Authentic Hawaiian Poke

Authentic Hawaiian Poke

There’s a lot of Hawaiian poke recipes available on the internet; unfortunately many of them focus more on trendy than being authentic. Authentic Hawaiian poke isn’t some fancy colorful bowl with avocado and sprouts and other nonsense. The real version is much less attractive…and all 

Arctic Char Tartare

Arctic Char Tartare

In the recipe for pan seared arctic char I did note that I had a perfect recipe for all those scraps and bits that get cut away while portioning the fillet. Of course, when you have a lot of fish scraps the easiest thing to 

Verpa Bohemica In Shallot Vermouth Sauce

Verpa Bohemica In Shallot Vermouth Sauce

Morels are easily in my top 5 favorite mushrooms. And although they are only available fresh for a few weeks a year, I always make sure to stock up on them for plenty of morel mushroom recipes. However this is not a true morel dish, 

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Tempura Shrimp

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Tempura Shrimp

Is this a joke recipe? I’ll leave that up for you, dear reader, to decide. I’ll be honest though, after eating these weird cinnamon toast crunch tempura shrimp I have to say it isn’t the worst thing I’ve made. For those of you that are 

Cucumber And Smoked Salmon Tea Sandwiches

Cucumber And Smoked Salmon Tea Sandwiches

If you have friends over for afternoon tea (or coffee), it’s common courtesy to serve some small bites along with the drinks. Now, if you are trying to go traditional English high tea, you would serve things like fancy biscuits and cakes (or my Coffee 

Mini Mushroom And Onion Quiche

Mini Mushroom And Onion Quiche

These mini mushroom and onion quiche bites are perfect for entertaining. They can be a passed hors d’ouevre or simply a two bite plate as part of a larger breakfast. I made these along with other dishes when I host brunches so that everyone can 

Turkish Saffron Shrimp

Turkish Saffron Shrimp

Last Summer I spent some time in Antalya, Turkey and by chance found the most delightful little restaurant. It is called Balıkçı Meyhanesi Kaleiçi and as I was with friends we decided to order everything family style. One dish that completely caught me by surprise 

Vegan Tempeh Lettuce Wraps

Vegan Tempeh Lettuce Wraps

I recently had the pleasure of entertaining a vegan guest for two weeks over the winter holidays, and I must say venturing from my normal cooking style took some getting used to. I’ve never had anything against vegan cooking, I’m just against restrictions in general 

Tostones (Fried Plantain Chips)

Tostones (Fried Plantain Chips)

Being ethnically Puerto Rican makes it a bit of a surprise it’s taken my almost 2 years to post a recipe for tostones. Even more of a surprise is that theres really only 3 ingredients needed to make them, so writing a post won’t even 

Spicy Thai Fried Tempeh

Spicy Thai Fried Tempeh

If you tend to lean vegan or vegetarian chances are you’ve heard of tempeh before. I actually just learned about it last year when I was in Indonesia! For those like last year me, this spicy Thai fried tempeh is a great entry dish for