Tag Archives: Entrees

Shrimp Noodle Soup

My preference is to whip up a fancy, multi-dish meal every night.  But if I did that, we’d be eating at 10 pm.  So I plan ahead (lots of Sunday cooking) and use shortcuts to feed us well during the week.  Last week, I followed a stressful workday with a trip to the grocery store […]

Chicken Pot Pie

This Valentine’s Day, we decided to skip the restaurants and make dinner together at home.  After much contemplation we settled on making a chicken pot pie.  A survey of the internet turned up tons of recipes — Rich Chicken Pot Pie, Moroccan Chicken Pot Pie, and Marshall Field’s Chicken Pot Pie are just a few […]

Braised Short Ribs

I made this while in Florida.  I wonderful filling meal for a cold day.  What’s really great is that it doesn’t require you to stand over the stove.  I used a dutch oven for this but it would have worked just as well in a slow cooker (although you still need to brown everything on […]

Asian Fish Stew

A friend invited me over for dinner one night and served this stew.  It was so yummy I asked for the recipe before leaving for home, then proceeded to sit on it for 6 months.  So now that it’s cold and rainy, this soup has been on my mind.  I made a big pot of it last […]

Pumpkin Curry

Here’s the original recipe, from which I adapted the recipe below. Ingredients 1 small cooking pumpkin, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon paprika 2 cups water 1/2 cup dried grated unsweetened coconut 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, crushed 1 teaspoon curry powder 2 small green chilis, sliced 1 teaspoon salt […]

Curry Cauliflower

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons of curry powder (I used the HOT version from World Market) 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and minced 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets (about 1 pound) 1 cup water 2 14.5 oz. cans of chickpeas, drained and […]


Tah-dah!  Behold Milk’s famous chili. He makes this several times a year (never in the summer) and last year even gave me some to freeze and save for later.  Now I tried to get a recipe to share but it seems that the chef didn’t measure anything.  Actually, that’s not entirely true.  The chef remarked that […]


While living in California, I totally fell in love with carnitas.  What is carnitas you ask??? Well it’s well seasoned and chopped (or shredded) pork used to make tacos.  I’d head to Taqueria San Jose, order a plate of carnitas tacos and a horchata.  Top it all off with a spicy mango lollipop.  Since being […]

Spice Rubbed Lamb Chops

Wash and pat dry 12 sirloin lamb chops (about 3 lbs).  Place in a ziploc bag with 1 teaspoon coriander, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon cardamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.  Leave in refrigerator overnight. Remove meat from refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature.  Light grill.  Add meat to […]

Chile Chicken

At Tuesday’s CSA pickup I was giving a stalk of epazote and cautioned to use it sparingly.  Epazote is an herb added to beans to help reduce gas.  After getting the veggies home, my mouth immediately began craving chile coated chicken to accompany the black beans I just HAD to make. Ingredients 1 lb. of […]