Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice

This recipe is a variation on the Spicy Shrimp Crispy Rice (link to buy eel sauce in that post) I made a while ago from Cooking with Cocktail Rings (which has gorgeous food pics btw). This version uses the same technique to make a crispy rice base, but tops it with spicy tuna topping insteadContinue reading “Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice”

Full English Breakfast

Let me include a little disclaimer for this post 🙂 This is not a fully traditional English breakfast because I live in the US and it can be hard to find a few of the items that are traditionally served with a full English. This is my best approximation with things from my local grocery.Continue reading “Full English Breakfast”

Mongolian Chicken

Mongolian chicken is another quick and easy Chinese takeout make at home meal. It has simple ingredients and technique, but a lot of flavor. Tender strips of chicken are lightly fried with cornstarch to give a crispy texture and they are served in a sweet, spicy ginger garlic and chili sauce with vegetables and rice.Continue reading “Mongolian Chicken”

Seared Shrimp with Sun Dried Tomato Risotto

This seared shrimp with sun dried tomato risotto is adapted from Carlsbad Cravings. I couldn’t wait to try out this recipe. Risotto is such a pleasure to eat, especially on a cold day and I had never had a sun dried tomato version. I was a little skeptical about this because the recipe calls forContinue reading “Seared Shrimp with Sun Dried Tomato Risotto”

Buffalo Chicken Salad

This buffalo chicken salad combines all the things you think of when you think of buffalo chicken wings. Tangy buffalo sauce, carrots celery, blue cheese…. but in salad form. I love a big salad for dinner as long as it has tasty ingredients. I use marinated and grilled buffalo chicken breasts in this. You couldContinue reading “Buffalo Chicken Salad”

Linguine with Green Olives, Broccolini and Bread Crumbs

Pasta dishes make great weeknight meals because they usually don’t take much prep and are quick to cook. I am huge green olive (and any olive) fan, but I have noticed people either love green olives, or hate them. If you hate green, you can always sub kalamata or other mixed olives or leave themContinue reading “Linguine with Green Olives, Broccolini and Bread Crumbs”

Lemon Chicken

Lemon chicken is a Chinese takeout favorite, and this recipe is basically my friend’s amazing sweet and sour chicken, but with lemon sauce instead of sweet and sour sauce. In this recipe the chicken is fried in a crispy breading made from cornstarch, but you could also used pan seared chicken breast instead if youContinue reading “Lemon Chicken”

Roasted Vegetable Soup

I have been making this roasted vegetable soup for over 15 years and I never get tired of it. It only has a few ingredients, but roasting the vegetables at high heat caramelizes them and gives the soup a deep, rich vegetable flavor that is absolutely delicious. To make the soup you just need 6Continue reading “Roasted Vegetable Soup”

Bacon and Blue Grilled Cheese

I’m always up for any variant of grilled cheese, and I made some sourdough this weekend so decided to try this bacon and blue grilled cheese. This sandwich has both white cheddar and blue cheese, which sounded amazing to me. The recipe I based this on suggested pepper bacon for these, and that sounds great,Continue reading “Bacon and Blue Grilled Cheese”

Arugula and Charred Tomato Salad

This salad was inspired by one from Kathleen Ashmore, and I absolutely loved it. The combo of arugula, feta, charred tomatoes and creamy balsamic was so well balanced and delicious! There are a couple of ways you can char the cherry tomatoes for this. I did mine under the broiler. Just turn the broiler toContinue reading “Arugula and Charred Tomato Salad”