for ourselves as well. You have a lot of recipes that fit our no-sugar diet. And what’s important – easy to cook, realistic ingredients, and crazy delicious!
Thank you very much, Karina, for your work. You are amazing cook, and beautiful woman (I saw your pictures).
Just so you know: when I am thinking what to cook today, my first move is to open your site. And most of the times I will cook something from there.
Goid job, Marina!
Thank you 🙂
Wow…………. thanks Karina, not only are you gorgeous……………your almost as good a cook as me. l0l
Buck Steele says
Karina…. Nothing better than inspirational human stories that one can contemplate over delicious food. Thank you for both. I only started to love cooking late in life (60 yo guy) yet it offers great joy. Cooking is a terrific way to show love to friends and those you care about. Unfortunately, the waistline grew with my skills. So whilst looking for low carb healthy recipes stumbled serendipitously across your blog. My first effort sucked (see my comment with chicken carbonara – totally my fault). Otherwise, I am a new loyal follower.
Kim Rousseau says
God bless you great recipes my husband picked your honey chicken recipe.
Nasim Nadjafi says
WOW – The Banana Bread is phantastic!
we had some Bananas left and I didn’t know what to do. Then I found your website and the Banana Bread is phantastic. I put just 100g chocolate drops into the dough and made a dark chocolate coating with dark.
The Banana Bread didn’t survive 24 hours ;-). I will bake it more often!
Thank you very much for the recipe.
Best regards from Munich, Germany,
Haha Nasim that’s success right there! You’re very welcome!
I follow your lovely cooking, It is very exciting and delicious prescriptions.
Thanks and God bless you
Tim Lawhorn says
I use your site a lot and really love trying new recipes! Do you also have an app for the iPhone?
Thanks for making me a better cook!
Not yet Tim! Waiting for the right offer and easy to use design to get one up and running!
Jay Tushka says
You are an inspiration Karina! Seeing all have been thru in life and seeing where you are now is nothing short of incredible. You’r an amazing chef too… I’ve tried at least a dozen of your recipes and none has ever disappointed. Keep up all the good work and I’m look forward to seeing what comes out of your kitchen next!
I made your ‘Worlds Best Fudgiest Brownies’ a week ago, using 70% dark pieces from a local Ecuadorian chocolatier. Good lord, this was so delicious that I’m surprised it’s still legal! Thank you for sharing your expertise with us all…your Youtube videos are easy to follow and exceptionally drool-worthy.
Juan M Campos says
My birthday is next week but we’re celebrating with Friends on Saturday. With around 30+ hungry friends…
So, I thought about making fajitas and began my search for a good recipe. The ones I have found and tried before taste like cinnamon, and the chicken is too bland for my taste. I needed to cook a lot, and fast for that matter. So I thought about grilling the chicken.
I searched and searched, and suddenly I found: ” Best Chicken Fajitas”. And I thought: …”after the recipes I already read, this deserves a chance as well.” So I went through it.
Last night I made my test (before the big preparation), with 2 huge chicken breasts. I did not make them on a cast iron pan (I don’t have one larger than 12″, I could have used this pan, but I wanted to try the same process I would use for the larger amount), so I made them on the grill, but following your directions, until the chicken was 95% done (just a tad pink)… almost done. Then I came inside the kitchen and ready up the vegetables (I like them crunchy and not all soft), cut the chicken in strips, and then incorporated everything together.
Let me tell you (and all)… this recipe is Restaurant Quality, or even better: Grandma/Mom Quality.
The only things I added/changed was Granulated Bouillon (same quantity as salt), and instead of hot pepper flakes I used some sweet chipotle (no salt) ground condiment.
Excellent recipe and perfect presentation… THANK YOU!!!
Happy Birthday Juan!
It’s me again – thank you so much. I will also be printing your recipe and saving it, and have spent the last 1 hour trying to find YOUR recipe, cos it is SO good! I began reading your blog and am truly inspired by it.
Karina, Thank you for sharing your amazing recipes and your courageous story. I believe we are given challenges so that we can conquer, become stronger and help others! That is exactly what you are doing!
The Crock Pot mashed potatoes recipe is second to none! The have been a hit at the last three parties. My mom’s boyfriend asked her to make them for their family christmas party and my husband asks me to make them weekly. The recipe is super easy to follow! We don’t add the cheese to the recipe and still think they are the best we have ever had!
Thank you again!
