Monday, March 13, 2017

Vegetable Paprika Stew

I tried out this lovely vegetable paprika stew this week as part of my efforts to make my Lenten eating a bit healthier and reduce how much takeaway I eat. (It's one thing to get food delivered when my workday is hectic, but when it's my day off I really have no excuse!) I was working off of this recipe, but as I discovered at the last minute that I was missing key ingredients and in possession of others (namely a bottle of red wine from the weekend) I had to tweak it a bit. I hope you enjoy the results as much as I did! This recipe made eight good-sized portions, so if you're not wanting lots of leftovers you might considering halving the recipe.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Tomato and Egg Stir Fry

Although I live in China, I don't cook much Chinese food because of how easy it is to get great takeout here. I do make a couple of simple dishes, however, when I'm not feeling like agonizing through a Mandarin-language phone call to one of the nearby restaurants for delivery or going out to pick up takeout from one of those same restaurants. (Laziness is sometimes a good thing!)

Monday, November 21, 2016

Tomato Basil Quiche

I'm not sure why I made this quiche to be honest, when I started making it I was singularly unexcited about it! But the end result was lovely, and I would definitely make it again! (Otherwise it wouldn't be getting posted here, that's for sure!)

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Easy Pumpkin Pie

This is a quick and easy pumpkin pie recipe based on this recipe. (I added a couple of things based on my own preferences!) This does not include directions for the pie crust - I've got a family recipe I'm not allowed to share for that! (And to be entirely honest, when I'm in North America I go the easy route and just buy pre-made crusts! Quick 'n easy!)

Monday, August 15, 2016

Chicken Peanut Stew

This is inspired by West African peanut stew, which I first encountered in university thanks to a lovely Ghanaian friend. Since then I've only made it on occasion, but I've always been delighted when I have! The following is an adaptation of this recipe.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Syrnaya Paskha

This is my favorite Paschal recipe! As much as I enjoy kulich, kulich without syrnaya paskha ("cheesy pascha" in Russian) is just not that exciting. Like my kulich recipe, I've been making this so long that I've forgotten who I inherited this recipe from. (If it was you, dear reader, then remind me!) This makes plenty of syrnaya paskha - if you're not gifting any you might consider halving the recipe. This is an unabashedly americanized recipe and makes a sweet, creamy spread. (Traditional Russian syrnaya paskha is made with творог or farmer's cheese and isn't quite as creamy or spreadable.)

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Vegetable Rogan Josh

Although Indian food wasn't part of my family's daily norm, it was definitely part of our home culture and I remember it featuring at many dinners growing up. While I don't remember rogan josh ever making an appearance at home, it's a dish I've long loved to order when eating out (especially with mutton - oh my yum!) and it was exciting to finally try my hand at it! I remain in love with it, and I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Greek Potato Stew

This was adapted from this recipe. I hope any Greeks out there aren't offended by the modifications I had to make! This was certainly a lovely, basic stew great for a cold Lenten night!