Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup

I love pretty much any and all curry from any country. They are all so different and so flavorful. This is a variation on Thai red curry that is served as a soup with noodles instead of over rice. Thai curry with coconut milk can be very rich, but this recipe has a good balanceContinue reading “Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup”

Bangers and Mash with Onion Gravy

What are you all having for Valentine’s day dinner? We had this yummy bangers and mash with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and dark beer onion gravy. Yum! It can be hard to find the right kind of sausages for this dish, so I used some German sausages I got from Aldi, because they have aContinue reading “Bangers and Mash with Onion Gravy”

Mexican Chicken with Cheese Sauce and Rice

I saw a picture of this recipe and it looked so satisfying. It is a pretty simple meal, but I like the combination of highly spiced, grilled chicken, cheese sauce and rice. Ideally you should always marinate chicken breasts the day before, unless the marinade contains a lot of citrus or vinegar, in which caseContinue reading “Mexican Chicken with Cheese Sauce and Rice”

Creamy Sun Dried Tomato and Spinach Ravioli

This is a super simple and quick but delicious meal you can make in 20 minutes. It uses refrigerated or frozen grocery store ravioli and the sauce is only a few ingredients, but they are ones that pack in the flavor. I had half a jar of sun dried tomatoes left from when I madeContinue reading “Creamy Sun Dried Tomato and Spinach Ravioli”

Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice

This recipe is a variation on the Spicy Shrimp Crispy Rice (link to buy eel sauce in that post) I made a while ago from Cooking with Cocktail Rings (which has gorgeous food pics btw). This version uses the same technique to make a crispy rice base, but tops it with spicy tuna topping insteadContinue reading “Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice”

Full English Breakfast

Let me include a little disclaimer for this post 🙂 This is not a fully traditional English breakfast because I live in the US and it can be hard to find a few of the items that are traditionally served with a full English. This is my best approximation with things from my local grocery.Continue reading “Full English Breakfast”

Mongolian Chicken

Mongolian chicken is another quick and easy Chinese takeout make at home meal. It has simple ingredients and technique, but a lot of flavor. Tender strips of chicken are lightly fried with cornstarch to give a crispy texture and they are served in a sweet, spicy ginger garlic and chili sauce with vegetables and rice.Continue reading “Mongolian Chicken”

Seared Shrimp with Sun Dried Tomato Risotto

This seared shrimp with sun dried tomato risotto is adapted from Carlsbad Cravings. I couldn’t wait to try out this recipe. Risotto is such a pleasure to eat, especially on a cold day and I had never had a sun dried tomato version. I was a little skeptical about this because the recipe calls forContinue reading “Seared Shrimp with Sun Dried Tomato Risotto”

Buffalo Chicken Salad

This buffalo chicken salad combines all the things you think of when you think of buffalo chicken wings. Tangy buffalo sauce, carrots celery, blue cheese…. but in salad form. I love a big salad for dinner as long as it has tasty ingredients. I use marinated and grilled buffalo chicken breasts in this. You couldContinue reading “Buffalo Chicken Salad”

Zhizhig Galnash (Chechen Beef and Dumplings)

Zhizhig galnash is a a traditional Chechen dish of tender beef, vegetables, hand made dumplings and a garlic sauce made from the cooking broth, potatoes and garlic. I had never heard of this dish or had it before, but my husband sent me a link to it. A lot of new recipes I try comeContinue reading “Zhizhig Galnash (Chechen Beef and Dumplings)”