Recipe: Aloo Matar Gobi

This is a super simple curry made from plenty of vegetables so that it is really filling. It’s a really dry curry so it’s especially good with some nice chewy bread or even yogurt as a side but it doesn’t end up with a gravy so there’s nothing to sop up. This would work really…

Recipe: Chraime

This is a great blend of fish and tomato sauce. It’s spicy, it’s creamy without cream, it’s soft but has a nice bite. It’s just an all around dish. This is best served over rice or couscous or with a nice crusty bread so you can sop up all the sauce.

Recipe: Mantlebrot

This Jewish staple is basically just almond biscotti but is that such a bad thing? I made this one with plenty of almond slices and dried cranberries but feel free to throw in your favorite dried fruit or nuts.

Menu: Pre-Germany

This is the last week before we take two weeks in Germany so it’s kind of a weird menu because I’m trying not to buy too many things or leave anything around to rot. Unfortunately that makes it a little low on the nutrition scale also but hopefully it’s not too awful. Saturday leftovers out…

Recipe: Acar Kuning Timun

A super simple side that takes vegetables to an absolutely delicious level. This comes together with just the chopping of a few vegetables and about 5-10 minutes of work making it a great side to make if you need something to spruce up a meal quickly.

Menu: Sunny Skies

The weather has been absolutely amazing for the past few days and so it looks like spring has finally sprung which is really great except of course, we’re going out of the country again for vacation soon so maybe we won’t get to enjoy it properly? I don’t know, either way this weeks menu is…

Recipe: Hainanese Roasted Chicken

I make roasted chicken every now and then but I never posted a recipe for it because there’s not much to it. This is the first roasted chicken I feel compelled to share because it’s extra delicious and has just enough steps for me to feel like it might be a recipe more than just…

Menu: No Fever

Finally I am over my cold and I can get on with things like I wanted to since not only do I have no cold but I’m also back home! What a wonderful combination of things. Saturday leftovers brinner (egg and cheese sandwhich, fruit, grilled brussel sprouts) Sunday eggs and toast bean burger, potato wedges…

Recipe: Oladyi (Yeasted Blini)

I call these blini (because they’re yeasted pancakes) but I had a friend from Belarus recently tell me that these are call oladyi there and that what I think of as blinz are her blini but whatever you want to call them they’re absolutely delicious and they make the perfect canvas for a variety of…

Menu: Fever

I woke up on Saturday morning with a fever so this menu is a little late and the recipes are easier than the last two weeks to try and give myself a break but I think it’ll still work out okay (as long as I can make it to the store today) Saturday leftoversloaded french…