Recipe: Moco Loco

I saw and ate a lot of Hawaiian food back when I lived in Seattle but I never had the privilege of eating moco loco which is basically something like a trash plate style dish: hamburger patties with mushroom gravy served over rice with a fried egg on top. Feel free to make this vegetarian…

Recipe: Chicken Satay Salad

This is a really delicious salad even though I’m someone who usually doesn’t like savory applications of peanut butter. This has just the right amount of heat and sweet that makes it delicious. My suggestion would be to prepare everything ahead of time except the rice noodle and just make these right before you serve…

Recipe: Grilled Salmon in Miso Broth

Despite having a fancy name this is actually a fairly simple recipe that can be made basically any week night. I made some sweet potato mash and greens to go with it but a bagged salad and instant potatoes will still be good if you don’t have any effort to deal with making extra dishes.

Recipe: Picnic Pie

I think of this as a perfect representation of what I think British food is like. It’s straight forward and to the point. A hunk of cooked sausage stuffed with some boiled eggs and wrapped in pastry. Nothing fussy or complicated, easy to carry in a lunch, easy to eat with one hand. It’s so…

Recipe: Crunchwrap Supreme

Since there’s no Taco Bell here in Estonia I’ve got to make do by making my own weird junk not-quite-Mexican food. Never mind that I’ve never had a Crunchwrap and I’ve been to Taco Bell exactly once in my life, it seems like a noble goal. This is basically an upgraded strange version of a…

Recipe: Kreplach

These are really delicious and you can speed up the whole process if you use store brought stock or just make a really big batch and freeze the kreplach dumplings separate from the soup. I do have to admit this is a chore to make all at once and takes a LONG time to come…

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: 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…

Recipe: Fleischnacka (Meat Snails)

This is a pretty unique recipe from the Alsatian region in France. It’s what you’d get if you combined stew, pasta, and a wrap all at once. While it does take a bit of time I found that you can freeze the rolls and then simply cook them right from the freezer which means this…

Recipe: Chili Fries

Take french fries (or really, in this case roasted potatoes) to the next level by adding chili on top of it. This comes together surprisingly quickly and can be topped with anything from cheese to jalapenos and ranch if that’s what floats your boat.