Fajita Puff Pastry Pockets: Crispy Tex Mex Perfection

fajita puff pastry pockets

These fajita puff pastry pockets are a quick-and-easy snack or light lunch when you need a dose of Tex Mex flavor in your day. Tender strips of beef sauteed with bell peppers, shallots, and fajita spices and then baked to crispy, flaky perfection in a puff pastry pocket. It’s delicious and nutritious. A whole steak … Read more

Irish Guinness Beef Stew: Ireland’s National Comfort Food

irish guinness beef stew

If there is one dish that is synonymous with Irish cuisine, it has to be Guinness beef stew. Hearty and filling, simple yet incredibly rich, and beautifully rustic Irish Guinness beef stew is pure comfort in a bowl. So deeply flavorful and with chunks of beef so tender that a hard glare could break them … Read more

20-Minute Thai Lemongrass Chicken Stir Fry (Pad Gai Ta Krai)

thai lemongrass chicken stir fry

This Thai lemongrass chicken stir fry is for those days when you want heaps of delicious Thai flavor but you’re short on time. It’s a quick and easy stir fry that has juicy chunks of chicken coated in an addictive medley of lemongrass, shallots, garlic, and kaffir lime. The combination of oyster sauce and fish … Read more

Stegt Flaesk: Denmark’s National Dish

stegt flaesk

The most representative of Danish pork belly dishes has to be stegt flaesk. Which is surprising at first because Denmark is consistently voted as one of the most health-conscious countries in the world. And yet, their national dish is none other than stegt flaesk: crispy fried strips of pork belly alongside soft boiled potatoes drizzled … Read more

Tau Yu Bak: Soy Braised Pork Belly Nirvana

tau yu bak

Tau eu bak may look unassuming but it is nothing short of pure succulence. Meltingly tender chunks of pork belly swimming in a pool of intensely umami-rich soy sauce nirvana. It’s simple and delicious, with the sort of welcoming flavor that has mass appeal. It’s also a ridiculously easy dish to make. So easy, in … Read more

Pico de Gallo: 5-Minute Fresher Than Fresh Mexican Salsa

pico de gallo

So simple and yet so refreshing, pico de gallo is the fresher-than-fresh chunky Mexican salsa that is an essential whenever you’re eating nachos, tacos, fajitas, and a whole lot of other dishes. It’s one of those side dishes that are way more than just a sidekick. In fact, I’d argue that sides like pico de … Read more

Baked Chicken Katsu: Easy, Failproof Recipe

baked chicken katsu

Oven baked chicken katsu is the healthier alternative to the traditionally fried chicken katsu. But make no mistake – it lacks nothing compared to its fried counterpart. Every bite starts with a crunch through wonderfully crispy panko crumbs on the outside and ends with mouthwateringly juicy, tender chicken on the inside. All the satisfaction of … Read more

Roasted Corn Guacamole: Creamy with a Sweet Crunch

corn guacamole

Corn guacamole may sounds like a match made in heaven or an abomination, depending on what side of the corn aisle you sit on. I am firmly planted on the side of corn-on-everything so you know where I stand. After all, in the words of Joey Tribbiani, corn…good, guacamole…good. Put the two together and it’s … Read more

15-Minute Thai Green Beans: Tangy, Savory Perfection

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These quick-and-easy Thai green beans take 15 minutes to make and are the perfect side dish to enjoy with pretty much any Southeast Asian main dish. Shallots and garlic are stir-fried with fragrant Thai basil and green beans and then coated in a tangy, zingy, savory sauce of soy, lime, and ginger. It’s all topped … Read more

Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup with Bone Marrow Broth

taiwanese beef noodle soup

Taiwanese beef noodle soup has fall-apart tender chunks of meat and chewy noodles swimming in a rich, incredibly flavorful spicy-and-spiced broth. It is the perfect combination of everything good about soup, meat, and noodles. It’s not an exaggeration to say that Taiwanese beef noodle soup is the king of noodle soups. And that’s saying a … Read more