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 […]
The crispy, salted skin in this amazing Roasted Duck recipe might be one of the best things ever. Perfectly crispy, with just the right amount of fat, and a little zing of heat from the zesty orange sauce caramelized on top.
“I can’t think of a more perfect dish to make when it’s cold out, and a great way to use up old red wine you might have any open. It can be served with potatoes, or any noodles you have on hand.” — Gerald Addison, Co-Owner and Co-Executive Chef, […]
Makarony Po Flotski or Russian Navy Style Pasta is a quick, budget-friendly pasta dinner that you can make even on a weeknight. With just a few simple ingredients, you will be able to whip up this delicious dish in under 30 minutes. Russian Navy Style Pasta is a simple, […]
Shrimp Alfredo Bake. This is a quick and simple way of making the most delicious alfredo pasta bake you’ve ever tasted. A must try homemade creamy shrimp Alfredo bake pasta! It is surprisingly easy to make and is ready in under 30 minutes.
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 […]
Bubble and squeak is a British dish made from cooked potatoes and cabbage, mixed together and fried. The food writer Howard Hillman classes it as one of the “great peasant dishes of the world”. The dish has been known since at least the 18th century, and in its early […]
Cabbage soup is about as comforting and healthy as they come! All you need to do is simmer a bunch of sliced cabbage with mirepoix vegetables, diced tomatoes, vegetable broth, and herbs for an easy and delicious, low calorie meal.
This chicken tetrazzini is comforting and supremely creamy; a cheesy pasta bake loaded with juicy chicken and plump mushrooms. It is widely believed to have been invented circa 1908–1910 by Ernest Arbogast, the chef at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California, where Tetrazzini made her American debut at […]
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
Spaghetti alla Nerano was invented in the fifties by a woman called Maria Grazia in a restaurant bearing her name in Nerano a small town on the Sorrento peninsula. Apparently, the restaurant still exists and is being run by her grandchildren!
Scampi are tiny, lobster-like crustaceans with pale pink shells (also called langoustines). Italian cooks in the United States swapped shrimp for scampi, but kept both names. Thus the dish was born, along with inevitable variations. This classic recipe makes a simple garlic, white wine and butter sauce that goes […]
Perfect for the remaining month or two of this bi-polar spring weather (which I am pretty sure is making any manic actually feel sane). My Monday feelings in Irish terminology: "I’m wrecked and could use a shoulder of whiskey in my coffee."To be honest, if I were in Ireland […]
Soul Food Smothered Pork Chops: It’s been said that all soul food is Southern food, but not all Southern food is soul food (Bob Jeffries, 1969). Both use the same ingredients in their cooking, and recipes for common dishes are very similar. The differences between the two cuisines are […]
Marinated Thai chicken satay skewers – tender and juicy, with a lightly charred finish – served with a spicy peanut sauce. Even with a bit of marinating time it's super quick and easy! The satay peanut sauce has a few special additions for a spicy creamy finish you'll love!
You won’t believe how tasty this keto recipe is. It has spaghetti squash, pork, heavy cream, eggs, cheese, and much more. This keto recipe has all of the delicious ingredients you would find in a pasta carbonara dish, but with spaghetti squash instead. Spaghetti squash makes the perfect alternative to […]
“What I like best is that these eggs can be used in a thousand different ways: They are perfect on their own as a snack, or on an English muffin (eggs Benny setup), in pasta, or cut up and mixed into a salad,” Christina Tosi says. You can vary the […]
Roasting broccoli makes it sweet; topping it with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and broiling it makes it addictively crispy and almost nutty tasting. This is the Internet’s #1 Broccoli recipe.
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 […]
Tender, juicy, Sous Vide flank steak stuffed with a delicious baby spinach, sun dried tomatoes, and feta cheese filling. A wonderful low carb, keto friendly recipe you don’t want to miss!
Birria, the regional stew from Mexico saw a meteoric rise in popularity recently, as a soupy style made with beef, popularized by birria vendors in Tijuana, took off in the United States. It can be made into a soup with vegetables or Pinto beans, in tacos, quesadillas or even […]
Tender, juicy, roasted flank steak stuffed with a delicious baby spinach, sun dried tomatoes, and feta cheese filling. A wonderful low carb, keto friendly recipe you don’t want to miss!
Hearty, well spiced and literally fall-off-the-bone tender, this recipe for cola de res al mole is pure Mexican comfort food. If you’ve never had oxtail, you’ve been missing out on a super-flavorful and tender cut of meat! Oxtail (which is really the tail of the cow, not an actual […]
Seared shrimp cooked in browned butter infused with honey, garlic and lemon juice. Simple ingredients, maximum flavor.
