NO MONKEY BUSINESS! #CHINESE FIVE-SPICE CHICKEN/FRIED RICE

It didn’t cost me much to visit  the Orient. The Chinese New Year was front and center on my mind as I prepared and cooked supper. This year, (starting Feb. 8), is “The Year of the Monkey”. However, there was no monkey business in my kitchen. With the help of a popular over the counterContinue reading “NO MONKEY BUSINESS! #CHINESE FIVE-SPICE CHICKEN/FRIED RICE”

BALSAMIC PORK STEAK WITH ASPARAGUS/BROCCOLI

That’s it! I’m the queen of left-overs. I was super-delighted to have an encore performance with my balsamic pork steak. And, performed it did. You see, I’m a huge consumer of the feathery one (poultry) and seafood in general. However, over the week-end, I indulged in a dish of pork steak along with some herb-roastedContinue reading “BALSAMIC PORK STEAK WITH ASPARAGUS/BROCCOLI”

A SUMMER WRAP-UP #GRILLED AND SKEWERED SHRIMP

With summer on its way out I thought I would fire-up my in-door pan grill. And so I did with the sweet and crispy corn on the cob along with bell peppers and onions. Corns were brushed with a little olive oil and added to piping hot grill so as to wake up the beautifulContinue reading “A SUMMER WRAP-UP #GRILLED AND SKEWERED SHRIMP”

A FIESTA IN MY POT #PICKLED CODFISH ON A BED OF COCONUT RICE WITH KALE/PUMPKIN

I’m not surprised. For the last few days, I’ve been indulging in all the typical protein dishes imaginable. My palate was in search of something different. And so, it led me to a one pot deal; well sort of. It seemed like I had all the colors of the rainbow in my pot. Caribbean flavorsContinue reading “A FIESTA IN MY POT #PICKLED CODFISH ON A BED OF COCONUT RICE WITH KALE/PUMPKIN”

SUMMER IS IN THE HOUSE!! #GRILLED CITRUS SHRIMP, ASPARAGUS AND ONIONS

When the days become long  and the temperatures sizzle on the outskirts, I want quick, easy and delicious. So, it was that in mind that I fired up my indoor pan grill and went to work on a seafood favorite of mind. Shrimp was marinated with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, black pepper, sprinkleContinue reading “SUMMER IS IN THE HOUSE!! #GRILLED CITRUS SHRIMP, ASPARAGUS AND ONIONS”

SUNDAY’S SUPPER WAS A CURRIED AFFAIR #CURRIED CHICKEN

It was an easy decision for supper. You see, already I had some chicken parts (dark/couple pieces of wings) marinated in a ziplock bag. These chicken portions were bone-in and skinless. Whenever I’ve downtime, I try to take advantage of same by prepping my poultry and/or meats in advance. So, it was relatively smooth toContinue reading “SUNDAY’S SUPPER WAS A CURRIED AFFAIR #CURRIED CHICKEN”

A KALE AND PARSLEY RICE TO PAIR WITH ANY PROTEIN DISH

Whenever I go grocery shopping the antioxidant green food kale is a reoccurring item on my shopping list. Based on studies, kale also consists of cancer fighting properties, great for cardiovascular health and a host of other beneficial nutrients. I do try to use same in varied ways. I love to combine  kale and berriesContinue reading “A KALE AND PARSLEY RICE TO PAIR WITH ANY PROTEIN DISH”