Mapo Tofu: Chinese

Mapo Tofu: Chinese

As two folks invariably obsessed with cooking at home, we don’t normally order Chinese takeout. But when we do, mapo tofu is one dish that I’d be hard pressed not to ask for. It’s my addictively spicy yet savory, “always leaves your mouth buzzing thereafter” guilty pleasure. And why I was really excited to learn this dish. … Read more

Kabocha Squash Soup

Kabocha Squash Soup

If there’s one type of food that I strongly associate colder weather with, it’s soups, especially the thicker, warmer, and more wholesome kind. This is a recipe for a warm soup made with kabocha squash (similar to butternut squash, sometimes referred to as “Japanese pumpkin”) and coconut milk and almond milk. You dairy free folks … Read more

Pulpo a la Gallega: Spanish Octopus and Potato

Pulpo a la Gallega: Spanish Octopus and Potato

Pulpo a la gallega was one of my favorite and more common dishes while living in Madrid. It’s a perfect embodiment of what tapas is, since it’s just as good as an afternoon snack as an appetizer for a larger meal. Yet despite my frequent consumption of this delightful dish, I never actually learned how to make it. … Read more

Nasi Kuning: Indonesian Festive Rice

Nasi Kuning: Indonesian Festive Rice

Kasi Kuning is a festive rice in Indonesia cooked with coconut milk and turmeric. It is very fragrant and delicious bowl of rice that is perfectly suited to be eaten with your favorite entree. It was this dish for nasi kuning, however, that caught our eye first as being very exquisite. And apparently for good reason, … Read more

Goan Prawn Curry

goan prawn curry

Discovering Indian cuisine We discovered this delicious goan prawn curry while we were on a trip to India. Heather and I were fortunate to make it to India earlier this year in order to attend a good friend’s wedding. And first, let me tell you that Indian weddings are so incredibly eventful… I certainly wasn’t … Read more

Goi Cuon: Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

One of the greatest “grocery store discoveries” that we’ve ever made has been rice paper sheets for fresh Vietnamese spring rolls. For starters, they’re light and nutritious. Each individual sheet is only ~34 calories! And it’s also a source for fiber and iron. They’re incredibly inexpensive too! One packet of 35 sheets, which easily spans … Read more