Entree

Black Pepper BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Poblanos

Black Pepper BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Poblanos

When I grill something for dinner over charcoal I feel bad letting the coals go to waist, so I try to plan ahead and grill a second item to use up that heat. Even if there is only enough heat to leave grill marks or […]

Black Bean Braised Tofu

Black Bean Braised Tofu

52 weeks of cooking – Tofu It may be hard to believe, but there are some days when I don’t want to cook, the key word there is some. And on those rare occasions where I don’t want to cook but still need to cook […]

Taco Salad with Chipotle Ranch Dressing

Taco Salad with Chipotle Ranch Dressing

52 weeks of cooking – Hot and Cold Summer is a time for salad and not just small side salads, big, hearty, filling, dinner salads. To me a dinner salad is your whole meal, lots of veggies, composed flavors and a spectacular dressing. This taco […]

Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken Thighs with Strawberry Salsa

Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken Thighs with Strawberry Salsa

This recipe screams summer to me. The chicken is bright green from the cilantro and lime marinade and the strawberries add a pop of red to your plate and bring along their own bright sweetness.  

Cachapas

Cachapas

52 weeks of cooking – Street Food I have a fondness for street food, especially street food from South America. While visiting friends in Boston they took us out to breakfast at a Venezuelan restaurant. When it comes to eating out I always choose something […]

Lamb, Pea and Mint Hand Pies

Lamb, Pea and Mint Hand Pies

A handful of years ago I had a pie like this at a farmer’s market in Eugene, I’m finally getting around to making my own version of it. I used a classic pie dough recipe for the crust but threw in an egg so they […]

Pork Belly Tacos (gua bao)

Pork Belly Tacos (gua bao)

52 weeks of cooking – Taiwanese Ever since moving to Singapore and tasting all the wonders of Asian street foods I’ve had a fondness for steamed bao. Lots of people know the classic steamed bao stuffed with BBQ pork but there are other flavors and […]

Odamaki-mushi

Odamaki-mushi

52 weeks of cooking – Eggs Passengers often ask me where I went to school and are quite surprised when I inform them I’m self taught. When I was teaching myself I spent hours reading about food and watching a lot of Food Network, but […]

Tofu Stroganoff

Tofu Stroganoff

As a cook serving a variety of people you have to be prepared for all kinds of dietary restrictions and food allergies, but with out fail there is always a vegetarian among the group. I like to keep boxes of tofu, TVP (textured vegetable protein), […]

Peruvian Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Peruvian Grilled Chicken Sandwich

52 weeks of cooking – Peruvian The Zodiac has a great barbeque, the best one I’ve worked with on tall ships. Some of the grills I’ve worked with in the past have been very small. On Bounty her grill was no where near big enough […]