This Chorizo Torta is perfect for breakfast for brunch. It’s quick, easy, and totally delicious!
Full of perfectly balanced, complex flavors, with lots of easy to find ingredients – this Shrimp Pad Thai is great for the everyday home cook! Pad Thai is arguably one of the most popular dishes to come out of Thailand. And for good reason! Great Pad Thai is lightly bodied, with complex, vibrant flavors, and well-balanced. […]
Is your work lunch in need of a serious makeover? Be the envy of the office with this Take-to-Work Mason Jar Ramen! Quick, easy, and delicious!
The scotch egg gets a makeover! Creamy soy sauce marinated egg, wrapped in a delicious pork dumpling filling, and coated with super crispy panko, fried to golden-brown, and dipped in a curry-mayo sauce. Mind blown! If you’re unfamiliar with a scotch egg, it’s a popular dish served in the United Kingdom. Traditionally it’s a hard-boiled egg, […]
Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy breakfast during the week or an elegant brunch to be savored on the weekend, Miso Avocado Toast with Soft Boiled Egg has got you covered! 10 minutes is all you need! I’ve had a bit of an obsession with avocado toast – half a smashed avocado on toast, a […]
Boy have I got a breakfast for you this weekend! As some of you may know, Bánh Mì is my all-time favorite sandwich – an addiction really. So when I made Sriracha Deviled Eggs the other day, making a new jar of Do Chua for the dish, and still having plenty leftover, I thought… what else can I make? Having just paired it with eggs, and a fabulous Bánh Mì on my mind, I didn’t have to think long before the idea for a Breakfast Bánh Mì popped in my head.
Hi there! I hope you had a wonderful week. My husband and I are finally back from our trip to Europe – boy did we have a great time! Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting stories and recipes associated with our travels. (St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner – stay tuned for a fantastic Shepherd’s Pie inspired by our trip to Ireland).
Until then, let’s talk breakfast! One of my favorite ways to close out a long week, is with a big weekend breakfast… or if you like to sleep-in as I do, you call it brunch. These are some of my favorite food bloggers and their fantastic recipes. They’re sure to get your weekend started off right.
Hey everyone! I hope you had a great week. Our big giveaway has come to an end and I wanted to thank all of you who entered, everyone who has subscribed, and those that just stopped by to check out our blogs. It was an absolute pleasure teaming up with talented bloggers such as: Cooking LSL, Culinary Ginger, Culinary Hill, Omnivore’s Cookbook, RecipeTin Eats, and Scrummy Lane, to bring you this amazing giveaway opportunity. I’m pleased to announce that we have a winner – drum roll, please…. Mayeshree N., of South Africa!!! Please join me in congratulating her!
So let’s celebrate! The weekend is almost here and that calls for a great breakfast…
There’s something comforting about a rice bowl… even if it’s one just filled with vegetables. They’re filling, full of flavor, and delicious!
Several months ago my good friend and cooking buddy Seung Hee came over with a plate of incredible beef short ribs. With a few extra ingredients that she brought from home, some items here-and-there from my refrigerator and pantry, she whipped up a wonderful rice bowl to accompany the ribs – that’s one of the great things about these bowls, you can really add whatever ingredients you like.
The weather is getting warmer and the internet is abuzz with springtime recipes, one of them being asparagus topped with a poached egg. Food52, HuffPost Taste, and food bloggers alike are all posting their asparagus and poached egg recipes. It was like the ‘Food Gods’ were telling me to get my ass on the bandwagon! I don’t always like jumping on bandwagons, but when I do, I like to change it up and make it my own…Ooo, I’d use miso butter – genius! I thought I was SO original, but a quick search online proved otherwise – it’s an original idea…until it’s not, right? Of course, it was David Chang of Momofuko who already came up with this combination (must you always be so wonderfully innovated, Chang?) Then there are the countless variations that other foodie sites and bloggers have posted. Ok, so I’m not that original. Chang came out with this recipe at least 5 years ago, so not only am I unoriginal, I’m also late to the party (why do I feel like this is the story of my life?)
In any event, the fact that so many people have recreated Chang’s Pan-Roasted Asparagus recipe must mean it’s pretty damn good – so I’ll suck it up, get in there with all of the others and make some asparagus with miso butter and a poached egg. Then I had a thought, roasted garlic with miso butter sounds awfully good! And it was! It really rounded out the flavor and added a nice depth. I’m fairly certain the addition of roasted garlic is not an original notion either, but I dare not conduct an Internet search in an effort to save what was left of my ego. I will however say, after finding and reading Chang’s Pan-Roasted Asparagus recipe, I totally ripped off the addition of a vinegar element to the miso butter to give it that tang similar to hollandaise, a brilliant and delicious combination!
I remember sitting at the kitchen table of a friend’s house when I was in high school. Her father was from Italy and her mother from Spain. Some of my closest friends had parents from Europe and as a teenager I thought European parents were always the best; they pretty much let you come and go as you please, you could talk to them about anything, they always offered you great food and on occasion even a glass of wine. But I digress…my friend’s father was slicing a baguette while he smoked a cigarette and her mother was at the stove cooking something that smelled delicious. The conversation was lively, with melodious changeovers to Spanish – almost like they forgot I was there for a moment. Her mother turned around and placed the dish in the center of the table, while her father placed the sliced baguette just beside the dish. It smelled delightful and looked fantastic, but I had no idea what it was. “It’s a tortilla”, her mother said. I was so impressed with this Spanish comfort food, that it became my ‘go to’ dish as I was first learning how to cook and it has remained one of my favorite dishes over the years.
In Spain, the Tortilla Española or Tortilla de Patatas, is possibly one of the most well-know dishes. The ingredients vary by region, but the most common version is a simple combination of potatoes, onions, and eggs. It is a versatile dish, which can be eaten warm, at room temperature, or even cold. It’s great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even just as a snack.