Category Archives: Ethnic

Sangria with Fresh Fruit
Sangria with Fresh Fruit

Sometimes it’s best to have something other to drink at a Mexican Fiesta than Margaritas and Cervezas, especially when you have a bunch of wine drinkers on the guest list.   This sangria is super easy to make and goes fast, so make plenty! Sangria 2 bottles red wine (I use an inexpensive blend of Malbec & Cabernet) 3 […]

Salsa & Guacamole for the Fiesta

No Mexican Fiesta is complete without Salsa, Guacamole and chips.    I really don’t care much for the salsa that comes in a bottle or jar, and prefer pico de gallo, so I make my own.   It tastes so much fresher and doesn’t contain all those preservatives and other junk they throw into the bottled kinds. […]

Spotlight: Mehndi Cookies

A fun find for you all today… Sprinkle Bakes brings us this great idea for Mehndi decorated spice cookies.  They are so pretty and unique! I wanted to make something fun and personal, yet artful and representative of good fortune.  Ann is a talented artist with an extensive background in print making.  Early in our […]

Prep all your ingredients ahead of time. This amount was for 2 people (plus small child).
Shrimp & Fish Fajita Tacos

Are you looking for a simple but impressive looking meal, good for a romantic date night, or dinner with friends?  This recipe is basically a marriage of my fish tacos & shrimp fajitas, and could be done with either fish, shrimp, or a combination of both.  It’s a very healthy meal– make extras and you’ll […]

Pretty & Easy: Asian “Stirfry” with Chili Sauce

A go-to meal in everyone’s repertoire should be a basic stir fry. And once you get the basics down, you can improvise and improve on it to your hearts content. Technically, this isn’t a stir fry, because I don’t really stir-fry the meat, but you get the general idea. And of course, the chicken used […]

A light lunch or an exotic appetizer - Simple Ceviche!
Simple Ceviche

Ceviche is a recent passion of mine– Every time I’ve bought either fish or shrimp lately, I’ve bought some extra so I can make up a batch!  It makes a lovely appetizer for dinner guests, or I just like to eat it for lunch… This is my go-to super easy recipe… It’s incredibly flexible to […]

Baby Bok Choy.. and all about Hoisin Sauce!

Over at The Perfect Pantry, I’m loving this recipe for Baby Bok Choy with Hoisin Glaze… Not only does the recipe look divine, but check out all the great facts about hoisin sauce! Did you know the name means “seafood”, though there’s no seafood in it? Me neither! STEAMED BABY BOK CHOY WITH SPICY HOISIN […]

Spotlight: Enfrijolitas and Roasted Cabbage

Wisdom of the Moon is a great blog that I love to link to on my arts/crafts blog, and she does great recipes as well. I love this post which not only covers the main dish “Enfrijolitas”, some special ingredient techniques for chipotles in adobo.. and a quite yummy (I’ve tried it myself!) recipe for […]

Let the good times roll with Shrimp Creole!

I absolutely love New Orleans! I spent my 40th birthday there (among numerous other times) and had a blast! Always have a blast there! One of my favorite trips to New Orleans was a fun half-day trip to the New Orleans School of Cooking. The chef was funny and entertaining, the food was great and […]

Pork Dumplings with Dried Shrimp and Chives

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Chi fan le mei you? (Happy and prosperous new year! Have you eaten yet?) Both common greetings for the Lunar new year, commonly know in the states at the Chinese New Year.   This year Chinese New Year starts on February 14th.  The Lunar New Year celebration is 15 days long, each […]

Adorable Year of the Tiger Bento

Chinese New Year (or lunar new year) is this weekend… what an adorable way to celebrate with the Year of the Tiger Bento at Hapa Bento..  Go check out all their lovely work… I must admit that the closest I get to bento is throwing grocery store sushi and string cheese into a bento box, […]

Spotlight – Make Fortune Cookies

Did you know Valentines Day and Chinese New Year are both on Feb 14th this year? Here’s a fun way to combine the two… Make homemade fortune cookies, tucking special personalized notes in for your sweetie! We found these great instructions for making your our fortune cookies at the very cool food blog, FoodMayhem.com. Here’s […]