Persian rice

On high heat, boil water. Once boiling, and some salt. Meanwhile, using basmati rice, rinse very well. Add rice to boiling water and set timer for 7 minutes from the time you put it in. Drain, do not rinse. Thinly and evenly slice one russet potato. On medium high heat with oil at bottom, place…

Hummus in Vitamix!

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, 1/4 cup raw sesame seeds, 1/4 tsp kosher salt, 1/4 tsp whole roasted cumin, 2 whole pepper corns, 15 oz chick peas, 1 clove of raw garlic, 1 tbsp EVOO Vitamix high pushing down all 4 corners with tamper. Or use food processor. Use tahini instead of raw sesame seeds….

Game day pretzels and beer cheese

I used this recipe/ video by Gemma. After allowing the dough to rise overnight, I rolled it out and cut into pieces. Allow to sit for a good 5 minutes so the gluten can relax. Roll out with your hands and make the pieces as even as you can. You want it to be thin…

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!

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,…