Author Archives: brianporter23

Strange but True Bacon Quiche – by Brian

On Halloween, it seemed appropriate to post a recipe that seems very strange. I  actually didn’t believe this recipe when it was given to me by a Kiwi friend, (that’s someone from New Zealand for those who don’t know Aussie … Continue reading

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Red Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs – by Brian

This is one of the easiest dishes to make and the results are mouth-watering. I found  the recipe on the Food Network here in the USA – I must admit I haven’t really changed it! Beef short ribs come either bone in or bone out … Continue reading

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Smoky Beef Goulash – by Brian

One of the fun things that Vicky and I have to work with on our recipe swaps is the fact that, because I am in California and she is in Australia, our seasons are reversed. She is in the middle of summer, (reflected … Continue reading

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Wild Rice Salad – by Brian

My relationship with this simple but tasty recipe began when I found I had a spare turkey in my freezer. I know that sounds strange, and if you are not living in the United States then you might not understand the … Continue reading

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Easy Thai Lettuce Wraps – by Brian

Currently I am trying to diet and the other day I wanted a dish that was quick and easy for lunch but that didn’t have any bread in it. I adapted a recipe from the Food Network based on what was … Continue reading

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Spicy Sticky Chops with Crispy Coriander Potatoes – by Brian

I love Indian food but my wife is not such a fan, so I tried to find a recipe that included the right spices, but not the heat that sometimes can overpower Indian dishes. I took a couple of recipes … Continue reading

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Easy Chicken Enchiladas – by Brian

For those of you who are fans of Mexican food, here is a twist on chicken enchiladas done New Mexico style. My wife adapted her version of this recipe from a traditional New Mexico one used in many restaurants in … Continue reading

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Jamaican Steak Pie – by Brian

I wanted to make a traditional Steak and Ale Pie, (as I felt it was a good time to visit my original English roots), but when I went to the fridge I only had Jamaican Red Stripe beer! So, I … Continue reading

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Seafood Pot Pie – by Brian

My spousal unit requested that I cook seafood for our New Year’s Eve dinner. That request always presents me with a problem as she doesn’t like fish (except salmon), so I have to look for recipes that feature crab or shrimp (prawns … Continue reading

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Farfalle with Ham and Mushrooms – by Brian

I am Vicky’s dad, an Australian who lives in California, so she and I are always swapping recipes with each other. Sometimes she has to adapt mine for Australia and I have to adapt hers for the USA. Like Vicky, … Continue reading

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