Charie’s Spinach & Bacon Quiche

The credit for this amazing quiche recipe goes to my Godmother Charie MacDonald. Mix in any fillings you like. My fave is the spinach and gruyere. Enjoy!! [more]

Pasta with garlic, olive oil and broccoli

If you read any of my recipes, you know that I am all about comfort food and simple, easy dishes. This is just about as simple and tasty as they come. They key to this dish is using an excellent … [more]

Chicken meatballs

This recipe is my attempt to replicate the yummy chicken meatballs I’ve had at several japanese restaurants. While I don’t think I’ve wholly succeeded, these seem to be a crowd … [more]

Chancho al Horno (Peruvian Pork)

This is my mother’s recipe. She made this for special events. For example, she loved to make this for my father’s birthday because this was his favorite dish. My mother was born in the … [more]


I much prefer this easy dish to the store bought box of mac-n-cheese (organic or not.) And so do my kids. Since there is always grated parmesan or a hunk of hard cheese in my fridge (I also like this … [more]

Vegetarian Carbonara

Consider this Italian comfort food. It is the perfect dish for a rainy Sunday that’s got you feeling blah. It’s even better on a Murphy Monday when everything thing that could go wrong … [more]

Sausages with pepper and onions

Sausages with sweet peppers and onions is the perfect antidote to the cold, rainy day blues. They taste pretty darn good on a hot summer day and I have been known to enjoy them in the evenings, … [more]

Fusilli Salmon

I first tasted a pretty good salmon pasta in a restaurant. It was a great idea with mediocre execution, so I went home determined to make this dish sparkle. This is a great little salmon dish that is … [more]

Mashpo Momo with Sauce

We introduced the Veggie Mamas for the first time on 24-26th August 2007 at a women’s festival in Kathmandu. We also introduced our “signature” vegetarian dish – “mashpo momos”. “Mashpo … [more]

Vegan Thai green curry

This is a vegan version of my Thai green curry. I started making this because I’d always liked the look of the dish in restaurants, but couldn’t eat it because I’m allergic to … [more]

Lemon Sea bass

It may not be cheap and it may not by environmentally correct, but every once in a while I can’t resist cooking up some sea bass. It’s easy to make and the high price point limits my … [more]

Arroz con Pollo (Chicken w/Rice)

My aunt, Elva del Alamo, used make this recipe for family gatherings. I remember that she used to love making this for us and we loved eating it. It was most delicious. Now I make it for my family. … [more]

Filipino Humba

This is my adaptation of a Filipino favorite. I’ve made this for my mom and a group of Chinese grandmothers that live in my neighborhood. They all approved. [more]

Chinese salmon steak

This recipe is a very fast dinner when you serve it with your favorite salad or steamed vegetables. The whole recipe takes only 10 to 15 minutes from start to finish. Serves 4 [more]

Pan Fried Tofu with Snowpeas

This dish is a great main course for vegans and vegetarians. But you don’t have to forswear animal products to enjoy this simple recipe. Best of all this dish is open to interpretation. So if … [more]

Potato Pancetta Parsley Parmesan Pizza

Favorite pizza toppings…potato, pancetta, parsley and parmesan…Can you say this five times in a row really fast?… [more]

Chesapeake Crab Fritters

These little fritters pack the taste of the Chesapeake Bay region into tasty little morsels. This recipe makes about 8 servings. [more]

Red Miso Ginger Glazed Salmon

The Japanese ingredients add flair to this recipe. It is a natural for fresh salmon. [more]

Cheese Fondue

Nothing like a bunch of people jockeying around a pot of molten cheese brandishing sharp implements impaled with food to get conversations and laughter started. [more]

Grilled Lamb Souvlaki

If you want to know why the Greeks eat so much lamb, just try this recipe. It is perfect for dinner parties and large groups, and provided you have the time to let the meat marinate this a delicious … [more]

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