Am always on the hunt for new flavors and dishes (at least ones that are new to me). So, upon stumbling across Okonomiyaki, a Japanese savory pancake of sorts, I was immediately intrigued. Okonomiyaki translates into “grill as you like” — okonomi (“as you like” or “what you wish”) and yaki (“grill”). Traditionally, okonomiyaki are prepared on Japanese … Continue Reading

I’m not a huge carnivore, but every so often I find myself craving a piece of meat. On such occasions, I’ll take lamb or duck over beef any day of the week. While a whole duck can surely be a challenge to cook, a duck breast is much more straightforward and forgiving. The key is to start cooking the … Continue Reading

Pondering what to make for dinner? Running low on time and/or motivation? A stir-fry is the perfect solution. It’s quick, versatile, and flavorful. Once the ingredients are chopped and your wok is hot, it’s just a manner of minutes until the finished dish is ready to be enjoyed. For today’s stir fry, I used thinly sliced … Continue Reading

First things first, Wild Greens and Sardines got a makeover. I’ve spent many an hour over the past few weeks redesigning the site. That’s a big feat for someone who is by no means tech savvy. Hope you like the new layout. Now, let’s get back to cooking….I’ve been busy in that department too. One of … Continue Reading

Whenever I go out for Thai food, I start with the green papaya salad. Love it. It’s raw. It’s fresh. It’s crunchy. It’s spicy. It’s salty. It’s sweet. It’s sour. It never disappoints. The green papaya salad looks deceptively simple, but there’s far more to it than meets the eye. While this salad is traditionally … Continue Reading