Tuesday, July 16, 2019

1271. Crispy Feta Block Appetizer

An appetizer to share, or a meal for one, the choice is all yours. Feta does not melt upon heating. But it does get lusciously softened to the perfect scoopable/spreadable consistency. This recipe breads and fries a whole block of feta, but that's not all. The fresh tomato salad/salsa is a must.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

1270. Brazilian Walnut Candy

These Brazillian walnut candies are know locally as camadeu de nozes. Of course it would consist largely of a can of sweetened condensed milk, a highly favored and essential ingredients in the Brazilian kitchen. In fact, without the fondant coating, this candy is simply sweetened condensed milk and finely chopped walnut cooked over the stove.

Friday, July 12, 2019

1269. Shrimp Boil in Oven Bag

This is one of the easiest and most delicious recipes you can make on rotation for your family. There are countless recipes combining corn and shrimp, and what makes this one unique is the oven bag cooking method.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

1268. Cloud Bread

So the new trend is to completely villianize carbohydrates and go keto. I was curious about this cloud bread since people say bread is the thing they miss the most when cutting out carbs. It was actually very successful and I could see how it fits as a bread substitute.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

1267. Raw Raspberry Chia Jam Toast

Jam is not part of my daily consumption, nor weekly, barely even monthly. In fact, I almost exclusively use jam for baking nowadays. However, if jam were part of your daily, er, jam, this would be a highly recommended sway for your health.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

1266. Dutch Oven Greek Chicken

You can never have too many ways to roast a chicken, am I right? So what's so special about this one is that is is roasted in a dutch oven, or a lidded oven-safe dish. This tenderizes it and retains its moisture amazingly. The flavorings are simply garlic, lemon, and oregano, but the transformation is huge due to the cooking method.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

1265. Raspberry Custard Pie

Of all the wonderful pies that have taken off on MCW since December, I just might be bold enough to label this raspberry custard crumble pie my favorite. While the tang from the raspberry delights me, the sharpness is mellowed out by the custard mixture poured over the fruit.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

1264. Baked Rice with Tomato and Garlic Confit

This, without exaggeration, is the best rice I have had in a long time. It's a bit strange that it is baked, but we are no strangers to baked rice here at MCW (hello, mandi). The flavor profile is just beyond. A whole bunch of cherry tomatoes and garlic cloves are confit-ed in another whole bunch of fresh coriander stems and olive oil, before the rice gets added and baked for a while longer.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

1263. Blueberry Pie

Following up on the inadvertentness of 2019 inaugurated the year of Pie, this blueberry lemon pie was the next natural step. On the berry spectrum, blueberries are not the most tangy of the breed, so the lemon here really plays a melodious role.

Friday, June 28, 2019

1262. Overnight Green Olive and Rosemary Bread

The overnight bread strikes again. It truly is a special recipe. Takes seconds to make, zero muscle power, highly customizable in endless shapes and flavors... What more can one ask for? This loaf is studded with briny green olives and fresh rosemary that makes for the perfect savory tartine.