Coconut Crusted Pangasius Fillet

I have to confess, I actually let out a loud moan when I finally put my camera down and took the first bite from that plate. THIS is one of the best pieces of fish I have ever had. And pangasius is now officially way high on my list of favorite fish. Probably in the […]

Cayenne Coconut Chicken Tenders

It looks like, much to my dismay, I’m having a really hard time capturing the appetizingness of chicken fingers. It’s too bad because they are something I absolutely love and, of course, I wish I was able to capture food that I love appropriately. Why is it that when I look at other people’s photos […]

Apple, Goat Cheese and Walnut Pizza

OK, I know, it sounds weird. I admit. I wasn’t even convinced myself, to be honest. But seriously, apples and cheese go so well together, it was a winning combination. Surprisingly good, I might say. Of course, I didn’t use any tomato sauce! All I did was sprinkle the dough with a dash of olive […]

Oatmeal! Another quick inspiration…

Banana was my inspiration of the day! I simply added 4 chopped dates to the oatmeal as it was cooking, then before serving, added half a mashed banana. Garnish with a tablespoon cottage cheese, a handful of chopped walnuts and voilà, super healthy breakfast is served. A good trick is to put your bananas in […]

Soba Noodle Soup

I finally went and bought some Soba noodles. I ended up spending $37. I told you there was no way I could set foot in that Asian market without spending tons of money. To my defense, I had the best of intentions this time. I didn’t even grab a cart when I got in. I […]

Fruity Basmati

Lately, I’ve been having major cravings for anything cinnamon. Don’t ask me why, I have no idea. I often get really strong cravings like that. Funny thing is, for years, I didn’t really care for cinnamon at all. I would barely even add any to apple desserts that I would make, and god only knows […]

Acorn Squash and Sweet Potato Soup

Looks like I’ll be cooking for one a lot in the next days, or weeks. My daughter went to visit my mom and it doesn’t seem like she’s in a hurry to come back and my son, well, he’s barely ever home anymore. That’s what happens when kids grow up. They tend to have a […]

Apple Fennel Celery Salad

Sometimes, I love to sit down and read cook books… well, watch, more than read! I just love cookbooks. They are such a great source of inspiration. I wish I had hundreds. But then again, if I had that many, I wouldn’t have time to go through all of them and try those recipes that […]

Tortilla Wrapped Blue Cheese Omelet

That was not what was initially planned for tonight, but I was real pooped after yesterday and spending the day organizing the kitchen, so I didn’t really feel like cooking. Mind you, the initial plan wasn’t much more complicated, but just enough to make me change my mind and opt for this one instead. In […]

Tabouleh (and Birthday Party!)

Theoretically, this entry should’ve been made yesterday. But you see, when I made this tabouleh, it was 8:00 in the morning… At around 9:00 (I was running late, of course!),  I just put it there on the corner of the table, without any other form of ceremony snapped a couple of pictures quick quick and […]

Creamy Cheesy Broccoli Spaghetti

I’ve never been really big on tofu, except maybe for the soft, melt-in-your-mouth little cubes that you find in miso soup. Then the fried, crack-under-your-teeth little cubes that are found in most pad thais and stir fries really started growing on me. I eventually even started craving the stuff. I would even sometimes order “extra […]

Grilled Vegetables Panini

I’d been in the mood for a good grilled vegetable sandwich for a little while now. You know, the kind of sandwich that is loaded with all sorts of veggies that you’ve thrown on a hot BBQ grill after brushing them with a little bit of olive oil, salt, pepper, fresh basil, thyme, garlic. You […]