Oaxacan Green Turkey Enchiladas For Black Friday! Leftover Idea!

This is a repeat post from last year. It was so popular and delicious that I decided it needed an encore this year. The flavors are explosive! I realize the last thing you may want to do is cook today, but you must put those luscious turkey leftovers to good use! Try a little Mexican!…

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Aromatic Roast Chicken in Coconut Milk — Cupcakes & Curries

Last few weeks since we’ve been back from Tokyo, I’ve been tinkering with several cake recipes that use matcha (Japanese green tea) but I still haven’t found one that accentuates the lovely aroma and flavour of it. I desperately wanted to post a Japanese-inspired recipe but things did not work out. Oh well. That’s for […]…

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Bacon Wrapped Ranch Stuffed Chicken — The Saucy Impasta

If you’re like me, you end up with a hodge-podge of random ingredients and produce in your fridge around the middle to end of the week. Half an onion here, a lone jalapeno there, a few pieces of bacon… and nothing that looks like it can be turned into a real meal. Guess what? If… via…

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Laura’s Deep Dish Chicken Pot Pie

What spells C-O-M-F-O-R-T to you? We all have one, two or even three (or more) palate pleasing memories that tug at our food-strings. Here’s a true comfort food classic that fills the air with newly baked, savory aromas of home. Laura’s delectable pie is scrumptious, quick and easy; made from scratch or semi-scratch… brimming with chunks…

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Jenny’s Most Excellent 5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Roast Beef

photo source: Jenny It’s Guest Chef Week (or weeks) at Once Upon a Spice and I wanted to start with some of the most popular recipes from our blog. It’s been difficult to streamline all of our incredible offerings, so in the end I had to resort to counting likes. 🙂 Once again, many thanks to…

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Pico de Gallo aka Salsa Fresca

In Mexican cuisine, pico de gallo literally means beak of rooster. Legend has it that fighting cocks are calmed by their handlers by placing the rooster’s head in their mouth. Yum! 😉 It is said that darkness causes birds to immediately begin the sleep cycle. Often as soon as the handler puts the bird’s head…

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Ana’s Earth Day Brown Rice & Vegetable Harvest Bake

On this day, April 22nd we demonstrate our support and protection of our beloved Mother Nature. Earth Day is an annual event celebrated worldwide and global actions are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more…

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Lemon Chicken & Asparagus Stir Fry: The Powerful Aphrodisiac?

Does this long, green, fibrous shaft really have the ability to excite the senses? While various foods such as strawberries, chocolate and pomegranates claim to hold powerful aphrodisiac qualities, today’s concentration is on the mighty asparagus; one of the most commanding of all. The Vegetarian Society, which recommends feeding asparagus to your lover by hand,…

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