A friend introduced me to Kofta.  I was surprised at how tasty ground beef could be when I first tried it.  Typically I just use ground beef in dishes where it is mixed in with a bunch of other things and you can’t really taste it.  It is never the star of the dish or … [Read more…]

Jerk Chicken

Ever since trying jerk chicken at a restaurant called Cha Cha Chicken in Santa Monica, I have been dreaming of recreating their jerk sauce.  It is so delicious!  The sweetness of the pineapple, with the spice of habaneros, and the mixture of the spices gives it great depth of flavor.  I have been on the … [Read more…]


I love one pot dishes.  Working late hours and trying to exercise after work leave little time for cooking during the week.  My go-to is usually soup, but now that it is summer, I find myself scrambling to find new ideas.  My usual requirements is that I can make it in one big batch, I … [Read more…]

Spicy Slow Cooker Beef

I had to take a short break from blogging lately due to work overload.  I still have a busy month, or so, ahead of me with several deadlines.  On top of that, I also am in the process of planning my trip to Brazil in June for the World Cup.  It is going to be … [Read more…]

Orange Chicken

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I always order orange chicken when I order Chinese food.  I love it!  So naturally, I had to try to make it myself.  It’s just what I do these days…if you haven’t noticed.  So, sometimes I will get a piece of orange chicken and it wasn’t properly … [Read more…]