Gourmet Goat Cheese Jalapeno Poppers

Gourmet Goat Cheese Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno poppers are as ubiquitous in American casual dining as ‘flair’ and microwaved main dishes. From the greasiest dive bar to the classiest Chili’s I’ve seen jalapeno poppers on menus in some of the best states (and the flyover states too). Surprisingly, jalapenos are not 

Ukrainian Pork Plov (Rice Pilaf)

Ukrainian Pork Plov (Rice Pilaf)

Continuing on with my trend of traditional Ukrainian recipes, here is a popular home style recipe for pork plov. Plov is what Ukrainians call rice pilaf, and it can be made with a variety of meats. The most traditional is Ukrainian pork plov, and it 

Grilled Langoustines (Cigalas a la Plancha)

Grilled Langoustines (Cigalas a la Plancha)

It’s been a few months since I posted a new tapas recipe, probably because I had to cancel my month in Granada. However yesterday I decided to splurge and pick up some langoustines to make a popular Spanish tapa, Cigalas a la Plancha, or in 

The Most Decadent Gratin Dauphinois

The Most Decadent Gratin Dauphinois

A steakhouse classic, gratin potatoes are what many people consider a perfect side dish. However, if you really want to kick things up a notch then you’ll want to make my recipe for the most decadent gratin dauphinois. These thinly sliced potato layers are cooked 

Stir Fry Chili Squid

Stir Fry Chili Squid

Squid is one of those ingredients that is popular in most of the world. In North America you have your deep fried calamari rings, the Mediterranean does shallow fried rings or whole baby squid, and in Asia you have a ton of different stir fry 

Spicy Beef Croquette Bombs

Spicy Beef Croquette Bombs

One of my favorite things to get at my local Cuban restaurant growing up were Papas Rellenas, or stuffed potato balls. While my recipe probably isn’t the most authentic, it is still delicious. This is a great way to use up some leftover mashed potatoes 

Tsukune (Japanese Chicken Meatballs) | つくね

Tsukune (Japanese Chicken Meatballs) | つくね

One of my favorite things to do in Japan is go to a yakitori bar and eat the entire menu. Of course my favorite thing is tsukune (or the grilled chicken skin) which are chicken meatballs. Originally, tsukune were made with the leftovers of a 

Peri Peri Cauliflower

Peri Peri Cauliflower

If you have ever had buffalo cauliflower before then you will love this dish. Peri peri is a sauce made from the piri-piri chili (isn’t that fun to say) and was originally created by Portuguese colonists in Africa. The most famous example would have to 

Black Varenyky With Pike

Black Varenyky With Pike

Varenyky, or written in Ukrainian вареники, are one of the most popular Ukrainian foods. In fact, if you read any list of popular Ukrainian foods to try you’ll definitely see varenyky. I’ve already posted a recipe for fried varenyky with shkvarky, but this time I’m 

Pampushky (Ukrainian Garlic Bread) пампушки

Pampushky (Ukrainian Garlic Bread) пампушки

Ever since moving to Ukraine I’ve started eating tons of the food (of course), but the majority of my traditional food consumption occurs when I visit Alona’s grandmother’s house. Like most grandmothers, forcing people full of delicious food is tradition, and one of the most