Goat Cheese Panna Cotta

Some weeks are better than others. This week, though, I was killing it in the kitchen. Sometimes, I feel like I can be a culinary genius but then I quickly get off my high horse after an episode of Chopped. Although, a TV show or a professional would not be able to strip me away from…

Goat cheese, parsley and cauliflower soufflé

This dish is an airy and puffy single portioned goat cheese soufflé recipe. It fluffs up when its removed from the oven. If you are a cheese enthusiast, you will love the hint of goat cheese in this dish. The cauliflower provides a hearty side to this light appetizer. It looks beautiful and is an impressive course…

The BEST Hollandaise Sauce

I have probably made the “by the book” traditional Hollandaise for years as I am a fan of brunch, spiked orange juice, a fat platter of funky styled Benny eggs with a heaping  dollop of Hollandaise sauce dropping down your poached eggs like hot lava. What if I said I have come up with a…

Clean Crab Salad

I crave simple recipes for lazy days and other times where I am rushing with time before having to get to work. Moreover, with this crappy weather, I have been craving summer dishes. Lobster rolls to be specific. Since it is not the season and I am not yet balling out, I have opted for…

Baked Mussels + Hard Liquor

This post is likely just long overdue. Last Christmas, everyone was ready to eat something different. My mom is a seafood fan while my father’s a whisky fan. My siblings and I are mix and matching type of people. I decided to take care of the appetizers this year, while my sister hosts, my brother…

Clean Loaded Tostones

I have made this recipe over and over again but only a my house. I have yet to to test these babies on my Caribbean and/or Hispanic friends. For sure I will not tell them these were not fried because I will get dissed right away. Therefore, I will have to trick them. Yes, lie….

Tomato and Olive Tapenade

The moment I felt the sweet kiss of pinot grigio, my toes curled, my eyelids got heavy and my knees got weak. I was smitten by the aromatic and the bitter side of grigio. It was like my interpretation of fifty shades of grey if I read the book or saw the movie. On a serious…

Zucchini Crust

I just know that I have so many that are skeptical on how tasty this recipe can be. Let’s face it. It is a substitute for a super junk food. Pizza dough without the flour and unnecessary fillers make quite the difference to persons with health or fitness goals. When I was first introduced to…

Caprese Pasta (Zoodle) Salad

I really cannot believe I grew up not being a big fan of the American/Italian meals and had thought that Italian meals are exactly just that: Cheese crust stuffed pizza or spaghetti and meatballs. I was not to be taken to an Italian restaurant until I grew up and out of that phase quick. Now…

Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Muffins

    For the love of brunch, the delightful incorporation of breakfast and lunch. There is no better way to celebrate this synergetic bruncheon than under a breezy sunlight on a late Sunday morning or at a picnic during the tam-tams with a glass of Prosecco on one and the muffin on the other! Can you smell…