A quick tasty meal.
This is my favorite substitute for Cherry Pie due to its reduced preparation time. Crunchy and tasty, perfect with vanilla ice-cream. I have recently updated this recipe to reduce the amount of sugar used.
This is a super simple recipe , perfect for a weeknight meal or a quick meal to suit the busy holiday season.
A classic one pot meal.
Nothing beats a cool coffee frappucino on a hot sleepy day. The combination of caffeine and blended ice work together for a perfect pick-me-up.
Curry Chicken Pot Pie is a twist on the traditional Pot Pie. It can be made with any type of meat or vegetarian curry, as long as it is not too runny. It is easiest when there are leftovers to use as a filling. Feel free to use any of your favorite curries - Indian Curry, Thai Curry or Malaysian Curry just to name a couple.
Gooey warm, melted chocolate between two richly flavored slices of crispy bread makes this breakfast item one of my family's favorites.
One of the things I love about vacations is the different foods and different meal ideas we encounter. Loco Moco is one such idea. Simple and hearty, it is one that serves a very useful purpose for us. We hike often and are usually in the middle of mountains or trees, where there is no food truck or lunch cafe close by. Lucky for us, we just need to stop under the shade of a tree, and pull out Loco Moco to satisfy our hunger.
My kids love MaPo Tofu. They love the saucy tofu dish over rice. I have always enjoyed Gochujang. So I decided to put the two together. Gochujang MaPo Tofu has a sweeter flavor than original MaPo Tofu. It tastes great over warm steam rice. I've added fish sauce as part of this dish to add more dimension to the sauce. I haven't tried it myself, but I think it will work well as part of a lettuce wrap.
This is a dish I make with leftover ham bone. It is easy to make, flavorful and very much a comfort food, especially on cold days. This recipe is Not a "creamy" Ham and Split Pea Soup, it's more of a "chunky" soup with cubes of veggies and ham interspersed throughout, Goes well on its own or served with warm toasted bread.
This pizza is a quick meal if starting out with store bought rotisserie chicken and store bought tikka masala sauce. Feel free to use leftover Tikka Masala dishes, either home made or take out. Great for a weeknight meal.
This dish uses the chicken marinade of Tikka Masala Chicken. Not wanting to waste the flavorful marinade, I added it to steamed rice and Yogurt Lime Rice was born. Works well as a side to any curried dish.
This recipe is a variation of the Jerk Chicken, using most of the spices in dry form, hopefully reducing preparation time. This dish could make a great weeknight meal!
I have been cooking with kale for a while now, and this is my favorite way of preparing it - cut thinly and stir fried with leeks. Leeks impart a sweetness to the kale and complements it perfectly. This dish works well as a vegetable side to any dish.
GoChujang (Korean hot fermented bean paste) is quickly becoming one of my favorite condiments in the kitchen. It has such complex flavors - rich, salty, sweet and spicy. In this vinaigrette, I add vinegar and sesame seed oil to round out the many flavors of GoChujang. I have used this over roasted broccoli or a simple lettuce/cucumber salad. Feel free to add to any of your favorite vegetables, roasted or not!
This recipe uses Gochujang in the vinaigrette to add a layer of flavor that is uniquely Korean. Spicy, sweet, salty and sour.
A simple, light, lemony pasta dish complemented by the sweetness of shrimp and the spiciness of crushed peppers.
A good friend of mine gave me this idea for a hearty breakfast. Thanks Alison! Easy, nutritious and the kids love it!
Oven Roasted Zucchini Salad is a fresh way to serve zucchini. I made this zucchini dish as a side to Paprika Lime Pork Chops and the two flavors complemented each other perfectly.
A friend of mine, who is originally from the province of Sichuan, told me how to make this side. Thanks, Didi! I couldn't believe how easy it was! Being a lover of all foods spicy, this side is something I use often to "spice" up my meal. The addition of the ginger enhances the flavor of the chili oil.
This chicken recipe is a quick make ahead weeknight meal.. Here I use Sriracha sauce as part of the marinade to spice things up.
This recipe puts a twist on the traditional Coleslaw. Here we add spicy Sriracha Sauce to regular coleslaw. My kids loved it so much they became vegetarians for the night.
This Italian Asian fusion recipe combines pasta and sausage with Chinese ingredients such as soy and Sriracha sauces. It was a hit with my family, and ready in a pinch!
Quick and easy, great with or without the chlli oil. Great for a picnic!
My kids love the peanuts we get as appetizer at our favorite Chinese restaurant. This is my attempt at the sweet and salty peanuts they so generously serve us.
On our last visit to Germany, I found a new condiment in the grocery store - Sweet Mustard. Being without my regular spices to work with, I added the Sweet Mustard to Mashed Potatoes. My family enjoyed the meal as a side to Currywurst Sausages (without the Sandwich). Now back home in North America, Sweet Mustard is not an easy condiment to find = so I add the sweetness to my favorite mustard to make the mashed potato recipe. We have it as a side to Paprika Lime Pork Chops or Jamaican Jerk Chicken.
As a mom of messy kids, I cringe any time maple syrup makes an appearance at the table. Sweet Pancakes are my solution to those sticky breakfast mornings. They're great as an on-the-go breakfast or snack too!
Tikka Masala has such a creamy, rich and spicy flavor, it is a wonderful dish for so many different fusion dishes. A fusion recipe itself, it was developed in India as the British colonized it. As part of a lasagna, it contributes a wonderful full-flavor of spice, but yet rich and creamy with a tomato base, like the original lasagna. To make it an easier recipe, feel free to used store or restaurant-bought Tikka Masala. If using store bought, just follow the directions on what to add to make a tikka masala sauce for your lasagna. My recipe below uses garam masala to simplify the spices, which you can purchase at the store, or make at home using this wonderful garam masala Allrecipe by KitchenBarbarian.
Shakshuka is a breakfast of eggs poached in tomato sauce common in Israel. Being one who favors spice, I thought the eggs would go well with the creamy and spicy tomato-based Tikka Masala. It can be a breakfast, lunch or dinner, served with a light salad and bread. Here is my version.