Ma, Po Me Some Tofu.

Ma Po Tofu with Steamed Broccoli Happy Wednesday to you, I hope it has been a good day for you or at least you managed to make it through. Well, I can’t complain too much as I did not work today and instead went to the beach as can be seen from exhibit A. down…

Tostadas, Great It’s Friday! TGIF

Chipotle Beef Tostada Happy TGIF to you all, or happy whatever day it is when you are reading this message, regardless I hope you are doing well. I am doing well as I have been enjoying watching the World Cup and a delightful day off from work. The day has been filled with great conversation,…

The Melting Pot Of My Fridge.

Steak Teriyaki Stir Fry Merriam-Webster defines melting pot as, “A process of blending that often results in invigoration or novelty.” And the blending is just what I love about using my wok and stir frying.  I just throw whatever I have in the fridge, find a protein, find some veggies, grab some spice, make a sauce…

A Post Memorial Day Quickie!

Grilled Flank Steak and Orange Cauliflower with Roasted Potatoes I hope you had a lovely Memorial Day and were able to spend it with those you love. Mine was spent with my family with a nice walk on the beach, a mid-day nap, and an afternoon coffee, simply wonderful are the simple things! Anyway, feeling…

Jumping Jambalaya!

  Smoked Sausage and Chicken Jambalaya You too will be jumping for joy after you taste your own Jambalaya sopping up the lovely spicy juices with your buttery rich cornbread, are you hungry yet? This is a great dish with just the right heat and with a buttery texture. If you like it hotter, oh…

Happy Seis De Mayo!

Chipotle Tamale Pie So I’m a day late to the party, but last night I was at a party where somebody else was cooking, but guess what, they were cooking Mexican food! Well, tonight I felt like keeping the flavors of Mexico on my tongue and so we feasted on Chipotle Tamale Pie, chips and…

Pasta for Breakfast?

Gemelli alla Carbonara This lovely pasta might well be breakfast as it has all my favorites, bacon, eggs, cheese and spices, you can have your cake and ice cream and eat it too! This dish typically will feature spaghetti, but I did not have any on hand, so I improvised with some gemelli pasta. The…

Street Food With Street Cred…

Tacos de Carne Asada Living in Los Angeles there are so many wonderful Mexican restaurants offering great food and service. But have you ever had a taco from a little stand with an open grill where carne asada is sizzling as it gets placed on your warm fresh soft corn tortilla, and then some lovely…

What’s Cooking, slowwwwwwwly!

Slow Cooker Beef Stew Eight hours to be exact. But worth every minute which gives you 480 minutes to take in the aroma of sautéed beef chuck roast in a brew of paprika, red wine, beef broth, fresh thyme, onions, white potatoes, carrots and cremini mushrooms. Are your glasses steamed up from placing your nose…

What’s Cooking, Comfort Food

Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy On Mondays don’t you just feel soo tired. You would think if you just came off of a two day break, you should feel refreshed, but it’s never the case. Well on days like today I look to comfort food to put a smile on my face and my choice…