Moros y Cristianos (Black Beans and Rice)

Moros y Cristianos (Black Beans and Rice)

Moros y cristianos: the most delicious dish with the most racist name! Make a cute little tower of arrogance by…

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Kohlrabi and Carrot Salad with Mustard Seed Dressing

Kohlrabi and Carrot Salad with Mustard Seed Dressing

Although “winter,” or the sad excuse of it we’ve actually had – THANKS, global weirding – is almost over, it’s…

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Soup Day! Enchilada Soup and Spinach & Gnoochi Soup

Soup Day! Enchilada Soup and Spinach & Gnoochi Soup

I am happy to say after years of hiatus, my friend Gloria and I have revived Soup Day! Zoeya and…

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Black Beans and Rice with Roasted Tomato Salsa

Black Beans and Rice with Roasted Tomato Salsa

The beans didn’t finish cooking in time for dinner, so Zoeya and I took them for lunch! Two things threatened…

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Frenchy Lentils and Roasty Beets

Frenchy Lentils and Roasty Beets

Cute little French lentils have an earthy flavor – perfect for fall! – and take nicely to flavors both sharp…

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Coconutty Chana Dal

Coconutty Chana Dal

I’ve always made lentils fairly frequently, but lately it seems we are never without a pot in the fridge. This…

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Paki Tacos

Paki Tacos

I absolutely love Latin culture. I love the language, the food, the music, the dancing. When I met Shan, I…

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Gajar ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa)

Gajar ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa)

Halwa is a general term for desserts in the Middle East through South Asia. There are many types; some are…

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Red Thai Curry

Here is a delicious weeknight meal that you can whip up quickly and not mess up even if you are…

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Kofte (Pakistani Meatballs)

So I seem to be featuring quite a few Pakistani recipes. I’m proud to be learning to cook this cuisine…

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