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Coconut Cilantro Rice {Gluten Free}

Coconut-Cilantro Rice

Normally on a weeknight I cannot be bothered to prepare a main course and a recipe-derived side dish. If there is any side at all on offer it will be plain steamed rice that basically cooks itself in the rice steamer or a salad consisting of no more than three vegetables with some olive oil and…

Red Chileatole

Chicken Chileatole with Lime Sour Cream

Last Friday our friend Geraldine brought her mom over to teach me how to make some favorite Malaysian dishes from her youth. I’m pretty sure an ulterior motive was involved, in the form of me making these things for her long after her mom has gone, but that’s okay, because I will absolutely be making…

Ginger Mint Cooler {A Kid-Friendly Drink for St. Patty's Day}

Ginger Mint Cooler

St. Patty’s Day is tomorrow!! We don’t really celebrate this holiday but if you do…..Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! It’s fun! It’s like Cinco de Mayo for Irish people.   One St. Patrick’s Day my sister and I got schnockered on Irish Car Bombs and then went antiquing with my parents—I was literally like a bull in…

Baby Kale Salad with Peanuts and Queso Fresco

Kale Salad with Roasted Peanuts and Queso Fresco

Happy Friday!! Mother nature has granted us a truly fantastic week! To cap it off and send you into an even more fabulous weekend, head on over to one of my all-time favorite sites, With Style and Grace, where I’m sharing an exceptional salad that you are probably going to want to make in the…

Mango-Lime Agua Fresca

Mango-Lime Agua Fresca

March The sun is nervous As a kite That can’t quite keep It’s own string tight.      Some days are fair, And some are raw. The timid earth  Decides to thaw.   Shy budlets peep From twigs on trees. And robins join The chickadees   Pale crocuses Poke through the ground Like noses come …

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30-Minute Meals for March

A couple years ago I attended a panel discussion of some of the culinary world’s most famous chefs. The topic was Molecular Gastronomy vs Slow Food which was all very esoteric and interesting, but honestly the only thing I remember was Thomas Keller announcing to the world that good food couldn’t be made in 30…