Homemade “Zer Guht” Sauce

INGREDIENTS 2 pounds Roma tomatoes 2 red bell peppers 2 medium yellow onions  5 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled 1 bunch cilantro, large stems trimmed 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil DIRECTIONS Slowly add all but the olive oil to a food processor until finely chopped. Then, in a large pot, heat olive oil over medium-high…

Pistachio Encrusted Chicken Over Asparagus Salad

When prepared correctly (with only about .3-.4 kilograms of chicken) this makes two servings at 511 kcal (2,140 kj) each. Ingredients: 1/4 cup of shelled pistachios 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs (optional) 2 free range chicken breasts (.3-.4kg total) olive oil 1 bunch asparagus 1 cucumber 1 bag baby spinach 1 red onion 3 teaspoons balsamic…

Lomo Saltado

Lomo Saltado is a traditional Peruvian Stir-Fry.  If made correctly, this will serve two people at 521 kcal (2,180 kj) each. Ingredients: 400g sweet potato olive oil 1 red onion 1 garden tomato 1 cube beef stock 3 tablespoons water 1/2 tablespoon cumin 1/2 tablespoon salt-reduced soy sauce 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 premium…

Chickpea Smash Over Cos Lettuce

Ingredients: Lemon juice Chopped parsley 1 can of chickpeas (unsalted) Cos (or Romaine) lettuce Directions: Rinse chickpeas and pour into a mixing bowl.  Add a generous amount of fresh chopped parsley.  Add 1/4 cup of lemon juice.  Mash mixture together with a dash of salt.  Mix until well smashed together. Serve over shredded cos lettuce.

Healthy Chinese Orange Chicken Over Salad

Ingredients: 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 egg 1 1/2 teaspon salt white pepper oil Orange Sauce: 3 tablespoons soy sauce 3/4 cup of naturally pressed orange juice 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 orange, zest 2 tablespoons ginger root, minched 2 teaspoons garlic, pressed 1 tablespoon red chili pepper flakes (or more, to taste) 1/2…

Best Borscht

This last weekend was another Formula 1 Grand Prix dinner party for us and the cuisine was based on Russia. Our good friends brought homemade stroganoff so that left us with a clear choice for a complimentary entree – borscht! After researching half a dozen recipes, I created my own and this is what we…

Bahrain Ghoozi

First, create the Ghoozi spice mix. Combine all these ingredients together. INGREDIENTS 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander (if you don’t have some, extra cinnamon and allspice mix will do) 1/2 teaspoon cayenne 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 1/4…

Citrus Poppyseed Orange Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Happy Valentine’s Day!  In celebration of our near 1,000 days in existence as a couple, I ventured out with a severe lack of baking talent to gift my Stark with an homemade version of his favorite dessert – the Dodo Restaurant’s Poppyseed Orange Cake.  I’ve only had the cake once before when I special ordered…