Fattoush: Lebanese Sumac Lemon Salad

Fattoush: Lebanese Sumac Lemon Salad

With the holiday season coming up, Heather and I both thought it would be fun to find ways to “internationalize” our upcoming holiday meals with our friends and family. Not that we don’t love what you’d traditionally find around the Thanksgiving table (trust me, we do), but this seems like it will be a really fun challenge. … 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

Whenever Heather gets a new cookbook for the house, it’s always a good enough reason to have a celebration! This time around, she got a really delightful cookbook, Cradle of Flavor, that dives deep into some really exquisite looking Indonesian, Malaysian and Singaporean recipes. Needless to say that we’re both really excited to explore many more … 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