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 spices to add some flavor; garlic, smoked black pepper, and … Continue reading Middle eastern Maftoul

Expanding my cultural palate – Indian Cuisine

This is not my first encounter with Indian food, nor will it be my last. But my post about my experience with Ethiopian cuisine has been so popular (post can be found here: https://f00dventures.wordpress.com/2012/06/12/expanding-my-cultural-palate-ethiopian-cuisine/), I thought I would do another but this time with Indian cuisine. Over the weekend Edward and I went to one of our favorite local Indian restaurants. It makes me feel … Continue reading Expanding my cultural palate – Indian Cuisine

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 curry – vegan, gluten free, can be made dairy free … Continue reading Vegetarian curry

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 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch chunks 1 1/2 … Continue reading Coconut curried chicken version 2

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 actually made two weeks in a row). So I’ve been … Continue reading Thai peanut chicken pasta and veggies

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. It’s become a habit of mine to have tv series … Continue reading Fall favorites: tea selections