Recipe: Sopa di Fideo

This soup is really light but filling. It’s basically a tomato soup with noodles but because you toast the noodles beforehand they have this perfect texture with just a bit of bite on the outside. It’s perfect with a nice thick bread or roll. I like texture in my soup so I add chopped vegetables…

Recipe: Tabbouleh

A quick, cheap, and easy side dish that goes with all sorts of things from heavy meat main dishes to soups and stews.

Recipe: Cucumber Carrot Sushi Rolls

These are actually a lot easier to make then you’d think and while it’s a bit like pancakes (your first roll while likely not look great) each roll will keep improving. I’ve never particularly talented with my hands and these come out impressive anyway. The nice thing is that they have no fish or cooked…

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.

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…

Recipe: Cinnamon Raisin Bread

This is a surprisingly easy recipe with perfect results. I’ve actually made this recipe a few times and incorrectly (!) once and it still came out just right. This bread is great on its own and not too sweet but it’s even better with some jam, butter, or even just a little cream cheese to…

Recipe: Ratatouille Risotto

This is one of those “best of both worlds” type recipes. Combining all my favorite things about ratatouille and risotto until they meld into one extra delicious food is a feat. This is a bit busy as a recipe but the end result is well worth the effort and it certainly makes sure you’ll get…

Recipe: Sweet Potato Biscuits

Just a little twist on your every day biscuit. I rolled them out too thin (they don’t puff quite as much as without the potato weighing them down). These were really nice but I couldn’t really taste the sweet potato in them. That’s not necessarily a downside but you might want to experiment with adding…

Recipe: Potato Croquette

If you ever wanted to eat mashed potatoes as a finger food: this is it. These are perfectly creamy and deliciously cheese filled but in the future I might actually not shred the cheese but instead place a small cube inside each ball just for a next texture change. To make them much easier to…

Recipe: Soda Bread

This is a quick bread recipe that really couldn’t be easier. It doesn’t have any rising time thanks to the baking soda but this also gives it a kind of heavy body which is best eaten day-of. I think the flavor leaves something to be desired (it’s nearly bland) but that might mean I try…