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  • Trader Joe’s Crispy Baja Fish Tacos Recipe – 15 Minute Meal

    January 15, 2021Van

    A quick meal idea using a few items from Trader Joe’s, these delicious Crispy Baja Fish Tacos took under 15 minutes to put together. You can use Trader Joe’s Battered Halibut or Fish Nuggets for thes the tacos (I prefer the Battered Halibut). El Milagro are the best store bought corn tortillas, but they might…

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  • Air Fryer Crab Cakes with Tartar Sauce Recipe

    January 14, 2021Van

    This is a simple and classic recipe for Crab Cakes, you can steam fresh crab and harvest your own crab meat, or look for the lump crab meat in the refrigerated seafood section at your local grocery store or Costco. Enjoy them with tartar sauce and a salad. I use an Instant Omni Plus Oven…

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  • Trader Joe’s Instant Miso Ramen Recipe Hack

    January 9, 2021Van

    When you’re in the mood for ramen, but don’t want to spend the two days it usually takes to make broth and chashu pork belly from scratch – Trader Joe’s to the rescue!  Every single ingredient for this meal is from Trader Joe’s, I’ll show you how I spruced up their Instant Ramen so it…

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  • Toowoomba Pasta Recipe from Outback Steakhouse (Spicy Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo)

    December 23, 2020Van

    This is my copycat of Outback Steakhouse’s Toowoomba Pasta, which is a Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo with the slightest kick of spice (my 1 year old can eat it). No one really knows why it’s named after the city Toowoomba in Australia since there’s not any dish there like this, but hey – it’s Outback Steakhouse…

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  • Southern California-Style Teriyaki Chicken Bowl Recipe

    December 16, 2020Van

    If you’ve never heard of Mos 2, they’re the more delicious version of Flame Broiler and WaBa Grill. I’d call Mos the pioneer of SoCal style Teriyaki Chicken Bowls where chicken is charbroiled and served with a viscous Teriyaki sauce – the sauce is a lot sweeter and thicker than traditional teriyaki sauce. The original…

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  • Bánh Khọt Recipe – Vietnamese Crispy Savory Shrimp Pancakes

    December 15, 2020Van

    Bánh Khọt is the baby cousin to Bánh Xèo, they share a similar type of batter, but the cooking technique and texture are different. Bánh Khọt is very crispy on the bottom, while the middle stays tender and with every bite you have a delicious piece of shrimp garnished with scallions – mung beans and…

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  • Air Fryer Crispy Salmon Skin Recipe

    December 12, 2020Van

    Typically the only time you’ll see Crispy Salmon Skin on a menu is at a sushi restaurant as temaki hand rolls, it may sound weird to some people, but it’s super delicious. Crispy Salmon Skin is the tastier & healthier version of pork rinds – they are no-carb, extra crunchy, and packed with Omega-3 fatty…

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  • Trader Joe’s Cheesesteak Sandwich Recipe

    December 10, 2020Van

    Easy recipe for Cheesesteak Sandwiches using a few ingredients you can grab from Trader Joe’s. You can make 4 sandwiches with very generous filling or up to 6 sandwiches if you use a little less. My new favorite chips from Trader Joe’s! Looking for a gift for your favorite foodie, chef or yourself? Click on…

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  • Tuna-Mayo Onigiri Recipe (Japanese Rice Ball)

    December 5, 2020Van

    Onigiri or Rice Balls are one of the most popular food items in Japan, you can pretty much buy it everywhere in Japan since every convenience store carries them. 7-Elevens in Japan are insane, they carry restaurant quality food for very cheap prices and they have tons of Onigiri. I’m making one of the most…

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  • Ponyo’s Ramen Recipe – Studio Ghibli Meal

    December 2, 2020Van

    One of my kids’s favorite Studio Ghibli films is Ponyo, so I thought it would be fun to recreate Ponyo’s ramen for them – it’s one of the cutest scenes in the movie, I love how Ponyo is so excited to have her first bowl of ramen with ham! It’s very quick and simple to…

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