Southern Salmon Sheet Pan Supper

This comes together in less than 15 minutes, including baking time. I may have cheated and gotten the barbecue sauce out of the fridge, but everything else is 100% pried from the depths of the freezer! This is a complete (yummy!) meal, and stays good for about a week (or a month in the freezer)….

Roasted Vegetables- Iceland

I know little to nothing about Icelandic cuisine- or any Northern European cuisine, for that matter! My expertise is limited to Ikea meatballs. I love Ikea meatballs. So, I asked my sister, who went to Iceland last year. My vegetarian sister. Icelandic cuisine is very heavily based on meat, fish, yogurt- and these vegetables. So…

Truffle Dressing

If you’re looking to jazz up a salad, make truffle dressing. This is a creamy, tangy, bright dressing- a little bit different from the standard olive oil-vinegar dressing! You have to add a lot of truffle paste for the flavor to stand out, but I actually liked just having a subtle truffle flavor. This isn’t…

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…

Spicy Cabbage Hash

I ruminated on this title for a long time. Cheesy cruciferous hash was inherently contradictory, the unpretentious former juxtaposed with the intellectual latter (I spent 10 minutes rooting through the dictionary writing that sentence). Red cabbage hash was misleading- there’s no red cabbage in this. Egg, cheese, tomato, cabbage, broccoli, and bell pepper hash got…

Goulash-Hungary

Goulash is an iconic Hungarian dish, and the only Hungarian food most peasants people have heard of! Trying to work on being less of a food snob. Further bulletins as events warrant. I really wanted to make Goulash, especially since it’s freezing here. Stew is also the easiest thing in the world to make- throw…

Vegetable Broth

The base. The OG. The backbone. The broth. Making chicken broth is easy enough- boil some bird bones. But veggie broth? Veggie broth is as easy or complicated as you make it, and it is so, so, so much better than the stuff you get in the store. I like to make this in bulk,…

Moyin Moyin- Democratic Republic

After all the mac and cheese I’ve been posting, this is a welcome, healthy break! Does anyone else feel like they can’t eat very much or eat anything heavy when it’s really hot? I definitely do. On a 100 degree day (thanks global warming!), Moyin Moyin is light, refreshing, and filled with salmon! All the…

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…

Truffle Garlic Green Beans

This is the first of my Thanksgiving recipes! This may well be the most exciting thing that has ever happened to me. And these beans, folks. These beans. These BEANS. Well, truth be told, the beans aren’t the star of the show. It’s really the sauce that makes this dish. The buttery, garlicky, truffle-y, mouthwatering,…