I’m so glad to hear that you and your family enjoy these recipes as much as we do! Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you all!
OMG Karina, your Fajitas are the BOMB. My daughter just couldn’t get enough of them, and neither could I. As you said, your recipe is “so quick to throw together,” I quickly made a second batch by popular demand, which was rapidly devoured. It was such a pleasure to see my daughter enjoy her food, especially when preparing for Final Exams. I used roast pork shoulder meat, iso chicken. She thought it was beef, and also used both flour, as well as whole wheat tortillas from ALDi. Both were excellent, and there was really no extra prep time, cos the ingredients were on hand. I would have had to use at least another 45 minutes to go to the store to pick up the seasoning. I also took a shortcut and roasted the julienned peppers in the oven. The tortillas were dripping with these incredibly juicy, delicious fajitas. i plan to try these with chicken soon.
That’s so great Mallory! I hope you liked them! And you’re very welcome Xx
I found your website through my school as they included the link to recipe in their newsletter. I was amazed by the types of awesome recipes I saw that all looked so easy to make. I recently got into cooking and I’m still learning a lot. Your recipes seem to provide so much variety and the ones I checked out seems so easy with ingredients I already have. As a person who never liked cooking, discovering your recipes gives me so much inspiration to try new things and I’m definitely looking forward to buying your recipe book! I’m going to try the stuffed garlic mushroom chicken in parmesan sauce soon!
That’s so great Christine! I’m sorry you are not well. I hope you feel better soon!
You are just wonderful, so good food, thank you for sharing.
You’re very welcome Maryann! Thank you for your comment 🙂
Terry Lane says
Hello there, i just wanted to take a second to let you know that i think your recipes are absolutely delicious! Your recipes are a winner down here in Texas. I check all the time for new recipes and look forward to making as many of them as i can.
That’s so wonderful Terry! I’m so so happy to hear that! If you have any favourite foods you’d like me to post up, please let me know!
Jay Woo says
Your recipes are life savers I get tired of making the same things for dinner. You’ve made it more fun and simply delicious! Thank you !!
Aw Jay you’re very welcome!
I can’t express how much I appreciate the recipes you share! I’ve bought every kitchen appliance, subscribed to half a dozen cooking magazines, bought an array of cookbooks and I can honestly say the best kitchen tool i’ve ever used is the information you share on your sites. I and my family love your meal plans and simple to print recipe guides. Keep up the great work and I hope your site is here forever!!!!!
That’s so great Wallis! Yay I’m so so happy to hear this! You’ve made my day!
God bless you. Keep happy!
Antipasto CheeseBall Christmas Tree-THE BOMB! Big hit. Posted pics and friends that were not there to taste it commemted that simply from seeing pic wanted some. Good work, keep up the great recipes.
SILVIA ARACELI VAZQUEZ PONCE says
ME PARECE GENIAL…… JOVEN, BELLA Y TALENTOSA….. GRACIAS POR COMPARTIR LAS RECETAS DELICIOSAS DE TU BLOG….MUCHO EXITO!!!!
DAVID A WILDENHAIN says
What a joy to find your site and discover a beautiful and brave woman, a survivor, and a sharer! Sharing her love of food and love of life. The recipes are wonderful, especially the creamy ones (my favorites)! I look forward to visiting your site many times in the future.
Thanks so much David! It’s nice to meet you!
Dee Rhodes says
Wow! You are so inspiring. I’m sooo glad I found your site. I’ve made beef stew and stuffed chicken breasts based on your recipes and techniques in cooking; and they turned out fabulous! I have been seriously reading and studying how you put things together and what things go well and add depth to each food.
Your life has been quite challenging, yet you took those things and made positives! God is with you and it shows; you are a light for others. You have a story to tell. Through the scars you bare, others will be able to see. My thoughts and prayers are with you and for you. Thank you Karina:)
Aw thank you so much Dee! Sending you a BIG hug!
i love your site. i’m on keto and some of your recipes i believed are keto friendly.
Your site is such a lifesaver! I was tired of making the same boring meals for my family and although I tried many recipes posted by others, yours is hands down the best! My kids LOVE the new menu. Trying your honey mustard/bacon chicken tonight. Can’t wait. Thanks so much for doing this. You’re probably not even aware of the lives you’re positively affecting, not just with recipes, but with turning so much pain and negativity into something wonderful for others. Stay strong. You are amazing! xo
Irene Burrell says
I love your recipes I have made a lot of them. This is no lie. This Thanksgiving I made everything from your site. My turkey my gravey my Brussel sprouts the apple cranberry bacon salad and my mac and cheese. Just ask my family
Oh wow Irene that’s so great to hear! Thank you so much for sharing that with me! I hope they were all a hit!
