Blackened Salmon with Avocado Salsa

This is another quick but deliciously gourmet dinner. It’s a fresh and healthy dish as well. The largest chunk of time is chopping all the vegetables and fruits for the mango avocado salsa. It’s a very summery dish, but it’s great to eat mid-winter when you’re missing the sun. Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook Time:…

Shrimp & Broccoli Stir Fry

I found this receipe from Damn Delicious. It was quick and simple to make. A great dish for a busy night. Prep Time: 5 Minutes Cook Time: 15 Minutes Servings: 4 people Ingredients: 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 1/2 lbs. shrimp, peeled and deveined 24 ounces broccoli florets 1 tsp. sesame seeds For the Sauce…

Red & Green Mole Chicken Enchiladas with Spanish Yellow Rice

I found this recipe from Chef Tyler Florence at The Food Network. The recipe calls for a Mexican Spice Blend, so I used the one from Genuis Kitchen. I love eating my enchiladas with yellow Spanish rice, which I found the recipe also from Genuis Kitchen. However, Chef Tyler’s recipe called for corn, green chiles, and chipotle…

Egg Fried Rice

This is my own recipe I’ve made up over the years. You can add any vegetables you want; I just used what was in my apartment. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Serves: 2 people Ingredients: White or Jasmine rice Bell pepper, minced Onion, min ed 1 egg 1/2 tsp. Sesame oil 1/4…

Stuffed Bell Peppers

This recipe was taught to me by my mother, who was taught by her Sephardic Jewish grandmother. My great-grandma Bella was originally from what is now Turkey, but immigrated to the U.S. during WWII. I’ve only had this meal a few times, but it’s delicious to make when you’re in the mood and you have…

Honey Sriracha Chicken

My brother found this recipe online and knew he had to have it that night. We already had all the ingredients so it worked out well. We figured we wanted a crunch to it as well, so we sliced up a red and yellow bell pepper then added it in at the end. It was delicious…

Grilled Lemon-Parsley Pork Chops

I originally made this last summer for my father and I. My mother and brother weren’t home and we were starving. I saw what we had in the freezer were thick pork chops and in the fridge were lemons and fresh parsley. If you ask my father, he will rave over that time it was…

Thai Coconut Chicken Stir Fry

This was my first time cooking with coconut milk. It’s delicious. What’s nice about coconut milk is it’s super healthy, plus it gives a unique flavor you can’t really get from anywhere else. I got this recipe from Thai Kitchen. I used their brand of coconut milk. This recipe is so easy; less than 10 ingredients…

Thai Peanut Teriyaki Chicken

I came up with this recipe by incorporating some of my favorite Asian meals during my first year of living off-campus during college. I always have all the ingredients in the house, so it’s convenient when you don’t know what to make for dinner the evening of. The preparation time varies, depending on how long you want…

Tex-Mex Chicken Fajitas

I grew up loving this recipe more than authentic Mexican fajitas. It’s greasy, it’s messy and boy, is it delicious. I prefer to eat this with rice on the side, but you may like to mix the rice with the chicken and make it almost into a burrito. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes…

Turkey Chili

Growing up, my family was never a huge fan of chili, until one day a family friend made it at a BBQ and we all fell in love. This is that recipe. The secret isn’t just using turkey meat, which makes it healthier, but also adding dark chocolate that really gives it a richness no…

Light Sesame Chicken

I always wondered what sesame sauce was made from, like, who knew there was honey in it? But it was so delicious, it only took 20 minutes from prep to plate, and I definitely plan on making it again soon. This is also the light version, using only corn starch and egg whites as the coating on…