Miso Marinated Black Cod (Gindara Saikyo Yaki)

When I used to work in a Japanese restaurant, this dish was a specialty.  The chef would only have one order for this and it was very expensive.  They usually prepare it using the collar of a very big fish.  It takes 21 days to marinate this dish.  When I saw cod fillets in the… Continue reading Miso Marinated Black Cod (Gindara Saikyo Yaki)

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Persian Flatbread (Nan-e Barbari)

My husband made this bread to go with the Middle Eastern meal I fixed a while back. It is a classic Persian flatbread that gets crisp and golden in the oven.  I love the different textures in this bread from the crispness of the dough to the nuttiness of the sesame seeds.   Ingredients 1… Continue reading Persian Flatbread (Nan-e Barbari)

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Crispy Roast Pork

My husband, like most men, is a big meat and potatoes guy.  If he could get away with it, lunch and dinner should always have a meat dish. One time when we went to a Filipino restaurant, he tried deep fried pork hock dish called “Crispy Pata” and he loved it.  He love the crispy… Continue reading Crispy Roast Pork

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Avocado

My husband and I looooove Brussel sprouts. He actually loves anything cabbage-y.  Our family holidays are never complete without a dish with Brussel sprouts. Another love is avocado.  I love them when they are not too ripe and mushy. Avocados are low in calories per serving.  One fifth of an avocado has only 50 calories… Continue reading Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Avocado

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Mexican Creamy Spinach Enchilada

As I mentioned in a previous post, I love spinach. I buy them fresh or frozen. When the frozen spinach is on sale, I buy a lot and just keep it in the freezer and when I need some, I just let it defrost in the fridge the night before and use it the next… Continue reading Mexican Creamy Spinach Enchilada

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Spinach and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

All the three main ingredients in this dish are my favorites.  They are staples in our kitchen.  Putting them together in one dish is like a dream for me. Spinach is one vegetable that I love very much. Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), manganese, folate,… Continue reading Spinach and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

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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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