Middle eastern Maftoul

I love bringing ethnic cuisine to the dinner table. Ethnic foods have such great flavors and it makes me feel like I’m being cultural without even having to leave the house. So when Edward asked what was for dinner tonight, I came up with the dish pictured above. I used a combination of three different…

Vegetarian curry

This is another twist on one of my more recent recipes, coconut curry chicken. I didn’t have any chicken or coconut milk own hand but I wasn’t going to let that stop me from enjoying a nice ethnic curry dish. So I got creative and came up with this recipe after raiding my fridge. Vegetarian…

Coconut curried chicken version 2

I have actually posted this recipe before (here) but I wanted to document the changes I made this time around for future reference.The yogurt in this version gives just a little extra flavor and also helps thicken the end product. Coconut curried chicken version 2: gluten free, can be made dairy free Ingredients 2 pounds…

Thai peanut chicken pasta and veggies

It occurred to me that I’ve been posting a lot of dessert/snack type recipes so I thought I would post a recipe for an actual meal. The last few weeks I had been remaking recipes I had already posted on my blog, such as the coconut curry chicken and homemade Mac and cheese (which I…

Fall favorites: tea selections

One of my favorite things to do I’m the fall is curl up with a good book and a warm cup of tea and read the night away. Or curl up with Netflix and a warm cup of tea and watch brothers and sisters or ugly Betty or some other tv series I’ve already seen….

Product review: Turkish delight

If any of you have read or seen ‘the chronicles of Narnia‘ then you will know or at least heard of Turkish delight. I have tried it before so I am familiar with the product. Edward and I found the box above while shopping at Meijer and picked it up on a whim. So just…

Expanding my cultural palate – Ethiopian Cuisine

I had the pleasure of getting to go to my favorite restaurant tonight, an Ethiopian restaurant close to where I live. I discovered this restaurant a few months ago with a friend who always talked very highly of it. It wasn’t until last year that I started expanding my “cultural palate”. Dietetics really opened a…

A little sweet, a little spice: Coconut curried chicken

It wasn’t until I got into dietetics that I started discovering all of the amazing flavors from around the world. As it turns out, I’m a huge fan of both Ethiopian food and Thai. Growing up, I was a very picky eater. I still am but I’m learning to expand my horizons when it comes…