Lo Mein

I keep trying to get Lo Mein right each time I make it because I’m really sick of eating rice with asian dishes, but I can’t seem to get the knack of it. I’ve tried different types of noodles and several different recipes but alas it doesn’t ever seem to turn off the way I’d …

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Meatballs

Growing up meatballs were a pretty regular fixture in our house. My mom would often serve them with pasta. It wasn’t until I was older that I learned the meatballs I’d eaten at home with weren’t the ones most others had. Meatballs for most families seemed to be either the Italian or Swedish variety. In …

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Pastitio

In December the weather got cold for a bit and I decided to make some baked dishes that are good as a winter warm up. One of these was Pastitio. Pastitio is a Greek dish of layered with macaroni in a bechamel sauce and sautéed ground meat, onions and tomatoes sauce. It is a favorite of my …

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Peruvian Pesto

About a month ago I made pesto for my family for dinner one night. I mixed it with peppers, onions and sausage. I was quite pleased with the resulting dish. However, sooner after making it my spouse said “do you think you could make Peruvian Pesto for us”. I honestly didn’t know what Peruvian pesto …

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Curried roasted sweet potatoes

Tonight, I decided to make and serve a bunch of different asian inspired dishes for dinner. The menu was pork satay, kimchi cucumbers and curried roasted sweet potatoes. Earlier I shared my recipe for kimchi cucumbers. To go with this and my satay, I decided to make sweet potatoes. This time of year I get …

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Cucumber Kimchi

I really like spicy food and cucumbers. So one of my favorite things is the little side dish at Korean restaurants which has the flavor of kimchi but the vegetable is cucumbers. I’ve tried several spicy asian cucumber salad recipes in an attempt to find something as good as this. While they all are tasty …

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Vietnamese Table Fish Sauce

I first encountered Vietnamese food when I moved here to Houston 11 years go. I really loved the Vietnamese vermicelli noodle salad dishes with their grilled meat. I realized this was something I could fairly easily make at home. We’ll mostly. I wasn’t able to get the fish sauce component of the dish right. Because …

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Coconut curry short ribs

My family really likes it when I make braised meat for them. My pork verde is always a huge hit when we visit one another. This time while I was home, I agreed to make a curried short rib dish for them. I used as the basis a recipe from Evil Shenanigans but made some …

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Tasty Chicken Satay

One of my favorite things to get when we go our for Thai food is satay. I don’t know if its the spices the chicken or beef are marinated in or the peanut dipping sauce which just tickle my taste buds. Typically I’m not a big fan of chicken but it is something I have …

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Lamb kibbeh patties

I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned several times before that I’m a super big fan of lamb. One thing that often seems to be in the marked down meat bin at the grocery store is ground lamb. I guess most people don’t know what to do with it. For me there are so many delicious options …

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