Coconut Curry Lobster Bisque

I’ve been wanting to make lobster bisque even though lobster has never been my favorite ingredient. Interesting because I love seafood especially crustaceans. I originally had the idea for coconut lobster bisque because I frequently use coconut milk in my soups, but then I wanted to make it spicy and that’s where the red curry … Continue reading

Tuna Tartare with Grilled Pineapple and Honey Garlic Glaze

Well, I certainly could not let any tuna go to waste, so I thought I’d try my hand at tuna tartare. I wanted to make the final presentation into one of those perfectly shaped little things but lets be real, I couldn’t wait that long to eat this! So maybe next time haha. You’ll need: … Continue reading

Seared Tuna with Pineapple Mango Salsa

I’ve been dreaming about this dish for a while. Mmmm fresh fish with the perfect veggie and fruit salsa… So delicious. The soy in the salsa and sesame seeds on the tuna add a nice nutty flavor. Tuna is definitely one of the more expensive ingredients I’ve worked with so far but it’s well worth … Continue reading

Coconut Cilantro Chutney

I made this chutney to go with Shrimp Tandoori. Chutney is a condiment typically used in South Asian dishes. It can be fresh or made made of preserves. It can be spicy or sweet and vary in texture, coarse or fine, wet or dry. This chutney is a little spicy and very fragrant. It leans … Continue reading

Cilantro Pesto

I love love love pesto. And spicy food but that’s nothing new. So when I came across a recipe for cilantro pesto, I knew I had to try it. You’ll need: Cilantro Basil Garlic (all chopped) Olive oil Kosher salt Parmesan Your favorite noodle, I had macaroni so macaroni it was! In a food processor … Continue reading

Elizabeth Street Cafe

Ever since this wonderful little blue and hot pink colored, French-Vietnamese place opened on South 1st, I have been dying to go. Literally dying. My heart ached a little bit each time I drove by. So FINALLY last night I went with some girlfriends. Elizabeth Street Cafe was everything I imagined and even more. It … Continue reading

Chicken Soup

This soup is one of my favs. It’s something between traditional chicken noodle soup and chicken tortilla soup. But this soup doesn’t have any noodles or tortilla strips, just veggies and chicken. It’s pretty flavor packed and is great to make and share or store and keep for a few days. You’ll need: 4 cups … Continue reading

Grilled Pork with Roasted Cabbage and Cilantro Yogurt

I got this idea after eating a lovely New Year’s day meal cooked by my friend Caroline Lomax. I had always heard that you are supposed to eat black eyed peas for luck but didn’t know you were also supposed to eat cabbage for health and pork for wealth. Even if it’s a little late … Continue reading

Thai Pork Noodle Soup

And my Asian food obsession continues… This time though it’s a much more simple recipe and pretty healthy. I love a good broth based soup. Warm and filling but not heavy. This is soup works great as a meal or starter. You’ll need: 2 cups of chicken broth 2 cups of water 1 lb of … Continue reading

Chicken Tikka Masala

Why hello there. I’ve been hibernating over the holidays and my apologies in neglecting to post. The holidays aren’t quite over yet so I wanted to share one of my indulgences with you all. Over the past year or so I’ve really been into Indian food. Probably due to the fact that a new Indian … Continue reading

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