American Cuisine · Appetizers & Side Dishes · Vegetarian

Oven Roasted Broccoli

I understand. You’re feeling fat and unhealthy looking at all the dessert recipes I’ve been posting  and I’ve actually been getting fat by eating all the desserts I’ve been cooking. If portion control is part of your vocabulary, this is a simple and delicious way of eating broccoli and convicing others to eat their greens. For all the… Continue reading Oven Roasted Broccoli

American Cuisine · Appetizers & Side Dishes · Seafood

Sweet Potato Shrimp Cakes

Crab cakes, step aside. Sweet potato and shrimp seem like an unlikely duo but the flavors are not to be discounted. Ever tried a pumpkin shrimp bisque? It’s similar but this time instead of bisque happiness, this translates to munchie happiness. The creaminess and sweetness of the sweet potato paired with the saltiness of shrimp… Continue reading Sweet Potato Shrimp Cakes

American Cuisine · Soups & Salads

Fig, Pear, and Caramelized Walnut Salad

Fall may mean hearty stews and comfort food but there’s still reason to eat those leafy greens and, cough, salad. I’m not promoting salad because of its health benefits or because I enjoy eating rabbit food.  The only reason why I bought salad was because I bought these expensive bottles of blood orange olive oil… Continue reading Fig, Pear, and Caramelized Walnut Salad

American Cuisine · Cakes · Desserts

Coconut Cake with Saffron Cream

Paella step aside; saffron’s earthy and subtly sweet flavor does wonders in dessert too. Saffron: you tempted me with visions of paella and Moroccan noodles but I managed to ignore your taunts because you were way too expensive. You’re like the movie star of spices– highly unobtainable and envied by all. Then I saw you… Continue reading Coconut Cake with Saffron Cream