Simple Seafood Stew

Recipe: Homemade shrimp stock: 1 lb. raw shrimp shells, including heads 1 medium onion, diced 4 garlic cloves, crushed whole 2 celery stalks, roughly chopped into large pieces 2 dried bay leaves 3 sprigs fresh thyme 10 cups water 1/2 fresh lemon, halved 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns Simple seafood stew: 1 lb. raw shrimp…

Swedish Meatballs with Mushroom Gravy

Recipe: 1/3 cup finely minced yellow onion 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs 1/4 cup milk 1 large egg, lightly beaten 3/4 lb. lean ground pork 3/4 lb. lean ground chicken breast 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme salt and pepper, to taste Gravy 2 tablespoons (26 g) butter 1 tablespoon canola oil 1/2…

Kale Caesar Salad- Too Much of a Good Thing?

Who isn’t a kale lover nowadays? Granted it’s not my favorite by a long stretch, it can be quite delectable if it’s dressed up. Kind of like finding that perfect accessory to pair with that dress. One of my favorite ways is in this Caesar salad. For this recipe, I opted for the whole egg yolk…

One Pot Penne Pasta – Lazy Day Dinner

Between midterms, finals, work, and some holiday shopping, a quick go-to dinner can be a game changer that doesn’t have to mean frozen packages of who-knows-what. I usually opt for a low and slow meat sauce to simmer, but this recipe can truly be done in 30 minutes or less considering the fact that the pasta is…

Wonton Dumpling Noodle Soup – Hearty & Soulful

Almost every Chinese restaurant in the States has wonton soup on its menu, and they can vary from flavor, texture, quality, or all of the above. Because it’s so common, I rarely decide to go through the process at home, but it can really be fun if you let it. Have a partner (of all…

Lighter Chicken Pot Pie – Almost Perfect

Food cravings tend to get the best of us, but there doesn’t always have to be a guilt trip too. Chicken pot pie is an all-American classic that almost every person can relate to when we think of those frozen Marie Callender boxes from childhood. However, it’s even more satisfying to do it yourself for…

Spicy Chicken & Vegetable Stir-fry – Quick, Easy, Delicious

After much MIA, I’m finally getting back into the swing of things & dedicating a little more time for recipe sharing/blogging. It’s a great feeling to be able to share a passion you love, and not to mention a nice stress reliever when life gets hectic. Food is a healer in so many ways, but aside…

Korean Glass Noodles (Japchae) – Not Your Average Pasta Salad

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love pasta or noodles. While the possibility is endless, it just so happens that one of my favorites is also gluten free. Japchae, being the dish, uses sweet potato starch noodles and although it doesn’t have much flavor on its own, they do make a wonderful chewy base for…

Red Snapper with Mango-Avocado Salsa- Colorful, Fun & Fresh

One of the ways to maintaining good health and wellness is eating the colors of the rainbow. With the endless selection of fruits and vegetables, there is greater variety in colorful produce to choose from than ever. Today’s recipe is more of a springboard for inspiration of how to make healthy food visually appealing, while still tasting…

Three-Bean Chili- An Easy and Healthy Weeknight Meal

Even though spring has sprung, the birds are chirpping, and the bees are buzzing away, the weather has become somewhat winter-like for SF. Overcast, foggy days make me wanna stay indoors and curl up on the couch with a nice heaping bowl of chili. While Texans and meat-eaters alike would probably scorn at the absence…

Dijon Baked Chicken -A Simply Delicious French-Inspired Dinner

Happy Almost Friday! After a tiring week and almost time to wind down, consider a French-inspired dinner. We’re not talking a five course meal with h’orderves and the like, but using simple pantry staples that reflect the taste of France. I love Herbs de Provence (especially those with lavender! Yes, I realize it’s the little things…