Side Dish

Mango Coconut Ceviche

Mango Coconut Ceviche

This mango coconut ceviche is one of my favorite things to make for guests when I want to do something impressive. Sure ceviche is good and all the regular way, but have you ever served it out of a freshly cracked open coconut? I first […]

Chorizo Avocado Tacos

Chorizo Avocado Tacos

Making street style tacos is one of the best way to use up the last of some meat and vegetables. Not only that, it’s also a fun way to get creative with your cooking. These chorizo avocado tacos came about because I had half a […]

Apple Goat Cheese Tart

Apple Goat Cheese Tart

Tarts, or tartlets, are some of my favorite things to make when I’m having guests over. They are easy to prepare, take very little time, and can be infinitely customized. One of the earliest recipes I put up on the site was my Pear and […]

Moules au Roquefort (Mussels in Roquefort Sauce)

Moules au Roquefort (Mussels in Roquefort Sauce)

One of the most classic French seafood dishes is Moules Mariniere. It is cheap, delicious, and extremely easy to make. Moules au Roquefort is essentially the same thing, with the addition of some creamy blue cheese for a kick. In English it’s just Mussels in […]

Bulgarian Banitsa

Bulgarian Banitsa

This Bulgarian banitsa recipe was adapted from one by Valesto, a Ukrainian manufacturer of phyllo products. Ever since I went to Greece, and Bosnia, and well, the rest of the Balkans, I’ve always wanted to make a phyllo pie. Bulgaria is very underrepresented when it […]

Fried Waffle Potato Sausage Sushi

Fried Waffle Potato Sausage Sushi

I was planning on waiting until April Fool’s Day, but I don’t think I can wait the three weeks to post it. Alona was the inspiration and cook for this recipe, since there’s no way I could ever think something like this up. Yet, I […]

Cayenne Chili Poppers

Cayenne Chili Poppers

I was talking to Alona one day and found out she had never had Jalapeno poppers before. I guess that makes sense since she’s Ukrainian and that’s pretty much an American dish. I figured I should go out and make them. Unfortunately I wasn’t able […]

Roasted Cinnamon Butternut Squash

Roasted Cinnamon Butternut Squash

It is not surprising that many people are intimidated by butternut squash. This oddly shaped vegetable is in my opinion the best of the winter squashes, but many people seem to avoid it like the plague. This roasted cinnamon butternut squash recipe is a great […]

Crispy Chickpeas

Crispy Chickpeas

Most people’s interaction with chickpeas is with hummus. This middle eastern dish has country specific variations, but it is one of the most iconic chickpea dishes in the world. Recently crispy chickpeas have been getting popular, and I actually made them to use in my […]

Chevre & Blue Cheese Biscuits

Chevre & Blue Cheese Biscuits

I should first start off by mentioning that these are more American style biscuits, than their English cousins. Which means that instead of being a type of cookie, they are a doughy type of bread. These chevre & blue cheese biscuits are in a way […]