Posts Tagged ‘Dinner’

  • 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.

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Leeks & Pancetta

This rich and delicious dish is perfect for a meal or even as a side dish. It is great in the winter months when it’s cold out and you want to roast / feel heat from your oven! Pancetta is normally pretty salty so there...

by admin on November 25th, 2015
No Comments  Mains, Sides


Skirt Steak with Boiled Yuca Mash and Chimichurri

Sometimes I get weird cravings, and today it was for boiled garlic-y yuca. Yuca goes well with a skirt steak and topped with chimichurri, so I took a very South American approach to making this delicious and filling meal. Serves: 2 Ingredients: 2 large flat...

by admin on August 20th, 2013
No Comments  Ethnic, Mains


Honey Glazed Chicken w/ Spicy Orange Broccoli

This is a delicious way to prepare chicken drumsticks, and would also be good for wings, although slightly messy! Serves: 2 Ingredients: 4-6 large chicken drumsticks Pinch of sesame seeds 2 cloves garlic, minced or diced 2 cups broccoli, chopped 1 green onion, sliced 2...

by admin on August 16th, 2013
No Comments  Ethnic, Mains


Red Lentils With Chorizo and Chicken

As I said early in on my blog, I don’t typically waste any food. Here is a dish made [mostly] from extra food I had lying around the house that was easy to prepare and ended up being a very hearty/filling meal. Serves: 2 Ingredients:...

by admin on August 7th, 2013
No Comments  Mains


Beef Stroganoff

Despite its Russian origin, I think of beef stroganoff as a bit of a comfort food — probably because I remember eating it a lot as a child. Here is a delicious and slightly-varied [from the original] recipe: Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1/2 cup red wine...

by admin on August 5th, 2013
No Comments  Mains


Pan-Seared Tuna Steak Over Spicy Coconut-Ginger Soba Noodles

I’ve been meaning to cook soba noodles ever since I came across some recipes a few months ago. I didn’t really know what I was doing but I ended up making this delicious dish, that I highly recommend, served either hot or cold. Serves: 2...

by admin on July 24th, 2013
No Comments  Ethnic, Mains


Mussels With White Wine & Shallots

I had been too scared to cook most shellfish up until a few months ago and now I do all the time. Mussels are extremely easy to cook and if done well, make quite the impressive meal. I usually serve them with sliced baguette (for...

by admin on July 17th, 2013
No Comments  Mains


Spicy Cashew & Tofu Cabbage Wraps

Since I rarely waste food (and you’ll probably notice that a lot in this blog) I needed to come up with a clever way to utilize a remaining half head of green cabbage in my refrigerator. Hence, I came up with this recipe. These spicy...

by admin on July 5th, 2013
No Comments  Ethnic, Mains, Vegetarian


Sautéed Oyster Mushroom & Zucchini Pasta

Since moving to Spain I have discovered oyster mushrooms and I’m obsessed. The flavor is immense, like no mushroom I have ever tried before. This pasta dish is quite light (if you keep portions small) so you’ll still have room for dessert 😀 Serves: 2...

by admin on July 4th, 2013
No Comments  Mains, Vegetarian


Herbed Chicken With Lemon-Mint Couscous Over Greens

Contrary to the name, this Mediterranean-influenced dish is very easy to make. It is a very flavorful and healthy dish that can be served hot or cold. Serves: 2 Ingredients: For the Lemon-Mint Couscous 1 cup couscous, cooked to directions on package (Before letting sit,...

by admin on July 2nd, 2013
No Comments  Mains, Salads