Ceviche Recipe

Ceviche Recipe

For those of you that don’t know, ceviche is a dish made from shellfish or white, non-fatty fish and that uses no heat to cook the fish. Instead, the dish uses acid from fresh limes or lemons to cold cook the seafood. When done properly, the dish is a coolly refreshing combination of ocean and citrus. I’ve … Continue reading

Pho Countryside – Quincy, MA

Pho Countryside – Quincy, MA

Not too long ago I was at a barbecue with some friends and we fell into a conversation about good places to eat pho (pronounced “fuh” – click to listen), a delicious Vietnamese soup full of delicious broth, noodles, and meat. My friends started naming Vietnamese places in Rhode Island and simultaneously crossing them off the … Continue reading

Pickled Watermelon Recipe

Pickled Watermelon Recipe

Yes, this recipe is for pickled watermelon, but don’t go running for the hills just yet! The results are weird, but surprisingly tasty. This may just be one of the more unique recipes you experiment with. So many people love watermelon and it’s devoured in mass quantities every summer. Personally, I love watermelon that is … Continue reading

Quito’s Restaurant – Bristol, RI

Quito’s Restaurant – Bristol, RI

When my cousin, her husband, and two children (now three!) were staying with us while visiting the U.S., my family and I tried to show them around to let them try new things. Sometimes the best way to immerse people in another country is to have them try that country’s food. On this occasion, we opted … Continue reading

The Perfect Grilled Burger

The Perfect Grilled Burger

I’ve spent years of my life trying to figure out the secret to the perfect hamburger mix. As it turns out, my efforts were somewhat foolish considering how simple it is to make a great burger. In fact, the simpler, the better. I tried almost everything to perfect a ground meat mixture for my burgers. … Continue reading

Baked Cod Loin Fillets

Baked Cod Loin Fillets

Cod is easily one of my favorite kinds of fish. It has a delicate flavor, but still remains very distinct. It’s hard to beat the perfectly flaky texture of this white fish when cooked properly. There are many ways to make cod, whether it is pan fried, breaded, grilled, or baked. In this recipe, I’ve … Continue reading

Kitchen Bar – Providence, RI

Kitchen Bar – Providence, RI

I visited Kitchen Bar during one of those moments where I felt like I wanted to try something new instead of eating at the same old restaurants in Providence (no matter how good they may be). I still wanted a filling meal that wasn’t going to leave me in a food coma, but that also … Continue reading

Dill Summer Salad Recipe

Dill Summer Salad Recipe

I enjoy salad, but I don’t necessarily go out of my way to eat it as much as I should. A few years ago, my friend made this dill yogurt salad for a summer barbecue and I couldn’t get enough of it. Not only did I eat numerous servings, but I promptly went home and … Continue reading

Blount Clam Shack – Warren, RI

Blount Clam Shack – Warren, RI

The summer is prime time for fresh seafood in New England and there are a lot of restaurants purporting to provide it. Part of the fun each summer is finding new seafood places to try from the classy restaurant to the clam shack. After a little research, I discovered such a clam shack right on the … Continue reading

Potato Salad Recipe

Potato Salad Recipe

Side dishes are an often overlooked element of a great meal. Many times, what sets a great meal apart from other similar meals are the side dishes. A poor side dish can really distract from a great entree and a really good side dish can give the illusion of a much better meal. That’s why … Continue reading

Shrimp Po’ Boy Sandwiches with Remoulade Sauce

Shrimp Po’ Boy Sandwiches with Remoulade Sauce

I’ve eaten shrimp all of my life in so many different forms. Grilled, fried, stewed, baked, stuffed, with the shell, without the shell, in a sauce, on pizza, with pasta, you name it. When I’ve had shrimp sandwiches, none were better than the shrimp po’ boys I had in New Orleans. Grilled shrimp on a po’ boy sandwich … Continue reading

James’ Breakfast and More – Wrentham, MA

James’ Breakfast and More – Wrentham, MA

I would never have thought to go to James’ on my own. That’s probably because I don’t really know my way around the Wentham/Norwood/Walpole area. Luckily, my friend Joe who lives nearby, suggested that we grab breakfast there to catch up. Not only did I enjoy hanging out with my friend, but I also found a … Continue reading

Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

Few dishes scream summer like fresh homemade salsas such as pico de gallo or green tomatillo salsa. While salsa’s often have similar flavors, tomatillo salsa is unique in that it’s not made with tomatoes. Tomatillos aren’t tomatoes at all even though they look so similar. They are in fact more closely related to gooseberries! The best … Continue reading

Labneh Dip with Tomato and Cilantro

Labneh Dip with Tomato and Cilantro

A while ago, my wife and I were hunting for foods we hadn’t tried in a Middle Eastern market. As a lover of yogurt and cheese, she spotted a container of Labneh, which is a kind of Arabic Yogurt. It goes by other names and pronunciations as well, like “Labne,” “Laban,” or, “Kefir Cheese,” although … Continue reading

Grilled Eggplant and Feta Cheese Rollups

Grilled Eggplant and Feta Cheese Rollups

After purchasing our new propane grill and effectively hogging it to myself for 4 consecutive dinners, my wife finally declared that she now wanted to use the grill on her own terms. That meant grilling up some eggplant. Personally, I’m not a big fan of eggplant anymore (unless it’s in some baba ghanoush!). I got … Continue reading