Here is a way to salvage that dense loaf of sourdough you made. We’ve all had our failures making sourdough that just was too dense to eat. Here is a way to use that dense loaf whether for appetizers or as a cracker for soup, these turn out great so […]
Burger and fries are iconic and delicious, but the bun and French fries are problematic for the paleo diet. Give this fast food favorite a complete makeover resulting in a lower-fat, low-carb and nutrient-dense dish. Use lean bison meat for the patty and eliminate carbs with an iceberg lettuce wrap. […]
Confetti Mac and Cheese is a twist on the classic! This tasty One-Pot Mac and Cheese is blanketed with a deliciously easy cheesy sauce and loaded with veggies! For a quick club or event dish, just use leftover or frozen veggies and store bought ready to serve Mac and Cheese. […]
Coq au vin is a French dish of chicken braised with wine, lardons, mushrooms, and optionally garlic. A red Burgundy wine is typically used, though many regions of France make variants using local wines, such as coq au vin jaune, coq au Riesling, coq au pourpre or coq au violet, […]
A copycat recipe that you can easily make in just 20 minutes. And it tastes a million times better too!
Chicken Shawarma is a popular gourmet sandwich that you can get at Middle Eastern restaurants. Marinated chicken chunks are mounted on a large rotating skewer and then roasted slowly to perfection against a gas burning grill. Due to the unavailability of such industrial roasters at homes, Chicken Shawarma has typically […]
This yogurt dip is incredibly versatile—serve it with toasted pita wedges as an appetizer, or pair it with grilled lamb, chicken, fish or vegetables.
Thick or thin, pork loin makes the best chop but is easily over cooked. Watch to video to make a thick chop or follow our recipe for 1/4″ chops.
French, is one of those rare restaurant dishes that’s truly easy to cook at home. If you can make chicken cutlets, you can make this lemony, buttery recipe; the only difference is an easy pan sauce that brightens the whole plate. This version includes lemon slices browned in butter, which […]
A lovely curried lentil soup with a hint of sweet/tart apple and just a bit of heat, enough to make it lightly tingle on your tongue. The texture of the soup is soft, smooth and delicate.
There are many different risotto recipes with different ingredients, but they are all based on rice of an appropriate variety, cooked in a standard procedure. Risotto, unlike other rice dishes, requires constant care and attention. The rice is not to be pre-rinsed, boiled, or drained, as washing would remove much […]
Melting Potatoes AKA Pommes De Terre Fondantes: Thick potato slices that are crispy and brown on the outside and creamy, soft in the middle. You will want to make these delicious potatoes again and again. They are crispy and brown on the outside and creamy on the inside, plus they […]
This is a wonderful dish that is popular in many regions of Greece, especially during the Summer months when tomato season is in full swing and there’s so many tomatoes in sight, one doesn’t know what to do with them.
Skordalia is a beautiful Greek-style garlic dip that has a thick base of either day-old bread or mashed potatoes. This easy skordalia recipe is made of mashed potatoes and flavored with garlic, crushed almonds, and lemon juice. Extra virgin olive oil is the way to whip it all together […]
These Steak Tacos are delicious, tender & juicy! The marinade will inspire you with the fragrance and aroma it has. Pick your favorite cut of beef and enjoy every step of this recipe. Serve as an entrée or make tacos.
If it’s possible, this chicken tastes even better than it looks, and it looks wonderful on the plate! Roulades do require a little extra work up front, but every bite is worth it in the end. This is one dish sure to impress, and you can easily make it […]
This prime rib roast recipe used an easy method to “char” and then “cook” the prime rib roast. The very high temp, in the beginning, starts the cooking process, heats the oven to a high enough temperature to slow cook the roast, and provides a nice char on the […]
Mashed butternut squash and potato topping on a savory base of ground bison and vegetables make the ideal meal for a cold day.
Great if you have a sensitive stomach, food allergies, or want a really tasty sauce. It’s great for embracing whatever veg you’ve got to hand – fresh, frozen, or canned, it’s all good. Secondly, tomato sauce is so versatile – you can use it for lasagne, curry, pasta sauce […]
If you have never heard of it Whole 30 is one of the latest diets that embraces all the other diets like Keto, Paleo, and a few others. The difference is, this diet works by eliminating dairy and foods that lots of folks are allergic to without even knowing […]
This sour cream dill sauce is great on fish, especially salmon. We like it on Pollack burgers. Add more lemon or mustard and even cucumber to suit your taste.
