Category Archives: Ethnic

New Mexico Red Chile Cheese Enchiladas

A big welcome to our newest contributor, Cecily!  Read a little about her here… Red or green? That’s the New Mexico state question; as in, would you like red or green chile on your enchiladas?  Having lived in southern New Mexico for seven years, I love red chile.  Well, I love green too, come to […]

Spotlight: Cheater’s Lasagna

Shortcuts are great!  I love this one — Cheater’s Lasagna — from Radishes and Rhubarb…  A clever way to pull together a quick and tasty lasagne: I try very hard to make everything from scratch. Mostly because I really enjoy the cooking process, but also because I just want to control what goes into my […]

Shrimp and Asparagus Noodle Salad

Next in our series of ‘overlapping meals‘, here is a wonderful Asian inspired main dish salad that is quick to prepare on a hot summer evening.  I love this cross between a pasta dish and a salad!  This was inspired by Vietnamese Noodle Salads, but it draws on similar sauce and techniques from our Pad […]

Tasty Tofu Pad Thai

Starting off our Asian “Overlapping Meals”, we have one of my favorite comfort foods, Pad Thai…  As with the goal of this series, many of the ingredients used in this dish will also be used later in the week, for less waste and more cost effectiveness! This version was inspired by the Easy Pad Thai […]

Panela Pecans

Yesterday after a fun-filled 4th of July celebration, I came home and sat down to put my feet up and watch the new Cooking channel.  I had recorded the Indian Cooking show and thought I’d see what they had prepared.    They were featuring  curries, which I love and will prepare some day this week (stay tuned!), […]

Tres Leches Pancakes

My awesomely cool friend Rachel pointed out these on her Facebook, and I had to link them here.  We’ve featured Tres Leches Cake here before (yay, Niki!)  but I know some of you won’t go bake a cake.  But everyone makes pancakes, right?  They aren’t scary.  So check out these Tres Leches Pancakes from Giver’s […]

Spotlight: Sushi / Ceviche

I spotted this gorgeous idea this morning, at Cristina – from Buenos Aires to Paris, and thought “wow, 2 of my favorite foods – why didn’t I think of this combination?”  Needless to say, this looks divine! Dreaming about vacations by the sea? Late summer nights sharing dinner with friends? Well, this is THE thing […]

Basil Chicken (Gai Pad Krapow)

I’ve been on a kick of Asian inspired food lately (like this Easy Pad Thai!) and this one looks like an excellent choice… A simple Thai meal! Basil Chicken (Gai Pad Krapow) at No Recipes. Thai Basil Chicken is one of those dishes that fits squarely in the category of best-bang-for-your-buck. Not only is it […]

Greek turkey burgers with yogurt and feta

This sounds like a delicious application for ground turkey, from the very helpful The Perfect Pantry! Why does a whole chicken taste better than a whole turkey, but ground turkey tastes better than ground chicken? I don’t have the answer, but I always have ground turkey in my freezer. In the small market in my […]

Cajun Shrimp & Okra

I had the urge the other night to make some sort of dish with shrimp, to use up some shrimp broth in my freezer. I had a pound of shrimp, and also some frozen okra on hand, so I figured that was just screaming to go Cajun or Creole (Let the good times roll with […]

Tamatiebredie (Tomato Stew)

This totally caught my eye at The Creative Pot.   Tamatiebredie is apparently a South African dish (I’m not sure I’ve ever cooked South African food!) and it looks really unique and tasty. So, maybe this would be an opportunity to expand those cultural horizons? Sometimes you need to be daring. That’s when you throw […]

Mediterranean Sushi

My five year old tagged along on a client call I had today, and to reward him for actually being well behaved, we stopped for sushi for lunch… It’s one of both of our favorite foods!  So when I saw this today, I thought it was a great idea.  Mediterranean Sushi from Tomayto Tomaahto. How […]

Spotlight: Easy Pad Thai

I adore Pad Thai… it’s one of my favorite comfort foods (ever since the time I had to go to the hospital to have my appendix out, but that’s another story…!)  But I’ve never attempted to make it.  Our friend Patricia at Brownies For Dinner has what looks to be a simple recipe for making […]

