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…

Gnocchi

Gnocchi is probably the most underrated Italian food. Bruschetta, polenta, foccacia, and antipasti have all been incorporated into the mainstream, but gnocchi’s been left behind, in all it’s spuddy glory. Did you know spuddy was a word? No squiggly red line showed up under it, so it’s a word. That’s my story and I’m sticking…

Shaky Beef

I had shaky beef in a DC restaurant a long time ago. It’s a classic Vietnamese dish of lemongrass flavored beef and vegetables. It’s my favorite Vietnamese dish. Well, except for bahn mis. And pho. And Bo luc lac. Fine, so I can’t choose my favorite. But shaky beef is definitely up there! It’s really…

Split Peas Cook Up- Guyana

Oh, I’ve been procrastinating on this for a long time. I was having so much fun with holiday recipes, and then I got sidetracked by cheesecake, yogurt soup , and waffles, glorious waffles, that I forgot all about the countries. Well, you can’t really forget that the rest of the world exists, not unless you’re the…

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…

Baked Eggs

Another guest post by my mama! Baked eggs have been Christmas breakfast in our house for as long as I can remember- usually accompanied by a gingerbread house (storebought- I tried to make one from scratch last year, with disastrous results), and coffee for my sleepy parents. My sister and I have never believed in…

Spaetzel-Germany

About 3 years ago, I went to Germany. Honestly? I don’t really like German food. Not my thing. Then, at a restaurant, my sister ordered spaetzel. I ended up eating half the dish, I loved it so much. Kind of like German mac and cheese! I had ordered a pork knuckle, by the way. See,…

Worcestershire Spaghetti

This is my go to recipe when I’ve been studying for 7 hours straight and I can’t remember how to spell blue and I NEED PASTA. It takes all of 5 minutes to throw together, and it’s surprisingly healthy! SAT season is coming, and whether you’re taking an exam or have to deal with someone…

Coconut Chutney- Fiji

  Chutney will always make me think of Legally Blonde I HATE coconuts This is really good!   Summer is almost over. I couldn’t be more excited for fall- everything pumpkin flavored, dark lipstick, leaves falling, cool weather, drinking tea in front of a fire, apple picking, scarves- I like fall, okay? My mother has…

Kefir Salmon With Spinach Salad

So, on Friday, my mom and I ordered pizza. Then Chinese takeout. Then some BBQ chips. By Monday, neither of us could move. We needed something healthy! So we went to Costco, and got a big, beautiful filet of salmon, and a nice big bag of spinach. I had a bottle of kefir in the…