This is a popular Kenyan dish posted by chef Keith Famie. Simple and satisfying! Cook time does not include the time for the beans to soak overnight. Note: If you want to make this recipe easier/faster, feel free to substitute canned beans and canned tomatoes!
The use of a balsamic vinegar flavored with fruit is the perfect complement to sweet, fresh strawberries. You could also use a combination of fresh berries, if you prefer. Recipe from Eva Longoria. *Cooking time is really refrigeration time. Notes: Personally, I wouldn't let the strawberries marinate any longer than the 20 minutes or they will be too strongly flavored. The whipped cream really balances the flavors!
This is a recipe from Food and Wine magazine. Chorizo is a Spanish pork sausage that packs a lot of flavor. Don't skimp there! The chorizo is cooked so that it crisps in it's own spiced and yummy fat. Then the rice is prepared in the same pot so it absorbs any fat left in the pan, which gives it great flavor. Enjoy!
For adults only! To create a real Latin flavor, make this with dulce de leche liqueur. If you can't find it, some Irish cream whiskey could take its place. Prepare the espresso with an espresso machine or just use instant espresso powder (or you could even order it from you local coffee place and just reheat it before serving). Recipe courtesy of Ingrid Hoffmann.
This is a great recipe for eggplant parmesan by Eva Longoria. I absolutely love this recipe. This version is made with a meatless marinara sauce, either store-bought or homemade. Eva also recommends her homemade bolognese sauce (another recipe I have posted, too), which would include meat. This would make an excellent side dish or a main course if served with a salad. Enjoy!
Churrasco is basically skirt steak. Skirt steak is usually a somewhat inexpensive cut of meat. The two sauces are a traditional chimichurri and a mock pineapple aioli. It's nice to have choices! Recipe from Ingrid Hoffmann.
This is a healthy recipe from Ellie Krieger. I like to use these as a "to-go" dinner option for those busy weeknights. Good for lunches, though, too! I usually use a store-bought rotisserie chicken, instead of the 4 cooked chicken breasts, to make this recipe super fast and easy. I sometimes use regular romaine lettuce if I dont' have napa cabbage leaves. This is a very flexible recipe.
I love the combination of grapefruit and avocado, so I put them together in a salad! It's a nice combination of tangy and sweet and should hit the right notes on your palate. The dressing is made from a combination of Greek yogurt and pomegranate juice. I really could just eat the dressing with a spoon! I hope you enjoy this creation. It is very healthy with just a hint of naughtiness from the sugar. Enjoy! Note: I created this recipe to serve two, but amounts can be easily adjusted
This is a recipe from a cookbook entitled, "Tapas" by Richard Tapper.
It is a very accessible recipe for chicken legs and has simply wonderful flavor due to the sauce. If you are a huge garlic-lover, feel free to add more garlic. You can easily halve or double the recipe. Great served with rice. Enjoy!
From Food and Wine magazine. This is a fairly healthy salad, infused with authentic Thai flavors. A quick fix dinner! I have also done this recipe and served it over romaine lettuce, if you want a more traditional type of salad. Make it your own!
This was a favorite of Thomas Jefferson. His cook was a slave from Africa and created many delicious meals. You could say that Jefferson's cook, Hemings, cooked his way to freedom. In 1793, Jefferson signed a document that emancipated Hemings if he promised to train a new chef for Monticello! Note: you can shortcut this recipe by using fast-cooking rice and adding the browned pistachios and pine nuts in at the end. Delicious either way!
Chef Jamie Oliver hit a home run with this delicious meal. Fantastic flavor combinations. I highly recommend you give this meal a try. Simple elegance!
The tomato salsa if fantastic served over tuna, too.
Take me back to the Caribbean! Ripe mangoes are important for that Caribbean flavor, buy them in advance and allow them to ripen. The mango flavor is balanced by banana, lime juice and dark rum. Yum! Credit goes to Ina Garten.
This is a really easy recipe for mango bread, from A Taste of Hawaii Cookbook. The toughest thing about this recipe is cutting up the mangoes. Great mango flavor! I love the crunch of the macadamia nuts and walnuts. Enjoy!
This recipe is a little more involved but well worth the effort, in my opinion. This is a nice dish to serve when entertaining because it looks impressive. I've included a separate recipe for the mushroom sauce, which tops the chicken wellington. I really hope you enjoy this special recipe!
*The prep time does not include 2 hours of refrigeration*
Note: You can make the mushroom sauce earlier in the day and reheat while cooking dinner. It just cuts down on the amount of things you have to do at dinner time. ;)
A comforting dessert recipe from the cookbook, German Cooking. Try slicing your apples as evenly as possible so that each fritter is cooked to the same level of doneness. Although this may not be a healthy dessert, it sure is yummy!