Baleadas- Honduras

I was raised on quesadillas. Whole wheat tortillas, a Mexican cheese blend, and some refried beans were a staple in our house. Baleadas are pretty similar to that! They’re sold as a street food in Honduras, and I can see why- they’re quick, easy to take on the go, and they’re delicious. I made mine…

Guacamole

If, like everyone else in this deep fried-calorie rich greaseball we call America, your New Year’s resolution was to start eating healthier, but you also don’t want to forsake everything good in life, make some guacamole. Avocados are full of fat, yes, but the good kind. Like people say all press is good press, all…

Papusa and Slaw- El Salvador

If you liked the Bruneian Murtabak, you’re going to love this. These are a popular street food in El Salvador- and I think they’re going to become a staple here. Usually, papusa are served with a cabbage and jicama slaw, but I couldn’t find jicama anywhere, so I just threw in a ton of cilantro!…

Pineapple Salsa

Once upon a time, I tried to make pico de gallo. But then I had no tomatillos. And my tomatoes were suspiciously squishy. And the night before, I had hacked up a pineapple as a coping mechanism. A word of advice to all aspiring bloggers- do everything yourself. Don’t even think about hiring a developer….

Mughlai Parantha-Bangladesh

Yes. Just yes. So much yes. Spiced lamb wrapped in a flaky pastry, deep fried. I repeat: yes. I’m not going to ramble on for hours like I usually do. You need to make this. You NEED to make this. You deserve this.   INGREDIENTS   Dough:   1 ½ cups All Purpose Flour ½…

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 Verde Tacos

This is the first recipe of chicken week! Let’s start with a picture of this beauty. Rubbed with oil, sage, rosemary, and thyme, and stuffed with lemon and rosemary, this is a good chicken. Not to toot my own horn or anything. All the recipes this week are going to be a bit different from…

Cilantro-Garlic Omelettes

These omelettes are beautiful. No other way to put it. Cilantro and garlic really go well together, with cilantro’s mild, clean flavor, and garlic’s more pushy one. I could keep waxing rhapsodic, but I’m hungry and I think it’s high time we get around to making them.   INGREDIENTS   3 eggs ¼ cup half…

Chimichurri- Argentina

I love steak. I also love chimichurri. It’s one of my favorite condiments. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, on the most basic level, it’s a parsley-based condiment from South America.  Think of it as South American pesto! And when you whip up a fresh batch, marinade a juicy steak in it,…

Korma Lawand and Challow

This is the first in my series of global cooking, from Afghanistan. Being a huge fan of Afghani food, I was really excited for this. Challow… is amazing. No two ways about it. It gets silky, and flavorful, but still maintains some texture. And the flavor of the Korma is out of this world. Has…