My wife and I made the Beef and Cabbage Soup. OMG it was so good. We did have a little left-over which we fought to get for Breakfast!
You are one gorgeous lady – wow!
Stuart Dunbar says
Love these recipes. So easy to make at home or in camp ovens round the fire.
Good health and fortune to you always.
Thank you Karina. I found you about 5 months ago. Been enjoying cooking with you since. Thanks again for being you and being there for all your fans.
Paula Warmath says
I love your Cafe Delites blog. My husband and I make 2-3 of your recipes a week and have enjoyed them all. I really like your balanced approach to the enjoyment of food! Keep those wonderful recipes coming. Thanks!
Karina, my kids LOVE you. They used to love eating out, but now they BEG me to cook and I get compliments all day long.
THANKS for the great recipes!
Samantha N says
Hi Karina! I wanted to leave you a comment to thank you so much for your blog! I have been making 2-3 your recipes weekly since August 2017. Every recipe is so amazing and flavorful! I have fallen in love with cooking since discovering Cafe Delites!
Paul Q. says
Hello from Engand
What fabulous site of recipes, so clearly explained and wonderful photos and videos.
As a mere male not always enthusiastic about cooking, but I have tried one ( wedgie potatoes ) and for once the result looks just like the photos and tasted fab!
Thanks and all the best to you!
Iryna Sheremetova says
Karina! Thank you for sharing your passion with us! no matter what i cook following your guidance- it’s always a hit with family and friends! is there a book we can look forward to? i would get one for me and as a present for everyone i know 🙂
Have a wonderful week!
Grateful follower from Canada,
I look forward to your recipes daily and have tried so many of them. All have been excellent. I like the hacks you provide as well, as I always like to tamper LOL. Thanks to you!
Vivian Hall says
I love your blog but I am missing your weekly menus. Where’d they go? Your recipes are the best!
Phil DeFrancesco says
Hi,Just came across your website the recipes look delicious will definitely try.I read your bio about your childhood how terrible it must have been for you,and now cancer you are a survivor God has the perfect plan for your life draw close to Him and serve Him well.i will always keep you in my Prayers.Blessing Mr.D??
WOW!!! So happy to have found you…must have meant to be, I NEVER subscribe to blogs. Your recipes look fabulous and I bet they taste even better! I’m doing the Chimichurri tonight…..always wanted to try it….your story about your Dad inspired me. Bless you, stay well……….
DONNA B. says
Hey Girl !!!
Love your site LOVE YOUR FOOD ! It is all I cook anymore ! I have been wanting to start a personal chef biz and thanks to your beautiful food and presentation I am so inspired and feel like now is the time to MAKE IT HAPPEN !
Thank you for sharing your gift with all of us ! Cant wait to see what you’re cooking up next!
Hi Karina! I am so happy to come across your site; it looks like you have done all the work for us and now we just get to pick and choose what recipe we want. So thank you for that. Since finding “you”, I have made atleast 5 of your recipes. They are excellent, they are easy to prepare and my husband loves them too. Thanks again and I look forward to your next email.
Tom Swisher says
Sorry Racheal Ray, You just got bumped from my wish list. I am trying your crispy pork carnitas and after seeing your photo and reading your brief bio you are the new not so secret crush of this middle aged hillbilly cook from KY. Karina I am married but my wife won’t live for ever, are you single ;-}? Just kidding my wife is going to outlive me. Congratulations on your successful battle against cancer and keep doing what you love, you are an inspiration to us all.
Lauren Lockridge says
Karina,I admire thru your struggles you choose to speak life. I am so happy I came upon your site because I struggle with cooking. I love your site and can’t wait to enjoy your recipes. Thank you for helping me speak my husband’s love language, acts of service!
Hi Karina I have really enjoyed your recipes. We have tried many of them. I always looked forward to my inbox to see what recipes you have left for me. They are so good. I have gotten to the point of using your recipes when I have people over for dinner, without trying them out first, I trust you that much!!!!! Please keep those recipes coming!
