May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. Before it’s over I want to share another Filipino dish I love, Filipino Cassava Cake. I remember first having this dish at a Filipino Heritage Celebration at school. There was a beautiful candle dance and lots of food. That’s the day I fell in love with Filipino Cassava Cake. Continue reading “Filipino Cassava Cake”
The last couple of days have been cooler than expected. And on those days I just want something warm and inviting. This chickpea masala or chana masala is just that. Super easy in the pressure cooker and you can adapt it however you want. Filling with a spicy kick at the end, that’s exactly what I like in a dish.
Monday is Holi the Hindu Spring festival in India. Holi is also know as the festival of color because during the celebration people throw paint at each other. There’s music and food and dancing during the celebration. It’s a wonderful time. Unfortunately, we will not be able to make it to the celebration (the New York celebration is serious) so I thought it might be nice to celebrate in our own way. So we are making pakoras. Pakoras are fritters with lots of Indian spices. One of our favorite types is gobi pakora or the cauliflower fritter. Gobi pakoras were served at last year’s celebration so it’s fitting that we make them for our mini Holi celebration.
General Tso’s is a mouth watering dish with a kick of heat. After several conversations I’ve decided to add more meatless (or at least those that have fish) dishes. It’s important to me that everyone who follows the blog is happy and feels included. Though, I used to incorporate vegetarian dishes via Meatless Mondays I seem to have moved away from it. But I promise this dish will make up for it. The sauce in this General Tso’s Tofu has layers of flavor. All I can say is that it tastes like another bowl (and another and another).
Chicken Tikka Masala is one my favorite dishes. The garam masala and ginger give it a lot of flavor and the red chili flakes add just enough heat. I couldn’t tell you when I first had this dish but there is a distinct event I associate with it. The birth of my first child. Continue reading “Chicken Tikka Masala”
As the new year approaches I am thinking about my goals and the future. Looking forward to a long life and new food adventures. So why not hedge my bet with a bowl of noodles. Noodles signify longevity and what could be better than that. Of course, even if I wasn’t looking for those noodles give me a little good luck I would still love Cold Sesame Noodles. It’s a carb thing.
My obsession with Thai food came in college. Though I had eaten it before, college was the time when I fell in love with Thai curries. I am particularly fond of coconut curries. I love the way the coconut milk handles the spice of the chilies.
September is back to school time and many of us are happy to send little faces to school to become better versions of themselves. So, we try to send them to school with everything they need and a little piece of home. Something that makes them smile when they open their backpack or lunchbag. But how do you fit that type of comfort in such a small bag with all of the restrictions the school has. The no gluten, no nut etc etc has been the bane of my school lunch existence. What to do? What to do? Make something that will withstand all the pressure. Fried tofu is perfect.
One of my favorite comfort foods is shrimp fried rice. When I finally stumbled upon adding bacon to my shrimp fried rice recipe, I was ecstatic. The bacon added that flavor that was always missing.
My family might be done with me. We are in the heat of the summer and I continue to turn the oven on. I understand. It makes the house hot but I really like cookies and cupcakes. So I asked myself, what sweet treat would really hit the spot but doesn’t require me to turn the oven on? Then I remembered, the stove top dessert that would satiate my sweet tooth…Sweet Sticky Rice.