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Chicken Marbella

I’ve been eating this dish since I was a kid, my mom would make it in California and when I lived in Singapore our housekeeper would make it. When I started cooking on boats and looking for recipes to make I looked back to my […]

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Pork Banh Mi with Homemade Pickles

I like to make food from everywhere, I pick up ideas on my travels but most of the time I make things that I haven’t eaten before. Researching and planning food is half the fun of my job, I get to be creative and look […]

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Black Pepper BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Poblanos

When I grill something for dinner over charcoal I feel bad letting the coals go to waist, so I try to plan ahead and grill a second item to use up that heat. Even if there is only enough heat to leave grill marks or […]

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Black Bean Braised Tofu

52 weeks of cooking – Tofu It may be hard to believe, but there are some days when I don’t want to cook, the key word there is some. And on those rare occasions where I don’t want to cook but still need to cook […]

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Taco Salad with Chipotle Ranch Dressing

52 weeks of cooking – Hot and Cold Summer is a time for salad and not just small side salads, big, hearty, filling, dinner salads. To me a dinner salad is your whole meal, lots of veggies, composed flavors and a spectacular dressing. This taco […]

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Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken Thighs with Strawberry Salsa

This recipe screams summer to me. The chicken is bright green from the cilantro and lime marinade and the strawberries add a pop of red to your plate and bring along their own bright sweetness.  

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52 weeks of cooking – Street Food I have a fondness for street food, especially street food from South America. While visiting friends in Boston they took us out to breakfast at a Venezuelan restaurant. When it comes to eating out I always choose something […]

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Lamb, Pea and Mint Hand Pies

A handful of years ago I had a pie like this at a farmer’s market in Eugene, I’m finally getting around to making my own version of it. I used a classic pie dough recipe for the crust but threw in an egg so they […]

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Pork Belly Tacos (gua bao)

52 weeks of cooking – Taiwanese Ever since moving to Singapore and tasting all the wonders of Asian street foods I’ve had a fondness for steamed bao. Lots of people know the classic steamed bao stuffed with BBQ pork but there are other flavors and […]

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52 weeks of cooking – Eggs Passengers often ask me where I went to school and are quite surprised when I inform them I’m self taught. When I was teaching myself I spent hours reading about food and watching a lot of Food Network, but […]

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