Not Your Momma’s Lasagna

Not Your Momma’s Lasagna

A very easy lasagna recipe that takes your taste buds on a world tour. This is a unique recipe that I created using ingredients from different parts of the world. It’s not all Italian.

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.

Cherry Dutch Baby

Cherry Dutch Baby

I love pancake houses and often order the Dutch baby. At the local pancake house, the choices are a plain Dutch baby (spritzed with lemon juice) or an apple one. Cherries were in season here in Seattle and I thought to try making a Dutch baby using them as the fruit. But, I had to make it gluten-free so my husband could eat it, too.

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.

Scallops with Succotash

Scallops with Succotash

This dish features a slightly spicy roasted corn, edamame, sweet potato, and pancetta succotash alongside pan-seared scallops and an edamame purée. It is a dish that is both simple to make, yet is impressive to all. My favorite thing about this dish is that it is light, but filling, and extremely delicous.

Rocket Pop Sorbet

Rocket Pop Sorbet

Remember those Red, White, and Blue popsicles? Well, this sorbet is inspired by them, and is a great hot weather treat (not to mention being really pretty!). But, unlike the popsicles, this sorbet is made with no artificial colors or flavors, and it has a decidedly mature flavor profile. Fresh, tart, and herbal, this sorbet has 3 layers (strawberry-black pepper, lemon-sour mix, and blueberry-thyme) and the flavors all compliment each other.

Chicken Rezala

Chicken Rezala

An exquisite dish from the cultural state of West Bengal, India. This dish is perfect to easily prepare and impress your guests and family members.

Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto

I developed this recipe specifically for teaching cooking classes. Many people think that risotto is difficult or too complex to make, but I developed this risotto recipe to be easy, yet delicious.