Yesterday we talked about the main stuff, the Turkey, and the sides… today I’ll quickly give you some ideas for starters, holiday drinks, soups and of course sweets, because it’s not the holidays if you aren’t ending a colossal meal with just as grand of a dessert.
As the song goes.. I’m back, back in the New York groove, except for the fact that I’m not in NY but I’ve got my groove back for blogging. Yes it’s been awhile and yes I don’t have a perfectly valid reason or explanation on why I stopped writing and sharing new recipes. Partly because I didn’t have any idea on what to cook anymore, I was stuck in a rinse and repeat cycle of the same recipes, the creative … Continue reading A Perfect Thanksgiving – Preparation, Sides, Cranberry Sauce and the Turkey
Let’s keep this simple and let’s keep this short, put down the can of cranberry sauce and read this quick recipe. Why? Do you really want to eat that overly sweet, rigid shaped, who knows how long it’s been on the shelf cranberry sauce/jelly? If you do… ok… but just read on a little longer for my sake, maybe you might change your mind. Homemade cranberry sauce comes together in one small pot, a few stirs and your own taste … Continue reading Fresh Orange Cranberry Sauce
Really random and really fabulous… the story behind this fantastic recipe… I went to make meatballs with the ground turkey which was in my refrigerator and didn’t have tomatoes to make a sauce. I started opening all my cabinets and quickly ran to the window to see that the corner bodega was closed, granted I just got home from work and it was past 11pm, I didn’t expect it to be open but knowing it was Friday I thought I … Continue reading Thai Green Curry Turkey Meatballs
Just a short time ago everyone was still in boots and heavy jackets, after all the complaining and torture, mother nature finally listened and started warming up everyone. In NYC there was a really brutal winter, in England it was just the opposite, sure we had tons of flooding rains, but it wasn’t nearly as cold as I expected (and I’m always cold). For the first time in a very long time I didn’t have to put on my snow … Continue reading Jambalaya
Spring kicks off my addiction for local fruits, this addiction then rolls quickly into summer peaches, tons of watermelon, and of course my favorite, raspberries. The start of warm weather usually means the start of strawberry season and while picking up a package of fragrant local strawberries I noticed this clever note on enjoying them with some cream. Now in the states that usually means whipped cream, but in Europe, it means pouring cream all over them, sprinkling a tad … Continue reading Strawberry Almond Cream Scones
Can you feel the sun on your skin? Can you feel that chilly breeze getting warmer and warmer as the days get longer and longer, isn’t it fabulous? Somewhere between the bbq’s, beers, ice cream, smores, iced coffees, there are salads, tons of light summery fruity salads. Summer salads to me feel like a dip in the pool when it’s hot out, a perfect meal for a hot sunny day. They are filling without weighing you down, there is usually … Continue reading Watermelon Feta Arugula Salad
My cravings vary in weeks, some days I’ll make the same mundane food with nothing worth sharing (sorry guys), and some days I realize that I can make or attempt to make the food I miss at home. This turkey coconut curry recipe is from my Asian cravings week, it was a week of me cooking ramen soups, Thai mango chicken, curries, fried rice and several stir fries. One day, a coworker of mine, gave me an amazing packet of … Continue reading Turkey Coconut Curry
Street food is an amazing part of every culture’s history, in the past it was common for people who did not have proper stoves for hot meals to purchase what was known as street food. Nowadays the convenience of street food for daily lunches or quick bites has almost become a necessity for everyday city life. To add street food has recently become so embedded in today’s culture as not only grabbing something to eat but it also revolves around … Continue reading Polish Zapiekanka – Mushroom Toast
I am welcoming spring with arms wide open, very wide and very open. This year was the first time I experienced a European Spring and I must say, its gorgeous. Everything is blooming slowly and beautifully. Back in NYC the weather was so bi-polar that one day it would snow and the next it was magically 70 degrees and all the flowers were pushing out quickly and trying to catch the warm weather.. little did they know.. there would be … Continue reading Strawberry Rhubarb Galette
Fact: Fried food is not really healthy for you, at all. Fact: The word healthy and fried are ignored when the phrase heard is, “do you want some fried chicken?” Fact: You can have pretty darn good crispy oven baked buttermilk southern style fried chicken containing juicy and moist chicken inside… and I am here to show you how easy and flawless it is to make.
This recipe is something that you can prepare in literately a few minutes, no blenders, no heavy tools, no magic stand mixers, just a sharp knife and a fork. As for the ingredients, well, you probably have them at home already or can pick them up just as quickly. By the looks of it you might say it looks a bit bland, some basil, some blue cheese… what’s this all about? How will this be tasty? It’s in the filling … Continue reading Blue Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast