Risotto with Shrimp

I tried my hand at making risotto with white rice for the first time a couple weeks ago, and I loved the richness of the dish, thanks to the butter and parm. Ingredients: 3-5 tbsp. butter 1/2 head of garlic, minced 1.5 cups short-grain white rice 1 cup white wine 5-6 cups water 10 medium/large… Continue reading Risotto with Shrimp

Beef stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff, Island Style

I have to pat myself on the back for this one. It's my tropical-island riff on a classic pasta dish. An umami bomb of beef juices, coconut cream and parmesan. Ingredients: 1 pappardelle pack 1/2 garlic head, minced 1/4-1/2 lb. thin beef strips, tenderized 1 can coconut cream salt and pepper to taste 1 cup… Continue reading Beef Stroganoff, Island Style

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is just around the corner, on May 10. If you're looking for gift ideas, I've got some items in my online store you might like. Plenty of home and office decor to choose from. All products feature original art or photography by me: society6.com/aileentorresbennett Wishing all moms a Happy Mother's Day!

pumpkin wahoo rice

Pumpkin and Wahoo Rice

You might be asking, what's wahoo? It's a meaty white fish that's common in Fiji. I sliced up some wahoo into chunks and tossed it with roasted pumpkin and brown rice for a hearty and healthy dish. Oh, and I sprinkled in a generous amount of garlic salt. We bought a big jug of it,… Continue reading Pumpkin and Wahoo Rice


Pumpkin and Sausage Bolognese

Pumpkin is typically available at local markets in Fiji. I had the idea to incorporate it into a bolognese with locally made beef sausage. Pumpkin is packed with nutrients, including Vitamins A and K, and it adds a subtle sweet note to the tartness of a tomato-based sauce. Ingredients: 1 bottle tomato sauce 1 small… Continue reading Pumpkin and Sausage Bolognese