Chicken Tikka Masala and Firestone Naan Every so often I get a real hankering for a dish that is warm, spicy and creamy. In such a time I usually turn my attention to Indian food. When it comes to Indian food, tikka masala is on top of my list. For such a craving, it ticks … Continue reading Chicken Tikka Masala and Firestone Naan
Seafood Chowder Chowder is a dish seldom found outside North America. The anatomy of a chowder can be briefly described as a thick creamy soup, typically with clams or other fish. Most common of all chowders is the New England Clam Chowder. Then you've got Manhattan Clam Chowder which is made with tomatoes, and there's … Continue reading Chow-Down Chowder
Goulash & Saffron Spätzle This isn't exactly a "rev up for summer" sorta dish, but when you live in Northern Europe you just gotta have a warm comforting recipe in your back pocket for those (un)expected cold rainy days. And this week is no exception. Goulash is just the type of dish that wards off … Continue reading Hungary for Something Warm?
Baked Beans: Classic Tomato and Smokey Maple There's a simplicity to homemade baked beans that make them very comforting. Whether it's alongside a classic English breakfast, or as a main course with an unlimited supply of freshly baked bread, baked beans is a humble dish that is both soothing and nourishing. To the average person, … Continue reading Beans Beans the Musical Fruit
Chicken Vegetable Soup: A Campbell's Clone As a kid of the 80s, growing up with a lunch of canned soup or boxed Mac & Cheese was the norm. One of my favorites, especially with the sniffles, was Campbell's Chicken Vegetable soup. And seeing how it's the first week of spring, which usually means that transitional … Continue reading Mmmm mmmm Cloned!
Minestrone So now with Christmas behind us for another year and New Years on the rise, it's time to make room in our fridges as well as our bellies. What to do with all those leftovers? ...Make a soup! Minestrone is a hardy Italian vegetable soup that is great for a cold winter day. What's … Continue reading What’s In Your Fridge?
Crispy Prawn Springrolls & Coconut Chicken Soup This is another favorite of mine that really warms the soul, and on these cold November nights whisks me away to the tropical destinations of Southeast Asia. I wanted to share two recipes in one for this post because coconut soup and springrolls is, to me, the equivalent … Continue reading One Night In Bangkok
As I mentioned in the previous post, I am not a vegan, but I believe some substitutions in vegan dishes are just as good, and in some cases better than the original non-vegan form. I made this chilli for dinner this week and completely fooled my wife into thinking she was eating a meaty bowl … Continue reading Chickpeas & Lentils Please: A Salute to Veganism Part 2
Chilli Con Carne When it's cold outside, there's something very reassuring about a hot and spicy bowl of chilli con carne. Then again, devouring a large bowl with a plate of nachos on a warm summer day is just as satisfying. This tomato based stew is seasoned with chilli powder, cumin, and a collection of … Continue reading Baby, It’s Chilli Outside
Mutton & Cabbage Stew I don't want to step on anybody's toes here, or risk being exiled by fundamental traditionalists, but here's a Norwegian classic I'd like to share. Fårikål, literally translated means "sheep in cabbage", and can be pronounced as "for-ee-kole", is a dish as old as time. Every September in Norway, the annual … Continue reading Bah Bah Black Sheep, Have You Any Kål