Cheesy Coconut Spiced Chicken Tenders

 

 I have fallen in LOVE; in love with coconut milk. The love that coconut milk gives to a dish is simply rich – an unbelievably rich flavor. It makes a variety of dishes taste so much better. Although my childhood days was made up of a collage of uses for the much talked about coconut,…

Saffron Coconut Milk Penne Pasta

 

 Coconut Milk makes for an amazing sauce – be it a curry sauce or this special pasta sauce. Instead of a usual marinara or pasta sauce use this coconut sauce recipe – it’s like using coconut milk to make the cousin of Penne Ala Vodka Sauce (without the pasta sauce and vodka). The subtle flavor…

Wine Me Up Leek-y Salmon

 

 Date night dinner would never be the same again! Our journey with Wild Pacific Salmon – high in protein and Omega-3; began over ten years ago. The rich buttery, melt in your mouth taste strengthens a couples love-affair for each other and builds a long lasting relationship with Wild Salmon. Saying yes to devouring this…

Slow Braised Lamb Shanks

 

 Comfort food does not get any better – this Slow Braised Lamb Shank is worth the wait. Couple it with some simple garlic, sour cream mashed potatoes and it is definitely a marriage made in heaven. My relationship with lamb dates back to childhood; my Daddy was a well known butcher. That meant the lamb…

Cilantro-Lime Chicken Breasts

 

 Pass me the cilantro, please! This is one of those herbs, that packs a lot of flavor and what’s more, it is very healthy – cilantro is a natural preservative and it contains antioxidants, amongst other health benefits. [MedicalNewsToday]. This chicken breast recipe is all about the marinade – cilantro coupled with fresh lime juice…

Herbs and Spices Turkey Meat Sauce

 

 To create the best meat sauce you need time to marry the flavors; the longer you simmer the more intense the flavors. Couple the meat with beans to create an exotic texture. And add spinach, or you can use kale, to incorporate vegetables into the sauce – kids will enjoy it, spinach and all. This…

Lemongrass Tea Smoothie

 

 Talk about childhood memories – I grew up drinking lemongrass tea. We used to grow the lemongrass plant in our backyard. My sister flew in from North Dakota for the holidays and she gave me freshly dried lemongrass – she actually grows lemongrass in her backyard in the Summer. Lemongrass is used in many Asian…

Crispy Oven-Roasted Chicken

 

 It doesn’t get any better than this – a very simple chicken that makes deep fried chicken look pale in comparison. I created this recipe several years ago; I usually make it once a year during the holiday season when I have a crowd over at our house. It never fails to delight the palates…

Deep Fried Shrimp Balls with Buffalo Marinara Sauce

 

 This is an easy and delicious appetizer recipe that is excellent for Super Bowl game night or any gathering. This shrimp ball reminds me of the shrimp fritters my Mom used to make. They pack a tremendous amount of flavor and the Buffalo Marinara Sauce is to die for (not literally). This sauce is also…