Pork Vindaloo

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 can also make it with beef, mutton, chicken, or vegetables.

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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 you how to make Massaman curry with beef. You can get by with using a curry paste from the store, so this is pretty easy to make. It has peanuts and a touch of sweetness so it’s not your typical curry. If you know someone who says “I don’t like curry,” you may change their mind with this one.

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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 dishes like the curry I will make today. I am making an eggplant curry with chickpeas. The chickpeas add a really nice texture and color to the dish.

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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 had just came from Bangladesh and had never eaten sausage before. It was so good that I kept going back for extra servings — it was an all-you-can-eat affair!

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