Saturday, August 19, 2017

Chicken Chow Mein

A few weeks ago I read a book about Chinese American food.  The author discuses the history of Chinese American foods like chop suey and chow mein.  It was fascinating to see how Chinese foods were created to appeal to the American palate.

She also wrote about fortune cookies.  She believes that fortune cookies were actually created by Japanese Americans, but they gained prominence by the efforts of Chinese American producers.  

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Coconut and Raspberry Chocolate Pancakes

Raspberry, chocolate, and coconut are a wonderful combination of flavors.  I don't think I have given this group of ingredients their proper due.  I deserve more of my attention.

Raspberries grow on perennial bushes.  They are usually planted during the winter as a cane.  They lay dormant until spring.  Raspberry flowers are a major source of nectar for honeybees.  

Friday, August 11, 2017

Makai Palak - Spinach Corn Curry

I don't know anything about this curry.  I found it because I googled recipes that use kasoori methi.  I have a large quantity of kasoori methi because I made ghormeh sabzi over a month ago.

Kasoori methi is dried fenugreek leaves.  A website called Gourmet Sleuth said it tastes like a combination of celery and fennel.  It is a little bitter.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Confetti Layer Cake

I am originally from Utah, but I currently live in the Washington DC metro area.  Utah has a state holiday called Pioneer Day.

Pioneer Day is celebrated on July 24th.   It is a significant holiday in the state of Utah.  There are parades, barbecues, and fireworks.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Root Beer Barbeque Chicken Quesadillas with Caramelized Onions

Today I got completely drenched riding my bike back to my apartment.  It had started raining when I first set out, but it became a torrential downpour  after five minutes of riding.

I found it enjoyable.  I enjoy the feel of rain, on my skin, and everything looks so beautiful in the rain.  It smells clean and refreshing.  

Monday, July 31, 2017

Yellow Lentil Dal

Another weekend came and flew by.  This summer is going by much too quickly.

I trying to be a little healthier this summer by biking to work more and eating healthier meals.  This lentil dal was tasty and good for my body.  I win all around.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Chocolate Nutella Cookies

It has been too long since I have posted a cookie recipe.  It has actually has been less than a month.  I posted a chocolate peanut butter cookie for one recipe in early July.  You can't have too many cookie recipes though.