Wild Salmon with Lemon and Dill

Salmon cooks quickly, making it a great choice for weeknight dinners. It’s also loaded with good fats to help keep cholesterol in check.

Spaghetti with Homemade Mushroom Marinara

Pre-made pasta sauce is surprisingly expensive. It’s also often loaded with sugar and salt. A simple can of tomatoes, on the other hand, is cheap and additive-free (if you buy the right can). In this sauce, the canned tomatoes are simmered with garlic and olive oil, then pureed with the immersion blender. The sauce was…

Katsu Curry

Two variations of Katsu curry – Pork and Tofu. The proteins are breaded in a simple mixture of panko, salt and pepper, then fried in shallow vegetable oil.  Pork Katsu Curry Tofu Katsu Curry

Oyakodon

This past week Alice and I got hooked on Terrace House: Opening New Doors. It’s a charming Japanese reality show on Netflix. One of the things they do on the show often is cook and eat, and after watching two characters attempt to make Oyakodon, I got inspired to try it myself. I’ve had this…

Chinese Roast Pork

“Roast Pork and Red Rice” was one of my favorite meals from childhood. In this dish, pork loin or chops are marinated overnight then baked or grilled to a perfection. I’ve found it useful to pre-slice a loin into medallions. This increases the surface area for marination and reduces cooking time. It’s possible to lose juiciness this…

Zucchini Chicken

Recipe Marinate 3 chicken thighs, cut up, in a mixture of soy sauce, minced garlic, vinegar, maggi sauce For as long as it takes to do step 2  Chop 1 onion 3 zucchinis mushrooms Stir Fry in a wok Add successively: onions, chicken, zucchini, mushrooms Add oyster sauce, sugar, and black pepper to taste Thicken…

Red Curry Potatoes

Thai red curry sauce over fried golden potatoes and baked chickpeas. Served with carrots and roasted cauliflower. Vegetarian except for the fish sauce.  

Chicken Mole

1 yellow onion 4 tomatoes Mole sauce concentrate (from the Mexican market; it’s mostly roasted chiles and nuts) Chicken thighs Chicken broth Avocado lime Sauté 1 chopped onion and 4 chopped tomatoes; add chicken thighs and cook through. Remove chicken and set aside. Puree the tomatoes and onions with an immersion blender to a smooth consistency…

A Simple Pasta

Sautee: Mushrooms, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes in the oil of the tomatoes Add olives, pitted and sliced Add garbanzo beans, separately toasted Toss with thin spaghetti