Category: dish

MEATBALLS WITH MINT AND QUINOA

This has been a very technique-driven year in my kitchen. Lately I enjoy choosing recipes that introduce a new (to me) way of preparing something, or which give…

completed shrimp scampi with pasta topped with parsley

SHRIMP SCAMPI WITH PASTA

I remember the first time I saw shrimp scampi on a menu. I must have been around 13 years old or so, because it was at an age…

finished sweet potato and manchego tortilla with coriander mojo

SWEET POTATO & MANCHEGO TORTILLA with CORIANDER MOJO

Ever read a recipe and involuntarily go “OOOOOH”? That’s what I did as soon as I read the phrase “Sweet Potato and Manchego Tortilla with Coriander Mojo.” It…

Bowl of Moroccan stew with Greek Yogurt topping

MOROCCAN STEW WITH KABOCHA

So. September. Summer is still going in my mind because at the time of writing this I can hear cicadas buzzing outside the window. This month feels a…

grilled ginger pork plated

SHOGAYAKI – GRILLED PORK WITH GINGER

All right, so, let’s talk about a really good Japanese dish. Shogayaki (show-gah-yah-key). I love it. You might love it. You might wanna try it. Shogayaki means grilled/cooked…

white bean ragout with soffrito over garlic toast

WHITE BEAN RAGOUT WITH GARLIC TOAST

When I’m feeling uninspired and am looking for something new to try I like to browse Epicurious. The recipes on Epicurious tend to be more on the intermediate-advanced…

finished pan of shakshuka

SHAKSHUKA (+ TOMATO SAUCE)

I’ve been a bit gutsy lately. You see, I’ve been reading from a fantastic cookbook (more on this another time) and while I read it I get all…

Japanese Curry Udon with Pork

JAPANESE CURRY UDON

Despite living in Japan for nearly seven years (at the time of writing this post), it has taken me a surprisingly long time to start investigating the world…

Mediterranean Salad Completed Dish

MEDITERRANEAN SALAD

I absolutely love Mediterranean food.  I love Mediterranean salad. I love Mediterranean ingredients. Fresh, beautiful flavors. Bright colors. Healthy. I’m still surprised that this cuisine isn’t more popular…