Seared Octopus, my first try!

I’ve loved he appetizers in restaurants but have never ventured to make it myself. Let’s see how it goes! If you have time ability to do this outside, do it. The smell is not fantastic. I put another pot on simmer with some vinegar. What I learned.. Boil it outside, it’s stinky. Put it on…

Cilantro chipotle corn tortillas!

I’m the first one to line up at the taco truck, but alas, this quarantine has changed things. So I tried making my own. I was surprised at how easy it was. Recipe 2 cups masa 1.5 cups water 1/4 c chopped fresh cilantro 1 tsp chipotle powder 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp oil

Fish and crispy shishito peppers in the air fryer!

Anyone else tired of doing dishes? I also live in a hot climate and hate heating the house up by using my broiler, so double bonus using the air fryer. This is cod that I cut in half because it wouldn’t fit. I seasoned with onion, garlic, and achote powder. Give it a try! Yum!

Chicken, kale, and whatever you have soup!

It’s social isolation time, and I’m using up the veggies that are looking like they need help! I’ve soaked 1/4 cup of lentils and set them aside after rinsing. Now I gather whatever I think I should cook off so it doesn’t waste. I want to chop what will be in the first step. In…

West Indian sponge cake

I learned this for my dad and granny. It took a few tries, but this is the one they like the most. It is very simple actually. You should use a mixer of either variety. It’s very hard to get it so smooth when doing it by hand. Start with 2 sticks of quality butter…

Dynamite shrimp!

Had a craving for some of the deep fried dynamite shrimp you get at the sushi places. Took a stab at it with what I had at home (so I can continue the self isolation…) I had some raw shrimp and wanted to make a little snack. These are peeled, deveined, dried with a paper…

Tikka masala pizza with cauliflower crust

This was born out of necessity, no pasta sauce to find and a lunch to be made! Started with a standard cauliflower crust frozen, added a thin layer of tikka masala sauce I had in a jar. In a frying pan, I sauteed mushrooms with a pinch of salt and thyme. While that was cooking,…

11 minute weeknight broil, lamb chops, chicken, and veg!

Lamb chops can be tricky, I like the crispy on the outside but tender yet not bloody on the inside. First season them well with sea salt, cracked black pepper and rosemary. Evenly brush on some EVOO and allow them to come up to room temperature after being in the fridge. I lined a baking…

Weeknight chicken stir fry with faux fried rice!

I found this at the store and wanted to give it a try. I made my own sauce for it though. First I seasoned the chicken after a rough chop. In a hot pan with EVOO, I seared the chicken. Once it is cooking, leave it alone, to allow it to brown a bit. Flip…