Sweet Potato in soy and butter

I had this dish at a restaurant in Charlotte while I was recovering from upper and lower jaw surgery. Basically it was my main meal, aside from slurping down a few oysters. While my diet was really restricted during this time, this was by far one of my most-enjoyed foods those first few weeks after surgery. … Continue reading

Chicken detox pressure cooker soup

This is one of those “everything but the kitchen sink” soups that can handle a hodge-podge of ingredients. Cooking in the pressure cooker makes quick work of vegetables that might typically take longer to cook. I used shredded cabbage in lieu of any rice or noodles/carbs, but you can switch this with greens like kale, broccolini, cauliflower or celery. For aromatics I love leeks … Continue reading

Enchilada Sauce

I recently realized 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 … Continue reading

Salsa Verde Soup

Salsa Verde Soup

I have never had a use for salsa verde until I found this recipe! The salsa melds right in and forms a delicious base for this soup! This has instantly become an winter favorite and it just comes out better each time I make it. Cozy up with a bowl of this soup, with its warm … 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

Beef Short Ribs with Mushroom Risotto

This is the ideal meal for those “meat and potatoes” lovers, taken to a higher level without sacrificing much effort. Beef short ribs simply cook in the slow cooker all day, and they come out packed with flavor and falling off the bone. Then it’s time to start on the risotto, which should take about … 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