Grill Week: Salmon on the Grill

BBQ | May 28, 2015 | By

Sometimes we just feel like throwing some fish and veggies on the grill when it’s too hot to cook inside. This simple salmon recipe was glazed with sugar, vinegar, and some soy sauce, and grilled alongside sweet onions, red peppers, and some bok choy just for fun. Healthy, fast, and everyone loved it!

Salmon Recipe Here

Israel: Kofta B’siniyah and Israeli Salad

Israel | May 18, 2015 | By

Welcome to Israel Week! We all love the Jerusalem Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi, and this recipe for kofta with tahini sauce and topped with pine nuts, is a great example of why it’s such a great book. These meatballs are full of spices and garlic, and the tahini adds a nutty, rich layer. Served with some pita and a salad of crisp cucumber and tomatoes (recipe to come in a future post), and you’ve got yourself a meal.

Link to the kofta recipe

Taiwan: Three Cup Chicken

Taiwan | May 15, 2015 | By

This chicken recipe has a secret I never knew about before — sprinkling baking soda onto chicken for ten minutes to make it really tender, rinse off thoroughly afterwards and then cook it according to the recipe. It really worked, the chicken was super tender and delicious!

Here’s the recipe we followed to great results



Albania: Qofte Të Fërguara – Fried Meatballs

Albania | May 6, 2015 | By

I can’t resist a good meatball recipe, and these qofte did not disappoint. They get their unique flavor from the addition of fresh mint and feta cheese. Served with rice, and a tomato, cucumber, and feta salad, it was a great dinner for the salad fanatic and the meat lovers in my family. 


Philippines: Palitaw – Sweet Rice Cake

Philippines | April 15, 2015 | By

We hit the jackpot with this recipe!  This recipe for Palitaw was quick and totally delicious. We ate them warm but the leftovers that cooled down were also tasty too.


Ireland: Corned Beef & Cabbage for St. Paddy’s Day

Ireland | March 17, 2015 | By

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! None of us at Food Explorer are Irish in any way, but we love when St. Patrick’s Day comes around. We couldn’t let the day pass without making that classic Irish-American dish of corned beef and cabbage.


Thailand: Homemade Green Curry

Thailand | March 12, 2015 | By

Thai week, as you can see from all of our posts so far, is great for making fast, kid-friendly dinners, because it’s just so easy to adjust the recipes to fit our families. 


Argentina: Empanadas de Mandioca – Manioc Flour Empanadas

Argentina | March 3, 2015 | By

While searching for a way to make a gluten-free empanada, I came across a recipe from the Misiones and Corrientes regions of Argentina that uses ground cassava and corn flour for the shell.


Korea: Bulgogi and Kimchi Fried Rice

Korea | February 19, 2015 | By

This Bulgogi, or BBQ beef, recipe was so easy, I went back to read it twice in case I missed something. The meat had a perfect balance of sweet and salty. Two thumbs up from all kids and adults in my house!