Dec 2, 2013

Balsamic Roasted Potatoes & Tomatoes

One side-dish to rule them all. Why stick to simple roasted potatoes when you can add so much more color and flavour? I’m a sucker for roasted potatoes. But combine them with sweet roasted cherry tomatoes and a splash of balsamic vinegar and you have my heart forever. It reminds of this amazing dish! This is a really simple dish that you put together in mere minutes and the oven…

Jul 3, 2013

Mama’s Herbed Chicken

Here’s a recipe my love got from his co-worker; Michael. Actually, this Surinamese herbed chicken recipe belongs to Michael’s mom. He’d been raving about it so much that I just had to have it! Never rave about a recipe and then not give it to me, that’s exceptionally cruel. Plus, and this is a biggie; Kay + Surinamese food = match made in heaven. Got it in the mail, had…

Oct 30, 2012

Sausage Pistolet With Harissa Aioli

The best thing about always being strapped for time is that eventually you manage to come up with a vast rotation of recipes that not only taste good and don’t take a lot of time to whip up, but that also look really pretty. That definitely applies to this sandwich filled with grilled beef chipolata sausages, mustard greens, and grilled red onion topped with a wonderfully spicy and flavourful garlic…

Sep 25, 2012

Onion Roasted Potatoes

I’m a potatoes and onion addict. There’s just no getting around that. Especially roasted potatoes and onions make my heart go pitter-patter. I’ve created so many roasted potato recipes over the years, something I’ll never get tired of. But these beauties are in a league of their own and they are dead simple to prepare. First you whip up a batch of home-made onion soup mix. Love that stuff because…

Jun 24, 2012

Roasted Potatoes & Creamy Tomatillo Dip

Here it is, folks: my 1st home-grown jalapeño recipe. Even though I know I shouldn’t have picked the sucker just yet, I did. Couldn’t wait. And it was perfect! I’m always trying to come up with new recipes for roasted potatoes, and well, these are fabulous. And not just because of the jalapeño. No, really. I made a slightly different ranch seasoning and used it not only for my roasted potatoes,…

May 21, 2012

Ranch Roasted Potatoes

And here’s another super easy ‘what to do with ranch seasoning mix‘ recipe: Ranch Roasted Potatoes, even though I think the name doesn’t fully cover the load. You see, I found a recipe for basic ranch roasted potatoes over at the Hidden Valley website and, tasty as it looked, I figured I could perhaps do some more with it. Up the flavors a bit. Oh, and just for the record: this…

Apr 17, 2012

Herb Roasted Potatoes

Making the perfect roasted potatoes isn’t always easy for me. You have to strike a balance or you’ll find yourself biting into a charred potato with the inside still crunchy. Not good. Roasting is the most amazing technique to me because it helps bring out the natural flavor and sweetness of the food, so it’s important to keep that naturalness. The seasoning has to be intense enough to coat your…

Feb 10, 2011

Perfect Roasted Potatoes

And the last one in the series: “Old Guest Postings Resuscitated“, here’s the guest posting I did a few years back for these delicious roasted potatoes. This is a really solid recipe, tried and true, shouldn’t get lost in internet lalaland so I’m posting it to my blog as well. My family has made these roasted potatoes like this for years, today I just switch up the herbs or add…

Mar 9, 2009

Carrots & Mango

I’m always trying to find new and different ways to prepare carrots. I have my much beloved caramelized carrots -which are absolutely yummy- but I have yet another recipe to add to the list. You might have heard of this combination in a smoothie, but do you know how delicious it is when you combine carrots with mango and stir-fry the whole shebang? Add a little fresh note to it in the…