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

Sometimes I can be an impulsive buyer. It’s so easy nowadays, it just takes one click…should I buy, should I buy, as my mouse hovers over the Amazon complete purchase button. Click. There have been a few impulsive purchases over the years. There was the ice cream machine (and aspirations of being the next Ben … 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

My love and appreciation for Mexican food developed when I moved to Chicago in 2001. What does Chicago have to do with Mexican food? While Chicago is of course nowhere close to Mexico, it has the second largest population of Mexican immigrants in the United States (Los Angeles is first). That statistic is from 2014, so … Continue Reading

I’m content with salad as a meal provided that it delivers in the flavor department. This salad is sure to please your inner omnivore. Just enough meat to satisfy your carnivorous side, yet with a good assortment of vegetables (lettuce, red bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, shallot) and herbs (Thai basil and mint) to please the … Continue Reading