Entree

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 […]

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 […]