5 Southeast Asian soups you need to be making

There are few things more wholesome & comforting than a steaming bowl of soup. If that soup happens to take its flavor inspiration from Southeast Asia, better yet. To celebrate National Soup Day, here is my quick, cheat’s version of hot & sour shrimp soup plus a few others you have to try. All soups…  [Read More]

citrus jalapeno shrimp salad

Have you ever timed yourself when you eat? Mostly like you haven’t. I have. Next time you’re eating something warm & comforting notice how fast you wolf-down your meal. Then time yourself consuming a salad. The resulting time between the two meals is quite different – the salad taking more than twice as long to…  [Read More]

chipotle salmon, blueberry & corn chop salad

Life is pretty full & I’ve not posted in yonks. Here I am though, somewhat frazzled & frayed but making a very quick appearance nonetheless. And it’s blueberry season & I had to share with you a gorgeous chipotle salmon, blueberry & corn salad I made a few weeks ago. Reminiscent of Tex-Mex flavors, this…  [Read More]

spicy pickled shrimp

Shrimp are cheaper than steak, low in calories, cook in seconds & go from a simple grill to a spicy curry, an appetizer to a main meal, effortlessly. This spicy pickled shrimp recipe makes a perfect make-ahead appetizer & it fits snuggly into my diet renovation plan.  If I had to choose a short list…  [Read More]

salmon & black bean salad with creamy citrus dressing

In the past, I’ve never been a big salmon fan, unless it was smoked. The tide is turning & I’ve been enjoying more fresh salmon cooked a variety of ways, grilled being my fave. Salmon is good for us, we all know that. And while it’s higher in calories than other fish, it’s health properties far…  [Read More]

baked greek shrimp

Baked Greek shrimp –  a simple seafood recipe with a tomato, wine, onion & herb sauce & lovely big shrimp sprinkled with feta cheese, cooked in a hot oven & baked in mere minutes. It doesn’t get much easier than this. I first came upon this recipe when I taught some Greek cooking classes in my studio…  [Read More]

garlic shrimp & spring veggie stir-fry

It’s not new news that a diet rich in plant-based foods is good for us. Sadly many people, for whatever reasons, have a diet lacking in the necessary nutrients that fruits & veggies offer. Enter garlic shrimp & spring veggie stir-fry. Fifteen minutes & minimal effort is all it takes & you’ll be munching on a…  [Read More]

mustard maple salad with beetkraut

This week I’ve lost 3.8 kilos. For the metrically challenged, that’s just over 8 pounds. And I’ve eaten really well doing it. Here’s one of my recipes from this week’s kick-ass, lose weight menu – mustard maple salad with beetkraut. It goes like this: Fresh salmon is brushed with a little maple syrup & hot mustard then…  [Read More]

blackened salmon with orange butter

Enter blackened salmon with orange marmalade & toasted almond butter.  I made my own Cajun seasoning simply mixing a few spices – pepper, crushed dried red chilies, paprika & garlic powder together. Then added some herbs – dried oregano & fresh thyme. I think thyme is an underutilized herb that can be added to almost anything:  Roasted…  [Read More]

gluten-free coconut waffle shrimp

A couple of years ago my hubby & I visited Miami to celebrate our third wedding anniversary. We were living in Minnesota at the time & relished the idea of beach, heat & fresh seafood Miami has to offer. We’d sit at a tiki bar sipping on cocktails & eating pounds of coconut shrimp. Back in Minnesota we continued…  [Read More]

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