Spotlight: Glittering Raspberry Kulfi

I spotted this sparkly goodness at Delicious Delicious Delicious, and thought it was a lot of fun! I love kulfi! I had the most amazing pistachio kulfi in a street café in Delhi once, as well as some pretty good stuff in Rusholme years ago with my mum, and have always wanted to try and […]

Spotlight: Pork Ragu

Over at Talk of Tomatoes, Janelle (she’s a contributor here too!) has a tasty looking recipe for Pork Ragu!  This looks like a wonderfully simple ‘go-to’ meal… I am in love with ragu. Shall I marry it? I made this ragu recently for lunch, and my eldest son says to me: “mom, this is the […]

Don’t fear the Quinoa! Crunchy Quinoa Salad.

Quinoa. Pronounced “keen-wah”. What the heck is it? It’s a grain-like seed from Peru that is incredibly healthy (high in protein, and full of amino acids) and quite tasty too! You basically can use it as a healthier substitute most places you would use rice or couscous. I found mine at Trader Joe’s… but if […]

How to make Chicken Enchilada "lasagna"
Chicken Enchilada “Lasagna” Casserole

The other night I was brainstorming on dinner, and my eyes feel to a bag of tortilla chips we had opened the other evening when we had friends over. “Hmmm…” Dot thinks. “What can I do with those?” (Because Dot is inherently cheap and knows that the chips will just end up going stale and […]

Vegetable Stir Fry with Orange Ginger Sauce

“All of these vegetables need to be eaten before they go bad!!”  Sound familiar?  We went to visit my man’s parents for Mother’s Day and had just gotten my organic produce box the day before we left.   I contemplated taking the whole box with me, but it wouldn’t have fit in the overhead compartment, so […]

Spotlight – Greek Feta Parcels

I’m always on the lookout for easy and tasty recipes, and this one from Foodwhirl reader The Runaway Spoon looks delish. And I love the substitution of puff pastry for phyllo dough in this. Okay, I’ll admit. I have fear of phyllo. I love Greek food and pastries, but I am too afraid, or okay, […]

Bibimbap with Veggies & Flank Steak

Bibimbap is a Korean dish whose name literally means “mixed cooked rice” or “mixed meal.  I made mine with Flank Steak, baby aspargus, baby bok choy, mushrooms, snap peas, onion and water chestnuts. Topped with a fried egg and served with sides of sesame seeds and sriarcha, Bibimbap is a flavorful and filling meal. Here’s […]

Vegetable Pasta Italiano

I just love a meal I can throw together in a few minutes.  This is super easy and makes use of prepared organic marinara sauce.  I’ve tried it with all kinds of pasta sauces and you just can’t go wrong.   I add veggies to it and prefer to leave them chunky, but my sister always “hid” the […]

Easy Italian Bruchetta

Many of you know that I have an organic produce business, and I also coordinated AND had a booth for my business at the Fayette Co. Earth Day Festival here in Georgia.   I sell a great Marinara Sauce through my business and had it at my booth at the festival.  I also had fresh organic herbs […]

Garlic Chili Asian Salmon with asparagus - foodwhirl.com
Chili-Garlic Salmon, with Asparagus

Is anyone else behind on everything?  I’m feeling that way lately!  Between the 4 yr old being on ‘spring break’ last week, and getting my taxes done (nothing like waiting til the last minute!) and generally over-committing myself, I’m finally catching up. So, when your busy like that, finding time to cook a yummy/healthy meal […]

Picnic Fare: Make Cuban Sandwiches

Here in Atlanta where I live, there are fun neighborhood festivals pretty much every weekend in April.  We’ll be going to several in the next few weeks, and these are great sandwiches to toss in the cooler for snacking that is healthier, and cheaper, than your typical greasy festival food! These Cubans are a great […]

Spotlight – Chinese Tea Leaf Eggs

Browsing the webs for more interesting egg ideas, I wandered across this by NoobCook.  If you’re not going to go for dying the outsides of eggshells this year, perhaps this would be a fun and tasty alternative!  I’ve seen these before and they always struck me as so beautiful…  I’ve also seen this done with […]