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Roasted Sweet Potatoes

I decided to roast some sweet potatoes to serve with my Almond and Pecan Crusted Chicken. I prepared these sweet potatoes in the same fashion I do for all my vegetables: coating with some olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper. Simple is best! A lot of recipes suggest adding maple syrup and a … Continue reading

Almond and Pecan Crusted Chicken

I randomly stumbled upon a recipe for Almond-Crusted Chicken With Sweet Potatoes and Asparagus online and was amazed how little work it required to produce such mouth-watering results. As I normally do when trying a new recipe, I made sure to conduct a thorough online search of related recipes and reviews to determine how to … Continue reading

Honey Lemon Salmon on Watercress Salad

As per usual, I wanted to cook a simple healthy meal and came across this recipe on epicurious. The beauty of this particular salmon dish was that it required no complex ingredients, the prep time was only a couple minutes, and it pairs well with so many side dishes. I chose to serve the salmon … Continue reading

Garlic Parsley Potatoes

This dish is also called our “scrap potatoes” because this was thrown together with a bunch of leftover ingredients from our Thanksgiving Eve dinner.  I used the excess herb butter juices from the Whole Roasted Chicken, extra potatoes from the Purée of Garlic Potatoes, and fresh parsley from the Marinated Mushrooms. Every time I make … Continue reading

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Shallots

For our Thanksgiving Eve Dinner, I wanted to roast a side dish of Brussels sprouts but make them a little more exciting than usual. I found this recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Shallots and Wild Mushrooms and used it as inspiration. I didn’t have the time (or extra mushrooms) for the whole recipe, so … Continue reading

Roasted Garlic

I love garlic — it just makes every dish so much better!  But garlic can be more of an accent ingredient; it can also be a highlight dish on its own.  I was first introduced to roasted bulbs of garlic with my favorite Whole Roasted Branzini dish at Bohemian.  Roasting garlic is a super easy … Continue reading

Spicy Pork Meatballs

Natalya and I attended the Meatball Master Class at the De Gustibus Cooking School which was taught by Daniel Holzman of the The Meatball Shop.  These Spicy Pork Meatballs are top sellers at The Meatball Shop; how can anyone resist these amazingly juicy meatballs packed with heat?  The secret ingredients that really make these meatballs … Continue reading

Five-Spice Roasted Acorn Squash

As fall season rolled through, we had bought an acorn squash primarily as an autumn decoration for our apartment but we figured we would eventually cook it.  I love cooking squash as it has such a light sweet and nutty flavor.  So far I have cooked with pumpkin, butternut squash, Japanese Kobocha squash, and now … Continue reading

Stuffed Chicken with Tomatoes

 I randomly bought a pack of chicken breasts the last time I was grocery shopping and felt like trying out a new recipe to make them. I consulted my trusty What to Cook and How to Cook It book and found this recipe which I have been meaning to try for a while. It calls … Continue reading

Food Comas Turns 1!

May 13th marks a special day for us here… Food Comas turns 1 year old today!  Exactly one year ago, I wrote my first ever blog post on Baby Lamb Chops with Cucumber-Mint Relish.  I didn’t really know what I was doing (regarding both cooking and blogging) but I went for it anyway.  At first, … Continue reading