Entree

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Part of my endless quest for exciting flavors extends to mac and cheese, as I’ve said before it’s a great canvas for experimenting. Early on in my cooking career I came upon this mash up and quickly made it my own, hot wings meet mac […]

Pork and Mango Empanadas

Pork and Mango Empanadas

Every country has some type of filled food, dumpling, tamale, calzone, pasty or hand pie. No matter what you call them, what they are filled with or how they are shaped this is one of my favorite ways to explore food around the world. I […]

Savory French Toast with Crab Hollandaise

Savory French Toast with Crab Hollandaise

I first made this recipe on a Seafood and Wine Tour on Zodiac a few years ago, it was an idea I had been playing with for some time and this was the perfect opportunity to try it out. I don’t often repeat myself while […]

Grilled Halibut with Lemon Butter

Grilled Halibut with Lemon Butter

A lot of my recipes start with a little inspiration from several recipes, I mash them together and out comes something of my own creation. This recipe was born two years ago on Zodiac’s Seafood and Wine Tour, the only reason it’s taken me so […]

Pork and Shrimp Gyoza Burger

Pork and Shrimp Gyoza Burger

My favorite part of making dumplings is not in the stuffing and sealing process, but in the making of the filling and well, the eating. This is where you get to be creative and put all the flavors your heart desires into the filling and […]

Herby Vegetable Pita

Herby Vegetable Pita

More and more people are incorporating vegetarian meals into their diets and some cuisines naturally lean in that direction, Mediterranean is one of them. I want to cook more vegetarian meals for the public but I know how some people feel about their meat, it […]

Italian Ricotta Mac and Cheese

Italian Ricotta Mac and Cheese

I grew up on both homemade mac and cheese and the box stuff. When it came to the box stuff my brother and I would eat it out of the pot together sitting on the floor; when we had the fancy cartoon shaped pasta we’d […]

Roast Pork with Peanut Chimichurri

Roast Pork with Peanut Chimichurri

I’ve tried for awhile to come up with some kind of cute story or something real to say about this pork dish other than “Eat this now!”, but really that’s all I want to say. Eat this! Make this dish! Put it in your mouth! […]

Paneer Stir Fry

Paneer Stir Fry

During the summer I cook elaborate meals, well thought out themes with multiple dishes and lots of dessert. Then the ship docks for the season and I return to a life that I view as more normal, living on land and waiting out the days […]

Chicken Marbella

Chicken Marbella

I’ve been eating this dish since I was a kid, my mom would make it in California and when I lived in Singapore our housekeeper would make it. When I started cooking on boats and looking for recipes to make I looked back to my […]