How to make: Mango-ginger lassi

When Speedy said "mango-ginger", I have to admit that I was a bit apprehensive. Although I am used to combining fruits with spices (mostly, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves), I wasn't at all sure how the mango and ginger … [Read more...]


Spicy tilapia with coconut cream

Make a paste by grinding together fresh ginger, garlic, chili, and cilantro roots and stems. Cook the tilapia fillets gently in the mixture, pour in coconut cream, season and you have a fabulous meal in less than 15 minutes. … [Read more...]


Broiled salmon with lemongrass and ginger

Grind the herbs and spices, mix with a little olive oil, spread on both sides of the salmon then broil the fish. Easy peasy. I have lemongrass, ginger and Holy basil growing in my garden and those were what I used.If you … [Read more...]


Fried chicken, Asian style

Some people like their fried chicken without breading; others prefer to enjoy it with a coating of flour, bread crumbs, corn meal or even crushed corn flakes, Southern style. "Southern", of course, refers to the Southern … [Read more...]


Burgers with ginger and five spice powder

Lamb was used in the original recipe. I can get lamb chops and stewing lamb and even a whole lamb leg in these parts but not ground or minced lamb. So, I had to settle for ground beef. Rib eye. If you have access to ground … [Read more...]


Sweet and spicy fish and tofu

Sweet and sour dishes are common. But sweet and spicy? Nothing irritatingly sweet, don't worry. It all starts with the basic sweet and sour sauce but there's less vinegar and more sugar.Why not just fish? Why add tofu? … [Read more...]


Chicken a la teriyaki

The school year begins today for my younger daughter, Alex. We were both up bright and early and I had two chicken leg quarters in the pan before 6.00 a.m. It was a toss-up between the chicken and potatoes with creamy cheese … [Read more...]


Oven – steamed whole fish

Some people think it's a bad idea to overpower fish with too much seasonings and spices. In fact, true blue fish lovers swear that fresh fish is best eaten right out of the sea with the taste of sea salt still in it. It's a … [Read more...]