5 Food Pairing You Must Try, This Christmas

I know Christmas is just around the corner, so today I am sharing you this guest post from Sara. Sara O Brown is a working mom, lives with her dentist husband and her adorable dog, Casper. She is passionate about traveling and cooking. She has been a regular contributor for- https://www.truecorset.com/.

Christmas is a time to wine and dines with family and friends. Around the world, people follow different traditions on this day. But food plays an important part in the celebration in all nations regardless of its culture or tradition.

And, good food is incomplete without a good glass of wine. Wine is the most popular drink to be paired with foods, and year by year the number of wine lovers is increasing worldwide.

Some meats like Smoked Salmon, Turkey and Duck naturally come to mind on the mention of Christmas feast. Having a wine that compliments the flavors of these food helps in enhancing the overall experience.

However, for some reason chicken is usually not on the Christmas menu. Interestingly, in Japan, one of the top food for Christmas is KFC’s fried chicken.

The basic rule of proper food pairing is to match the richness of the food with the richness of the wine. Their flavors should complement each other. No flavor should dominate the other.

However, you don’t have to be an expert in order to do the food pairing for your family dinners, having some basic idea should do the trick. Read more

Why I Travel For Food and So Should You

Hello everyone, I am happy to share you this article that one of my fellow bloggers wrote. This week’s post is from Stephanie, a military spouse and travel and food blogger at Military Travel Mama. As a military spouse, she has lived in nine homes in the past eight years due to Uncle Sam. She has been blogging since 2009 and has since written for various outlets. She enjoys sharing her love of travel and adventures she shares with her family.

So don’t forget to visit her blog and check out her other post.

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As far as I can remember, I always had a passion for traveling, visiting new places and experiencing different cultures. As the time passed by, I realized that the strongest memories I had of some of my journeys were not resonating in particular with the local culture or architecture I had a chance to see. It resonated with the local food.

“Why with the food?”, I hear you asking. To tell you the truth, I was always keen on a good meal. Always wanted to try out new things and, when I was even at my early age, I enjoyed keeping my mother’s company in the kitchen. I guess that I have what they call a gift for cooking. I believe that one has to love to cook in order to be a good cook. And I do love cooking! I enjoy serving homemade specialties to all the guests that visit our house and my cookbook is full of recipes.

Then my passion for tasting different cuisine shouldn’t be much of a surprise. As the time passed, I even started choosing new travel destinations based on the food I wanted to try out.

Luckily enough, I was blessed to meet the man of my life, a person who enjoys the very same passion for traveling and food. Being married for more than 7 years now and having 2 beautiful children, we’ve managed to travel a lot and were able to experience many different flavors on our travels. It became kind of an addiction to us. Read more

Greek Salad with Lemon Paprika Chicken

Hello again everyone. Today I am sharing you this Greek Salad with Lemon Paprika Chicken.  If you are like us who loves to eat a salad each week, then this recipe is for you.  Greek Salad is delicious, a lot of people add vegetables that they like to eat and some cheese as well.  This Greek Salad with Lemon Paprika Chicken is light and will definitely fill you up.

This recipe would be perfect to share for two people, however, this could serve for one just as well.  Eating salad is very healthy for our body because it’s full with a lot of vitamins and flavor.  Here at our house my husband and I we eat salad pretty much each week.  Most of the time we eat it during our dinner time that way we won’t be eating too much.  Read more


If you are like me who loves cooking then you will enjoy this recipe.  I know a lot of us loves eating at the restaurant, however, to avoid spending so much money at the restaurant.  You can actually cook your favorite food at your house.  All you need is finding the right ingredients that are easy to follow.  Today I am sharing you this Beef Beijing recipe that my Facebook friend One Love One Kitchen made.   Looking at this picture just made me hungry.  Beef Beijing is very popular and very easy to make as well.

This is a very tasty and definitely a crowd pleaser.  Beef Beijing is not hard to put together,  it’s full of flavor. Thanks to One Love One Kitchen for giving me an opportunity to share this recipe here in my blog. Also if you can’t eat beef I am sure can substitute it with Chicken.  If you are vegetarian you can also use tofu on this and still get a delicious meal.

You can eat this with rice, the sauce will put the flavor on your rice. You can find Beef Beijing at some buffet, some are made different.  I hope that you enjoy this recipe, and let me know what you think about it.

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Asian Orange Sesame Cauliflower

Asian Orange Sesame Cauliflower is delicious and fun to make.  If you are not into eating meat all the time. Then this recipe is perfect for you.  This is a version of the orange chicken pretty much.  On this recipe, the chef uses the cauliflower instead to make it healthier. Perfect for anyone who eats snacks or simply love orange chicken.  Asian Orange Sesame Cauliflower is perfect to eat during lunch and even dinner.  It doesn’t take a long time to make it as well.  One Love One Kitchen is the original author of this post, I am an honor to have an opportunity to have her a guest on my blog.

This is the kind of recipe that you and your kids will enjoy doing in the kitchen as well.  Most of the ingredients that you need for this recipe might be in your pantry already.  So you don’t really have to go anywhere and worry about buying them. If you are like me who likes stocking up a lot of food in the house.  Then you are good to go, if you want to make this healthier you can use olive oil to fry.

The photo is credited back to its original owner One Love One Kitchen.

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Bistek Tagalog “Filipino Beefsteak” – Guest Post-


Photo Credited back to One Love One Kitchen

Bistek Tagalog “Filipino Beefsteak” is very popular in the Philippines. Especially on some special occasions, some people make this on daily basis.  However, when I was growing up I eat Bistek Tagalog only on some occasions.  That is because buying beef is pretty expensive, so we don’t often eat meat back when I was living in the Philippines.

Bistek Tagalog “Filipino Beefsteak” is the Filipino version of the Beefsteak that I am sure you all are familiar of.  It is comprised of thinly sliced beef cooked in soy sauce and lemon juice, garnished with caramelized onion rings. Some people have their way of cooking this recipe.  I have seen and taste different version of Beefsteak before and they are both delicious.  However, the ingredients were different, I have seen people add boiled eggs after this is cooked and also sprinkle green onions on the top.

Today I am happy to share you this recipe from one of the Filipina I have meet online through Facebook group.  It’s nice to collaborate with other cooked out there so I can share you all new recipe each week.  Thank you One Love One Kitchen for this guest post.  I hope that you all enjoy this recipe, it doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. However, I can assure you that this is very delicious and definitely worth cooking.

Remember that when cooking beef you don’t have to put your heat into high.  Always cook it in medium to avoid making the beef difficult to eat. Maintaining it into medium heat make make your meat very tender.

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