Enchilada Sauce

I noticed a lot of my favorite recipes rely on enchilada sauce as the base. I also recently found out that Old El Paso (the most common brand of enchilada sauce) contains MSGs, so I have decided to make myself a large batch of enchilada sauce at home, from scratch. This seems to be the … Continue reading

Salsa Verde Soup

Salsa Verde Soup

I never had a use for salsa verde until I found this soup recipe! So sooo good. This has become an instant favorite. It’s so cozy, has a warm spices, moist juicy chicken, and is healthy! There are so many topping combinations for this soup; doctor it up with sour cream, avocado, green onion or cilantro, cheddar … Continue reading

Empanada pies

Empanada pies

Pies and empanadas are great comfort food. What I like about an empanada is that it is a hand-held snack, or even a meal. What you chose to fill the empanada with is entirely up to your- savory or sweet! In this version, I’m doing a spin on a “enchilada” filling with choice of beef … Continue reading

Australian Meat Pie

When I visit my homeland I must have a meat pie, first thing, and almost every day while I’m there. Making a meat pie at home isn’t quite the same, but it’s an acceptable substitute if there was one. Serve the pie with ketchup, just like the Aussies do. Pie filling Ingredients: 2 tbsp oil 2 1/2 lbs … Continue reading

Tomato in Tarragon dressing

I’m not really sure what this is called. This recipe is from my mom’s family. It’s kind of like bruschetta; maybe it is bruschetta. I bought tarragon dressing online from Amazon, but I’m sure you can find it in a grocery store if you look hard enough. Ingredients: 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/3 … Continue reading

Mexican Quinoa Casserole

Excuse me as this as my third post today. I am catching up on documenting recipes I have recently made before I go on holidays. This should be my last one for today. This casserole reminds me of the enchiladas I always make, except this is healthier with the use of quinoa instead of tortillas … Continue reading

Lentil Pasta Sauce (vegetarian)

This lentil pasta sauce ends up being a thick, rich and satisfying substitute to bolognese sauce. The Middle Eastern spices pair well with garnishments such as parsley, balsamic vinegar, or Greek yogurt. Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil 1 large yellow onion, chopped 1 tbsp minced garlic 1/2 tsp ground allspice 1/2 tsp ground coriander 1/2 … Continue reading

Anzac biscuits

These remind me of home. Delicious biscuits to commemorate a national holiday for New Zealand and Australia. The biscuits can be made to any size and will keep for at least a week, or frozen for up to two months or the end of the next recession. Ingredients: 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup white … Continue reading

Dutch Oven Chicken Adobo

Dutch Oven Chicken Adobo

Do you have a Dutch oven- or even just a heavy pot? Do you like saucy chicken home-style food with Asian flare? Do you always have a bottle of opened apple cider vinegar that you have no great use for? Have you ever even heard of chicken adobo, but didn’t know what it was?  WELL … Continue reading