This wonderful time of the year – November and December – seems to be made for roasts; roast chicken, roast turkey’s, prime ribs, etc… There is something truly festive and celebratory about a roast and what better accompanies a roast then some delicious stuffing. I have to admit I’ve never been a big fan of …Read More
Having a salad as the main dish of the meal is something I love to do, especially during the warmer months. Living in Southern California’s “endless Summer” Mediterranean climate I get to enjoy the warm days of early Fall mixed with the abundance of fresh vegetables coming in from the harvest. This is fertile ground …Read More
A hearty mushroom dish perfect for cold winter nights! The mushrooms are braised in a rich and flavorful sauce of beef stock, smoky bacon and a kiss of garlic. This is a very elegant side dish but it’s easy enough to be thrown together on a regular weeknight – it’s the best of both worlds. …Read More
Picadillo Andalucia Grass-fed Ground Beef cooked in a full flavored and complex sauce of peppers tomatoes and onions that instantly transports you to the ancient sun-drenched lands of the south of Spain – the crossroads between Europe and Africa. And of course like all Picadillos this a perfect “leftover dish” that re-heats quick and easily …Read More
Delicious roasted carrots in a richly flavored savory butter sauce with Rosemary and a hint of sweet roasted garlic. MISE EN PLACE Things that need to be done before cooking starts. Wash and clean the carrots, slice the garlic and preheat the oven to 425. Tools You Will Need Oven-safe Dish Recipe Serves: 8 …Read More
Pollo a la Vasco The classic Basque style braised chicken dish is served with an amazing and flavorful sauce of tomatoes, peppers, onions and garlic. In Spain this dish is called Pollo a la Vasco and in France it is Poulet Basquaise but in either case it means a delicious meal that’s healthy at the same …Read More
So delicious and simple! This is a perfect weekday recipe where you can just fix it and forget it but at the same time the taste is so amazing and presentation can be dressed up so that it would be a perfect option for guests or company. I used some fresh organic green beans grown …Read More
Delicious mushrooms braised in champagne. A rich and elegant side dish that is perfect for a “Special Event” type meal but easy enough to be thrown together on a regular weeknight.
Easy and simple side dish that is packed full of flavor and goes wonderfully with grilled or roasted meats. I’ve made this many times as a delicious side along with a beautiful roasted chicken or a roast beef. This dish is one of my “Cooking Leverage” recipes where I make a big batch and re-heat …Read More
Delicious and hearty Basque Fisherman’s stew with tomatoes, peppers, onions and potatoes flavored with smoky Spanish Paprika. Since ancient times fisherman along the coasts of northern Spain and southwest France have been heading out into the Bay of Biscay for tuna one of the most traditional preparations has been this braised stew of tomatoes, onions, …Read More
My delicious take on an amazing side dish I enjoyed while out to dinner at the Dining Room of the Ritz Carlton Hotel. I was inspired by their “daily special” vegetable side; I’ve made a few changes such as upgrading to Spanish Marcona Almonds among others. This easy side goes wonderful with grilled steak and …Read More
Picadillo A La Vasco Super easy healthy and delicious weekday main I make at least a couple times a month and the leftovers last through the week and can be heated up in minutes. A dish called “a la Vasco” or “in the Basque Style” would typically be served in a delicious sauce of peppers, …Read More
Calabacitas Espanoles This is an old recipe that came to me from my abuelita (grandmother) and it was a staple at countless family functions. It’s a wonderful and delicious Summer dish packed full of flavor and deliciousness while at the same time being super healthy.
Zucchini, tomatoes, onions and bacon all layered together and baked for the perfect Summer vegetable dish! So much flavor, so much yummy goodness… something this delicious has to be bad for you, right? Not in this case! This recipe for Gratin Provençal is jam packed with tons of vegetables and healthy nutrients add in a …Read More
Super easy and healthy main dish that can be made in minutes making it perfect for those busy weekdays. Tools You Will Need Large Sauté Pan Tongs Large Cooking Spoon