DWIGHT WASHINGTON says
I HAVE REALLY ENJOYED READING YOUR COMMENTS AND TRYING YOUR RECIPIES. I LOVE TO COOK, BUT USUALLY ONLY FOR MYSELF. SO I WANT TO VENTURE OUT AND TRY SOME THINGS FOR MY FRIENDS WHEN WE GET TOGETHER. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUGGESTIONS AND RECIPIES. ONE OTHER THING, IT WOULD BE HELPFUL IF WHEN YOU MAKE SOMETHING THAT YOU CONSIDER GREAT, SUGGEST A WINE TO GO WITH IT. JUST A THOUGHT….THANK YOU AGAIN.
I don’t usually take the time to read the ‘about the author’ section. I am SO glad that I did! I haven’t read the other sections about your health or book yet, but I certainly will! Thank you for sharing. Have a blessed day
Thank you so much Lisa! Have a great weekend!
i am a 3 month into a retired RN who loves to cook and bake, I wish you the best and know that cancer cure is something to be so so great for a person! And their families!! My thoughts for you.
Thank you so much Maty! I really appreciate your comment!
Elena Marshall says
Karina, I LOOVE your recipes! I have been following them for a few months now. Although I have over 1,000+ recipes from different recipe books in my library, your blog is the place that I find myself going to…repeatedly!! I love how your recipes consist of easy to find ingredients that I have laying around the house and don’t break my wallet if I don’t! I have recently embarked on a $4.00 a night dinner journey (I spend around $8.00 for two days and make enough for leftovers), to my surprise and PLEASURE your blog has been my saving grace to finding affordable and filling meals for me and my food loving husband!
Thanks so much for posting your recipes and coming up with new spins!!! I absolutely love your stuff!
Elena Marshall says
Katrina, I LOOVE your recipes! I have been following them for a few months now. Although I have over 1,000+ recipes from different recipe books in my library, your blog is the place that I find myself going to…repeatedly!! I love how your recipes consist of easy to find ingredients that I have laying around the house and don’t break my wallet if I don’t! I have recently embarked on a $4.00 a night dinner journey (I spend around $8.00 for two days and make enough for leftovers), to my surprise and PLEASURE your blog has been my saving grace to finding affordable and filling meals for me and my food loving husband!
Thanks so much for posting your recipes and coming up with new spins!!! I absolutely love your stuff!
ELENA YOU JUST MADE MY WHOLE ENTIRE MNONTH! Thank you so much for your beautiful message. What a sweet thing to write/say! I’m so so happy you’re enjoying my creations. Sometimes I feel like I’m possibly way too out there haha! Thank YOU! Big hugs to you!
Hi Karina…I just found your site and it is very impressive. the photography is excellent beautiful. The recipes look delicious!! I can’t wait to try some. Thanks!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Cafe delight just made cooking easy for week nights. Thank you for sharing your passion..
I wish I’ve met you when I was on Melbourne last for a cake convention. Your story is so touching that I’m about to cry. Really I’m so so touched by your life journey. First thing first, I saw your Fudgy Brownie in Pinterest and baked it twice now. My hubby devour it everytime and I have to stop him or else he can finish it on one sitting. You are so beautiful in your story and in your cooking and baking. If you happen to come down here in NZ email me please and we can talk about life and maybe cook and bake you know things like that. God bless you Karina. ?
Aw Grace thank you so much for your email! You’re so sweet to say those things. I wish we met too!
Carol Houle says
I’ve tried a couple of your recipes and they turned out great. So I will definitely try more. Thanks so much!
Your one-pot recipes are fab!
I’d be interested in seeing something I haven’t even tried yet, like ‘easy’ Chicken Tettrazini. Obviously heard it but can’t spell it. Ha. I’m 60 years young and my younger hubby is Italian.
It’s all good. Just want to say that your site is in my bookmarks, and I’m receiving recipes straight to my inbox.
I just looked at your bio/photo for the first time today ~you are so young and pretty!
As for cancer ~drop it like it’s hot. You don’t need that in your life!
Thank you again, Karina!
Haha aw Carol thank you so much! Really really don’t need that, you’re right! But now you got me thinking about Tettrazini! Mmmm YUM! I will add that to my list!
How do I unsubscribe? I don’t see it.
