BLT Pasta

Just a couple of things.. The initials BLT stand for Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato, and it’s traditionally consumed between two pieces of toasted bread (which has been smeared with Mayo) If you choose to make a BLT sandwich, you should be choosing only top quality ingredients, pay an extra dollar a pound and get the heirlooms, find good quality…

Caribbean Salmon with Coconut Coleslaw

When I was in Vocational School for culinary arts, the chef used to try to test us by giving assignments that required us to create a recipe and cook it for everyone.  I was never particularly good at doing so, often only managing to pass with satisfactory, but never achieving outstanding. Except for this one recipe: Caribbean…

Asian Inspired Meatballs

Did you know that some popular  inventions and recipes were either accidents or failures? Some examples of this include: Corn Flakes, Potato Chips, Fireworks, Play-doh, Bubblegum, Chocolate Chip Cookies and Penicillin. Okay, maybe none of these inventions are earth shattering..but still, where would we be without chocolate chip cookies!!? Ahem, Back to where I was…

Spaghetti with Shrimp and Black Olives

This recipe actually comes from an Italian cookbook called; The Splendid Table. The author suggests that the shrimps can actually be served without pasta, and it would make a decent main course. This recipe actually surpassed my expectations, I’m not a huge seafood lover, so i was very happy to eat this pasta. For the…

Penne Alla Genovese

This pasta sauce is a bit odd. A quick Google search of “alla Genovese” reveals that this pasta sauce’s name is incorrect. Alla Genovese usually showed up as either pesto sauce or a onion and beef sauce. I had even a harder time finding any history of this sauce. Genovese means of Genoa, but that’s…