Seafood Dynamite

We live close to the biggest Japanese supermarket in our state.  They also have a restaurant that serves sushi.  They sell the freshest sushi grade sushi in town.  Since they sell seafood, one is sure that all the fish in they use their sushi have never been frozen.  Every Saturday we would go to their sushi… Continue reading Seafood Dynamite

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Short Rib Soup with Daikon and Noodles

It is already May but here in the Midwest it is still cold.  As a matter of fact, it snowed / hailed last Sunday.  We can have a taste of all four seasons in one day. Weird weather, hahaha. When the weather is cold, it is nice to have some hearty soups. Enjoy this short… Continue reading Short Rib Soup with Daikon and Noodles

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Gluten Free & Oil Free Zucchini & Goat Cheese Quesadillas

Easy & healthy quesadilla using low calorie zucchinis and any cheese of your preference. My cheese of choice (I mean, what I had on hand) is goat cheese. Since zucchinis are a little bit taste free, the creamy and a little bit of tartness of the goat cheese make this a very interesting dish. Zucchinis are outstanding… Continue reading Gluten Free & Oil Free Zucchini & Goat Cheese Quesadillas

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Corned Beef and Cabbage

St. Patrick is one of Ireland’s patron saints and many Americans with Irish ancestry remember him on March 17, the saint’s religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. St. Patrick’s Day is fixed on March 17. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years.… Continue reading Corned Beef and Cabbage

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Braised Pork (Patatim)

I have been missing home a lot so I’ve been cooking dishes that are my family’s favorite.  This dish is my youngest sister’s favorite.  I made a trip to an Asian store (which was almost an hour away from our house) and found neatly cut pork hock that was not too fatty.  My husband loves pork… Continue reading Braised Pork (Patatim)

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Lentil Soup (Shorbat Adas)

We usually have lentil soup when we fix our Middle Eastern meals. It is a good way to start a meal.  It could actually pass as a meal on it’s own. We always make a big batch, we like it that much. And it is always better the next day. During Lent, our Fridays are… Continue reading Lentil Soup (Shorbat Adas)

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Baked Five Spice Chicken

I have always expressed my love for chicken and Five Spice powder.  If I can’t think of anything to fix,  I just whip up something with either one of these two ingredients. Chinese five-spice is made up of cloves, anise, star anise, cinnamon and ginger.  It can also be purchased in a small bottle from… Continue reading Baked Five Spice Chicken

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