Ian Schafer says
I love all your recipes … your husband / partner is so lucky not only are you a stunning looking women but you can cook as well … Lol 🙂
Your recipes are all SO AMAZING! I would like to ask a small favour though. If you are able, could you please add the weight of all ingredients? (Grams preferred). I have bought myself an interactive smart scale and am in the process of entering my favourite recipes into it. It cannot understand how much a tablespoon of fish sauce should weigh, or a pinch of salt, or even 400ml tin of coconut milk (can you guess which of your recipes I was just making?)
I have been painstakenly weighing each gram of spice, as I measure them out teaspoon by tablespoon by cup. But if you have the time/means, it would be great for so many if that info was built into the recipe.
PS, once its done, the measuring of spice mixes and marinades are SO MUCH FASTER than measuring by teaspoon. And nowhere near the amount of cleanup either!
thanks so much !
Concerned about the nutritional facts for the One pan honey lemon chicken asparagus. Calories 2983?!! Calories from fat 801? Is this accurate?
This website looks so delicious that I can eat every page of it.
Made the Tuscan garlic shrimp for my sons birthday. It was great! Loved that I only needed ingredients I could buy at the supermarket!
susanne craig says
hi karina im in australia i found your site through pinterest i luv what i seen of your recipes you are a real insperation may GOD BLESS you always.susanne
Kirti Yadav says
God bless you girl!!, You are an inspiration and I truly admire your zeal to live life to the fullest as lot of people just quit after so many challenges in life. You deserve every happiness and success in life. Coming to your diet and food part, I too agree that the fad diets and eat this and not that kind of articles do not really work in real life. A true balance diet and happy soul will survive under all the circumstances of life.
Marion Menheneott says
EH coming at you from Brighton Ontario Canada cool blog thanks
Mary Kaye says
You do a great job. I love being in the kitchen and really enjoy trying new recipes. I do not choose ti subscribe to many blogs but I don’t want to miss yours. In fact this is the first time I have ever commented on a recipe or blog. You have my heart.
Julie Lannin says
I am always impressed by food blogs and people who are passionate about food and cooking such as yourself. By the way are you a fellow Christian like myself? How’s Melbourne, Australia for you these days? Praise God you survived Stage 3 Cancer!!! =)
so happy I have found your site! so many good recipes and reads! Thank you !
Stumbled on you through randomly clicking pages on Pinterest, and may I say.. YAY! Another Melbournite! Loving what I’ve seen so far, can’t wait to dig deeper and see what else I can discover!
I came across your site through FB and I’M IN LOVE!!! with your recipes. Thank you for sharing your delicious foods with us. They are easy and delicious. We tried the honey garlic chicken and it was a family hit. My four year old watched the video with me and together we put the meal together. He loved it and asked for seconds. Even my husband called from work and asked that I save him some for his late night snack…that never happens…Lol! I cannot wait to try many more recipes.
Hi Karina, I Have not long joined your website, But I am so glad I Did, I have just read your story, And what a lovely young woman you are, Such a good cook and baker you are such a inspiration to us all, It is such a lovely thing you do sharing your story and all these beautiful recipes, I am going to try and make a lot of you recipes,
I Myself have Terminal Cancer So I Know what you have been through Its not easy, And I Had The Same Sort of past as you have, And I Suppose sharing your story and your recipes and blog keeps you very busy and takes your mind of all the bad things you have been through, It has made you a Beautiful Caring and selfless young woman, You keep up the good work your doing a wonderful job, Lots Of Love Merobi x
Why oh why did my brownies turn out dry ?They don’t look [or] taste anything like yours ?
Joan L. McElroy says
Where can I get the recipe for Hot Fudge pudding Cake? I can’t find it.Please help.
After languishing at WW because I just cannot seem to make myself give up sweets, which makes me feel guilty, which means more guilty eating, somehow today, the day I said do this right now! I found your blog. When I read stories like yours, I wonder what is wrong with me! I am in awe, as I am of my sister who is also an abuse survivor.
So I subscribed because suddenly I feel like I can do this!
Donna Randazzo says
This looks like a great recipe, am trying it for sure and have signed up for more. Really like that you have included the nutritional information
Jim Brown says
If I have missed previous comments on recipe book I apologise. Will you be producing same?
Made the creamy garlic shrimp & omg so delicious! I did a side order of rice & they blended so well together.
Tonight is the bruchetta chicken so excited by your recipies.
Not sure if you know but your Creamy Chicken Piccata photo is being used by Tonini’s Italian Market Facebook group for their restaurant.
