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 […]

Lunch Quickie – Smoked Salmon, Spicy Potato Salad And Sunny Side Up Eggs

When contemplating what to prepare for a combined breakfast/lunch today, I found that I had some leftover cooked potatoes, leftover “cebollas en escabeche” (escabeche de cebollas) and a packet of smoked salmon. Within less than 10 minutes, this gorgeous dish was ready on the table. Bella and I were happy and content, and cleanup was […]

Spinach Wrap With Smoked Spicy Sausage, Coleslaw And Black Beans

Before  I started this post today, I googled “Wrap”, to see some comparison to what I had prepared for dinner. To tell you the truth, almost all of them, especially the ones from food chains, look absolutely gorgeous – well balanced with equal amounts of protein, lettuce and other “Stuff” 🙂 The problem??? Almost all these […]

Ginger And Soy Braised Cornish Hens With Spicy Cucumber Pickles

> > Going  shopping at the grocery store involves ever bigger monetary transactions 😦 . I used to enjoy shopping for food, usually buying way too much food and therefore giving away much of it in order to avoid waste. Well, those times are nothing but happy memories. Whereas spending $200 a week was usually plenty enough […]

Chilled Spicy Cucumber And Avocado Bisque

> > Some  say the king of  cold soups is gazpacho and I, (for once) don’t argue 🙂 Sadly, these days the traditional custom of having a soup before a main course as part of a menu has mostly disappeared, especially here in North America. Even for special, celebratory dinners, soup is usually an afterthought, and chilled […]

Braised Teriyaki Chicken With Spicy Rice Sticks

> > Braised  teriyaki chicken tastes more intense of teriyaki sauce than grilled or sautéed teriyaki chicken, because the braising process allows the sauce to penetrate the meat much better than marinating and then grilling or sauteing would. However, if you only like your chicken skin crisp, this preparation might not be for you. But if on […]

Spicy Sausage And Spinach Congee

> > English – Rice Porridge;  Japanese – Okayu;  Korean – Jukin;  Thai – Jok;  Tagalog – Lugao, Burmese – Hsan Pyok. > In  my own experience, there’s no food more simple and more comforting than a bowl of congee, which is basically just rice cooked with a lot of liquid until it forms a soft porridge. Congee can be enjoyed […]

BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS # 54 – Cheese Polenta With Spicy Italian Sausage And Poached Egg

> > When  I got up early today, the plan was to do some cleaning and shopping and otherwise just hang and enjoy a quiet Easter Sunday, having a couple of sandwiches and some fruit. I opened the fridge with the sole intention to get two apples as breakfast and wait for lunch to have a […]

Chicken-Noodle Soup With Spicy Sausage And Napa Cabbage

> > So  now that summer is finally over (at least according to the calendar), soups will be on the menu more often to warm our frozen bones (or we could turn the A/C from 72F to 78F ?) 🙂 Anyway, I myself never need an excuse to prepare myself a pot of soup, especially any variation […]

Gochujang Blade Steaks With Musaengchae (Spicy Korean Radish Salad)

> > While  I prepare blade steaks often, musaengchae is not so common on my dinner table, simply because I usually don’t find Korean radish on my regular shopping-runs, so when I do find them, musaengchae it is. You could substitute the Korean radish with daikon, but for this particular dish, daikon will be inferior and should […]