Zarzuela Seafood Stew

Zarzuela Seafood Stew

I’m anxiously awaiting a warm holiday, so in the meantime, my travels will have to be done through food. This week’s supper challenge is themed “Spanish,” in consideration of the anniversary of Kent’s first cook, Paella. I love seafood. My distance to the ocean is 

Osaka Style Okonomiyaki

Osaka Style Okonomiyaki

This Japanese street food is an Asian cross between a cabbage based pizza and a pancake.  A cooked cabbage patty with delicious toppings like bacon, shrimp, squid or octopus can be enjoyed. In North America, an okonomiyaki sounds a little odd, but don’t judge it 

Mince or Ground Meat Wellington

Mince or Ground Meat Wellington

My kid’s have excellent taste. They asked me to cook a Beef Wellington. Right….  I guess the a la carte must be excellent at Bistro SmellaQue?  How am I going to execute this dinner request? Foodies often miss the level of difficulty in cooking a 

Roasted Whole Sablefish (Black Cod)

Roasted Whole Sablefish (Black Cod)

Asian cultures cook and serve whole fish all the time, so when I saw a fresh whole sablefish (black cod) at the store, my jaw dropped and I couldn’t wait to take it home and enjoy it roasted at home. My favorite dish at Japanese 

Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup

What does one do with leftover turkey or chicken when you’re looking for flavor punch? Tortilla soup has all the makings of a hearty meal and its easy to assemble! After cooking a turkey dinner, the next couple days, I want to cook with as 

Smoked (or Baked) Oyster Rockefeller Casserole

Smoked (or Baked) Oyster Rockefeller Casserole

Save yourself some $$ and enjoy Oyster Rockefeller at home in a casserole form with a touch of smoke.  When you can get double or even triple the value in oysters, this is a great deal.  Even better, oysters pairs with smoke beautifully, so this 

Oyster Boulettes (Fried Oyster Balls)

Oyster Boulettes (Fried Oyster Balls)

Oyster Boulettes (Fried Oyster Balls) is most likely to be found in New Orleans or in Creole country. I cooked Oysters on the Prairies for this week’s theme of Supper Challenge this week “naughty,” since I was unable to locate Prairie Oysters. <Ha! Lucky for 

Gnocchi (Potato Pasta)

Gnocchi (Potato Pasta)

Known as pasta pillows in our house, this potato pasta or gnocchi is a simple fresh pasta easily made at home. Because of the ridges and the slight curling of the pasta, it perfectly traps your favorite sauce! Gnocchi taste (by itself): seasoned potato, generally 

Chowder from Leftover Chicken/ Turkey/ Duck

Chowder from Leftover Chicken/ Turkey/ Duck

With American Thanksgiving, I can’t help but drool about the great ways to use leftovers, including simmering a chowder from leftover chicken, turkey or duck. Hearty soups are a great way to to literally clean out the fridge as well. The recipe itself is a 

Spaghetti Squash Rosé

Spaghetti Squash Rosé

Have you experienced the autumn symphony? Cool weather, fall leaves and migrating birds calls for spaghetti squash rosé in the repertoire of warm, hearty dishes. That’s a lot of words for WOW this dish is amazing! Its so amazing, that we have promptly bought a