Subscribed (which I never subscribe to blogs) because I feel like you explained my journey with food while explaining yours! Excited to have some cookies along with amazing salads and other healthy recipes. Love the mentality of focusing on what I CAN eat instead of what I can’t 🙂 eating healthy is much more simple and natural that way! Thank you for sharing!
My precious Granny always told me that we will live in this world until we’ve done our job. We most likely have no clue what our job is but if it seems we’re doing the same thing over and over we haven’t done what we’re supposed to do. Clearly one of your jobs is to teach others how to feed the body, mind and soul. Granny would also tell you that God isn’t done with you yet so enjoy your life!!
andrea hamilton says
Hi im going to try and make your hot chocolate fudge cake it looks amazing! But its in cups and not oz i was wondering if this is in American sizes? As in the uk the is completely different sizing over here..if so then i can just google the difference thank you xxx
Hi Andrea! I use American measurements, so yes google should be able to convert them for you! Good luck!
Alan Spedding ( cumbriafoodie ) says
Some really interesting recipes here…..Looks like my new year diet might be a bit brighter than first thought. Right now im heading to Bangkok to feed myself up for 3 weeks. After that…..DIET TIME…..I shall return to cafedelites
Cheers and have an amazing xmas.
I tried to print the lemon chicken piccata recipe but just got a blank page. Is there something I need to set up in my subscription first?
Hi Pat! There are no extra steps to print recipes. I’m not sure why you’re having issues printing! Sorry I can’t be of more help 🙂
Anna Borowski says
God bless You girl:)! I am cancer survivor too…two year now free so I feel you:) All the best to you.Keep smiling:)
Wow!! You’re such a beautiful soul. I love your survival story – you’re more of an inspiration than you could know. Reading it and seeing how far you’ve come reminds me to be a survivor everyday,
Jessica! Thank you so much for your comment! You’ve left me speechless! Thank you so much…. Enjoy your weekend! Xx
I’m a long time admirer of your recipes and pictures, but for some reason only just actually took the time to really check out (read: stalk) your page. I just wanted to say how amazing you are! I am also a Hodgkins survivor (in 2005 and again in 2014) and novice food blogger, so you are a huge source of inspiration to me. It’s always nice, in a weird way, to find other survivors; it’s always comforting to know someone else just gets what you’ve been through. Thank you so much for sharing your cancer and food journey with us!
Thank you Julia! It’s nice to meet you too!
Is it possible to print out your wonderful recipes ?
Hi Grace! Yes it is! The print button is in each recipe box 🙂
Carolyn Walker says
I am going to make two of your receipts. They look so inviting. Looks like you have several. I am glad to hear you are a cancer survivor and how strong you are to survivor every thing else. At any rate thank you for your help and great receipts.
Thank you Carolyn! I hope you like what you’re making! Thank you so much for your kind message 🙂
Kathi @ Laughing Spatula says
You can cook and your beautiful! Why do you get both! :). I have been watching your blog grow and grow this last year…you have a natural talent and your photography is fabulous!. Best of luck to you, can’t wait to see where you go from here!
Wow! What a story Karina! Looks like you finally found your passions: Zumba + Food Blogging!!! I found your blog today via Foodgawker and you are such an inspiration to me!!! All your recipes look absolutely mouthwatering and I will be coming back for more! Thanks for sharing your story with us, and I am headed over to Amazon to check out your book.
All the best to you, friend!!!
Thank you so much for your recipes, menus, tips, everything. I’m so glad I found your blog. You are amazing!
Thank you for this wonderful blog. I have been trying to find healthier recipes and new dishes to try. These all look amazing. I can wait. I’m gonna find something on here to make for dinner tonight. You are amazing.
List you’re so very welcome! Thank you for your message! Ah you’ve put a big smile on my face! I hope you enjoy your dinner…whatever you chose!
Linda Abbott says
Hi, Karina, I found your blog this morning and I am awed. Awed by you, awed by your food and awed by your photography. Your journey should inspire all who read what you have gone through and come out the other side smiling, always sharing and growing. I am also a former New Yorker. I have found that most weight control recipes really stretch to be flavorful and all too often include items that are way too hot for my palette. Your food is infused with flavor in a very natural way. I can’t wait to eat my way through your blog. You are beautiful inside and out and my wish for you is all the very best life has to offer. Thank you so much for sharing yourself with us.
