The delightful flavors of lemongrass and garlic really shine through in this simple grilled pork chop recipe. I recommend keeping the pork chops thin so that the marinade can really penetrate. Serve with a sunny-side-up egg for a true Vietnamese style dish.
Bright flavors abound in this Peach & Apple Salad with Candied Walnuts. Farm fresh lettuce, peaches and apples, paired with tangy blue cheese and sweet, crunchy, homemade (if you choose) candied walnuts!
A wonderful addition to any summertime barbecue or potluck, this Gluten-Free Blueberry Cobbler is bursting with juicy blueberries nestled in a sweet, biscuit-like dough. Not gluten-free? Just use all purpose flour in place of the gluten-free and oat flours!
While chestnuts definitely make me think of Christmastime, prepared chestnuts are available year-round making this Warm Chestnut-Apple Salad with Blue Cheese perfect for anytime of year. The warm, savory vinaigrette paired with sweet apples and tangy blue cheese is AMAZING.
This irresistible Vegetable Casserole is a great way to showcase fresh, summer veggies! Eggplant, zucchini or squash, and potatoes are baked to perfection in a creamy tomato sauce and topped with Gruyère cheese and fresh thyme.
A guy named Bob Gibsoninvented Alabama White BBQ Sauce over 100 years ago and it still remains a popular sauce in the South and now in my neck of the woods! Super tasty on chicken and my party wings! Make it spicy by using hot horseradish, spicy mustard, and extra cayenne if you want more of a kick!
I tried to make my scalloped potatoes a bit lighter this time by using almond milk and less butter; it’s just as good, trust me! Be sure to get the potatoes really golden brown on top so you get that crispy texture and flavor! Super tasty!
Traveling in Portugal I discovered these delicious fried fish and potato bites - think tater tot but better! Cod Croquettes are a local specialty but can easily be made at home in the U.S. or anywhere! You can easily substitute the salt cod with fresh fish, crab, shrimp or even lobster! I hope you’ll give these a try!
Piri Piri Chicken is a popular, Portuguese dish of butterflied, barbecued chicken. What distinguishes Piri Piri Chicken from other grilled chickens is the unique glaze it receives before going on the grill.
Piri piri is the common name for it in Portugal. However, internationally it is much more commonly known as peri peri chicken. Piri piri is believed to have derived from the SwahiliPilipiliwhich means pepper.
A dessert trifecta like no other! Sweet, ripe strawberries with a spicy twist, deliciously floral, elderberry ice cream, topped with crunchy, buttery, shortbread cookies infused with a hint of garden fresh thyme.
An amazing, savory soufflé that makes an impressive dinner party starter or an elegant light lunch. If you’ve always been intimidated by soufflés, this recipe is for you! It does take a bit of time to prepare, but the results are well worth it. Once you have the basic steps down, you can use whatever type of firm cheese you’d like. Just be sure to grate it yourself for the best results.
Springtime flavors abound in this impressive dinner! Pan roasted lamb rump, crushed new potatoes with garden fresh herbs, and sautéed asparagus with a charred spring onion and hazelnut pesto to bring everything together.
Vietnamese Crepe or "Bahn Xeo" is a savory dish with turmeric, cilantro, ground pork, and shrimp! Dad and Food Truck extraordinaire chef Kyle Kawakami showed me how to put this dish together to feed the family! Man this is tasty!!
When we were in Japan for our son's birthday, we enjoyed a lot of different types of Japanese rice bowls or "donburi" featuring fish, chicken or meat over steamed rice. This chicken teriyaki version is super easy to make in 30 minutes and has incredible flavor! You and your family will love it. Try throwing in some of your favorite veggies or using beef instead!
I was able to learn first hand from dad Jorge how simple cooking octopus can be. The finished BBQ charred dish is so tasty with that bit of char crunch on the octopus and chimichurri flavor!! It’s so worth trying out. Kids love it and tons of protein as well. Try something new!
Simple BBQ Fish Tacos with Pineapple Salsa and Homemade Aioli!! Made the pineapple sweet onion tomato salsa with a little fresh Thai basil. Plus I did a little tangy aioli with a kick. Dang, that’s crazy good!!! I used fresh mahi from @southmauifishcompany but you can use any fresh or fresh-frozen white fish.
Celebrate St. Paddy’s day with these festive Green Apple Pancakes! My favorite, fail-proof pancake recipe topped with an amazing apple compote. Also includes instructions on how to make your very own green food coloring!