Pastrami Spiced Roasted Whole Ham

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Pastrami Spiced Roasted Whole Ham

I’m a sucker for any meat coated in spices, particularly the pastrami spice combination that includes a base of black pepper and coriander.

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Ground Turkey & Brown Butter Sage Stuffing Filled Roasted Mini Pumpkins

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Ground Turkey & Brown Butter Sage Stuffing Filled Roasted Mini Pumpkins

I like using hollowed out roasted pumpkins as bowls, basically like healthier versions of a bread bowl (one of my personal favorite indulgences).

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Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats

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Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats

The reason so many people use it as a pasta substitute is because of the way the flesh becomes stringy, resembling spaghetti noodles (i.e. the name spaghetti squash) sans the fancy spiralizer equipment.

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Seafood and Chorizo Paella

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Seafood and Chorizo Paella

This version of paella combines a variety of seafood with chorizo for an unconventional twist on the classic Spanish dish.

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Spicy Glazed Spot Prawns Served Whole

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Spicy Glazed Spot Prawns Served Whole

While the bright orange shell of these cooked prawns bears resemblance to shrimp, I find their meat to be more similar to tender lobster tails than to shrimp.

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Chili Rubbed Turkey with Orange

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Chili Rubbed Turkey with Orange

The chili rub is full of deep flavors and just a little spicy. It contrasts perfectly with the sweet fruity oranges the turkey is stuffed with. So, if you want to add a little spice to your holiday dinner, try out this non-traditional turkey recipe. 

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Apple Cider and Sage Glazed Bone-In Pork Chops

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Apple Cider and Sage Glazed Bone-In Pork Chops

These bone-in pork chops are seared and served topped with a sweet apple cider glaze - a  fitting recipe for fall.

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Steamed Mussels in White Wine Garlic Broth

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Steamed Mussels in White Wine Garlic Broth

I love serving a large steaming batch of mussels and placing them in the middle of the table so that people can just dig in.

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Tequila Lime Chicken Fajitas

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Tequila Lime Chicken Fajitas

Tequila can be used in more ways than just for margaritas. In this recipe, I add the tequila and lime juice to the chicken marinade to add a brightness and “kick” that contrasts with the smokiness of the chicken cooked on the grill.

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Squash Blossom & Ricotta Pizza

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Squash Blossom & Ricotta Pizza

One of my favorite recent discoveries is squash blossoms. They are in season in summer and are often found at local farmers markets, since they are often too delicate and go bad too quickly for most grocery stores to keep them in stock. Whenever I see them hit the stalls in summer I have to grab some – they are just too pretty to pass up.

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Lamb Korma

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Lamb Korma

Korma is a mildly spicy, aromatic Indian sauce made with curry powder, pureed almonds, cashews and a bit of yogurt, which adds a creamy texture to the sauce. While this version is prepared with lamb, it is also often made with chicken or braised vegetables.

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American Taco Pizza

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American Taco Pizza

This pizza mash-up creation is topped with seasoned ground beef, grilled avocado, cherry, onion, sour cream, tortilla chips and lettuce for a meal reminiscent of American ground beef tacos.

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Cheesy Chicken & Sweet Corn Enchiladas Verdes

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Cheesy Chicken & Sweet Corn Enchiladas Verdes

These enchiladas are stuffed with a combination of shredded poached chicken, sweet corn and Monterey Jack cheese, and then smothered with a homemade verde sauce made with tomatillos and other peppers creating a flavorful, tangy topping with just a hint of spice.

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Whole Roast Red Snapper with Asian Spices

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Whole Roast Red Snapper with Asian Spices

A whole roast fish is an impressive way to show off at an intimate dinner party. Whole fish, also known as “in the round”, is when the fish is served with the head on, just as the fish was caught.

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Classic New England Lobster Boil

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Classic New England Lobster Boil

This recipe is for a traditional New England lobster boil using whole lobsters, kielbasa, red potatoes, sweet corn, clams seasoned with salt and herbs. The ingredients are added at separate times to avoid overcooking.

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