Filipino Chicken Adobo is the national dish of the Philippines and like all traditional dishes, there are many variations – including different proteins like pork and beef. Fundamentally though, the key ingredients are the right balance of soy sauce, vinegar, black pepper and sugar that create an incredibly sticky […]
Chicken with Mole
This recipe uses mole paste which has most but not all of the ingredients to produce a quality mole. Huajillo chile, banana, sesame seed, garlic, onion, thyme, clove, cinnamon, cumin, pepper, oregano, peanuts, walnuts, raisins, almonds, and sugar.Although this recipe is for chicken, its easily adopted for boneless pork […]
Cajun Stuffed Salmon
Pressure Cooker “Al Pastor”
This is my version of Al Pastor made in a 20 quart pressure cooker. With a few adjustments to size, it can also be made in an Instapot. Your choice of chiles for the marinade can also be changed as needed. Originally, the Lebanese version was lamb shawarma, was […]
Palak Paneer is a favorite Indian Vegetarian Curry of all time! Compared to Saag Paneer, it has no mustard leaves. it is a creamy Spinach Curry with bouncy fresh Indian Cheese known as Paneer. A wonderful change from Tomato based curries, I’m sure you’re going to love this one!
Chicken Tikka Masala
Chicken Tikka Masala is one of my favorite dishes, and this recipe is the bomb! Everything is made in the same pan, so the flavour of the meat transfers into the curry making for a meaty, rich, and creamy sauce that is to die for. Our version is for sensitive […]
Kousa Mashii, which translates as “stuffed squash” in Arabic, is a satisfying yet light preparation that’s popular across the Levant. The dish consists of hollowed-out zucchini filled with a mixture of spiced ground lamb and rice and slowly braised in cinnamon-accented tomato sauce until the meat is succulent and the […]
Moqueca de Camarao – Shrimp Stew
Brazilian prawn coconut stew (moqueca de camarao) is an easy and delicious low-carb recipe that features a unique combination of spices. It's one of the most famous Brazilian foods, and it's super easy to make in just 30 minutes of a Brazilian prawn coconut stew If you're into seafood and […]
Pad See Ew
It's what I call Thai fast food! This deliciously chewy pan-fried rice noodles is a popular street food in Thailand, and it's super easy to whip up at home!
Oaxacan Mole Negro
This is the “typical” savory-sweet mole found on many American menus. Oaxacan mole negro is a sophisticated, rich and delicate preparation with ancient origins. Provided with an amazing aroma and taste, Oaxacan mole negro is prepared mainly with black chilhuacle chile that adds a mild fruity flavor with anise notes, […]
Mole Rojo / Poblano
Red mole, also known as mole poblano, is similar to black mole, using many of the same spices and base ingredients and also contains chocolate, but less. Instead, this sweeter, spicier and more versatile version is amped up with several kinds of dried red chile like pasilla, guajillo and ancho […]
Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup
A fragrant broth and perfectly tender beef shanks make for the ultimate noodle bowl. Richard Ho of Ho Foods in NYC makes Taiwanese beef noodle soup, a dish he’s so passionate about, he devoted his restaurant to it. Richard’s adoration for this complex dish and a lack of Taiwanese restaurants […]
Crab Fried Rice
Crab Fried Rice is a classic Thai dish, characterized by its delicate flavors. The lump crab is really the star of the show in this recipe.
Cholent is a traditional Jewish stew. It is usually simmered overnight for 12 hours or more, and eaten for lunch on Shabbat (the Sabbath). Cholent was developed over the centuries to conform with Jewish laws that prohibit cooking on the Sabbath. The pot is brought to a boil on Friday […]
Here’s my take on a New Orleans original!! Good Ole Sober!! Cures you from that wild night of fun on Bourbon Street. Now, this Creole/Asian dish was meant to utilize readily available ingredients. So, leftover cooked meats are welcomed. To those not familiar with Yakamein, this soup can look […]
Chicken Cordon Bleu
The term “Cordon Bleu” (by itself) relates to a special order of French knights (originally a wide blue ribbon worn by members of the highest order of knighthood). Presumably, by association, cordon bleu as it relates to recipes (as in, chicken cordon bleu…boneless breast of chicken wrapped around cheese and […]
Asian Fried Cauliflower
This mouth-watering dish is a decadent take on one of my favorite vegetables that you can slather with a spicy tangy Asian inspired sauce. If you’re making for the family, you can set the hot sauce aside for the adults.
