Category: Stove Top

Coffee ScenTEAd Abura Soba

Coffee ScenTEAd Abura Soba

As a culinary student who dreamed of going to Japan, this recipe is a nod to ‘quick’ food. Although having a lot of components, this dish comes together in one bowl to create a flavor harmony of taste, texture, and appearance. This recipe was the first dish I was proud to feed my family.

Black Bean and Potato Tacos

Black Bean and Potato Tacos

This recipe is perfect for your Meatless Monday or Taco Tuesday! These tacos are so filling and flavorful, you won’t even miss the meat!

Tandoori Chicken Minis

Tandoori Chicken Minis

A Touchdown for the Tastebuds An exotic, bite-size alternative to the traditional buffalo chicken. Just like the big game, this Indian-inspired appetizer takes you on an exciting ride. First, there’s a rich sauce with smoky, spicy, and savory flavors that coat the chicken. Then, there’s a cool creamy cucumber sauce atop a lightly toasted naan flatbread!

Lobster Fondue

Lobster Fondue

Perfect for dinner parties and elegant enough to be served in a restaurant.

Maple Bacon Cheesecake

Maple Bacon Cheesecake

One of my favorite original recipes, loved by guests at two of the restaurants I headed the kitchen of.

Vegetarian Scotch Eggs

Vegetarian Scotch Eggs

This recipe is inspired by the vegetarian koftas (Indian meatballs) my mom used to make when I was growing up. I have tried to elevate it into meatless scotch eggs with a layer of mince soya made of split chickpeas and paneer. The rhubarb sauce adds a punch to the dish. All these indian flavors are sure to tickle your taste buds!

Vietnamese Spicy Eggplant & Mint Soup

Vietnamese Spicy Eggplant & Mint Soup

I had a wonderful soup at Long’s Provencal Restaurant in downtown Seattle. It was so good, I knew I had to try to replicate it at home. I tried doing a search for it online, but no luck…so, I came up with my own recipe and it tastes pretty darn close to the one at the restaurant!

Pork Pozole

Pork Pozole

Tom Douglas is a big name in the restaurant business here in Seattle. His chefs prepared Smoky Pork Pozole for Lish (a former online meal delivery service). I loved the flavors! I knew I had to try and recreate it. Most of the recipes I found online used tomatoes instead of tomatillos. So, I decided to try and recreate the one I ate and this one is very close.

Lamb and Chickpea Soup with Kale

Lamb and Chickpea Soup with Kale

I came up with this recipe after cleaning out my refrigerator and wondering what to do with the leftover heel of parmesan cheese, cherry tomatoes starting to shrivel and kale that was limp. I had read somewhere that cheese was sometimes used to flavor broths, so I thought to give it a try. This recipe has become one of our favorites for lamb shanks.