October 27, 2012

Quick Soup: Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper


Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Soup

A mug of hot soup on a crisp Fall day is a true delight. When the soup is made from scratch in just a few minutes from four ingredients found in the pantry and refrigerator, it's even better.

October 25, 2012

Honey-Glazed Chicken and Walnuts


Honey-Glazed Chicken and Walnuts

At least once a week, sometimes more often, I do a stir-fry of some sort for dinner; usually two or three dishes get stir-fried for one meal. If I'm pressed for time, I'll use a store-bought sauce and a bag of pre-cut veggies. When I can, I'll prep the veggies myself, and if I have the ingredients necessary, I'll even make my own sauces. In any case, two words describe a stir-fried dinner: simple and delicious.

October 14, 2012

Chrourk M'teh


Chrourk M'teh
Chrourk M'teh is a simple pickled red sweet pepper

Recently I find I'm spending more time looking at, cooking, and eating foods with Southeast Asian roots and flavors. The first dish that really captured my attention is Chrourk M'teh, a simple pickled red bell pepper (capsicum) with a wonderfully umami-rich flavor that goes well with most any cuisine.