When preparing baby bok choy, two main issues arise: cleaning the notoriously dirty vegetables and getting the stalks to achieve a perfectly tender-crisp texture before the leaves get too limp. Unlike mature bok choy, which is often chopped into small pieces for cooking, part of the allure of baby bok […]
These tasty steaks are served on a bed of spinach, which earns them their name. Both round and butt steaks are full of flavor, and they are so well appreciated all across America that we think of them as “American cuts.” They are chewier than sirloin or tenderloin but full […]
Creamy, rich Steakhouse Creamed Spinach that takes just a few minutes and is the perfect side for a holiday roast or prime rib.
Lasagna in the slow cooker? Oh yes! You’ll start by simmering ground beef, onion, and garlic with tomatoes and oregano. Then you’ll simply layer the mixture into a slow cooker with lasagna noodles and a creamy blend of cheeses. Let the slow cooker do its work all day and […]
There is no limit to what you can add to a frittata. It’s a versatile dish that can handle most things you throw at it.
In Mexico, the variety of Mole recipes vary from region to region; this particular recipe is from the State of Veracruz, where the mole’s consistency is a little less thick than versions from other states. Mole Verde is also known as “Pipian” or “Pipian Verde” in some places of Mexico. […]
Creamy Garlic Tuscan Salmon With Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes – Smothered in a luscious garlic butter spinach and sun-dried tomato cream sauce, you won’t believe how easy, fast and simple it is to cook salmon this way! These deliciously seasoned, Tuscan salmon filets are juicy and tender on the inside […]
By removing the backbone, the chicken can be turned over and laid flat (or butterflied). This helps it to cook evenly and reduces cook time. (It works well with turkey too, make a 10lb spatchcock turkey in just over an hour). Add veggies like carrots, potatoes, or onions and a […]
This simple recipe for roasted green beans is very tasty and kid-friendly
Only fresh green beans and garlic will do for this easy, healthy, and flavorful side dish. These Butter and Garlic Green Beans are perfectly cooked and tossed with butter and toasted garlic. They’re boiled, so you don’t have to worry about burning them while they cook. You can make […]
Mexican chile Relleno recipe made from roasted poblano peppers stuffed with cheese dipped in a fluffy egg batter and fried until golden brown. Traditionally, is typically stuffed with melted cheese, such as queso Chihuahua or queso Oaxaca or with picadillo meat made of diced pork, raisins and nuts, seasoned with […]
Shakshuka may be at the apex of eggs-for-dinner recipes, though in Israel it is a breakfast food, a bright, spicy start to the day with a pile of pita or challah served on the side. (It also makes excellent brunch or lunch food.) It’s a one-skillet recipe of eggs […]
How to roast Brussels sprouts so they are brown and crispy?One of the most common reasons that people don't enjoy Brussels sprouts is that they aren't preparing them correctly. No one wants soggy, mushy, or bland Brussels sprouts. To bring out the most flavor, Brussels sprouts need to get brown […]
The autumnal equinox has long since passed, the fall is upon us, and we must pay tribute. And how better than with a bubbling-hot, veggie-packed, rib-sticking chicken pot pie? Pumpkins are passé, apple-picking is pointless: let’s prevent a prosaic pie and properly celebrate the season. We use the entire chicken […]
Super Good Seven Seas Soup
Make a delicious cream gravy that is fail-proof and delicious with Better Than Bouillon. This recipe could be made in five different flavors with the variety of Better Than Bouillon bases seen below. I used Roasted Beef Base, but it would be equally delicious with Roasted Garlic, Chili, or Seasoned […]
Just a simple recipe. High in protein, great flavor, and really simple ingredients. Bake and use with pasta and sauce.
Crisp zucchini, burst cherry tomatoes, and meltingly sweet red onions make a lovely summer side dish. We love this with our Salmon Milano but it works for chicken, shrimp, and chickpea proteins as well.
This recipe uses the entire Kabocha squash as a basic bowl. Depending on how you make it, it can be spicy or not.. Burmese flavors include sweet and sour, nutty, and spicy foods. I’m one of those terrible carnivores and I strongly believe in the Burmese affliction that there […]
This is a fast and easy classic hummus recipe. It’s versatile, delicious and can be used as a dip or spread in just about anything. This homemade hummus is the freshest, tastiest hummus you’ve ever eaten. Once you make it, you’ll never go back to store-bought. Its high in fiber […]
Pears are also delicious in savory dishes, especially paired with garden herbs and young alliums (onions, garlic, etc). In this recipe, pears, and caramelized onions join forces to liven up a rather unexciting pan of pork chops.
