Mango Salsa

The end of summer is here and we are finally done with 110 degree heat here in our Sonoran Desert. Mangos are once again in season and are so perfect that we had to make a new recipe for salsa that is so delicious and it will keep your breath feeling fresh as it is…

Coconut Curry Brushed Baby Eggplant

This dish was well received as a side dish to our friend’s dinner, but could have stood alone as an Hors D’Oeuvre also.  Eggplant is one of those lovely vegetables that will absorb flavors and spices beautifully due to its’ silky spongy nature, and it is incredibly good for you. Eggplant is a very good source…

Pan Fried Smelts

Hello there! It’s been a while, a long while actually. Here at NK we still eat real food, shop locally and continue to work on reducing our environmental footprint. We are huge fans of sardines and healthy sustained fish. Whether frozen or fresh, smelts are deliciously pleasing every time. Smelts are a family of small…

Pumpkin Curry Soup

This soup can be served chilled or hot. The ingredients are so complimentary to each other and the curry and ginger lift the flavor profile to something almost floral. You can finish it with some crispy bacon, or labne or your favorite herb. Ingredients for a big pot of soup that serves 6 – 8…

Gluten Free Pizza

As you know, we always mix our own ingredients to make a dish, but we thought that this time, we would show you a gluten-free pizza recipe that you can make quickly and easily have access to pretty much throughout the U.S. It is not always easy to find all the right flours required to…

Polenta Squares

Holidays are just around the corner and beautiful appetizers are about to pop up everywhere. We wanted to share a tasty easy to make appetizer option for you that you can dress up or down depending on your needs. These tasty polenta treats keep well for several days refrigerated, and will always be loved by…

Cucumber Relish

Henry, my wonderful husband, surprised me with this dish of love when I got home from a really long day of work recently. This dish is so incredibly refreshing, light and satisfying that it erased all the clutter of my day, and I hope that it does the same for you. It is a make…

Wild Black Rice Burger Patties with Dover Sole

It’s been a little while since we posted last, so very much has happened – the most important and sad is that we have lost our boy Tiger, who you see on our last post. We have not had the heart or mindset until now to think of other things. We will miss him forever!…

Mixed Ceviche (without Onions)

We love ceviche just about every way. This past spring we enjoyed some variations with juices and coconut milk  in Bogotá, Colombia. In my opinion, Colombia has some of the tastiest ceviche. Ours today has three different seafood in it, for taste and texture. We chose to leave the onions out of this dish this…

Strawberries with Goat cheese wrapped in Pancetta

What a lovely dish this is. I like to serve this as an appetizer with some crisp perfectly chilled white wine. You can prep this ahead of time and then roast/saute them in a hot pan. The Pancetta will provide you with just enough fat to get these guys perfectly browned each side. This is…

Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls

It’s about time that we share our fresh spring rolls with you. Our favorite version is this one, clean, fresh and delicious, perfectly suitable for lunch or an appetizer. The beauty about making your own spring rolls is that you can pretty much chose any ingredients that you like and enjoy, as long as they…

Cold Golden Beet Soup

Yumm yumm yumm! On a hot day this soup is perfect to fill you up or serve as a perfect appetizer. Golden beets are as packed with vitamins and goodness as red or other varietals. We love this soup and hope that you will too, here are the simple ingredients and preparation. I like this…