When I was a kid, we called dumplings, “Pot Stickers,” but I guess now we have adjusted to calling all Asian noodle wrapped parcels either boiled, steamed or fried as dumplings. We tend to stick to the pork and chive or green onion variety when we eat out, which is pretty easy to … Continue reading
It was my mom’s idea to make granola. Then my mom told me the story of my uncle Roger who made granola for Christmas presents. Then we had this idea to make granola for our teachers, so we did and now Jackson and I are going to bring granola to our teachers for Christmas. I … Continue reading
Clearly the translation will not sound appealing, as Ribollita means reboiled. Who would like a bowl of reboiled for dinner? Doesn’t sound quite as appealing when translated. Even better, the consistency of this “soup” is thicker and well, more mushy than soup, so who would like a bowl of reboiled mush for dinner? If you’ve … Continue reading
Traditional Carbonara does not have peas or cream, onions or garlic, but this is the version that our family loves, and since it has bacon and eggs…what else could we call it?
As I understand it, Al Pastor refers to the method of cooking sliced pork topped with fresh pineapple in a vertical roasting style similar to shawarma, however, we are accustomed to referring to anything marinated with chiles, spices and pineapple as Al Pastor. Pork shoulder marinated overnight and then roasted whole, fork pulled apart … Continue reading
While cooking Indian food for dinner, I realized that the Chana Masala (garbanzos) already contained many of the same spices required for Bainghan Bharta, (Indian roasted eggplant) such as tomato, turmeric, garam masala and dried coriander. So, one mushy dish was enough, we certainly didn’t need two mushy dishes with identical flavors. This version … Continue reading
The zing of lemon and garlic plus a few shallots and spices work together to create a bright and smoky marinade for grilled chicken. We currently lack access to a barbecue, or backyard for that matter, so we cook the chicken on a stovetop grill pan (which has ridges to leave grill marks on the … Continue reading
I love the Bacon Cream Cheese Grapes. I made this because it is a delicious appetizer. I was inspired by it when my Grandpa had his 8Oth birthday and we made it with Red Grapes rolled in creamy Blue Cheese and Diced Nuts. Then we worked with what we could easily find in Hong Kong. … Continue reading
I love love love cilantro. Swap out basil for cilantro and then replace pine nuts with smoked almonds!
Fluffy eggs scrambled with crisp fried tortillas, sautéed peppers, onions and cheese best served with warm corn tortillas. No real recipe is needed, but here is how we make them in our family – no spicy peppers or salsa.