Genuine ragù alla bolognese is a slowly cooked meat-based sauce, and its preparation involves several techniques, including sweating, sautéing and braising. Ingredients include a characteristic soffritto of onion, celery and carrot, different types of minced or finely chopped beef, often alongside small amounts of fatty pork. White wine, milk, […]
Polenta is a hearty, classic Northern Italian style dish. This version, made using cornmeal only and topped with a hearty sausage ragu. It is bold and rich in flavor and was traditionally served spread onto the middle of the table so everyone could dig in and get their portion.
Spring rolls or summer rolls are a Vietnamese delicacy known as “gỏi cuốn”. Depending on region, salad rolls were made differently. Some vegetarian families make vegetarian spring rolls rather than meat spring rolls. However, the typical ingredients include slivers of cooked pork (most often cha pork sausages), shrimp, sometimes […]
Kimbap (also spelled gimbap) are rolls of cooked rice wrapped in seaweed. They’re a versatile, fail-proof snack or light meal found everywhere in South Korea from households to convenience stores. The traditional kimbap fillings include fresh or marinated vegetables, omelet-style eggs, cooked Spam, or pre-fried fish cakes, but you […]
A thick and creamy, chunky seafood soup with flavors of the sea that’s out of this world. Made using fish stock, white fish, scallops, mussels and shrimps or prawns. This version has no potatoes as I don’t believe it needs it, but it does have more seafood. Fresh seafood […]
This hearty lentil soup is made with Bratwurst or smoked sausage, vegetables, tomatoes and lentils, all simmered in an herb broth. An easy one pot dinner option that the whole family will love
Miso ramen is a Japanese noodle soup with a broth seasoned with miso and served with a variety of vegetables and garnishes. The miso broth recipe for this dish is made from the chicken base, ground pork, and vegetables, while the noodles are fresh, pre-made chukamen-style Chinese noodles that cook […]
Yee Sang, Yu Sheng or Prosperity Toss is a refreshing appetizer consisting various ingredients that is served during Chinese New Year. This dish is believed to bring you abundance and prosperity. The tradition is to toss everything high and it is okay to make a mess. While you are […]
Lentils & rice is a classic Arab combination that goes back to medieval times. I’ve seen it prepared many ways—from a rice dish with just a bit of lentils to mostly lentils with a touch of rice. As for me, I like to make it half/half, a cup of […]
Copycat Panera Spicy Thai Salad with Chicken flavorful, yet healthy
This is by far the best carrot salad I have ever had. It is a wonderful chewy and just the perfect sweet carrot salad.