Coconut alfredo pappardelle prosciutto
Food

Coconut Alfredo Pappardelle with Prosciutto

Using coconut cream to make an alfredo sauce is one of my favorite tricks, which I learned from the chef Brian Lumley when we lived in Jamaica. It's rare that we get prosciutto here in Suva, so when I saw it at a store a couple weekends ago, we stocked up. I used a few… Continue reading Coconut Alfredo Pappardelle with Prosciutto

smoked chicken alfredo
Food

Fettuccine Alfredo with Smoked Chicken

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

peanut garlic noodles
Food

Peanut Garlic Noodles

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

basil in garden
Food, garden

Almond Pesto

The basil in our garden is growing tall and healthy. I snipped the tops off a few of the plants and used the leaves to make a homemade pesto. It has plenty of umami from the parmesan we picked up from Flavio's during our last trip to Nadi. (Flavio showed us how to make pappardelle… Continue reading Almond Pesto

creamy cheesy penne with tuna
Food

Creamy, Cheesy Penne with Tuna

We were watching Matty Matheson's take on tuna noodle casserole a few nights ago, and I was inspired to riff on it. My dish isn't a classic tuna noodle casserole--it doesn't go in the oven--but it does retain the creaminess and cheesiness of the original idea. Also, I use albacore tuna steaks instead of canned… Continue reading Creamy, Cheesy Penne with Tuna