I really love shellfish, almost all of them, and especially when they are cooked with Asian and Indonesian flavors like sambal oelek (chili paste), soy sauce, and rice vinegar. Recipes like this pop up a lot when the sun is out and the grill is hot, but in the meantime, it makes a nice dish… Read More Five Minute Meal: Chili Shrimp
I’m sure by now you have heard plenty about clarified butter. No? Let me explain, ’cause it’s pretty wonderful. Clarified butter, also known as ghee, is made by separating milk solids from butterfat and removing them. This Yahoo article sums it up quite nicely: “A staple of Ayurvedic medicine and Indian cuisine, ghee is made by… Read More Homegrown Summer Ghee
Dal. Daal? Dahl? However you spell it, the stuff is awesome. My first attempt was stove top with yellow split peas, and while it too was delicious, I’ve moved to a way easier and less-involved process: this time, I’m whipping out the crock pot! Packed with protein and a pretty hue, I went with red… Read More Red Lentils are Dal-icious!
I won’t pretend to know a whole lot about Indian or Thai cuisines, but I do love the flavor profiles most commonly associated with these dishes and crave them often – especially with chicken. We picked up a 5 lb bag of frozen chicken breasts from Costco a few weeks ago, so I’ve had plenty… Read More Coconut-Curried Chicken & Broccoli
Inspired by Moroccan flavors, a craving for peanut sauce, and beloved ingredients in my pantry, I had a ton of fun experimenting with the marinade for this satay/kebab mashup today. If you are using wooden skewers, you should soak them in water for about 30 minutes before cooking to prevent the meat from sticking. Unfortunately… Read More Chicken Satay-Kebabs & Peanut Sauce
I’ve been hearing about making “rice” from cauliflower for months now, but hadn’t tried it at home yet. Since I made that Spinach Dal the other day, it was finally time for a rice component, and oh boy is this stuff delicious!!! Any dish where you could want or need rice, this is the most… Read More Nice Rice: Cauliflower
Please don’t judge me when I say I have made this for dinner three days in a row and inhaled all of it. This is definitely one of the best chicken dishes I’ve ever made, and absolutely one of my favorites. It’s a great weeknight dinner that comes together quickly, and I would probably eat… Read More Thai-ish Spicy Peanut Chicken