the recipe ↓ As you can tell from my last few recipes, I have been on an Asian food influence joy ride. To add I have also been craving those good old 5 for $1 pan fried dumplings from my Brooklyn neighborhood… dipped in a soy sauce and sriracha mixture. Besides wonderful strange cravings that have preoccupied my mind, job searching has also preoccupied my mind and I haven’t been sharing my recipes lately… I apologize for that traitor behavior…but alas … Continue reading Spicy Mango Chicken
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
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
Happy 1st Day of Spring! Don’t you hear the birds singing and the see the cherry trees blossoming?! I think we all need something lighter to start the season. This white bean salad is not only easy peasy lemon squeezy but it is also very filling without feeling heavy.
A great lasagna is like a perfectly layered outfit. In both you have a great combination of layers that feel warm and cozy and at any point, if it’s too much for you, you can always omit a layer or heck you can always add more. Each layer may vary to your liking, maybe you want more cheese on the bottom and less on top, maybe you want all the meat on the bottom like a Shepard’s pie, maybe sauce … Continue reading Hearty Meat Lasagna
Chimichurri….chimi…churri sauce, I just like saying that word. Chimichurri is an Argentinean sauce that is mainly used as a condiment to steaks, it is almost like a pesto, and it is consumed throughout South America in several types of variations. Some may say that it is the steak sauce of Argentina, I can completely see that as this sauce is tangy, fresh, bursting with garlic and a bit spicy. I can see it on anything and everything. It’s super simple … Continue reading Grilled Salmon with Chimichurri Sauce
One family dish I remember well is stuffed peppers. My mom makes some pretty good ones, usually with beef and rice, simmered in a light and creamy tomato sauce. I’m a bit of a weird person when it comes to stuffed peppers, I enjoy the filling inside and the taste the roasted peppers infuse into it, but I’m not keen on eating the roasted pepper itself. That is odd isn’t it? I would always give away my pepper shell. I … Continue reading Turkey and Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers
Don’t get me wrong, I like meat, but my body can’t handle it on a daily basis. I feel it slows down my digestion and makes me generally slow. I find it harder to resist in England as the stores are stocked with so much meat, and very little tofu, or at least the store by my home. I go on some meat fasts from time to time… but sometimes you just need a really good, really juicy, really tender … Continue reading Grilled Sirloin Steak with Mango Salsa Salad
This shrimp recipe brings my mind to places like Barbados or Bermuda, ocean breezes through my hair, walking on soft pink tinted, eating tropical fruits and snacking on cajun lime scented seafood. Too bad it’s not magical shrimp that can bring my body there too, right? Tough, since it’s just my mind then let’s start cooking.
I’m going to be perfectly blunt here, it’s winter, it’s wet, I want soup or better yet a hearty warm stew. A stew with chunks of perfectly cooked beef that falls apart in your mouth as you eat it, a stew with fresh herbs, a stew with hearty vegetables, and finally a stew with wine!
Everyone seems to know the perfect way to make the perfect turkey, I seem to hear that a lot, I mean a lot. I’m not judging at this point, it’s hard to figure out which one is the best, stuffed, unstuffed, brined, not brined, deep fried, roasted breast up, breast down. Until I try them all, I can’t say which is best, but what I can tell you is that this recipe produces a very moist turkey, breast, thighs, all … Continue reading Roast Turkey
Today is a day to bring me back to the old country. Even if I was born in New York my roots and my family are in Poland, so I can say old country when I please, right? yes. Many people think Polish food is heavy, some have called it “heart attack food” in all honesty there is much more to Polish food than fried pierogi, fried pork chops, mountains of potatoes covered in onions and bacon, and so on, … Continue reading Pork Schnitzel