I love finding recipes from around the world that use familiar ingredients and offer new flavor combinations. If I can use colorful ingredients from my garden, all the better!
Cauliflower & Carrots with Whole Spices
A beautiful aromatic dry curry with bright, fresh colors and flavors that go well with a wide variety of dishes.
Spinach & Potato Curry – Saag Aloo
A favorite veggie curry with surprisingly complex flavors for such simple ingredients.
This dish is creamy, flavorful, and colorful – a great fall comfort food. It’s easy to adapt with different vegetables and vary the spice level to match your taste. Plus it’s cheap!
Cambodian Peanut Sauce with Coconut milk.
I do not know how authentic this recipe is, but I do know it is delicious and versatile and great for using up veggies in stir fries or as dip. We also have a pork meatball recipe that this goes well with as a weird Asian “fusion” meatballs and pasta option. So do what you…
Puerto Rican Rice
We’re serving a big Puerto Rican feast again this weekend and working on meal planning. I came here to grab our standard Arroz con Gandules recipe and realized I somehow had never posted it. Most people I know who’ve tried this dish absolutely love it. I’ve had so many people ask for the recipe, some more…
Baked Sweet Potato “Fries”
So delicious, so easy, so colorful – even healthy too! The only problem is having enough – and it becomes slightly more labor intensive if you do it in very large quantities. I recommend recruiting/enslaving some scullions. Or volunteering, if you feel very nice. We’ve made these for everything from summer birthday picnics to Thanksgiving….
Kid’s Cookbooks and Trunchbull Cake
A recipe for “The most scrumptious cake in the entire world” and a roundup of the kid’s cookbooks and recipes I grew up making. Do you have a favorite childhood cookbook or recipe?
Moroccan Orange and Date Salad
This is one of the most attractive and unusual salad recipes I’ve found. It goes well with a number of Mediterranean dishes and only takes a few minutes to have ready. I’ve tweaked the recipe to take out the only part I found labor intensive.
Moroccan Chickpea and Carrot Tagine
This recipe has everything going for it: it’s cheap, quick, colorful, healthy, and delicious. It’s from an interesting cuisine I want to learn more about, yet I can keep all the ingredients in our pantry. Plus it’s vegetarian/vegan friendly so I can serve it to anyone on short notice without worrying about dietary restrictions.
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