Browsing in my local supermarket the other day, I spotted a living salad tray that contained Chinese spinach. It’s not something I have ever encountered before, and in truth, it’s not actually that different from the ‘regular’ spinach you find on supermarket shelves, though it does release a deliciously […]
A comforting bowl of creamy pinto beans flavored with smoky ham. A winter staple in the Appalachian states. This recipe uses an Instapot but other methods of slow cooking or pressure cooking work just as well.
Cochinita pibil is a traditional Mexican slow-roasted pork dish from the Yucatán Peninsula. Preparation of traditional cochinita involves marinating the meat in strongly acidic citrus juice, adding annatto seed which imparts a vivid burnt orange color, and roasting the meat while it is wrapped in banana leaf.
This quick, easy, and healthy shrimp recipe tastes like the sort of special date-night dinner I crave. It works with different kinds of vegetables, butter, or oil and can be made Keto (or gluten-free) easily.
The recipe is said to have been concocted by the grateful people of Puebla, who were giving a banquet in honor of Don Agustin de Iturbide’s saint’s day, August 28 in 1821. He and his followers had led the final revolt against Spanish domination; as self-proclaimed emperor he had […]
I use this lemony, garlic tahini sauce on everything! Use this quick and simple sauce as a dressing for salads, a sauce for veggies and meats, a spread for sandwiches and pitas or serve it as a dip.
This is the best brisket you will ever taste. No matter who comes for dinner, they always make sure that I’ll be making this brisket. It is a very traditional dish for Rosh Hashanah and Passover but it certainly is a winner any time of the year for anyone […]
Mole, the traditional Mexican sauce made from a blend of dried chiles, spices, nuts and seeds, is what gives this classic recipe its unique flavor and texture. Prepare this Mexican classic Oaxacan recipe. Serve up with yellow rice, Mexican Zucchini, beans and tortillas.
This is delicious bread. You can toast it for breakfast, make grilled cheese sandwiches or even shape slices into hors d’oeuvres, top with a little sauce and sauce and toast under the broiler. This is one of my favorite bread recipes!
Green coriander, or the fresh seed of a cilantro plant, is known for its intensely aromatic, slightly citrusy, mildly cilantro-ish flavor. Use it anywhere you’d use cilantro: marinades, dressings, hummus; in stews, soups or braises; in herbed rice; with rice noodles or soba; mixed with oil and drizzled atop poached […]
This easy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce takes 5 minutes to make, and you can put it on almost everything to add instant flavor
James Beard once described salmon coulibiac as one of the most unusual dishes he ever encountered, and I’m not about to argue with him. Coulibiac is the French adaptation of a traditional Russian dish, kulebiaka, wherein a flavorful mixture of salmon, rice, mushrooms, shallots, hard-boiled eggs, and dill are baked […]
Copycat Panera Spicy Thai Salad with Chicken flavorful, yet healthy
One of the easiest things to make and often overlooked when having steaks, chops, fish, or vegetables. Create these easy flavor bombs ahead, freeze, and use as needed. Stored in an air-tight bag, you’ll have go-to, fabulous flavor at your fingertips. Stores for months in the freezer and one week […]
This version of "Eggs Benedict" the eggs are separated and there are lots of versions based on history, taste and style. In our recipe, we favor the version we got at Sam's Anchor Cafe in Tiberon, Steve, the owner told me how they do it. so well. The secret is […]
A rustic dish perfect for spring nights. Sirloin strip steaks are seasoned with garlic, paprika, and oregano spice blend and pan-seared to a juicy finish. They’re served atop cauliflower “rice” studded with kale and sun-dried tomatoes, then drizzled with lemon-herb dressing. Roasted radishes and red onion complete the meal.
Mexican Squash is one of our deeply beloved Mexican vegetables. We call these squashes “calabacitas”, and they have a slightly sweeter flavor compared to zucchini and have a tender, thin skin. They’re delicious paired with cheese, cream, or just served by themselves! Check out this traditional recipe to learn […]
Chicken tagine is a traditional Moroccan dish of chicken pieces braised with spices, garlic, onion, olives, and lemons.
Easy Peruvian Shrimp Bowl made with spiced shrimp, an addictive spicy cilantro mint sauce, and rice come together in less than 20 minutes.
They’re called swordfish “steaks” (not filets) because when cooked correctly, this fish is as rich, tender, and substantial as filet mignon. Unfortunately, it’s fairly easy to overcook swordfish, unless you’re preparing it with a Sous Vide Precision Cooker. This recipe is about as simple — and quick — as […]
This is hands down the best way to cook vegetables. When you roast them it adds depth and delicious flavor, and they finish with the perfect texture.
