An Easter Salad

My mom asked me to bring this salad for Easter dinner.  The table full of European guests was shocked when the American girl piped up and said she had made it.  😉 Basically, I doubled this recipe from The Armenian Kitchen with a few adjustments made based on what I had on hand, etc. Ingredients:…

Pumpkin and black bean curry

I was scrambling to put something together for a potluck one day, and this was the result.  It started out as this recipe, and I simplified it a bit (seeing as I hadn’t planned ahead enough to use dry beans).  It was a hit, and I’m happy to have another recipe to help me use…

Curried Eggs

I’m popping in with a recipe even though it’s not Saturday because by Saturday, all your Easter eggs may be too old to eat!  😉  This post is one part of the answer to the question: So, after the eggs are dyed and Easter is over, what do you do with all the eggs?!  There’s…

Chicken curry in the crockpot

A few weeks ago I hosted a dinner and my contribution was a batch of curry.  It needed to be something that could cook while I was out of the house, so I trolled through recipes online and combined several of them to come up with this. (I can’t remember the actual sites I went…

Cucumber Boortha

Pardon the picture of unrelated produce, but it’s just such a cheery shot of some of the garden vegetables from this summer, and there are cucumbers in the picture.  😉 This recipe is a little unusual.  It was dug up in response to a large quantity of cucumbers that needed to be eaten; really, you…

International Flair: Green curry with chicken and eggplant

This is a modified version of a recipe from a Thai cookbook I borrowed from the library several years ago.  I have no idea how close it is to the original recipe, and every time I make it it’s a little different.  😉 It’s my favorite eggplant stand-bye recipe, apart from ratatouille.  Even though you…

International Flair: Picadillo

This recipe is originally from a 2007 issue of Latina magazine, but it’s not the same one that’s posted on their website, so I’ll go ahead and post it here.  This version doesn’t have raisins in it.  I’ve made a few modifications, but the basic ingredients and quantities are from the Latina version. Since there’s…

Vegetable Curry

Now that the little tomato plants are in, and I’m looking forward to this year’s garden produce (still so far away, I know!), I had almost forgotten about the lovely canned tomatoes from last year.  But, when I was throwing together a vegetable curry, I remembered them sitting there in the cupboard, and was glad…

International Flair: Vietnamese Spring Rolls

A Korean friend introduced me to this recipe.  When she invited me over to have spring rolls for dinner, I was a little concerned since I was only familiar with the fried version that are like little egg rolls.  These were a delightful surprise! This is a cool and interactive meal since all of the…

International Flair: Chole (Pakistani-style Chickpeas)

Like the pesto recipe, I’d had the 3 x 5 card with this recipe for about a decade before finally cooking it up myself.  I had only tasted it once and enjoyed it so much that I asked for the recipe afterward.  It turned out just as delicious as I remembered, and I’m glad I’ve…