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Tuna Tapas

Tuna Tapas

Can it even be called tapas if it isn’t something traditionally Spanish? I think yes. Especially because these are a perfect starter for a night out with friends. Whenever I have friends over, I love making a dozen different small dishes like tapas because they 

Massaman Curry

Massaman Curry

Click here to skip directly to the printable massaman curry recipe. When one thinks of curry it is probably India that first pops up in the mind. However, anyone who has traveled Asia knows there are so many different types of curries. True, most of 

Simple Tuna Tartare

Simple Tuna Tartare

So I just got a new ring mold. If you don’t know what that is, it’s one of my favorite kitchen gadgets and can really make a dish look more professional, such as my tuna tartare. Essentially all it is, is a round circle of 

Jardine Salad

Jardine Salad

Click here to jump to the Jardine Salad recipe. If you’ve never heard about the Jardine salad before I don’t blame you. It’s probably because I just invented it. How did I come up with the name? Same way I came up with the name 

Pork Croquettes On Chili Bechamel

Pork Croquettes On Chili Bechamel

Click here to go directly to the pork croquettes recipe A croquette is simply a ball of something that has been fried. In this case, it is a meatball of seasoned ground pork, formed into a ball, rolled in finely ground breadcrumbs and deep fried. 

Basil Vinaigrette

Basil Vinaigrette

I was recently able to procure a huge amount of basil for about 30 cents from the sidewalk grannies selling their produce. Faced with the challenge of using it before it goes bad, I decided to turn it into a salad dressing. The result, a 

Chocolate Crackle Cookies

Chocolate Crackle Cookies

Click here to jump directly to the chocolate crackle cookies recipe I was first given this recipe by the landlady of an AirBnB I stayed at in Split, Croatia. If you follow the website regularly you know I hit a few dozen countries a year, 

Gyoza (Pasta Roller Hack)

Gyoza (Pasta Roller Hack)

Skip directly to the gyoza recipe. Ok before we begin, I know…using a pasta roller to make dumpling skins is not traditional. I don’t care. Rolling out little nuggets of dough into perfect circles is for little old ladies in dumpling shops, or gyoza artisans 

Avocado Eggs

Avocado Eggs

Click Here to go directly to the avocado eggs recipe. If it has an egg, if must be breakfast. If it’s avocado eggs, good luck buying a house before you’re 50. Joking of course. One of my favorite things to do when I can find 

Balsamic Grilled Octopus With Polenta

Balsamic Grilled Octopus With Polenta

I first fell in love with octopus on my second trip to Greece. We decided to go to a little town called Agios Nikolaos on the eastern edge of Crete. There was a restaurant high on the rocks overlooking the lake and ocean which did