Asian Cuisine · Soups & Salads

Carrot Soup with Miso and Ginger

I bought a 5 lb bag of baby carrots cleverly fooling myself that I’d munch on carrots instead of candy when the post-lunch sugar munchies kicked in. When lunch rolled by, I dutifully ate the carrots and then proceeded to dream about the candy corn and gummy bears waiting for me in the cubicle next… Continue reading Carrot Soup with Miso and Ginger

Appetizers & Side Dishes · Breads · Breakfast & Brunch · Vegetarian

Six-Seed Soda Bread

I laughed when this bread came out of the oven – I imagined that a little alien had hatched (from Alien vs. Predator), escaped from my oven, and was wreaking terror around my house. Although it’s more likely, about to wreak terror on me. Comparing this bread to an alien egg is an unappetizing analogy… Continue reading Six-Seed Soda Bread

European (Western and Eastern) Cuisine · Mediterreanean Cuisine · Seafood · Soups & Salads

Bacalao en salsa verde (Spanish cod with peas and parsley)

Is it possible to have too much food? Spain is the first country where I actually did not want to eat anymore. Every night we spent eating amazing beef, octopus, artichoke, paella, fideua, and sausage dishes. But here is the catch: where Americans have the appetizer, main entree, and dessert for a “complete” meal, the… Continue reading Bacalao en salsa verde (Spanish cod with peas and parsley)

European (Western and Eastern) Cuisine · Soups & Salads

Farinata di cavolo nero (Tuscan kale and polenta stew)

Going to Italy made me realize that I possessed the Italian food vocabulary of a *sigh* stereotypical “American in Italy.” I could barely decipher words when ordering at a restaurant and it irritated me so much that I’ve decided to cook my way until I’m fluent in Italian food words. Case in point, if you… Continue reading Farinata di cavolo nero (Tuscan kale and polenta stew)