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 OR an now CA) two 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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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