Madras Sambal

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.