Aug

20

2014

Spicy Braised Lamb Shanks and A Taste of Malaysia

Comments 4 Comments

Beef & Lamb • Tags: , , , , , , ,

Christina Arokiasamy Malaysia demo - The Duo Dishes

Be sure to “like” us on Facebook, and follow the photo trail on Twitter and Instagram.

A few weeks ago, several bloggers and writers attended a dinner at Koreatown’s Pappa Rich, which served as an introduction to the world of Malaysian food, as well as Chef Christina Arokiasamy. The Seattle-based chef was recently named the Malaysian Food Ambassador to the U.S., and now she’s working hand in hand with the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation to give everyone a “taste of Malaysia”. She is the face of a cuisine that has made its way up to the top of popular food trends as determined by a survey of 1,200 chefs under the National Restaurant Association. And so, there we were–entranced by Chef Christina’s silky sweet personality and her ability to tell entrancing stories about her lifelong experiences with food, including a family lineage in the spice trade. She, and the dishes served during that evening, were the inspiration for a braised lamb shank dish with a foundation of Malaysian flavors and spice.

Continue Reading »

Pin It
Share:

Aug

11

2014

Dark Cherry Crumb Cake

Comments 2 Comments

Cakes, Pies & Tarts • Tags: , , , , ,

Dole Foods Dark Cherry Bag - The Duo Dishes

Be sure to “like” us on Facebook, and follow the photo trail on Twitter and Instagram.

A stocked pantry, fridge and freezer can truly save your life when the clock is ticking. A friend hosted dinner last week, and the meal was potluck style. Instead of running out to the store to grab ingredients for an experimental side dish, I figured it would be much easier to bake a cake. All of the ingredients were on hand, and it would be the perfect opportunity to play around with the recipe for a Dark Cherry Buttermilk Cake originally sampled during the Dole Summit earlier this Spring. This cake is perfect for any frozen fruit you have on hand. Any frozen fruit at all. This is where convenience is your best friend, so shake hands with simplicity and get ready for a quick and easy dessert.

Continue Reading »

Pin It
Share:

Aug

1

2014

Must Try Seafood Recipes for the Summer

Comments 2 Comments

Seafood • Tags: , , , , ,

Check out Must Try Seafood Recipes for the Summer

by The Duo Dishes at Foodie.com

Be sure to “like” us on Facebook, and follow the photo trail on Twitter and Instagram.

Are there any seafood lovers out there? Fish, shrimp, crab, lobster, octopus, squid…it’s all good stuff around here. There are so many ways to highlight the natural flavor and texture of each one, while also giving you the chance to play with new ingredients. Foodie asked for a new collection of blog recipes for the month of August, so this month kicks off with a batch of seafood recipes from this site. Take a look at the slideshow for all thirteen dishes, then introduce a few of these to your under-the-sea-loving friends and family. With summer in full swing, many of these would be nice for a quick, light midweek meal or scaled up for a weekend party.

Continue Reading »

Pin It
Share:

Jul

21

2014

Brown Butter and Ginger Oatmeal Cookies, Three Ways

Comments 6 Comments

Cookies & Bars • Tags: , , , ,

Brown Butter and Ginger Cookie Dough - The Duo Dishes

Be sure to “like” us on Facebook, and follow the photo trail on Twitter and Instagram.
Admittedly, this is not quite the season for baking cookies. The thermometer shows a sneaking, creeping increase in the mercury level, so if you’re going to bake, get it done first thing in the morning. The earlier you start, the earlier you can eat cookies. That’s also a good thing. Another way to make morning baking easier to swallow is to throw in healthy ingredients like oats, ginger, dried fruits and nuts. If you disregard all the butter and sugar, it’s like having a nutritional breakfast bite. Or not. Either way, here is a cookie recipe that you can eat three ways, technically four, and they’re great for any time of the day.
Continue Reading »

Pin It
Share:

Jul

8

2014

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

Comments 4 Comments

Poultry & Pork • Tags: , , , ,

Slow Cooker Seared Pork - The  Duo Dishes

Be sure to “like” us on Facebook, and follow the photo trail on Twitter and Instagram.

The holiday has come and gone, and hopefully you had a great celebration of the Fourth with your friends and family! It was a weekend of food and fun, including a birthday party, Netflix night and a bbq house party. Most of us have similar dishes to rejoice in America’s birthday–grilled chicken, steak or ribs, burgers, hot dogs and brats, and of course, all the side dishes to complete the meal. This time around, one of the dishes on deck was a batch of pulled pork straight from the slow cooker. It is a dish that takes a few hours to prepare, but luckily, a handy kitchen appliance does all of the work.

Continue Reading »

Pin It
Share:

Jun

30

2014

Roasted Sweet Potato and Swiss Chard Salad

Comments 3 Comments

Roasted Sweet Potato and Swiss Chard Salad

Vegetarian • Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Sweet Potato Swiss Chard Salad 1 - The Duo Dishes

Be sure to “like” us on Facebook, and follow the photo trail on Twitter and Instagram

Last week and throughout this past weekend, I spent several days hanging out with food and cocktail bloggers and members of the Dole Packaged Foods team. Ally from Ally’s Kitchen was in town again to complete another handful of projects as this year’s Dole Social Media Ambassador, including shooting recipe videos and MC’ing this year’s Dole Cookoff. Ally won last year’s Cookoff, and we initially met during March’s Dole Blogger Summit. She is one of the most exuberant and friendly people I’ve ever met, and her love for cooking is the cherry on top. The 2014 Dole Cookoff is over, and a new person sits on Ally’s throne. I served as a sous chef for Naylet LaRochelle whose Breezy Indian Spiced Chicken with Mango Peanut Sauce, Dates and Grilled Mango took the $25,000 prize. I can’t wait to share that experience with you, but now…it’s all about this salad.

Continue Reading »

Pin It
Share:
 Subscribe by RSS Follow on Twitter Like on Facebook Follow on Google+ Follow on Pinterest View on YouTube

Get post updates by Email!

Enter your email address:








Real Time Analytics