Archive for the ‘Ethnic’ Category

  • I am a web designer by day and a food enthusiast by night. I'm originally from the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area but moved to the west coast (first Oregon ans now California) three years ago. Prior to that I spent two years in France and Spain. Living in Europe not only made me a much more experimental cook, but also taught me about the importance of improvising in a recipe -- because on most days I could never find all of the ingredients I needed!

    I try to use fresh/seasonal market ingredients when available and I add hot peppers to pretty much everything (so watch out!). I hope you enjoy my recipes and feel free to share.

    Have fun browsing and even more fun cooking!

    *All recipes are my own unless otherwise noted.
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Baked Bell Pepper Stuffed With Misr Wot (Ethiopian Lentil Stew)

I’ve always loved Ethiopian food since I can first remember trying it but ever since visiting the country, I have been absolutely craving the cuisine! You can make berbere from scratch, or you can be lazy like me and purchase from This recipe is...

by admin on August 5th, 2015
No Comments  Ethnic, Mains, Vegetarian



Paella is a traditional Spanish dish consisting mainly of rice, saffron, meat and seafood. It is one of those meals that is fun to make and even more fun to devour. It often yields quite a bit so is an excellent idea for dinner parties...

by admin on January 18th, 2015
No Comments  Ethnic, Mains


Lemon Grass & Ginger Tofu Bowls

Any time I find lemongrass at the supermarket I HAVE to buy it — this time was at the Whole Foods in Ft Lauderdale. This dish is great for a “quick” (I say quick because the brown basmati rice seems to take FOREVER to cook),...

by admin on May 7th, 2014
No Comments  Ethnic, Vegetarian



Tzatziki is a delightfully refreshing snack perfect for sharing at a potluck or even as a topping on a salad. Here is a simple recipe that you can make either chunky or using a food processor to blend it smooth. Ingredients: 1 (8 oz) container...

by admin on November 17th, 2013
No Comments  Dressings, Garnishes & Toppings, Ethnic, Starters, Tapas & Snacks


Teriyaki Salmon with Sriracha Cream Sauce

This recipe had me at Sriracha. Teriyaki Salmon with Sriracha Cream Sauce makes for an absolutely delicious dinner served warm over brown rice or quinoa. I highly recommend trying it! I made the teriyaki sauce about 6 hours before cooking and left the salmon marinating...

by admin on November 16th, 2013
No Comments  Ethnic, Mains, Seafood


Spicy Sesame Beef Salad

I find salads one of the least boring foods, since there are so many possibilities when making them. Here is a non-traditional salad that is sure to stir up your lunchtime routine. Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1 flank steak, cut into thin strips 1 bag of...

by admin on November 11th, 2013
No Comments  Ethnic, Salads


Daube Proven├žale Served Over Garlic Mashed Potatoes

I found this recipe for Daube Proven├žale online and since I had some beef and potatoes already, why not? It was rich and flavorful and definitely something I cannot wait to cook again, especially for a French-themed dinner party! Serves: 8 Ingredients: For the stew:...

by admin on November 3rd, 2013
No Comments  Ethnic, Soups


Huevos Divorciados

I discovered Huevos Divorciados (literally, divorced eggs) while searching for a recipe for huevos rancheros online and thought they looked delicious and worth making. It would be great to serve for a Mexican-style brunch or even for any meal of the day! Here is the...

by admin on November 2nd, 2013
No Comments  Breakfast & Brunch, Ethnic


Honey Ginger Shrimp and Brussel Sprouts

I always seem to end up with way too many brussel sprouts every time I buy them so I like to come up with different ways to use them, like this Coconut Chili Chicken & Udon Noodle Soup I made last week. Here is a...

by admin on October 29th, 2013
No Comments  Ethnic, Mains, Seafood


Coconut Chili Chicken & Udon Noodle Soup

This delicious and spicy soup is like the Asian version of chicken noodle soup! It is seriously spicy so I recommend making this when it is cold, and not in the middle of summer. Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1 bundle organic udon noodles 2 chicken breasts,...

by admin on October 26th, 2013
1 Comment  Ethnic, Soups