Jalapeño Poppers

These are a quick and easy appetizer or finger food for any BBQ or get together….or just an anytime snack. Ingredients jalapeños cream cheese shredded cheese (we used mozzarella, but you can use any kind) bacon Directions Pre heat oven to 375 degrees Cut stem off peppers cut peppers in half and scoop out seeds […]



Pinto Bean Soup

Ingredients: 1 lb dried pinto beans cold water 2 T olive oil 1 medium sweet onion, chopped 1 stalk celery, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 4 cups chicken stock, low sodium 2 t Mexican oregano 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 t ground black pepper 6 slices thick meaty bacon, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces […]


Spicy butternut and coconut soup

I am a terrible person. I know, I know, I know, I was supposed to update a couple of days ago, but sometimes life gets in the way and you get distracted by other things. Like these cupcakes that are still in the experimental phase.   Or this lemon curd that you’ll be seeing a […]


Skinny Canjun Pasta

In keeping with healthy resolutions as we lead up to the new year, I’m posting my favorite healthy recipes all week. I have been eating a balanced diet, working out, and maintaining a healthy weight since 2011 and one of my favorite blogs for great recipes is Skinny Taste. I already posted her Mexican Sweet Potato Casserole […]


Korean Style Mapo Tofu (마파두부)

한국어 Post & Photos by Ha Hyun Chung (Please refer to this link when sharing anything below. Thanks :p) This week’s post is Mapo Tofu, Korean Style! It’s tofu and meat with soy-bean base with decent amount of spiciness. To be honest, I do not find it spicy at all, but take that with a […]


Nasi Goreng

Nasi Goreng is an Indonesian fried rice dish, usually made with chicken and fish. This is my version of this tasty dish with a Spanish twist using Spanish hams and salami. To make a Nasi Goreng you need to use cooked and cooled rice, so start by cooking 275g white rice as per the instructions […]


Spicy Garlic Shrimp/Prawns

After a lot of travelling and flight menu reports it is time for a new recipe. Coincidentally I learned this recipe on a trip from the chef at San Valentim Restaurant in Oporto, Portugal. San Valetim is a Restaurant in Montinho one of the industrial port towns close to Oporto and very famous for their […]