Do you ever have one of those days where you walk into your kitchen, look in your pantry/fridge, and wonder what you can make that will use all your odds and ends while still being edible? This meal stemmed from one of those days. I picked through my veggies and put random combinations into google […]Read more "Quick Post: Thai Long Bean, Tomato, and Cucumber Salad"
I feel like people really take postickers for granted. Sure they can be hit or miss sometimes, maybe the wrapper is too thick and gummy or the filling is bland but when potstickers are made well…they…are…AWESOME. I’ve had a bajillion different kinds of potstickers, dumplings, gyozas, etc. over the years and I’ve loved nearly all […]Read more "Pork Potstickers"
Sooooooooooooooooo I guess I took a bit of an unexpected hiatus there…sooorry about that. You didn’t miss much though. I’m still poor, subsisting on quesadillas and mac n’ cheese, and blowing the last of my cash on concert tickets and cheap beer…basically being your typical college student. My lack of funds led to a pretty […]Read more "Indian Cookin Part 3: Vegetable Samosas"
I think I might have been very spoiled growing up. I’ve had the good fortune of always living in very diverse areas full of different kinds of ethnic stores and restaurants and lord knows I went to them all. Going for sushi or italian or dim sum was an everyday occurrence and for a long […]Read more "Dim Sum Cravings: Green Onion Pancakes"
Sooooo I’m broke. I don’t think that’s much of a surprise to anyone though; I’m a student, I have failed so far at scoring a job, AND I really set myself up by including poor in my blog title. I spent this weekend away in Seattle with some pals so I spent the week leading […]Read more "Broke Baking: Cheddar and Dill Drop Biscuits"
As I grew up and my exposure to Burmese food increased, I discovered that salads are a fundamental part of Burmese cuisine. There’s tea leaf salad, rice salad, ginger salad, and so on and so forth. Many of them are mixed by hand and include fish sauce, oil, and a variety of aromatics. Some of […]Read more "Burmese Days: Gin Thoke (Ginger Salad)"
I adore Indian food. It’s filling, hearty, and full of delicious spices. I’ve been eating naan, curry, pakoras, etc. for most of my life and looooooving it. We ate out at Indian places a lot BUT we never made our own Indian food. I always assumed it was super complicated and involved. How did they […]Read more "Indian Cookin Part 1: Vegetable Pakora and Naan Bread"
First things first, it snowed this weekend! Our lovely city was transformed(for about 12 hours) into a magical mystical winter wonderland! Unfortunately I was ridiculously sick so I could only gaze longingly out my window at the snow while cursing the people out having snowball fights (till 4AM!!!!) and crying/angstily blowing my nose. Twas a […]Read more "Roasting Up a Storm: Rosemary Chicken, Brussels Sprouts, and Smashed Potatoes"
Sooooo I watch the Food Network a lot…like everyday…for hours. One of my favorite shows is Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, which is basically Guy Fieri, my best friend/idol, traveling to and eating at the greatest junk food restaurants in the US. It’s on pretty much every day and I’m usually here glued to my couch […]Read more "Slow Southern Cookin Part 1: Red Beans and Rice"