Delicious and Easy Crab Cakes Recipe

This Delicious and Easy Crab Cakes Recipe is a result of my first all-day fishing trip in California. People who know me personally can tell you that I'm a real seafood lover. And after going hunting for crabs in Halfmoon Bay, my love grew even more. Seeing that connection between nature and food you eat and love, is a magical experience that changing one's perspective. You learn how to handle the food with respect and care it deserves. My husband and I cleaned, shelled, and cooked those crabs ... Continue Reading

Okonomiyaki (Japanese Cabbage Pancake) Recipe

Okonomiyaki is one of those funky dishes that at first you don't even want to try, but once you had your first bite, you can't stop eating. It's almost too much going on in this dish. It might overwhelm you with a robust smoked smell of katsuobushi, an intensity that comes from pickled ginger and sweetness from okonomiyaki sauce. But somehow all those strong flavors can harmoniously coexist in a peaceful marriage in one bizarre but unpretentious dish, and although Okonomiyaki is a very casual ... Continue Reading

The World According to Georgia

8 am, the morning sun has just started to hit my kitchen, but my house is already filled with a smell of freshly baked bread. Although, it's not technically bread, it's something much more - the loveliest dish of all - Adjarian Khachapuri. Imagine a 10-inch boat made of weightless dough and filled with rich, bubbly cheese, egg yolk, and butter. Already drooling? Well, you should because of this iconic Georgian dish might be the best thing you've tried in years. I started learning about ... Continue Reading

Perfectly Juicy Thanksgiving Roast Turkey

We need to admit, that Thanksgiving is all about the turkey. We can have a dozen of amazing dishes on the table, but they will be just a background for this masterpiece. I think that's fine, as long as you can cook you turkey to perfection. That means golden and crispy skin, and tender, juicy meat. And that's where the most problems start. Somehow the process of cooking turkey can scare the bejesus out of people. Well, I kinda get it because you have only one turkey on the table (most of the ... Continue Reading

Asian Style Meatballs with Rice Noodles

If you love Asian cuisine like I do, and need an easy and quick dinner recipe, look no further, these Asian Style Meatballs with Rice Noodles is what you need for a stress-free weeknight meal. This dish is neither traditional nor authentic, but still better and healthier than any takeout. Try it yourself and tell me what you think! I always thought of meatballs as an authentic Italian dish that comes with Marinara sauce and pasta. That was far before until I started to explore different ... Continue Reading

Best Grilled Chicken Pita Pockets

For our family summer is, first of all, is about grilling. My husband is incredibly passionate about cooking food outdoors, and not so much about cooking at home :) So when I have a chance to make him cook, I take it without asking. I've noticed that there is definitely something about guys and grilling. Somehow it fascinates them more than any other food related activity. My thoughts are the combination of fire, sharp metal objects, and a chance to spend time drinking beer with other buddies, ... Continue Reading

Grilled Rack of Lamb

I always was somehow intimidated about cooking lamb. Firs of all, it wasn't my favorite type of meat. Secondly, I always thought of it as fancy dish which requires a lot of skills and preparations to cook. But now I can tell that my perspective has dramatically changed. As I grew older, and hopefully wiser, I started to appreciate the unique and sophisticated flavor of good quality lamb especially with a glass of well-balanced Merlot or Malbec. However, I still wasn't prepared to cook it at ... Continue Reading

Healthy Veggie Tacos

Who doesn't love tacos? Probably it's one of the most favorite and popular Mexican dishes that have ever existed. It's always packed with a variety of awesome ingredients from a flavorful carne asada to a vibrant pico de gallo. We were so inspired by this cool dish that decided to create our veggie version with roasted cauliflower, crunchy radishes, spicy cabbage chipotle slaw, and homemade salsa verde on the side. These Veggie Tacos is a perfect choice for the Meatless Monday, and they ... Continue Reading

Spicy Eggplant Stew

Happy Wednesday everyone! Spring is in the air, and we are in the mood of cooking a light veggie dish for dinner. Also, we are very excited to present our very first recipe cooked in pressure cooker. We've been in love with this device for a while and used it for many dishes, but somehow we have never had a chance to post any of them. It's time to change that and share this beautiful spring Spicy Eggplant Stew. This dish is similar to Italian Caponata but a bit spicier. We added a few ... Continue Reading

Lime Marinated Half Chicken

This juicy roasted chicken recipe was inspired by traditional Georgian dish Chicken Tabaka. Usually, it's cooked with lot's of fresh garlic, lemon juice, and served with fresh herbs and spicy Georgian sauce. The dish is very popular in among USSR countries, and I vividly remember my mother cooking this crispy and amazingly delicious chicken for our family dinners. Probably, my childhood memories are the main reason I decided to give this recipe another life. The original recipe is a bit ... Continue Reading