Easy Cajun Pasta

This is the easiest, most customizable, yummiest Cajun pasta recipe ever. I’ve been making some variation on this for years, and I’ve never met a Cajun pasta I didn’t like. If you have a couple of basic vegetables, a bottle of Cajun seasoning, pasta, and some broth, you’re well on your way to an easy,…

Lazy Chicken Soup

3 chicken breasts (yes, yes, I know all the flavor and good stuff comes from the bones, but it’s all I had and the whole highly infectious cold and cough thing made it hard to go to the grocery store and find bone in chicken thighs!) 1 lemon 1 head of garlic 1 teaspoon black…

JCD Part 1- Fried Chicken

JCD stands for Japanese Christmas Dinner. I like abbreviating things. Acronymizing? For someone who spends an hour every day on AP English Lit, I’m not very eloquent. Anyways! The traditional Japanese Christmas dinner is, well, KFC. Nothing wrong with that. I’d never admit I like KFC. I might lose my food snob badge. So, I…

Jollof Rice- Gambia

Okay, I’m going to make this quick. I’ve got about a hundred more countries to do, statistics lectures to catch up on, seven poems waiting to be analyzed, equations to be factored, two dogs that want to play fetch, and a partridge in a pear tree. Wait. Too early for that! Try telling Costco that….

Nyembwe- Gabon

It’s 80 degrees in October. I don’t care, I’m making stew. It was a good stew! Really simple to make, and it has pine nuts. I’m into whatever has pine nuts. Does anyone know if they actually come from pine trees like pinecones, or are they just imposters, like pineapples? I don’t know. I just…

Kedjenou- Cote D’Ivoire

If you like stew, do I ever have a good recipe for you. This stew is tender, flavorful, and just delicious. But, you see, I’ve never been a stew person. I can’t help it! I don’t like food that’s mushy or slimy. I like food to have a little more substance. But if you’re not…

White Fungus and Chicken Soup

Okay, that title is a little bit misleading. For one, I just used plain old white mushrooms from the grocery store. And there isn’t much chicken in here. But I can explain! It’s a funny story: I wasn’t sure what to make for China, there’s so many different regions and cuisines, I was sort of…

Souse- The Bahamas

It’s the first recipe in the Bs! It took me a while to get around to this one. I kept getting distracted by things like ‘the sauce’. We should get something out of the way: Souse isn’t as photogenic as, say, dandelion green pesto or double chocolate chip cookie pancakes. It’s delicious, what it lacks…

Chicken Week- THE END

Well. Chicken Week is done. It was a working-week-chicken-week. A good week, to be sure! I had a great time cooking,  and I hope these recipes help you in a chickeny pinch!   P.S I had originally intended to extend it to the weekend, but my family was on the verge of mutiny if I…

Chicken Summer Rolls

I like summer rolls. I really like assembling summer rolls. Since I was a young ‘un (as in, before I could talk in full sentences), few things have made me happier than a plate of rice paper, some form of peanut sauce-glazed protein, be it chicken, pork, tofu, or pretty much anything but shellfish (which…