XO Sauce Recipe

I’m recently back from a whirlwind week long trip to Guangdong province in China. The capital city Guangzhou is the home of Cantonese food and I am obsessed by many spectacular dishes I enjoyed there. Some were complicated like stuffed mud carp and a candy like crisp pork belly, and […]

Pesto Veal Meatballs: Recipe

When I was growing up one of my favorite dishes was veal parmigiana. I adored the tender scallops of veal, breaded and fried then coated with tomato sauce and topped with gooey mozzarella. It wasn’t an everyday meal by any means, but I do remember requesting it for my birthday. […]

Creamy Chicken Toast – A Recipe and a Reminder

I was watching golf the other day, and the announcer said that great golfers don’t need lessons, they only need reminders, and I immediately thought how well that saying applies to cooking. Well, this creamy chicken toast recipe is both a lesson (aka recipe) and a reminder, and a comforting […]

Spicy Italian Sausage & Kidney Bean Soup Recipe

I’m not big on most convenience foods, but I am a fan of sausages. I always keep a package or two in the freezer. They are quick to cook and combined with a few other ingredients they can take the leading role in soup, stew, casseroles or pasta dishes. I’ve […]

Steamed Barbecue Pork Buns (Char Siu Bao) – Sweet, Steamy Memories

In younger, leaner times, I’d often rely on the delicious, inexpensive calorie bomb that is the steamed barbecue pork bun. They were twice the size, and for a few bucks you could get very full…for about 30 minutes, and then you were starving again. Nothing a Mission-style burrito couldn’t fix. […]

Fortune Cookies – I See Cookies in Your Future

Don’t make this fortune cookie recipe because it produces a deliciously light, crispy sugar cookie. Make it because you get to fill them with whatever funny, profound, prophetic, and/or ridiculous message you want. Whether it’s sharing a positive prophecy with a friend, proposing marriage, or passive-aggressively letting your roommate know […]

My Big Fat Greek Baked Beans – Finally!

As I may have mentioned on Twitter several times, Micheleand I have both been sick all week, so please pardon the lateness, and brevity of this post. The good news is this Greek-style baked beans recipe is very simple, and there’s not a lot of extra info I need to […]

Butter Chicken Curry

Butter Chicken Curry A wonderfully rich & fragrant butter chicken curry – very, very tasty, quick and easy to make! Serves 4 Prep time:  5-10 minutes Cooking time: 15-20 minutes Ingredients 150ml natural yogurt50g ground almonds1 ½ tsp chili powder¼ tsp crushed bay leaves¼ tsp ground cloves¼ tsp ground cinnamon1 tsp garam […]

The Best Quiche Lorraine Recipe

The Best Quiche Lorraine The key to the perfect quiche is simplicity!   Serves 6 Prep time:  20 minutes, plus chilling time Cooking time: 45-50 minutes Ingredients For the pastry; 225g plain flour, plus extra for dusting 115g butter, cubed 1 egg yolk For the filling; 200g smoked bacon lardons 1 onion, peeled […]

Mini Matcha Mochi Doughnuts (gluten free)

Mini Matcha Mochi Doughnuts (gluten free) baked by my 8 yr old, Bib Sprinkle with icing sugar to make it even better See? I was detoxing today from a foodie-sinful weekend before Bib was pestering me to do some baking… Have you wanted to teach your 8 year old fractions? […]