Dijon Mustard and Vinegar Potato Salad

Here is a mayo-less potato salad. The creamy dressing is made from a combination of dijon mustard and olive oil. A combination of vinegars adds a delicious tangy flavor. Plus garlic and dill make these potatoes taste like pickles. This a crowd pleaser. Make some to share or just for yourself. Ingredients:

Nikujaga (Meat and Potatoes)

Nikujaga is a Japanese dish that literally translates to meat “niku” and potatoes “jagaimo” and is a favorite of mine. This Japanese dish of meat, potatoes and onion is stewed in sweetened soy sauce. Generally, potatoes make up the bulk of the dish, with the meat mostly serving as a source of flavor. Typically, it …

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Recipe Testing: Bon Appetit Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Cheesecake is my favorite kind of cake. While I am a sucker for a graham cracker crust, my preference is a crustless cheesecake much like Japanese style cheesecakes. However, most of the recipes I found Japanese style cheesecake used a lot ingredients and included super complicated steps. Luckily, BA posted a video for a Basque …

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Fresh Pasta

You can probably tell from scrolling thru my page or Instagram that I love love love pasta (really I love all noodles). Since I inherited a pasta roller machine (is that the official name of it? not sure.) a few months ago and wanted to try making new things I haven’t made before this month …

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Pancit Bihon

Pancit Bihon is a Filipino noodle dish that incorporates vegetables and meat. There are a number of variations throughout the Philippines and each variation is its own unique spin on the dish. I find the style of pancit I make is a pretty simple, basic version and it is a good starting point if you …

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Adobong Pusit (Filipino Squid Adobo)

Adobong pusit - plated

Adobo is a staple Filipino dish. Squid adobo makes this already tasty dish an even better delicacy. The recipe I use is the one that my mom taught me over the years. I have found that compared to other recipes on the internet, this version is more simplified. The first key thing to this recipe …

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Bistek Tagalog

Bistek Tagalog or Bistek (pronounced “beefsteak”) for short is a delicious Filipino ulam (main dish) that combines sour and salty flavors. The sour flavor of the dish typically comes from the use of calamansi juice which is a native citrus fruit in the Philippines that is a cross between a lemon and a lime. However, …

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