Our friends often ask us for recommendation for a good Indian restaurant in town, and my answer is always the same – there isn’t one! I have had Indian food in several restaurants all over the US and the food tastes exactly the same everywhere – rich, mildly spiced and generally blah. I don’t know if they share recipes amongst themselves or what, but it is unsettling how bad the food is.
Even if you can look past the annoying fact that the menu heavily favors North Indian dishes, you cannot get past the facts that the . . . → Read More: Pork vindaloo
I love cooking in winter. There is just something about a hearty soup or stew gently simmering away on the stove-top that makes me feel all warm and gooey on the inside. I love the melt- in- your- mouth meats, the tender vegetables and the rich and thick sauce that you get from cooking things low and slow. And how about the house smelling great as the spices slowly release their fragrance? I just love it!
This pork korma that I rustled up a few weeks ago, is the quintessential winter dinner for me. It uses some . . . → Read More: Pork korma
Banh mi with lemongrass pork
It was in New York where we had our first banh mi. There was a little place called Pho Sure about a mile down the road from where we lived and The Professor and I quickly became addicted to their amazingly tasty banh mis. This Vietnamese sandwich was unlike anything we had tasted before.
Now, I have had a lot of sandwiches since I arrived in the US. When you combine zero cooking experience with teeny-tiny paychecks in grad school, you quickly become the favorite customer at the local Subways and Quiznos.
Banh mis . . . → Read More: Banh mi with lemongrass pork
This summer has been a blast from beginning to the end! I traveled, cooked, played with Helo, caught up with old friends, read tons of books, watched some really good TV shows and spent an amazing time just hanging out with The Professor. He had a lot of time off from teaching and that meant we could have a ton of fun this summer.
We went on numerous hikes with Helo – this is The Professor and Helo splashing through the creek at The Great Sand Dunes National Park. Aren’t they adorable?
This photograph completely captures the fun we’ve . . . → Read More: Lasagna Bolognese (and a summer update)
Mexican braised pork
It was almost a ritual for us to get Mexican food every weekend when we were in Indiana.There was this small eatery that we particularly liked – they had amazing burritos, quesadillas, tacos and all the usual Mexican staples like really fresh salsas and guacamole. And the best part was that they made everything in front of you and you could choose from a variety of meats, toppings, sauces and sides. It was so yummy!
The first time I tried their sweet pork, I was hooked! It was super . . . → Read More: Mexican braised pork