Za’atar Chicken Schnitzel

Before trying my hand at this, I had probably fried chicken a grand total of about twice, so I was super excited with how crispy and wonderful this came out! Try it with something Israeli, like a couscous or tomato-cucumber salad. Advertisements

Swiss Chard, Manchego Couscous, and Caramelized Fennel

Want to impress everyone with your amazing chef-skills? Make this as a side to accompany a simple meat, like Greek chicken or spicy tilapia. It’s wonderfully comforting, has some interesting flavors, and looks super impressive!

Crispy Chickpea Bowls

I used to think bowls like this were weird. Then I tried them. Turns out I like weird food. And anyway, everyone likes crispy chickpeas.


Are you frightened yet? This is legit Japanese food. But it is also essentially a pancake. So don’t be frightened. Be inspired. Cook it now.

Mandarin Jicama Salad

The shrimp skewers in this picture were nothing to write home about. But the mandarin-jicama salad was unlike anything I have ever made, and it would be great to go with a cool summer meal. Adapted from Sun Basket Serves 2-4 as a side 1/2 lb jicama 3-4 mandarins (I used cuties) 3 green onions…

Korean Steak Japchae

I had never heard of japchae before this recipe. I had only tried one Korean dish before, and it was not enjoyable, at all. This made me change my mind. This was delicious. And the glass noodles are so weird and fun to cook with. Adapted from Sun Basket Serves 2 1/2 lb top sirlion…

Beef & Broccoli

My standard Chinese takeout order is (meat) + broccoli. Sometimes shrimp, sometimes beef. Chicken if I have no other choice. This is steak and broccoli, with a sauce way better than the usual brown stuff. You need it. Recipe adapted from Plated Serves 2 2 top blade or flank steaks 3/4 cup jasmine rice 2…

Moo Shu Pork Tacos

We love tacos. You might have noticed. These are Asian tacos. Therefore they are fusion food. So you are instantly one of the cool kids if you make them. Recipe adapted from Hello Fresh Serves 2 1/2 lb ground pork 4 oz. red cabbage, shredded or chopped 3 radishes 1 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp…

Cacio e Pepe Skillet Pizza

Kale is not a topping I would have normally chosen for pizza, but somehow it works here. But the real star here is the cheese sauce. It’s to die for. And there is ricotta. Which makes it 10x better according to me, or inedible according to Chris. At least with pizza you can easily go…

Malaysian Laksa

I had never even heard of laksa until a business trip landed us at an Asian fusion restaurant in Canada. The server was going through the menu with us and started telling us about a dish that was some combination of ramen and Thai curry, which sounded pretty fantastic to me. It was, indeed, fantastic….

Sweet Potato & Green Chile Quesadillas

  I am usually much more concerned about the cheese that goes into my quesadillas than whatever other stuff happens to be in there. And I love sweet potatoes, but I was not so sure I wanted them in a quesadilla. But alas, I was wrong, and these were delicious. Hello, Meatless Monday. Recipe adapted…

Clam Chowder

I do not understand clam juice, and I was more than a little worried about using an entire bottle. It seems like it should be akin to using an entire bottle of fish sauce, which should never, ever happen. Alas, clam juice is apparently diluted so that even a whole bottle will not make your…