Some of the things you find later in life are the things you end up in loving the most. For me that includes my husband, brussel sprouts, meat and pomegranate. It's strange that a food can be so available to you and yet you can reach adult life having never tried it. It wasn't until my husband brought home … Continue reading Pomegranate Chicken Salad
Today's post features an oldie but goodie recipe that has fast become a staple dinner in our home. Delicious, simple to prepare, and a firm fave of my hubby's, this BBQ Bacon Meatloaf recipe makes a great weeknight dinner and provides plenty of leftovers for meatloaf sandwiches later in the week - bonus! I loved meatloaf back home in … Continue reading BBQ Bacon Meatloaf
All the flavours of Mexico in one delicious soup. Try this easy chicken tortilla soup recipe.
Who doesn’t love Toad-in-the-Hole? But before you start calling animal protection out on me, please let me explain! Toad-in-the-Hole is NOT a terrible act of perverse toad punishment, but a tasty English dish consisting of sausages “hiding” in a giant Yorkshire Pudding (Yorkshire Puddings are similar to American Popovers). What’s not to like?! This week, … Continue reading Toad in the Cornhole
We were recently visited by some good friends from Alaska, a really sweet retired couple my husband met, rather randomly, in a local Thai restaurant five years ago. They visit Seattle at least once a year and we always look forward to seeing them, as they always have lots of hilarious stories to tell. This visit they came loaded … Continue reading Sweet Thai Chili Fishcakes
Tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday, the largest sporting event on the US calendar, and with over 114 million TV viewers, it's certainly the most watched TV broadcast in America. If that wasn't impressive enough, this year is promising to be even bigger and better because it’s the 'Super Bowl 50' – the event’s 50th Anniversary. I will … Continue reading Pulled Pork Sliders – Super Bowl 50
Monday 8th February sees in the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Monkey. Sounds like the perfect excuse to monkey around, get up to some monkey business and have more fun than a barrel of monkeys doesn't it?!! OK OK, I'll spare you the cheesy monkey phrases, but it's hard to resist when I am so excited. You see, I … Continue reading Pork Belly Char Siu – CNY
As a Brit I was brought up on Baked Beans because baked beans totally rock - fact! As a child there was nothing better than arriving home from school to a plate of hot buttery toast smothered in baked beans. It's one of life's simplest pleasures, an institution, and something that should not to be messed with. Good ole … Continue reading Texan Style Baked Beans
A change is as good as a rest, at least that is what they say isn't it?! And with the start of a new year I have decided it's time for change. So my New Year's resolution is not only to make this food blog as awesome as is awesomely possible, but to also cook one new food … Continue reading Thaifusions Swimming Rama Thai Pizza
Moving to America has totally changed me - FACT. Not only have I become a wife (aiming for fully fledged domesticated goddess status!), but I also find myself saying "have a nice day" to complete strangers, I throw out the "trash" rather than the rubbish, I eat an entrée instead of a main, and I no longer consider putting sweet and … Continue reading Slow-Cooked Spicy Beef Chili
So my guess is that you're still feeling full from over-indulgent Christmas dining and the head is just a touch foggy from the Christmas spirit?! No doubt, you're also fed up to the back teeth of being in the kitchen, but know you have to do something to get rid of the barrowful of turkey, and other festive leftovers, that are taking over the … Continue reading Boxing Day Pasties
The Christmas tree is up, the line to see Santa is over 4 hours long outside Nordstrom, and the Gingerbread Village is displayed in full Star Wars themed glory (Gingerbread Star Wars?!!!) at the Sheraton hotel - so it MUST be Christmas! Our holiday always starts on Christmas Eve with mom's yum-tastic Italian dinner, followed by a family breakfast and present opening … Continue reading Christmas Bliss Bowl + Cranberry Sauce Bonus Video!
The evenings are drawing in and there's a brisk chill in the air, so I've been seeking warmth and comfort in whatever which way I can. One morning, looking out at a grey sky full of rain clouds I decided to make a bold move and re-light the fires of an old flame. I don't think my husband will mind, … Continue reading Slow Cooker White Chicken Chilli
Some foods simply aren't worth the time, stress and mess to make 'from scratch'. Puff pastry, for instance, has to be the average person's kitchen kryptonite. Who needs to spend two hours kneading, poking, rolling and chilling when you can buy ready-made, roll and bake pastry? I used to think the same of tortillas. It's not like tortillas … Continue reading It’s Tortilla Time!
This recipe is THE perfect weekend dish - what better way to celebrate the weekend than with a plate of awesome Mexican food?!!! And it gave me the perfect excuse to break out the Comal and Tortilla Warmer we received as wedding gifts this summer (ours came from a US company called Princess House). "What's a Comal?" I hear … Continue reading Totally Delish Fish Taco Dish!
I usually work out at lunchtime. However, last night I wanted to try a new class - hot yoga. 'What a great idea!" I thought as I stepped outside into the 80 degree sunshine on my way to class. The ensuing yoga consisted of positions and contortions I didn't know my body was capable of, and in … Continue reading In a Flash Frittata
I must confess that this recipe has been slightly adjusted since my first attempt to make it, which is when I came up with the name "Smokin' Hot" Steak Glaze. Having watched so many of the cooking shows on TV, I knew I needed to get the pan as hot as hellfire before adding the steak in order to sear … Continue reading Smokin’ Hot Steak Glaze
An exceptionally easy recipe for exotically spicy Harissa Chicken.