Sticky Coconut Rice Cakes with Turmeric Tomatoes

Sticky Coconut Rice Cakes with Turmeric Tomatoes

Crisp and Chewy Coconut Milk Rice Cakes are Out of This World Delicious. In my continuing cooking journey through Ixta Belfrage’s new cookbook, Mezcla, I made Sticky Coconut Rice Cakes with Turmeric Tomatoes. Wow. Wow. And wow. Just imagine this. Sticky rice is baked in a mixture of coconut milk, fresh ginger, scallions, garlic, and […]

Good Ol’ Fresh Bread

Good Ol' Fresh Bread

One of the Easiest Breads You Could Ever Bake. I love good bread and bake all kinds. From French baguettes, to Japanese milk breads, to focaccia: You name it and I bake it. The only bread I don’t bake is sourdough. I love it, too, but I’ve never been interested in maintaining a starter. I […]

Samoan Coconut Buns

Samoan Coconut Buns

Tender and Fluffy Buns are Baked on Top of a Coconut Milk Sauce The full name of these buns is Pani Popo Samoan Coconut Buns and I can’t rave about them more highly. This recipe comes from King Arthur and it’s so good we can’t stop talking about it. I’ve made lots of buns – […]

Turmeric and Lime Mussel Broth

Turmeric and Lime Mussel Broth

Fresh Mussels Cooked in a Coconut Milk, Turmeric, and Lime Nik Sharma is one of my many favorite cookbook authors. Both of his cookbooks are superb. This recipe comes from his first cookbook “Seasons” and it is excellent . If you’re a fan of mussels, this one is an interesting take – Turmeric and Lime […]

Pea, Asparagus, and Avocado Salad with Feta

Pea, Asparagus, and Avocado Salad with Feta

Salad for Dinner Sound Good to You? This One Fits the Bill. Creamy, Crunchy, Bright, and So Satisfying. Dinner salad nights are some of my favorite meals. It had been quite awhile since I’d made an avocado dressing and when I came upon this recipe from A Cozy Kitchen at Food52, it reminded me how […]

Greens and Chermoula Potato Pie

Greens and Chermoula Potato Pie

Ottolenghi Strikes Again with a Surprising Take on a Main Dish Pie. I took on another Ottolenghi recipe from his “Test Kitchen” cookbook. This one is Chermoula and Potato Pie. Chermoula is an herb and spice paste similar to chimichuri, but contains warm spices and lemon juice instead of vinegar. In this case, toasted cumin […]

Pomegranate & Sumac Chicken

Chicken Thighs Roasted in a Bright, Tart, and Sweet Paste. Yes, Please. I’ve been cooking from Yasmin Khan’s wonderful “Ripe Figs” cookbook. These recipes come from Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus and many of them originate with refugees who now call these countries their home. This particular recipe comes from a doctor from Syria who now […]

Green Cannellini Beans with Tahini

Green Cannellini Beans with Tahini

Beans that are Creamy and Full of Flavor from Tahini and Chili Oil. I’ve been cooking up a storm from the new “Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Shelf Love” cookbook. This time the recipe is called Green Cannellini with Tahini. Seeing as this uses canned beans, I was able to knock it out in about an hour. […]