Category Archives: ThingsToTry

Onions on top of burgers while cooking

The idea is from Ideas in Food, and I must say, I think it’s an awesome idea.  I’m going to have to try it.  Here is the original post which has pictures.


~ Spanish Chicken ~

Another recipe for the todo list!


Update: My version is here.

Over the Billows

I’m a big fan of recipes that can be whipped up in 30 minutes or less for those days when you get home from work and just want to flop on the sofa with a bowl of something hot and tasty. I had a fairly rubbish day at the office yesterday, so Mike and I pulled out an old favourite: Spanish chicken. It was ready in 25 minutes and is spectacularly easy.


(Serves 3-4)

~ 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
~ 1 large onion, sliced
~ 1 red bell pepper, sliced
~ 8 chicken thighs, boned (or drumsticks – not chicken breast)
~ 1 1/2 tablespoons paprika (smoked or regular – I like smoked in this)
~ 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
~ 1 good-quality chorizo sausage
~ A handful of your favorite olives (I like green, Mike likes black – I won last night!)
~ A 400g tin of butter beans (the best ones are the fancy artisan…

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Summer Chicken and Cider Casserole

Going to have to add this to the list of recipes to try.

Homemade With Mess

I’m not sure if any casserole can really be passed as a summer dish – hours in the oven and high temperatures outside don’t tend to mix; but this dish is full of lots of lovely Mediterranean flavours so I figured it could pass for a summery dish. Not only that, but a cold and crisp glass of cider just spells summer to me and as this recipe only calls for half a pint then I would suggest you pour the other half into a glass and go and enjoy it in the garden while your dinner cooks. So there you go, casserole = minimal time in the kitchen cooking = more time in the garden drinking cider = summer!

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Serves 2- 3

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 chicken legs
  • 2 peppers – roughly chopped
  • 2 celery stalks – finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic – crushed and finely chopped
  • 1…

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Kalbi-Inspired Fusion Burger

This looks really good … going to have to try it.

Kitchen Is Hostage

I love Korean BBQ, and kalbi is my absolute favorite. Then, I was introduced to the Kalbi burger at this Las Vegas based restaurant called Bachi’s. This burger was AMAZING – beef in a kalbi marinade, house made kimchee, green onions, and house made mayo. I think about this burger often, but I have yet to find a place in the Bay Area that does it quite like Bachi’s.

So, I decided to take the matter in my own hands. The mission: to try and create the kalbi burger but add a few personal twists. 

Ground Angus beef
Korean kalbi marinade – I use the brand called Wang
Sesame oil
Sesame seeds 
Garlic clove
Brioche buns 
Ground pepper
Kosher salt 

Kimchee slaw
1) Toast a handful of sesame seeds until fragrant. The seeds should reach this point when they become lightly golden in colour. 

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Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Apples

Might add this one to the todo list. I used to make pork tenderloin with mango-apple-peach sauce all the time. I would actually do a pork and spinach roulade. It was one of the earliest “fancy” dishes I made.

Miss Wu Kitchen


Always a good idea to marinate the pork tenderloins first. Marinating helps to add moisture to pork tenderloin, and keep it really really juicy and tender. The pork tenderloin really absorbed the flavors with all the ingredients that i put last night: apples, onions, Dijon mustard, oregano, cinnamon,brown sugar and little taste of butter. The apples still remained to taste like apples, they didn’t affect by the onions at all. It was so good, by talking about it made my mouth watering. Hopefully, my hubby did save me some instead taking them all to work. By the way, It is also so much cheaper to marinate it yourself at home instead to buy marinated pork tenderloins at the store.

And sorry guys 😦  I felt so bad.  I hit one of the short cut buttons earlier and accidentally published my draft while i was still writing this recipe. And Tammy left me a…

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