Do you love fried oysters? One of our favorites is Japanese Kaki Furai which are oysters rolled in panko bread crumbs then served with katsu sauce and karashi (hot mustard). In our version we served the po’ boy sandwhich with shredded cabbage, tomatoes and a sweet chili vinaigrette. This was combinedwith katsu sauce, kewpie mayonnaise, karashi mustard. On the side we served sliced takuwan (Japanese pickled daikon radish).
Chicken Cacciatore has its’ roots in Italian cuisine. In this recipe we roast pasture raised whole chicken pieces in the oven. The sauce is prepared separately in a pan. We combine San Marzano tomatoes with sausage, onions, fennel, roasted red peppers, baby bella mushrooms, olives, garlic, chicken stock and wine. The end result is a rich flavorful Cacciatore that you can enjoy with rice or pasta. I recommend some fresh baked ciabatta or sour dough bread to mop up all the extra sauce.
Healthy teas are simple to make and a positive addition to a well balanced diet. Whether you are looking to improve your health, lose weight or boost your well being, tea provides comfort as well as medicinal properties. Good quality teas will properly hydrate and cleanse your body. They act as a stress reliever to help you find that mental balance. It is a nice option to start and end your perfect day.
Your first meal of the day should leave you energized and refreshed with a clear mind to tackle the world. Breakfast partfaits are nothing new. This is what we have been eating as part of our weekday rotation for the last 22 years. The best part is the convenience. Prepare this the night before and you have something fast and nutritious that you can eat on the go. Fresh fruit, yogurt, citrus, raw honey, peanut butter and grain-free organic granola.
Mushrooms are healthy, low in calories and low in fat. The trick is to get a nice caramelization which brings out all the natural flavors. In this recipe, we sauté the mushrooms until golden brown. We finish with butter, sake and a little bit of soy sauce. A perfectly balanced side dish that pairs well with any meal.
Masami Wagyu is a premium well marbled beef with great flavor. It comes from sustainably raised cattle in an all natural environment from Northern California. Very easy to prepare, think about some wagyu beef when planning your next date night.
Have you ever tried shrimp cocktail? It’s easy to prepare and a good spread for parties or the big game. Tender shrimp full of flavor with that perfect combination of zesty, spice and horseradish. With just a squeeze of lemon juice and this is a favorite that will be devoured in just minutes!
Are you ready for the Superbowl Sunday spread? Add Clam Dip with your favorite chips as one of the pre-game appetizers. It’s quick and easy to make.If you are wondering what clams are the best for clam dip, see our review.
Getting ready for Super Bowl? Try this healthier rendition of Seven Layer Dip with hummus, guacamole, Greek Yogurt tzatziki, red pepper coulis with tomatoes and mozzarella. As a compromise we added zesty taco meat made with ground turkey.
Tender white asparagus with a velvety sauce made from tofu and creamy marscapone cheese are a perfect start or side dish with your next meal.