Harira: Moroccan Tomato and Beef Stew

Harira: Moroccan Tomato and Beef Stew

As we head into the winter months, Heather and I have been on the lookout for more warmer and heartier dishes that pair well with the colder weather. Using these criteria, harira was a really easy find. And with an abundance of extra ingredients as we come away from Thanksgiving, it was the perfect way to … Read more

Gibanica: Serbian Cheese Pie

Gibanica: Serbian Cheese Pie

One thing I love about our little project to internationalize our upcoming holiday meals is how and from where recipe inspiration can come from, literally anywhere. For example, I had no idea about any type of dishes from Serbian cuisine, but we were really pleasantly surprised to learn about how many amazing recipes are out … Read more

Kam Heong Sotong: Malaysian Squid

Kam Heong Sotong: Malaysian Squid

How about that? We cooked our first fusion dish here on Arousing Appetites, and we didn’t even know it. That’s exactly what kam heong is all about. While we used squid in our particular recipe, it’s not the ingredients that matter as much as the cooking style itself. So What is Kam Heong? Kam Heong is a Malaysian … Read more

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

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