Pork Cutlet – Donkkaseu
Today I’m going to introduce you to the Korean way of making a pork cutlet, called “donkkaseu” in Korean. It’s an iteration of the Japanese tonkatsu which was the Japanese take on the European schnitzel. It’s a hot, savory, breaded pork cutlet, and my version is served on a bed […]
This is the best Instant Pot Roast Beef recipe. It's literally one of the best pot roasts I’ve ever had. Super rich in flavor and abundant in goodies. You could easily make this same recipe in a dutch oven if you have an extra hour to wait for it. Either […]
Kimchi Grilled Cheese
How to make simple but classic SALMON cakes with diced peppers, onion, and celery!
Fish & Chips
The tradition in the UK of fish battered and fried in oil came from Western Sephardic Jewish immigrants from Holland. Originating in Spain and Portugal and settling in England as early as the 16th century, they would have prepared fried fish in a manner similar to pescado frito, which […]
Sweet Potato Bread
This sweet potato bread is like thanksgiving in a loaf pan, you’re welcome. Holiday feels, here we come!! Tastes like pumpkin pie, but its bread. It can be made sugar free and sliced and frozen. Then just pop a slice in the toaster for breakfast.
Ginger Crispy Rice with Salmon and Bok Choy
Grains of jasmine rice take on a toasty, crispy crust in this perfect pot of rice topped with salmon, bok choy, and corn. To achieve the crust at the bottom of the pot, use a squeeze bottle to drizzle oil around the edge of the pot, or apply it […]
Vegan Garlic Aioli
The texture of aioli is more like butter than mayonaisse. In France it is referred to as “beurre de Provence (butter of Provence)”. Aioli sauce should hold it’s shape like butter when chilled. At room temperature it should be stiff, creamy, and not at all runny. When added to […]
Smoked Haddock Kedgeree
Kedgeree was the ultimate Victorian British breakfast comfort food but is traditionally made using (Finnan Haddie) smoked haddock. Once I was able to source it in the US… I just had to make the dish. Kedgeree came to the UK from India during the time of the Raj. British […]
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 […]
Cōngyóubǐng (Scallion Pancakes)
This’s one of those dishes that’s made its way around the world, but it’s a snack with a bunch of regional variation. What’s usually served abroad is, from what I can tell, the northern Chinese variety – that is, the kind that’s large, layered with a scattering of scallions, […]
Zaatar Garlic Salmon with Roasted Vegetables and Lemon Tahini
Smothered Pork Chops Baked in Onion Gravy
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 […]
This is one of my favorite breakfasts. I’m not Filipino but never the less this is my favorite hangover breakfast. Our local Casino serves this all night long and we love it.
Momofuku’s Soy Sauce Eggs
“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 […]
Korean Bulgogi BBQ Chicken
Browned Butter Honey Garlic Shrimp
Seared shrimp cooked in browned butter infused with honey, garlic and lemon juice. Simple ingredients, maximum flavor.
PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps
A copycat recipe that you can easily make in just 20 minutes. And it tastes a million times better too!
Muddled Pea and Sweet Onion Risotto
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 […]
Cantonese Style Scrambled Eggs
Cantonese Scrambled Eggs is one of the most favored of current trending meals in the world. It is appreciated by millions daily. It is simple, it’s quick, it tastes delicious. Cantonese Scrambled Eggs is something that I have loved my whole life. They are nice and they look fantastic. […]
Mole Verde Pipian
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 […]
Easy Beef Gravy
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 […]
Stir-Fried Sesame Prawns and Spinach
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 […]
Appalachian Bean Soup
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.
Middle Eastern Fried Cauliflower
Lentils & Rice – Mujaddara
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 […]
Simple Chicken Mole
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. We have abbreviated the recipe here for speed and for those who don't have access to all the traditional ingredients. Prepare this […]
Kitchenaid Fool-Proof Sourdough
Let's be honest….making sourdough is a nightmare! It’s a really long, laborious process and after all that time, love and effort you are more often than not rewarded with a dense, heavy, gummy loaf that is only barely edible as toast!You may be one of the lucky or gifted few […]
Corn on the Cob With Green Coriander Butter
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 […]
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 […]
Panera Spicy Thai Chicken Salad
Copycat Panera Spicy Thai Salad with Chicken flavorful, yet healthy
Peruvian Shrimp Bowl
Easy Peruvian Shrimp Bowl made with spiced shrimp, an addictive spicy cilantro mint sauce, and rice come together in less than 20 minutes.
Easy Yellow Rice
Super Easy Yellow Rice complements just about any meal! You can make this on the stove top or in the rice cooker. So tasty!
Works in a spot or a rice cooker too
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 […]
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 […]
Slow Cooker Vegan Red Beans and Rice
Sake Ginger Glazed Salmon
Thai Chicken Curry
Since there is no potato or starchy stuff, this is a good diet meal. Serve with 1/2 cup of rice and enjoy.