Chicken Pot Pie with Gnocchi

Chicken Pot Pie with Gnocchi

As a child, I really didn’t like chicken pot pie. I don’t really know what it was about the dish that I didn’t like. maybe it had something to do with never having the homemade kind, but I always cringed when I saw my mom pop those frozen pies in the oven. Now, I’ve grown to appreciate a lot of foods I hated as a child, including chicken pot pie. This is my version of Continue Reading →

Gnocchi and Sweet Potato Soup

Gnocchi and Sweet Potato Soup

For me, there’s just something about gnocchi that I can’t resist. I love how soft and sort of squishy it is and how it tends to just melt in your mouth. I first tried it when I was studying abroad in Germany and have had a bit of a love affair with it ever since. Since gnocchi is so filling, it always seems like the perfect cold-weather food to me so I decided to make Continue Reading →

Pinterest Review: Smoked Salmon and Spinach Tarts

Pinterest Review: Smoked Salmon and Spinach Tarts

Smoked salmon and spinach are both considered super foods by many health experts. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you’ll know that I love smoked salmon and have written several previous posts about it. The other night, we had some smoked salmon in the fridge and I was looking for a new but quick and easy way to cook it. That’s when I came across this recipe from Delicious Magazine for Continue Reading →

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

I’ve shared with you before that my husband and I eat a lot of Indian food! So I’m excited to share with you a real staple dish called Chicken Tikka Masala. If you go to any Indian restaurant, you are almost guaranteed to find this dish on the menu. My mother in law, who is a wonderful cook, once told me that the best way to judge if an Indian restaurant is any good is Continue Reading →

Portuguese Octopus Rice

Portuguese Octopus Rice

Its been a while since I’ve shared one of my own recipes. The last ones were my recipes for Microwave Halloween Fudge and Coconut Chicken Curry. My new recipe is definitely different and a bit out there for most people as its a recipe for Portuguese Octopus Rice! I know cooking octopus is probably a big leap for a lot of you and it was for me until recently. Before I moved to Switzerland, the Continue Reading →

Coconut Chicken Curry

Coconut Chicken Curry

My husband and I cook a lot of Indian food and curries and one of our favorite bases for curry is coconut milk. This recipe is actually quite similar to my haddock in a coconut curry sauce recipe which I posted several months back. You’ll notice in the ingredients that I specify using anywhere between 2 and 4 chicken breasts. This is because I’ve made it both ways and liked the results. Meat is way Continue Reading →

Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori Chicken

Here in Geneva, summer is finally in full swing. Since it has taken an unusually long time to get here this year, my husband and I are even more excited that its here and that its finally grilling season! I swear, we’re grilling almost every night. The other day, we were both craving some Indian food so we whipped up a batch of tandoori chicken. The recipe gets its name from a traditional Indian clay Continue Reading →

Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Spicy Grilled Shrimp

One of the great things about our place in Geneva is our grill. Now that summer is really here, we plan to grill a lot. One of our favorite things to grill is shrimp. Here is my recipe for spicy grilled shrimp. However, I want to warn you that you really need to be careful with the amount of spice used because it can easily end up being too much! If in doubt, use just Continue Reading →

Smoked Salmon with Potatoes and Dill Sauce

Smoked Salmon with Potatoes and Dill Sauce

This recipe for smoked salmon with potatoes and dill sauce is yet another example of my love affair with smoked salmon. While this recipe may seem like it could take some time, you really don’t have to do much. The potatoes take the longest and you don’t really need to mind them while they’re cooking. I also have a few suggestions for tweaks. You could used regular salmon instead of smoked salmon, but that would Continue Reading →

Perfect Juicy Baked Chicken Every Time

Perfect Juicy Baked Chicken

For most people, cooking poultry can be very challenging. Let’s face it, how many times have we gone to a restaurant (even a nice one) and ended up with dry chicken? Or, how many times have we cooked dry chicken ourselves? The problem with chicken and poultry is that food safety is very, very important because of the chance of salmonella. Every time I cook any raw meat, seafood included, I am constantly being careful Continue Reading →