Eggplant Moussaka

A couple of months ago, we ate at a Greek restaurant and I ordered the moussaka because the table next to us had gotten it and it looked amazing…and it was! We haven’t been back to that restaurant again (yet!), but ended up finding some recipes online that looked like that they might substitute well…

Chinese Rice Porridge (Congee)

I grew up on this – my mom made it almost every Sunday morning for breakfast. Congee is an Asian porridge that is often served to those who are sick because it’s easy to eat and soothing. My mom has different versions depending on what time of year it is (turkey after Thanksgiving) or how…

Pasta with Chickpea Sauce

I LOVE pasta. And the capital letters (I’m not shouting at you, I promise) don’t quite capture how much I love it. There is always a stock of multiple pastas in our cabinet, and I’ve been known to munch on a “few” pieces of pasta after it’s cooked, but before the dish is assembled. My…

Steel Cut Oatmeal Bowl

I never used to like oatmeal, but I eventually realized that its instant oatmeal that I don’t like. I think it’s the texture -it’s too mushy – and the sweetness – most mixed seem to contain a lot of sugar. Steel cut oatmeal, on the other hand, has a better texture for me, but it…

Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Like my previous post, Thai Red Curry Peanut Chicken, this post is heavily based on one that we found on Relay Foods, which is an online grocery store that also provides recipe ideas and you can add the ingredients from the recipe direclty into your shopping cart. My husband found their Oven Roasted Bison Stuffed Poblano Peppers recipe, and I…

Chinese Pork Dumplings

It would be impossible for me to express just how much I love dumplings. My mom’s are by far the best (sorry other moms out there) and restaurant dumplings don’t come close to hers. My mom taught me how to make them about 10 years ago, and I now always have a stock of them…

Thai Red Curry Peanut Chicken

We recently tried out grocery shopping online with Relay Foods, which provides recipes where you can add the ingredients directly into your shopping cart. We love Thai food, so wanted to try out their Thai Peanut Chicken recipe. I didn’t notice until I was preparing the curry peanut sauce that the recipe doesn’t actually include any vegetables, so…