Thank you for your kind message Linda. I’m speechless and don’t know what to say! It means a lot to me to have people like yourself appreciate what I do and what I’ve been through. So thank you so much with all my heart 🙂
I just wanted to thank you for all of your amazing recipes…your page is a delight.
My husband likes to cook, but we can’t ever think of what to make. So recently I have been sifting through google images for pictures of things that look good and healthy for dinner then I send him the picture and he grabs the ingredients and cooks it up. I came across your picture of the spinach and ricotta roll ups and sent him the snapshot hoping he will make it tonight. Haha. But your blog was so pretty and engaging I couldn’t help but browse through it.
The recipes are wonderful, and the photos fantastic. I watched the zumba video. You made me tear up. What a beautiful inspiration you are. Thank you.
Wow what a beautiful comment to wake up to. Thank you so much! I do hope he surprised you with the roll ups for dinner! Thank you for your wonderful comments. You’ve truly made my day. Enjoy your weekend! And welcome to my crazy blog 🙂 Xx
Hey Karina, I am soo happy to come across your blog. You are the kind of blogger I love. Such beautiful UI and a tasty and healthy dish nearly everyday, When I stumbled upon your blog, it was like Love at first sight. I read it all in just one sitting. And who won’t , even reading through your blog makes them sound delicious. It’s only been three days and I haven’t had a chance to try the recipes, but I have created a wishlist 😀 :P.
You work hard girl. God bless you.
Thank you so much again for your beautiful comment Raumali! You’ve made my day! I’m so happy you love my blog. Thank you!
Andrew S. Guimaraes says
Wow! My wife and I just made your Nutella Stuffed Deep Dish Skillet Cookie, we didn’t have a skillet here in Brasil but we used a glass pie plate. This is the best recipe ever, and we are now combing your site for more delicious recipes. Have you ever tried to do any Brasilian dishes? Thanks from Rio Brasil
Judy in Las Vegas says
Hi Karina…..I just clicked on Café Delites today and OMG…..your photography is awesome and every recipe looks amazing. I can’t wait to try cooking some of them. But more than your cooking and photography your story of perseverance in over coming illness, abuse and obstacles in life that hinder happiness is truly touching. I felt the power of God in your words and am in awe of all you have done. May your truly be blessed every day of the remainder of your life with only good things as you open up and share who you are with everyone you come in contact with. God Bless you and your family always. Thank you for your recipes!
Wow Judy….if any comment has brought me to tears…it’s never been close to how I felt reading yours. Thank you so so much for taking the time to write such a beautiful heart felt message. Thank you so so much. Lots of love to you Judy…and many hugs coming your way! Xxxxxxxx
Karina, so happy I came across your chicken salad recipe on Pinterest. My husband was just diagnosed with pancreatitis and fat is now the mortal enemy. This healthy recipe looks wonderful. I’ll just give him less avacado and it will be perfect. Served with rice and he’ll get necessary carbs. I have to look hard to find tasty, low fat recipes where weight loss is not the goal. Love your incentive story of beating the odds. Good bless.
Oh Lorraine I’m so sorry to hear about his diagnosis. Please give him my regards! Lots of love to you both and god bless you Xx
Have you lost weight from these recipes?
I’m currently a freshman in college so I don’t have the means to cook ever since I don’t have a kitchen, but finding your site made me SO EXCITED to have a house and a kitchen come fall! I can’t wait to try out some of these recipes and impress my roommates! Thank you!!
Really?! That’s very cool! And you’re very welcome! I’d love to hear how you go and if you try anything! Xx
This is one of the best website! Love it! Thank you for putting the PP in for Weight Watchers, makes it so easy. Have you considered making an app for your phone? That would be amazing and so easy to find.
Hi Anri! Wow thank you so much for your feedback. An app would be amazing! Definitely something to consider in future. I’m so happy you’re enjoying my recipes. Thank you so much for commenting! My smile right now is huge! Enjoy your week… Xx
eating in instead says
Karina! I’m making one (maybe more) of your recipes for the Food Bloggers Central blog hop! I LOVE your site! Beautiful photos and great recipes! It’s going to be hard to decide which one to make for the blog hop! ~Ethel
yay! Thanks Ethel! I hope that whichever one you choose, you’ll enjoy! Welcome to my page girl. Xx
Hi Karina! I just wanted to say, I’ve only just found your blog and oh boy, I’ve fallen head over heels in love with it! I love your recipes and i can’t wait to try your Churro cake and Churron blondies! (I love Churros, if you can tell ha!). I love the little photography tips you’ve given along the way, helps beginners like me a lot! So thank you for the wonderful recipes and keep doing what you’re doing!! 🙂 xx
Aw Kathryn thank you so much! What a beautiful thing to say! You’ve just planted a huge smile on my face, so than you very very much. Xxxx
Alina Befu says
Hi Karina! Because I’m always stressed about life and time, can you please tell me how do you make time to make this delicious recipes and amazing photo? I’m in love!
