Dorie’s Pumpkin, Gorgonzola and Walnut Flan

It was the fall semester that I spent studying in Paris, which meant that my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, was spent on the other side...

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Fall/pumpkin fever?  I’m afflicted… just like every other blogger out there.  Just because it sometimes seems like an endless summer in Hawaii doesn’t mean...

Lychee or Rambutan Sorbet

When you’re accustomed to generic supermarket produce aisles, seeing all of the tropical fruits at an Asian market can be somewhat awe-inspiring.  There’s a...

Suspiro de Limena- A Lady from Lima Sighs

Dulce de Leche: hard to pronounce, easy to love.  I love it straight out of the jar, on top of Momofuku Sour Cream Ice...

Chicha Morada- Peruvian Purple Corn Drink

Had I seen these gorgeous purple corn husks outside of a Latin American grocery, I would have guessed that they were purely ornamental, much...

Mahana Cocktail

You guys may have noticed that Thursday’s post went up late and Friday’s post was non-existent.  This was supposed to be Friday’s post, but...

Kabuli Chana Ko Tarkari- Nepali Chickpea Curry

Although I’ve drastically reduced the amount of meat and animal products I consume over the past decade or so, I’ve never truly considered becoming...

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...

Zucchini Hummus

Even though I’m not a raw foodist, and have no plans of becoming one in the immediate future, I love looking through raw cookbooks. ...

Peach Ginger Smoothie

I’m very lucky that I don’t get major withdrawals when I stop coffee and caffeine cold turkey. I always hear of people who feel...

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,...

Ginger Carrot Soup

This is probably the recipe that eased me into liking carrots.  Actually, scratch that.  This recipe is what eased me into liking carrot roots...

Peach Melba Parfait

So I’m not entirely sure that this can be considered an authentic Australian recipe.  After all, it was created by a French chef at...

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...

Oi Naengguk – Chilled Cucumber Soup

I have a friend whose mother makes the most amazing pickled vegetables.  Seriously, if you put them next to a tray of peanut butter...

Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte

So it might be a stretch to call this matcha green tea latte a Korean beverage but several Korean cookbooks for Western audiences included...

Avocado Salad with Spicy Groundnut (Peanut ) Dressing

Honestly, this recipe came in the nick of time, just as I was beginning to question both my cooking and baking skills as well...

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...

Burmese Shrimp and Cucumber Salad

I don’t know how the longtime bloggers keep track of what dishes they made oh 4, 6, 8 years ago.  When I was talking...

Detox Tea with Burdock Root

Sorry for the radio silence guys.  I unexpectedly took a couple weeks off from blogging to relax and enjoy the holidays.   I read a...

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...

Colorful Quinoa, Black Bean and Corn Salad

Quick-cooking, high in protein, easy to digest, and with a superfood label to boot, it’s no wonder that quinoa’s (pronouced KEEN-wah) popularity has surged...

Lohikeitto- Finnish Salmon Soup

Although I’m a huge fan of seafood, I make it much less often than I’d like.  I’d dog-eared this recipe but wasn’t sure I’d...

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...

Spicy Jalapeno Creamed Corn Soup with Roasted Corn Salsa

I’m all about little details that can transform a perfectly good dish into something extra special.  You know, like candied walnuts on a salad or...

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...

Jamaican Ginger Beer

By now it should be apparent that I’m something of a ginger phene.  I mean in the past two weeks alone I’ve posted recipes...