We order smoked whole chickens from a local butcher from time to time. They're great to have around because they're versatile--you can use them in sandwiches, wraps, salads, etc. They're also quick and easy toppings for pasta and rice dishes. I chopped up some smoked chicken for an alfredo for dinner last night. The chicken… Continue reading Fettuccine Alfredo with Smoked Chicken
When we visited KokoMana, an agri-forestry operation in Savusavu that makes artisinal chocolate, we brought back a bag of cocoa nibs to use for a home-brewed stout. A few days ago, hubby placed most of the nibs package in a cloth bag that Fijians use to hold kava powder when mixing with water. He soaked… Continue reading Cocoa-Infused White Rum
I made this as a post-workout meal today. It's summer here in Fiji, and the humidity and high temps are intense. I like to workout at home in natural temperatures (no AC, no fan), which means that workouts get harder during this time of year because of the conditions. It's good for building endurance. I… Continue reading Peanut Garlic Noodles
This curry is rich in flavor and full of nutrients from the veggies. Serve with a base of rice to soak up the delicious sauce. To make this dish vegan, just leave out the paneer (Indian cheese). Ingredients: 1-2 tbsp. butter1/2 onion, chopped3 small/medium potatoes, chopped1 cup water1 can coconut cream1 can chickpeas, drained1 cup… Continue reading Veggie and Paneer Curry
Compound butter is easy to make and adds notes of fresh flavors. Simply soften butter to room temperature, then mix in fresh herbs. I snipped fresh parsley and chives from our garden for this one.