Pork ribs with a crusty bark or rich glaze of sauce and a texture that’s tender yet meaty—and you don’t need a smoker to get them. I was a skeptic at first, but I’m going to say it now: When done properly, ribs cooked sous vide are every bit as […]
This cooling herbed yogurt sauce is adapted from the chef Yotam Ottolenghi in London, who serves it with leek fritters. But it’s wonderful with mild fish like cod. The fish, while delicious, is utterly simple: fillets baked in a 300-degree oven until opaque, 10 to 20 minutes depending on the […]
A super delicious asparagus, tomato and feta salad drizzled with an easy balsamic vinaigrette. This salad uses few ingredients but they’re all powerful in flavor creating an incredible salad that you won’t be able to stop eating!
Super Easy Yellow Rice complements just about any meal! You can make this on the stove top or in the rice cooker. So tasty!
This Cioppino recipe is undeniably a San Francisco original, made famous in the 1850s by Genoese immigrant Giuseppe Bazzuro at his eponymous restaurant. Derived from the traditional ciuppin—which means “little soup” in the Genoese dialect—the dish was originally a puree of cooked vegetables and leftover fish scraps. Over the years, […]
I made this Japanese “matzah ball” soup for our Seder meal. It’s a soup that can be enjoyed any time of the year you’re craving some good old chicken soup, though. This recipe is an adaptation of one I saw on Tori Avey’s website by La Fuji Mama. My version […]
This is a great cold-weather meal,“ says Bettina Turner from Kernersville, North Carolina. “I love it because everything‘s in one pot
This is a standard raw tuna (poke) salad served in most Hawaiian homes. Although unconventional, it is sure to please the more adventurous seafood lovers. Be sure to use fresh tuna for the very best flavor, although fresh frozen tuna will produce acceptable results. 2 h 15 m In a […]
This is my sister-in-law’s red salsa recipe. She uses it to make her wonderful chicken enchiladas, but it’s excellent for other uses as well. She is from Mexico City, and her Mexican cooking is always outstanding
The authentic Mexican egg dish of Huevos Albañil (Bricklayer Eggs) features scrambled eggs that are bathed in tomato sauce or salsa tomatillo (green tomatoes) and are served on slightly crisp corn tortillas with cheese, and cilantro. Served with black beans and rice.
They are called “drowned eggs” because they are prepared with plenty of broth (caldillo) and / or sauce. The first time I heard someone say huevos ahogados I was just a little girl in my great grandmother’s house, trying to figure out why they were talking about eggs that had […]
Creole Sauce is extremely verstile in NOLA Cuisine and Louisiana cooking in general. It is the basis for so many dishes, when you come right down to it, with just slight variations for each, so I’m going to try to break this down as I see it, but first things […]
This sauce is one of the favorites in the Mexico City. Its deep red color makes it very striking, besides being very tasty; It is required to accompany a sauce tacos al pastor This is the one that is always next to taquero Slicing meat to make tacos.; It is […]
Sake ginger glazed salmon recipe, marinated in a classic Japanese yakitori sauce
Easy dish to make
The best methods to prepare this cut and site after site suggested braising. Braising is a great technique to use on cuts that are tougher or chewier, aka cheaper cuts. But it is also a technique I like to use with other more expensive cuts. Of course good spices […]
Arepas define Venezuelan cooking. These thick cornmeal patties are griddled, then baked, and then stuffed while warm with anything from white cheese to this zesty chicken salad with avocado mayonnaise (Johan Santanas first choice). The salad is named in honor of Susana Duijm, Miss World in 1955 and a popular […]
Gazpacho, the granddaddy of all uncooked soups, has several things in common with a smoothie. It’s a cold, thick liquid containing ripe, juicy produce. You make it in a blender. It’s refreshing on a hot summer day.
I learned this recipe from my Aunt who lives in Mexico City. I've been perfecting it for over 25 years and realized that it was time to share it when my foodie friends tried to drink the sauce out of the saucepan. I use the roasted or baked chicken from […]
A super fast, flavorful and healthy recipe for jumbo spicy garlic shrimp and tomato, made in just one pan. You are going to love these succulent shrimp sautéed in savory and spicy seasonings!
These are dangerously good! You must exert some self-control. Potato pirojki are one thing, but paired with the garlic dip… Oooh baby! $4-5 for 16 Piroshi’s. You can also buy these ready made with Spinach, Potato or Feta Cheese custom made from The Royal Market on Geary Street. Sam, the […]
Since there is no potato or starchy stuff, this is a good diet meal. Serve with 1/2 cup of rice and enjoy.
“This authentic Mexican recipe I picked up while living in Mexico. It has a spicy, smoky flavor from chipotle peppers. It is perfect for a buffet where people can serve themselves and even better heated up as leftovers the next day! If this is too spicy for you, try […]