Pot roast is an American classic found everywhere from restaurants to the frozen food aisle. A tender beef roast is first sautéed and then slow cooked in liquid building layers of delicious flavor. Commonly, a pot roast is thought of as a roast, when in fact, it is actually a braise. By using the two […]
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A classic white sausage gravy predominantly found in the southern United States. Served over light fluffy biscuits for a hearty, savory, and filling meal any time of the day.
This cornbread is my all time favorite version. Cooking cornbread in a cast iron skillet leaves a tender center, and a crunchy crispy outside crust. Adding a little sugar to the recipe bumps up the sweetness and brings out all the wonderful magical flavors of the cornbread. Requires a 9-12” cast iron skillet. If you […]
Corn salsa is one of my all-time favorite condiments. Sweet, sour, spicy and refreshing this salsa has it all!
Chicken shawarma is a delicious dish found in the levant and middle-east. Strongly seasoned chicken is slow roasted over coals to create a delicious, tender and spicy dish that leaves you craving more. This version uses a sauté pan to get the same delicious roasted effect, but with the added convenience of easy clean-up and […]
Classic chicken salad. Savory, cool, tangy, and perfect for a hot day.
Made from scratch, beef stew is hearty, savory, filling, and delicious.
My first experience with beef stew was not positive. It was cold. We were camping and it came out of a large pre-made can. I suspect that this is very similar to most other peoples experiences with beef stew. Made from scratch, beef stew is actually hearty, savory, filling, and delicious. So I invite you […]
When I was a kid there was one lunch that I wanted to take to school more than anything else and that was a lunchables pack. Now that I’m an adult, my tastes have matured. So I thought it was time to give the world an upscale, and very easy to make adult version of […]
Beef and Broccoli is a Chinese restaurant classic. Thinly sliced beef, stir fried with broccoli and then topped with a savory brown sauce. Tasting Guidelines:Taste is savory. Weight is medium. Texture is al dente. Best categorized as Cantonese American
A Chinese restaurant classic. The warm ginger and hearty pork dumplings make this delicious soup a classic comfort food.
A Jewish Classic! Matzo Ball Soup is the Jewish equivalent of Chicken Noodle Soup, with the biggest variation being dumplings made from matzo meal instead of pasta. This is a very filling and delicious soup full of warm flavors that will make you feel loved. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is salty and savory. Weight is light. […]
A classic Italian dish. Fairly popular in Italian restaurants until recently when it was disregarded and categorized as old fashioned. It is characterized by chicken breasts covered in tomatoes and veggies then baked in the oven until it is fork tender. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory, sweet, and a touch of spicy. Weight is light […]
Pronounced Tuh-Boo-Lee. A classic Mediterranean dish. Traditionally made with cracked burghul wheat. It is a perfectly light side dish. The recipe has been Americanized slightly by substituting couscous for the wheat. But it still maintains its texture, palate cleansing effects, and pop of freshness. This dish is a perfect palate cleanser because it contains not […]
This recipe is one of my personal favorites. Call me decadent, but I like to personally use crab and lobster. The weight of this recipe is much lighter than it seems when done correctly. This recipe is also very easy to make, as a rule of thumb, bisque is always lighter in weight than chowder. […]
A northern Italian favorite. A simple sauce made from basil leaves. It is incredibly versatile and can be placed on anything that is of a lighter weight. Especially good with chicken. Pesto was huge in the 80’s and 90’s, which was captured in the iconic sitcom Seinfeld where George (paraphrased) says, “Ya know? I just […]
This is another one of those dishes where its brilliance is exceeded only by its simplicity. Perfect to eat with some nice, crusty bread. Its light but savory character will make you wish for lots of sunshine and a cool Mediterranean breeze. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is light and savory. Weight is light but can be […]
A delicious if unauthentic American-Italian dish. The highlight of this dish is the excessive use of Parmesan and the unashamed use of a generous cream sauce. This dish is another one of my family’s favorite recipes. It was first brought into our family by my grandparents neighborhood gourmet club. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory. Weight […]
This recipe is for what I consider to be the easiest way to make a chicken pot pie. The biscuit dough on top adds a nice deviation from the standard flavorless pie crust and makes it fun to eat. The best thing about this dish is it tastes even better as leftovers. Tasting Guidelines: Taste […]
A classic Italian favorite. Loved the world over. Known for its many variations and simplicity. This is a dish that is hard not to love, especially when it is warm out. Great as an appetizer or as a meal. You can change the texture and consistency of the dish simply by changing the cuts to […]
An old family recipe. No meal in my family is complete with out these cheesy potatoes. I’ll never forget the year when my uncle declared he did not like the cheesy potatoes and had never liked the cheesy potatoes after 30 years of eating them. We were all in shock. The only thought that came […]
Filling and savory yet light sauce with fun Rigatoni noodles and chicken to round out the dish. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory with a hint of sweet. Weight is light and rich but can be balanced with parsley and basil. Texture is soft. Good for people with low to moderate treatment side effects. Best categorized as […]
Chicken and dumplings is the Southern equivalent to chicken noodle soup. When you are sick or you do not feel good, nothing else will do. And nobody will ever make it better than your mom or grandma. But here is how I made it for my mom when she went through chemotherapy. Tasting Guidelines: Taste […]
One of my personal favorite Asian soups. Whether it is specifically Vietnamese or Thai, is something for somebody else to debate. All I care is that it is freaking delicious! Tasting Guidelines: Taste is sweet and spicy with aromatic curry notes. Weight is medium but can be balanced with lemongrass. Texture is soupy. Good for […]
An American classic. If there is somebody in the United States that has never heard of chicken noodle soup, they must live under the world’s largest rock. This dish is what I consider to be a slightly up-market take on the dish. This chicken noodle features big cuts of veggies, egg noodles, and a good […]
This salad is absolutely one of my favorites to eat during the summer. The tomatoes and the cucumbers work together to make a dish that is both savory and light. The vinegar in this dish is what really pulls all the flavors together. The longer you let this marinate, the more homogenized the flavors become. […]
One of my mom’s favorites and an exceptionally easy snack. The main benefit to this dish is that all you have to do it take them out of the freezer and make them really quick. This dish is easy and quick when you’re in a pinch for time. Tasting Guidelines:Taste is savory. Weight is medium. […]
This is one of those dishes that you’ll be hesitant to try. You will pass it and pass it and pass it. But then one day, you will decide to try it, and your whole world will never be the same. Perfectly creamy, sweet, and savory. This is somewhere between a dessert and an appetizer. […]
One of my personal favorite dishes ever! One of those dishes where its brilliance is only exceeded by its simplicity. This is a classic Italian snack that is perfect any time. As featured in Episode 1 of Cooking for Chemo Live! Tasting Guidelines: Taste is sweet. Weight is light but can be balanced with oregano. […]