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Growing up we didn’t eat much pork. I only got to enjoy it once per year — usually as a special treat for Christmas. My favorite pork dish was always pork vindaloo. Vindaloo is an Indian curry popular in Goa and other parts of South Asia. Although pork is most commonly used for this dish, you…
Pork Chops with Creamy Mustard Sauce
It’s been a while since I cooked something fancy. I miss working in the restaurant industry. The things I miss the most are cooking nice cuts of meat and making an interesting sauce with wine. I also miss hosting nice sit-down dinners for special occasions, which hasn’t been possible because of the pandemic.
Once winter is here and the days grow short and cold, I crave comfort foods like a bowl of hearty soup, spicy curry, or a big bowl of pasta. Pasta dishes are especially easy to make and are liked by everyone in the family.
Massaman Curry with Beef
I like all things curry, but I have a special love for curries from Thailand. I’ve only visited that country once, but I’ve come to know its cuisine fairly well because I’ve spent so much time trying their recipes. Thai curries have a sophisticated yet friendly and approachable combination of flavors. Today I will show…
Eggplant with Chickpeas
If you’ve been following my blog you know I’ve put in a new garden this year. One of the things I’ve tried is eggplant. Eggplant pairs well with spicy, sweet, and savory flavors. At first the eggplant in my garden wasn’t doing too well but by now in September it’s producing well. It complements Indian…
Are you looking for a fast and easy 30-minute dinner idea? I have so many in mind it’s hard to write them all up. This one came to me when I bought some rotisserie chicken from the store last week. It was very hot so I didn’t want to turn my oven on at home.…
Pasta with Sausage and Arugula
I have been reminiscing about the delicious sausage I once had at a relief sale a long time ago. A “relief” sale means the proceeds go help people in need around the world (this relief sale was for Mennonite Central Committee). The sausages were made by local people who were involved in the sale. I…
Red Curry with Tofu
It has been hot outside recently so I’ve been cooking meals that don’t require me to turn the oven or stove on. I’ve made lots of salads, sandwiches, and grain bowls.
For the past few weeks I have been harvesting quite a bit of zucchini from our garden. Let me tell you it was a battle to grow these zucchini! First we were fighting off deer. We put up a fence. Then came rabbits. We had to add a layer of chicken wiring to keep those…
There are so many recipes from around the world, and I never get bored of looking for new things to try. A few years back I discovered a dish from the Philippines called Adobo. It sounded fairly simple and easy to make.