Month: May 2020

Sriracha Seared Salmon

Sriracha Seared Salmon

I probably have more salmon recipes than all other fish combined. It is so easy to cook, affordable, and delicious it is no wonder it is one of the world’s most popular fish. I have over 30 salmon recipes on the site, and it’s only 

Ukrainian Kompot (компот)

Ukrainian Kompot (компот)

Within minutes of entering Alona’s grandmother’s house I’m offered a cold glass of traditional Ukrainian kompot. This is a very simple drink, and one of the most popular beverages in the country. I’ve been having it for a few years now and finally decided to 

Lemon Caper Penne Pasta

Lemon Caper Penne Pasta

It has recently come to my attention that the popular Southern California restaurant chain Souplantation is closing down. When I was in school my father would take my brother and I to Souplantation every Monday. One of my favorite dishes there was this lemon caper 

Amaretto Sour

Amaretto Sour

An Amaretto Sour is a popular type of sour cocktail which uses amaretto (of course). This almond flavored liqueur used to be made from bitter almonds, hence the name, but some producers make it with the pits of stonefruit. Either way, I see it as 

Stir Fry Sriracha Noodles

Stir Fry Sriracha Noodles

Hangover food alert! You may have noticed that I’ve been adding more and more cocktails to the website recently (if you haven’t I highly recommend The Pelagic). That means some mornings call for hangover meals. As I don’t live anywhere near a SoCal breakfast burrito 

Shirazi Salad

Shirazi Salad

Shirazi salad, or salad shiraz, is the most popular Iranian salad. It can be eaten year round, and in summer it is a meal in itself. The salad is light and refreshing and perfect for entertaining. You can scale up this recipe as much as 

Tortilla Breakfast Rolls

Tortilla Breakfast Rolls

I’ve been watching a lot of Netflix during the quarantine (who hasn’t) and one of the shows I recently came across was Nadiya’s Time To Eat. The show’s host is Season 6 winner of The Great British Baking Show, and it is all about easy 

5 Cocktails With Butterfly Pea Flowers

5 Cocktails With Butterfly Pea Flowers

About a month ago I decided to buy a pack of butterfly pea flowers. I’ve always liked drinking the tea when I would visit Thailand, and knew about the color changing properties. However I had never used them for anything other than tea. I decided 

Cheddar Souvlaki Rolls

Cheddar Souvlaki Rolls

These cheddar souvlaki rolls are a great 3-ingredient recipe. They are perfect for afternoon treats. You can make these rolls in less than 15 minutes, and use perfectly good store-bought puff pastry. I am a big fan of store-bought puff pastry, and thinking of different 

The Pelagic Cocktail

The Pelagic Cocktail

Very rarely do I toot my own horn as much as I’m about to do with this cocktail. I truly believe it to be one of the best things I’ve ever made, and everyone I’ve made it for (including a well respected mixologist) agrees. It