Spanish style Chorizo and Bean Stew

Hello, and welcome to the first post of ‘Quarantine cooking’.  For all of those who are sequestered at home binging Tiger King on Netflix amidst towers of hoarded toilet paper, you are probably wondering to yourself, “What can I do with all this stuff in my pantry? How can I make it edible?”  And maybe…

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Chili Paneer

The Holiday Hangover Happy New Year everyone!  For many people in the Western world, the holiday season is over and thank God for that.  Yes participating in all the festivities was fun, imbibing in all those specialty cocktails was treat and gorging on that decadent food was a sumptuous pleasure.  I bet right now, you…

Chicken and Bacon Puffs

Stock the fridge with lots of food now… The holiday season is upon us.  Bring on the booze, roast dinners, and baked goods.  No wonder everyone gains weight this time of the year.  The amount of food and libations thrown at you is truly sinful in its abundance.  Not to mention all the leftovers.  There…

Shanghai Noodles

  China is a great place for food.  Cumin dusted lamb and noodles in the West, spicy cuisine from Szechuan province, fried delicacies in Yunnan, dumplings in the North…I could go on but I get too hungry to finish the list.  However, if your taste runs more to the sweet than savory, you might want…

Curry Laksa

          Story goes that when Chinese immigrants settled in Malaysia, they married locals who learned to cook Chinese recipes but put their own twist on them by using local ingredients.  Hence, Peranakan cuisine (aka Nyonna cuisine) was born and still remains a delicious staple in Malaysia today. One of the more…

Beer Brisket

    In high school, my husband was quite the sweet talker.  I wouldn’t know since I was on a different continent entirely so I did not witness his charms or any of the other awkward phases of youth we all suffer through.  Instead I just heard the stories, which were corroborated by his family. …

Easy Taco Beans

      I never was a refried bean girl.  Sorry, I know that is an incendiary statement but I just wasn’t all that into them.  Although tasty, refried beans were viscous, like lava, spilling over and expanding on my plate capturing little grains of rice in its wake or worse, how it completely over…

Easy Basil Tomato Sauce

      I don’t know about you but my 2 year old is my biggest critic.  If the scrambled eggs aren’t to her liking, she’ll leave them untouched.  If the roast chicken isn’t freshly cooked, it is not up to snuff.  She doesn’t like leftovers.  She won’t eat any pasta in a cream sauce. …