Nigerian Akara (Black Eyed Pea Fritters)

These fritters are made with black eyed peas and no flour. Akara is a Nigerian recipe that I was exposed to at a young age. I learned of this recipe from my grandmothers nurses aide Ronki who immigrated from Nigeria. These fritters are light yet filling. The most difficult and tedious part is removing all…

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Recipe: Wiener Schnitzel with Red Cabbage

This Wiener Schnitzel was made with boneless pork chops that were pounded extra thin, breaded and fried golden brown in a cast iron skillet. The crust came out crispy and the pork center, very moist. The red cabbage has become a new favorite of mine. I added ingredients such as apple, onion, sugar, honey, allspice and…

Recipe: Turkey Fajitas

Turkey fajitas are very easy and cheap to make.  All one needs is a few vegetables, spices and flour tortillas.  I utilized leftover turkey from a holiday to create this tasty meal.  Fajitas are super healthy too.  Theres plenty of vitamin c in the bell peppers, in fact 1 red bell pepper has a whopping…

Recipe: Shredded Turkey Loaded Nachos

I am a huge fan of Thanksgiving leftovers.  I also love Mexican inspired food.  I made this hefty plate of nachos with leftover dark meat turkey and piled it high with nacho favorites.  Family and friends always want to visit ones house for dinner and now they’ll visit for the leftovers alone! This recipe is…

Recipe: Turkey Pockets

These turkey pockets are a great idea for Thanksgiving leftovers and more.  The crunchy exterior and cheesy filling will have you and guest wanting seconds. Mix and match filling with ham and cheddar or pepperoni, sauce and mozzarella. Another benefit is that one can wrap and freeze the leftover pockets for later!  Don’t eat a…

Recipe: Tomato Sauce (Gravy) with Meatballs

A great tomato sauce is not that difficult to produce at home. Four key ingredients to a successful tomato gravy are planning, time, patience and love. Personally, I enjoy a great sauce with pasta and meatballs. Its a great comfort food and something most people are familiar with and enjoy.  This sauce takes a few…

Recipe: Tim’s Thankful Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is a tradition and often a center piece on family tables in autumn.  Homemade cranberry sauce is packed with flavor and simple to make.  Once one makes their own its hard to go back to the canned stuff. In this recipe I used an array of warming spices and citrus which helped  brighten and balance this…