Sep 17

Simple Stir Fried Broccoli, Easy as 1-2-3

If there is one thing that I have learned over the past few years is the simplicity is not to be overlooked when preparing a meal. There is something about the flavors and texture of quick stir fried broccoli with oyster sauce in a wok that has made it one of my most favorite ways …

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May 26

Appetizing Ginger Shrimp Appetizer

I am rarely caught unprepared but on one occasion, procrastination worked out marvellously.  A few hours before a pot luck dinner, that I was supposed to supply an appetizer for, I was digging through my freezer wondering what could I possibly throw together.  I came up with a bag of frozen peas & a bag …

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May 22

Thai Curry in a Hurry

As I think I’ve said before, I love hot and spicy food, which is strange because growing up in Scotland I never experienced anything hotter than black pepper until I went to university. Once you start to develop a taste for chilli heat, it becomes addictive. Sometimes all I want is the hottest thing on …

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Mar 30

Balinese Style Fish Recipe – An Ode To Mata Hari’s Indonesian Restaurant & Bar

My dear friend Regina owned a very successful Indonesian restaurant on the west side of Houston for over two decades. Not only was the food amazing, but the bar was a local watering hole for many workers of the the petroleum industry. On any one night, it was not unusual to hear numerous languages being …

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Mar 23

Take-out at Home – Mongolian Beef

The first time I tasted Mongolian Beef was at a Chinese chain restaurant called P.F. Changs. The beef was wonderfully salty, savoury and very tender. Since then, I’ve developed my own recipe and it has now become a regular dish on our dinner table. The dish itself is of American-Chinese origin has has nothing to …

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