Grilled Thai Pork Jowl / Pork Neck

Pork Shoulder, Belly or Jowl? Which part of the pig is the most flavorful?   Well, pork shoulder is always a tasty treat either slow-cooked in a ragu or stir-fried with mushrooms.  It provides just the right amount of hearty meat to fat ratio that makes it oh so delicious.  Then again, you can’t forget about…

Lamb Stuffed Peppers

Lamb stuffed peppers are something that my husband has been bothering me to make for quite a long time.  It’s not that I was averse to making them.  I simply just had no idea of what kind of direction he wanted the recipe to go in.  What kind of peppers? How to season the filling? …

Chicken Tikka Masala

The Chicken Tikka Masala Origin Story Chicken Tikka Masala was supposedly born in Glasgow when a customer complained about his chicken curry being dry.  To remedy this situation, the restaurant chef added some tomato soup to the mix and VOILA! This British-Indian dish was born.  Many people speculate on whether or not this is actually…

Healing Chicken Broth

  Is there anything more comforting than a warm little mug of salty chicken broth to drink? When you’re sick, when you’re sad or nothing is wrong at all, drinking chicken broth is the ultimate comfort food. For the past month or so, I have been sick…TWICE!  The first time was a bit of a…

Chili Paneer

  Who says vegetarian is lame? I have to admit, I always viewed vegetarian food as a bit of a bummer with tasteless tofu and stupid quinoa bowls.  Yes, a meatless meal made with sustainable local produce is more environmentally and socially responsible but come on….who really likes tempeh?????  It tastes like a litter box!…

Restaurant Style Rogan Josh

  Rogan Josh is delicious mutton or lamb curry: the name literally means ‘stewed in butter’.  No wonder I love it so much.  I can’t think of anything that I wouldn’t like if it was slow-cooked in butter.  Especially if that something was tender bits of lamb with spices.  The entire dish is as comforting…

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

        How curry laksa was born The 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 Nyonya cuisine) was born and still remains a delicious staple in Malaysia…