Recipes

Loaded Bacon and Cheddar Baked Potato Soup

The other week at Safeway I couldn’t pass up a 10-pound bag of potatoes that was on sale for $3.  In a land where...

Gluten-Free Buttermilk Biscuits

I don’t know about you, but prior to going gluten-free I didn’t make biscuits from scratch very often.  Instead I was a happy and...

Mexican Green Cilantro Rice

Fluffy green-tinted rice cooked in a jalapeno and cilantro-based broth?  Count me in.  I found the inspiration for this one in Lourdes Castro’s book,...

Lemon-Vanilla Yogurt Cake with Almonds and Strawberries

I’ll admit that I had my doubts about this recipe.  I wasn’t sure how a cake mostly comprised of yogurt and eggs, with almost...

Coconut Agar-Agar Jellies

Now I’ve made (and eaten) a lot of Asian-style jelly desserts in my day, but I think I have to declare these Burmese Kyauk...

Nuoc Cham-Everyday Vietnamese Dipping Sauce

Before delving into Vietnam’s savory dishes, I need to cover the nation’s ubiquitous dipping sauce: nuoc cham.  It’s served alongside just about everything from...

Frozen Hot Chocolate

As I mentioned earlier this week, I’ve got ice cream and other frozen treats on the brain.  The temperatures have been rising around here...

Lanttulaatikko- Finnish Rutabaga Bake

Never heard of a rutabaga before?  Perhaps you know it by one its other names: Swedish turnip, swede, or yellow turnip?   But considering the...

Carrot Miso Salad Dressing and my Everyday Detox Salad

Want to know the trick to eating salads twice a day for a month?  Lots and lots of interesting dressings.  It’s pretty amazing that...

Anzac Biscuits (Cookies)

Have you ever thought you’d made some great new discovery only to find out that the discovery had actually been made years before and...