Honestly I have no idea! I guess i have to cook since I have a circus here (aka my family), and then I shoot whatever we eat. It is time consuming and a lot of work, but I love it so much so it’s not really work for me.
Thank you so much for your kindness and beautiful comment! My smile can’t get any bigger! Xx
P.S do you have any food photography tips for beginners? Love Sophie (phew that took a while! Xxl
Hey Sophie! Aw your messages are so sweet! I have 3 kids and it gets a little hectic around here. I’m so happy you’ve tried my recipes! That seriously makes my day! I will try and write up a photography post soon on a separate page and include all the yips I’ve learnt so far! But for now, my biggest tip is natural light with a camera or a phone 🙂
I’m 17 and do most of the cooking, but would love a Mum like you to cook me these amazing things!
How many kids do you have and do they help in the kitchen?
Man all of these comments are cutting short! I’ll post in bits…
Hi Karina!! I’ve tried loads if your recipes and have so many “to-do”! All of them have been delicious and everyone loved them
Hi Karina!! I’ve tried loads if your recipes and have so many “to-do”! All of them have been delicious
Alvin Miko Garcia says
I really love trying out some of your recipes. Cooking is my passion and it nice to learn from people like you.
Thank you so much! I’m honoured 🙂
One word for your recipes and for you ofcc A M A Z I N G.
Aw thank YOU! That means so much to me! X
I follow you at Instagram, because I like your recipes but I love the pictures!!!
A big hug from Colombia!!
Aw muchas gracias!! Big hugs to you too chica!
I was wondering if you could tell me where you buy your black beans, as I can’t see to find them anywhere.
Hey Cindy! Depending what part of the world you’re from.. In Australia I get them from the health food stores like Go-Vita. I hope that helps? X
Thanks for the reply. Some of the things you are using in the recipes are hard to get i Denmark, so i will try my best. 🙂
Aw I hope so! If not, I can try to help with any substitutions you can find 🙂
I was wondering, if i can replace chickpeas with flour in your recipes?
It really depends what recipe you’re wanting to replace them with. The recipes are created with the chickpeas to add the certain texture, etc. You can definitely try and replace them with flour, however please keep in mind I can’t guarantee the result 🙂
Adopt me 🙂 oh gosh how I wish I could do all you do without devouring the whole treats for myself only! Inspiration you are
Aw thank you! Believe me its hard to stop at one lol
doh, just found out you are from Australia also hahahaha. Stupid .com sites ….
Just found you all the way down here in Sydney, Australia via a friend. Loving the recipes so far and especially since i have just joined ww.
Awesome girl! Welcome to my blog! Xx
Jo hooper says
Love your recipes, they all look awesome, and especially love that you put weight watchers points in them. Just started the w.w journey, so your recipes are wonderful, not to mention your photos. Thanks for putting in the time and effort for all of us to try and enjoy!! Thank you
Cafe Delites says
I love hearing this! Thank you so much for reaching out! It’s my pleasure sharing my recipes with you guys. The best part is you guys enjoying them! So thank YOU so much for your message! Good luck with your WW Journey! Xx
This is perfect! I’ve been wanting to start eating healthy for a while but I just crave bad food too much! You are just the person I’ve been looking for, with all of your recipes I can’t wait to get cooking! Thank you so much 🙂
Cafe Delites says
That’s so wonderful! Thank you so much for the complements! I’m so happy you’re enjoying my recipes! Xx
Lynn Manning says
It’s Lynn Manning @fit2fat2fitwife on IG! I updated the recipe on my site to link back to your post and would LOVE to have you guest blog as I commented on my site. Email me if you get a chance. xo Lynn [email protected]
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Lisa beyer says
Can i subscribe to a newsletter? Thx!
I don’t have one at the moment unfortunately, but as soon as I do I’ll keep you updated! Xxx