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,…

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…

Prosciutto wrapped dates stuffed with goat cheese!

This is great for anyone who ‘can’t cook.’ It’s simple, remove the seed with a chopstick or buy the pitted dates. Wrap with half a slice of prosciutto, bake at 350 for 10 minutes and flip then another 10 minutes, or put in air fryer. Place on paper towel to blot excess fat. Allow to…

Steak night IN!

Heirloom tomatoes or just home grown ones are miles better than most store bought tomatoes. I lucked out and found some good ones! I just sliced these, added basil, mozzarella, black pepper, salt and some EVOO. Meanwhile, I finely chopped some baby bellas and sauteed them in a little EVOO. I do not use salt…

Beef stew in red wine in the electric pressure cooker

First I seasoned 1.5 pound of stewing beef with sea salt and cracked black pepper. Then on sauté mode I browned the meat in batches with some EVOO. Once all meat was browned, I removed it and sauteéd a medium diced onion. Then deglazed with a simple cabernet. Add garlic and habanero pepper then return…