Stew

Habichuelas

Habichuelas is a Filipino dish of Spanish origins prepared with white beans slowly cooked with tomatoes, pork, and Chorizo de Bilbao. When I was young, one of the easy go to meals my grandmother prepares was this dish, the Habichuelas. I totally understand why, it’s easy to make, it’s quite...

Slow Cooker Neck Bones and Potatoes

Slow Cooker Neck Bones and Potatoes is a simple dish of meaty fall of the bone pork and potatoes cooked in gravy over slow cooker. I had seen this recipe over the telly, but I can’t remember which show, what I do remember is I had saved the cooking procedure...

Beef Sinina

Sinina is a Filipino dish popular in Maguindanao served during Kalilang and Kanduli. It is usually made with beef or goat cooked with carrots, potatoes, palapa, tomatoes and spices in coconut milk. If you love curries then you would be excited with our dish today, the Beef Sinina. A special...

Pork Belly and Tofu Kimchi Jjigae 1

Pork Belly and Tofu Kimchi Jjigae

Pork Belly and Tofu Kimchi Jjigae us a Korean stew of pork belly, tofu and vegetables cooked in an anchovy-based broth seasoned with gochujang. We discovered this dish recently when we dined in at a Korean restaurant here in Auckland called Obar and ordered it. While we had made some beef...

Tiyula Itum 1

Tiyula Itum

Tiyula Itum is a Filipino beef soup prepared with beef or goat pieces that were cooked with lemongrass, ginger, turmeric and charred coconut meat. Its black like dinuguan but it does not contain any blood, so where does this dish take its colour from? Burnt Coconut Meat, it may sound...

Salina Chicken 1

Salina Chicken

Salina Chicken is a very simple Italian dish of chicken and aubergines cooked with herbs and chillies with tomatoes over oven. You might be wondering you had seen this recipe somewhere, if that is the case this is because I grabbed it from one of Jamie Oliver’s TV Show I...

Vanilla Braised Beef Cheeks 2

Vanilla Braised Beef Cheeks

Vanilla Braised Beef Cheeks is a type of beef stew cooked simply with wine and vanilla bean together with herbs and spices like garlic, onion, thyme and bay leaves. Vanilla in a savoury dish, that for me at least was unheard of, my reaction when I saw this once on...

Aji de Gallina 1

Aji de Gallina

Aji de Gallina is a Peruvian dish prepared with chicken cooked together with yellow chili peppers, walnuts, spices, garlic, and turmeric then served with boiled eggs, black olives and rice. Actually, I haven’t tried this dish in real life and what I posted here is just based on research after...

Beef and Irish Stout Stew 1

Beef and Irish Stout Stew

Beef and Irish Stout Stew is a type of beef stew prepared with tough tasty beef cuts, carrots and aromatics slowly cooked in an Irish stout with tomatoes. Have you ever used beer in cooking? How about stout like Guinness? If not give it a try as it gives a...

Beef Rib and Meatball Stew (T'fina Pkaila) 1

Beef Rib and Meatball Stew (T’fina Pkaila)

Beef Rib and Meatball Stew or T’fina Pkaila is a Tunisian dish prepared with beef ribs, meatballs, Spinach, white beans and onions. In Tunisia this dish T’fina Pkaila, also known by the name of T’fina d’epianrds is served during Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. The name night sound Arabic...