brown rice stuffing
Food

Stuffing, Beyond Thanksgiving

I created a rice stuffing dish for Thanksgiving last Thursday. It turned out excellent, if I may say so myself. So full of flavor. This dish is good any time of year as a standalone or a side. I use brown rice and plenty of ground carrots, so it's high in nutrient density. If you're… Continue reading Stuffing, Beyond Thanksgiving

ground chicken burrito soft taco with kimchi
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Ground Chicken Soft Tacos with Kimchi

We had some kimchi left, and we used it for a Mexican dish to add tang. This is an easy weeknight meal packed with big flavors and nutrition. There are probiotics from the kimchi and Greek yogurt, and the ground chicken and beans are full of protein. The beans also add carbs and fiber. Ingredients:… Continue reading Ground Chicken Soft Tacos with Kimchi

butter chicken
Food

Fijian Butter Chicken

This isn't your typical butter chicken. Butter chicken is usually swimming in butter and cream. This is a Fijian butter chicken. What makes it Fijian? It incorporates chicken lovo. Lovo is a traditional Fijian cooking technique that involves steam-smoking food in an earthen oven. Our gardener did a lovo for us this past weekend, and… Continue reading Fijian Butter Chicken

basil parsley Fiji garden
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Tropical Garden Starters

We have a lush garden in our yard in Fiji. I can't take credit for it. Our gardener has been working the yard for many years, and previous tenants have installed their own touches. Before we moved to Fiji, we imagined being able to eat from our garden. After we arrived, we started small by… Continue reading Tropical Garden Starters

Adventure, Food

Annual Coconut Harvest

It's that time of year again: Time to harvest the coconuts in our yard. We have five tall coconut trees that require someone to climb them to take the coconuts down. We harvest them once a year for general maintenance. The yield is much more than we can consume before the coconuts go bad since… Continue reading Annual Coconut Harvest