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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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…

Lamb and Butter Bean Stew

         If you ever find yourself near a Yemeni restaurant, definitely go in.  We recently discovered this unique and wonderful cuisine from a local restaurant here in Malaysia and it soon became our favorite take out spot.  A mixture of Middle Eastern with Indian flavors and influences here and there and very…

My Favorite Salsa

        In my experience, homemade is best made.  I make what I can from scratch – pasta sauces, soups, salad dressings and even sausage meat, bread and pasta if and when I had the time.  If I could do subsistence farming and produce my own fruit, vegetable, meat and dairy then I…

Spice Paw’s Chili

  America is a land of polarization.  East Coast versus West Coast.  The North versus South.  Right wing politics versus left wing politics.  The list goes on and on about what Americans fight with each other over.  Dare I say, one of the more sillier hot topic debates people go crazy over is chili.  …