Tuna Tartare {Served as Hors d’Oeuvres}

Use fresh, high-quality ingredients.   Dice your tuna into fine cubes. It is much easier to slice tuna when it is very cold, almost frozen. I buy my sushi grade Read more …

Beef Short Ribs {Slow Baked to Fall-Off-the-Bone Perfection}

Succulent shredded morsels of beef rib, slightly salty, with a hint of rosemary … some crunchy …. some soft …. all to die for. Every time I make shredded beef Read more …

Shrimp & Avocado Stuffed Baby Tomato Bites

I’m always on the lookout for snacks or party hors d’oeuvres that don’t use pastry or bread. Here is an easy light recipe which can be made in advance and Read more …

Collard or Spring Greens “Crispy Seaweed” {British Chinese Restaurant Style}

If you’ve ever been to a Chinese restaurant in the UK, you’ll notice they all have “crispy seaweed” on their menus. Well, it’s not seaweed at all but fried spring Read more …

Tuna Poke {Ahi Tuna Salad}

This post was inspired by theskimm.com a few weeks ago. In case you haven’t heard about this fab news email service, you should check it out. I first heard about theskimm.com here and love how they deliver my Read more …

Hollandaise Sauce & Foamy Hollandaise Sauce

I’m adding this sauce recipe for so many reasons … Not only is it infinitely better than anything you can buy in a jar, just think: eggs Benedict, asparagus, artichokes, Read more …

Artichokes {The easiest and best way to enjoy them}

Artichokes are one of those childhood memory-evoking vegetables for me… Tasty meaty leaves dipped in hollandaise sauce or tangy vinaigrette, before reaching the more substantial bottom section (once the hairs Read more …

Smoked Salmon & Roquefort Terrine {My favorite Harrods Terrine}

The first time I came across this terrine was in London at the Harrods Food Hall about 20+ years ago! It was a real treat at the time for my husband Read more …

Eggs ~ Colombian Style Scrambled Eggs {Huevos Pericos}

Today is Colombia’s Independence Day. To mark the occasion, I bring you the best way to start your day in true Colombian fashion. One of the many things Colombians do Read more …

Cheese & Rosemary Crisps {Nothing but cheesy herby crunchiness}

  These cheese crisps were a hit at our last bridge gathering! Not only are they infinitely less expensive than the ones you can occasionally buy at the supermarket, I Read more …

Cauliflower Rice {With Stir Fried Vegetables}

  There are a few dishes, like curries, I don’t make as often as I would like because they require rice. And rice is something we try to eat in Read more …

Guacamole {Cinco de Mayo Menu}

In readiness for your Cinco de Mayo festivities, this week I’m bringing you my favorite Mexican dishes. Make enough so you can enjoy leftovers afterwards! Everybody needs to have a an Read more …

Garlic Confit {And 7 ways to use, smear, spread, add or in other words, enjoy it!}

Confit (pronounced con-fee) is a French term used to describe an ancient method of preserving food in fat, oil or sugar syrup. It involves cooking food, in this case garlic, at Read more …

Salad of Baby Greens with Chopped Pear, Blue Cheese and Dark Cherry Balsamic Vinaigrette

For years I have enjoyed this salad at my local Nordstrom Cafe, Bazille. Originally, it had steak slices in it. Then Shrimp. Now it’s the plain salad but I always Read more …

Cauliflower Pizza Crust – You must try it to believe it!

I have to admit I didn’t have high hopes for this recipe but I was desperate. Still wanting to shed the extra pounds gained during 2014, and realizing that the older I Read more …

Shrimp Baked with Garlic and Cilantro

I love cooking shrimp this way! It keeps them nice and moist and my house doesn’t smell as much as if I’d bake them in an open pan in the Read more …

Chicken Tikka

Whatever you do, don’t be put off by the long list of ingredients or by blending your own spices! I promise you, the reward will be the best tasting chicken tikka Read more …