20 posts tagged garlic

Cuban-Style Chicken Stew

This absolutely amazing recipe I've found in the March issue of Savuer Magazine. OMG, this chicken is so good! It has a perfect combination of different flavors which create a very bright and remarkable dish. I've made some changes in the ingredients, but you know, I do this with every recipe. After I've tasted my home cooked Cuban-style chicken, I've started dreaming about travel to Havana someday, and stay there at least for a week. I definitely know what I would do there, will drink ... Continue Reading

Eggplant Rolls with Cream Cheese, Walnuts and Cilantro

While this spring week seems to be pretty rainy in Palo Alto, that doesn’t mean we can't have vivid sunny meals on our plates! This fresh veggie appetizer seems like a perfect option for me. These rolls are roster eggplant slices, with creamy but light filling and slices of fresh ripe tomatoes inside. Since the eggplant is roasted instead of fried, this is a low-calorie, vegetarian dish. What else is good about this appetizer, is that it could be a perfect starter and set the mood for your ... Continue Reading

Pad See-Ew

It took me a while, but here is another Asian stir-fry recipe I have cooked in my beloved wok. Nothing fancy, just simple and delicious Thai comfort meal – Pad See-Ee. This dish made with flat rice noodles, stir fried thinly sliced meat, vegetables, and booster ingredient – high-quality soy sauce. Nothing complicated at all. Anyway, my recipe is a bit different from the traditional one, because I’ve added more kinds of vegetables I had in my fridge, as I really like stir fried veggies. ... Continue Reading

Kung Pao Chicken

This may be a bit strange, but I was inspired to cook this dish by one of the nastiest restaurant experiences of my life. My friend and I had recently decided to go for lunch to one of the oldest (about 25 years) Chinese restaurants in our city. I had heard many nice reviews about this place from my close friends, so I definitely didn't expect any unpleasant surprises. Oh, I was so wrong! The food was incredibly awful; we were disappointed with every dish we ordered. The Teriyaki Beef was more ... Continue Reading

Beer Roasted Pork Knuckle with Honey-Mustard Glaze

Roasted or braised Pork Knuckle it's a traditional dish in German and Czech cuisines. Usually they serve it with a braised cabbage, roasted potato and of course with lots of beer. For me it was a real challenge to cook this huge 10 pounds pice of meat. It wasn't actually a knuckle it was almost a half of the leg! But the result is totally worth the efforts! At first you have to boil the knuckle in a big stock pot filled with beer, broth, vegetables and herbs. Specially for this incredible ... Continue Reading

Breaded Zucchini with Basil Mayonnaise

Great vegetarian appetizer, good for a summer party with your friends! This is also my first step by step recipe. Cut zucchinis into 1/2-inch rounds. In a small bowl mix flour, Parmesan, bread crumbs, chili powder and pinch of salt. In another bowl, lightly beat eggs with 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Dip zucchinis in the flour mixture, followed by the egg, do the same manipulations one more time.  In a big skillet preheat the oil. Place zucchini slices in the hot oil and fry until golden ... Continue Reading

DIY Rosemary-Garlic Olive Oil

Try to make flavored rosemary olive oil at home. This is really easy! Continue Reading

Chili Con Carne

This dish is not complicated, delicious and very budget. Thats why Chili Con Carne is so popular in many countries. Most often people cook it with beef, but if you like pork - go ahead. The main thing is to add the four basic ingredients: ground meat, red kidney beans, tomato sauce, chili pepper, the rest may vary. // Continue Reading