What is a goji berry? And how do you make goji berry salad dressing?
Lentil soup is a staple in my house. I always have the ingredients on hand and the preparation time is quick. For this curried lentil soup, I used flavorful spices to give it a little kick.
Curry is a unique blend of both savory and sweet spices. Different brands of curry powder will include different spices. The one […]
What is the difference between a prawn and a shrimp? This is the question many people ask me when I tell them about spot prawns. The terms prawn and shrimp are generally interchangeable. There are some differences in body structure, but to a non-crustacean connoisseur, they look pretty much the same. A spot prawn is the […]
Dessert is subjective. Sometimes you want a thick, rich piece of chocolate cake. Other times, you want a creamy, velvety custard. Today, it’s all about the times when you want a light, fruity, and a not-too-sweet dessert. This lemon pound cake with strawberry compote is more about the natural sweetness of the strawberries that are mixed […]
I was recently shopping and I found these cute little tart shells. The picture on the package was of a Quiche Lorraine and I suddenly got a craving. A classic quiche lorraine uses heavy cream, bacon, and other high-fat ingredients. I set my sights on creating a healthy quiche lorraine, without losing any rich flavor.
I then remembered […]
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. When I was young, I used to love getting dressed up to go trick-or-treating around my neighborhood. There was this one house that always gave out king size candy bars – we always went there first! Now that I am a little too old to go around to […]
Risotto is a laborious dish to make. It takes constant stirring and patience for the rice to slowly cook. This risotto with pancetta and sage, however, is well worth the effort!
Pancetta is a kind of pork belly that has been cured in salt and other spices. It is commonly referred to as Italian bacon. I bought […]