Perfection In A Bowl – Leftover Veggies Soup

> > > Some of my favorite dishes are the ones that come together without set ingredients, without planning and without recipes. I just go to the fridge and/or cupboard, look what’s available and what needs to be used, and just throw together what I think will fit and taste delicious. Such was the case […]

Curried Beef And Mushroom Buddha Bowl

> > > > > Named for its big, round Buddha belly shape, a “Buddha bowl” can mean different things to different people, but here I am talking about the culinary meaning, which is a one-dish meal consisting of rice or pasta, whole grains, veggies, protein (by way of meat or seafood, beans, tofu, lentils) and a dressing or […]

Who’s Ball’s Are Prettier Than Mine? – Rice Bowl With Spicy Meatballs, Black Beans & Garbanzo Stew

> > Not all meatballs are created equal. Some are different from others,  some are worse than others, and some are better than others. And then you’ll come across these delicious, juicy, pretty Meatballs here, which are in a class all by themselves. Different? – For sure!  Better? – absolutely! Well, at least that is my […]

Shrimp And Black Beans Taco Bowl

> > I do realize that taco bowls are sooo 80’s, but I feel they still look great today, and this piece of once “in” popular food culture deserves a place within the classics we should re-visit once in a while so as not to forget them 🙂 In order to be a bit more […]

Flaming Hot Chili Chicken Noodle Bowl With Broccolini And Straw Mushrooms

> > < OK,  while you let this sink in, let’s move on to today’s featured dish : < > If  you are not used to VERY hot food, don’t try these noodles ! If you love bland and boring noodle dishes, don’t try these noodles ! If you don’t want to open your mind and […]

Comfort In A Bowl…….Lamb, Peppers, Onions And Rice

> > Lately, some chefs, food bloggers and food-writers would like us to believe that a  “Rice Bowl” is the latest, newly invented, “IN” thing. Nothing could be further from reality. A rice bowl is a very old, very traditional thing, born out of necessity, at least in many parts of the world. In all my travels around the […]

Breakfast Of Champions # 21 “Shrimp, Vegetable and Potato Bowl”

> > What a perfect way to start a day. Spicy, beautiful, well rounded, rich and satisfying. (Just like a spouse should be 🙂 Have a great weekend y’all. Bon Appetit !   Life is Good ! > > > Saute  mushrooms, add potatoes,  scallions and peppers, season with (lots) of freshly ground black pepper […]

Escargot Catalan

: : : While “Escargots à la Bourguignonne” (Snails in Garlic–Herb Butter) is my favorite snail-dish, “Escargot Catalan” is a close second. (As long as there is enough garlic, herbs and a proper red wine in the sauce). This dish not only serves as a perfect appetizer or snack, but it can also stand on […]

Red Curry/Coconut Ramen With Nappa Cabbage

: : : During the past view years, with thousands upon thousands of books, articles movies, documentaries and everybody and his/her dog writing about Ramen – the best, the most original, the most exotic, the cheapest, the most expensive, the most complicated, the simplest, the craziest, and what not else about Ramen, the latest craze […]

Hans’ Delicious Tandoori Chicken

: : : : : : : : When I was a chef it was essential for me to teach my cooks, then later my students at Le Cordon Bleu, recipes of dishes which were as authentic to their classic origin as possible. Especially during my many years as a teacher and program chair at Le […]