Homemade Lemon Curd

2018-07-23T16:08:36+00:00Dessert/Sweet, Make-Ahead|

Homemade lemon curd is much tastier than the store bought ones, it is so easy to make and only requires a few ingredients.  The color and flavor is pure summer…blasting with flavor, rich, creamy and so flavorful…   I love everything that has lemon in it…from bars to ice cream and our Meyer lemon tree was loaded with lemons, after picking them up and freezing some of them for making smoothie I still find myself with a lot of it…not to mention that we still have other kind of lemons tree in our backyard. Since I had made pavlova recently I found myself with leftover egg yolks and I absolutely dislike throwing food away, I thought that the best way [...]

Garlic Bread


Using your leftover French or Italian bread you will be able to create these aromatic, flavorful garlic bread. These are great just with your salad, pasta or just as an appetizer. Before going to the recipe I hope you all had a great time with your family and loved ones…right after the New Years we took off to Cancun…where we had a great time and enjoy our “together” time, therefore my “silence” for a couple of weeks…we are now back to routine and yes, looking forward to a wonderful year ahead… Okay, now back to the recipe…today I am sharing with you a simple recipe to make tasty garlic bread…using left over baguette or Italian bread.  It is so good [...]

Butter Lemon Swai, Sous Vide

2018-06-18T11:13:58+00:00Fish and Seafood, Sous Vide|

Looking for a perfect cooked fish? This lemon butter swai is cooked to perfection using sous vide method. The fish is moist and tender, loaded with flavors. Have you ever heard of “SWAI fish”? Swai fish is a catfish from Vietnam, which has a delicate texture and much milder taste than catfish which sometimes can have a “muddy” flavor. Swai are moist, soft, flaky, and delicate and its flesh turns from lightly beige to whitish color once cooked. I have baked, steamed and now sous vide. You mainly can cook it anyway you like, because of its delicate texture grilling might be a bit challenging, as the fish might fall apart easily. Apparently there was a “catfish wars” between US [...]

Almond Flour Chocolate Cake


This is a very simple recipe for a rich, dense and almost gluten free chocolate cake. The cake is moist and melts in your mouth...so good! This simple chocolate cake is made mainly with almond flour…it is very…very…very moist, almost like brownie, fudge texture. It is indeed denser than regular chocolate cake, but it is so good…a small slice goes a long way so satisfying this cake is. The best part of it…this cake does not taste “old” even after a few days, actually it tastes better. I hope you get to try this recipe, I can assure you that you will not regret. This recipe was adapted from Jean-Georges, Home Cooking cookbook. Ingredients: 55g unsalted butter 8g all-purpose flour [...]

Florentines Cookis


Apparently these cookies have its origin in Italy. Generally these cookies can be in a form of cookie or bar containing mainly two layers; one of baked pastry and another one of sticky nut with or without candied fruit. After searching for one recipe with ingredients that I had handy, I adapted this one from Desserts Magazine. The buttery orange pastry layer combined with the sticky nut on top is just amazingly delicious. I urge you to give this recipe a try; I can guarantee that you will not regret…the only problem is that you must have a very strong will to not finish it all in one day. As I mention, this recipe is based on the one published in [...]



I must admit that I do not watch my diet, I always believed that moderation is the key therefore if I crave for something I will go for it…in moderation. With that said, every time that I plan to bake brioche I get turned off once I see the amount butter that is required…well, I could not resist and eventually went ahead with the plan to make brioche. I can tell you that when the butter was added to the dough and struggling to get incorporated in the dough, I was like “OMG, this is insane! But when the loaf of brioche came out of the oven the alarming image of the butter trying to be incorporated to the dough [...]

Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Butter Sauce

2018-06-18T14:39:26+00:00Side Dish, Vegetarian|

I had a similar dish in a neighborhood restaurant a few weeks ago and in spite of being delicious, I just felt that it was loaded with butter sauce and a bit too salty. Therefore, I decided to make my own…the nice thing about cooking your own, is that you can really “control” the amount of the sauce and salt and finish with a dish that still delicious but somehow healthier. As I keep trying different recipes for Brussels sprouts, slowly but surely the rank of “unlike” Brussels sprouts is decreasing, which makes me feel kind of “victorious”. Ingredients: Approximately ½ lb Brussels sprouts 1 small onion, finely sliced 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil Salt and pepper to taste [...]

Scallops in Butter Lemon Sauce

2018-06-18T14:56:08+00:00Fish and Seafood, Gluten Free|

I love scallops, but my husband does not, he claims that scallops are too fishy…oh well…more for me. This is a very tasty and simple recipe for scallops. I coated the scallops with cornstarch instead of all-purpose flour, therefore this recipe is gluten free. When I prepared the scallops I prepared some cod fish in the same manner, this way my husband could have his white fish and I could enjoy the scallops guilty free. Ingredients: ½ lb Scallops, I got the big ones from Costco 2 tablespoons of cornstarch + ½ tablespoon 1 small lemon Fresh ground pepper ½ cup chicken broth 1½ to 2 tablespoons butter 2 to 3 teaspoons of capers, drained Method: In a small deep [...]