Pineapple Upside Down Cake

View my step-by-step video                     We’re going vintage with the ever popular Pineapple Upside down cake. Around the 1920’s ovens were just getting introduced and prior to this, most homemakers make their cakes in a skillet. In 1925 the Hawaiian Pineapple company ran a contest and … Continue reading Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Beef & Broccoli

View my step-by-step video           This Chinese style Beef & Broccoli is packed with flavor. In this recipe both Beef and Broccoli are give the ‘char’ treatment before folding them into a luscious sauce. I love the fact that the Beef is thinly sliced and cooks quickly and the Broccoli is … Continue reading Beef & Broccoli

Red Velvet Dhokla

View my step-by-step video               A Dhokla to put it simply if you’re never had it before is a savory cake. This is a typical Indian snack and is also eaten as a quick breakfast or with other meals and originated in Gujarat in India. The most common type … Continue reading Red Velvet Dhokla

Vegetable Manchurian

View my step-by-step video           Manchurian recipes are popular all over India and the world for good reason. I’ve made a Chicken, Cauliflower and a Mushroom version and today I’m going to make the very popular Vegetable Manchurian! Cabbage and other veggies are formed into small balls and deep fried before … Continue reading Vegetable Manchurian

Mixed Chowmein

View my step-by-step video           If I’m ordering takeout or eating in, I almost always make sure to get both Fried Rice and a Chowmein. One of my sons prefers rice and the other noodles, although I can never remember which is which Chowmein noodles are widely available. The most common … Continue reading Mixed Chowmein

Saltfish Fritters – Jamaican Stamp and Go

View my step-by-step video                         There’s something about my friend Mary Rocto. Years ago her name surfaced on Twitter at the time of the Recipe to Riches auditions.  Mary is loud and passionate about food and her presence was felt on social media. I … Continue reading Saltfish Fritters – Jamaican Stamp and Go

Chinese Bhel

View my step-by-step video             To say Chinese food is popular in India is an understatement. Indo Chinese food has made its way into every nook and cranny of the country. I’m not sure how long Chinese Bhel has been around, but it’s a remarkable idea. A traditional Bhel is … Continue reading Chinese Bhel

Alle Belle

View my step-by-step video       Alle Belle of Coconut crepes or pancakes are made at tea time in Goa. This is also enjoyed by other Christians in India. My earliest memory of this is boarding school. I spent years at St. Joseph’s Convent in Panchgani, India enjoying this treat every Fat or Shrove … Continue reading Alle Belle