Category Archives: Recipes

My Take on Chinese Comfort Food: Ground Pork and Black Mushrooms

My Take on Chinese Comfort Food: Ground Pork and Black Mushrooms (serves 2-4)   This is my take on the pork that is used as filling for lotus leaf wraps at dim sum places.  I know it probably has nothing to do with the original dish, but served over sticky rice it is simply divine! […]

December 10

The Family Trillos Colombian Christmas Turkey, Stuffed with Rice, Fruit, & Nuts

The best stuffing on earth! This is a recipe from my dear friends and second family, the Trillos.  It invariably becomes everyone’s favorite stuffing after they try it. Ingredients 1 medium turkey -to marinate & baste: 4 stalks of celery 1 large onion, grated 1 Tbs. cumin 2 cans of beer Salt & Pepper to […]

Northern Italian Pork or Veal Stew with Peas and Potatoes

Pork or Veal Stew (serves 4-6) Ingredients: 1 lb. veal or pork loin, cut in 1″ cubes 2 oz. all purpose flour 1/2 cup white wine 2 Tbs. olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 1 Tbs. tomato paste 2 carrots, cubed 4 medium potatoes, cut in 1″ cubes 1 can […]

preserved lemons November 11

Moroccan Chicken Tajine with Chickpeas and Preserved Lemons

Moroccan Chicken Tajine with Chickpeas and Preserved Lemons (Serves 4-6) Ingredients: 4 chicken thighs, with bone & skin 4 chicken breasts, with bone and skin 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp. cumin, ground 1 tsp. ginger, ground ½ tsp. sweet paprika ½ Tbs. salt ½ tsp. black pepper, freshly ground 1 can chickpeas 1 large […]

November 07

John’s Take on Thai X-ing’s Spicy Pumpkin Curry

John’s Take on Thai X-ing’s Spicy Pumpkin Curry (Serves 4-6) Thai X-ing is our favorite Thai restaurant in DC, and one of our favorite dishes is their pumpkin curry.  Here is my husband John’s take on it. Ingredients: 1 small pumpkin (1 lb.) 1 chili pepper or Thai chili* 1 cup coconut milk 4-5 Kaffir […]

November 07

Very Easy Asparagus With Lemon and Parmesan

Very Easy Asparagus With Lemon and Parmesan (serves 2-4)   Ingredients: One bunch asparagus (I like very thin asparagus) ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, shaved or grated Olive oil, to drizzle Black Pepper Juice from ½ lemon   Preparation: Rinse and remove tough part of asparagus stalks Cook in boiling water for 3-4 minutes until the […]

chicken scaloppini November 03

Chicken Scaloppini

Chicken Scaloppini (serves 4-6)   Ingredients: 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts ½ cup flour 2 Tbs. vegetable oil 1 Tbs. butter ½ cup white wine Juice from two large lemons 2 tsp. lemon zest 3 Tbs. small capers Salt & pepper, to taste   Preparation: Slice and pound the chicken breasts into thin cutlets using […]

Easy Pork Tenderloin With Creamy Indian Spice Sauce

This is my go-to recipe when I’m feeling lazy but still want a warm tasty meal that is not boring! Ingredients: 1 Pork tenderloin 1 Can cream of mushroom soup (if you use condensed, add 1 cup water) 2 ½ Tbs. Indian spice mix (or any spice mix you find in your cabinet)  Here is […]

Traditional Semolina Cake

Ingredients: 1 liter milk 1 cup semolina flour 1 cup sugar 1 & 1/2 cups raisins (soaked in warm water) 3 Tbs. Butter Preparation: In a medium pot, bring milk to a boil Stir in sugar and semolina flour slowly Cook for 5 to 6 minutes and remove from heat before the mixture begins to […]

German Spaetzle Dumplings

German Spaetzle Dumplings (Serves 6) Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour ½ cup milk 2 eggs ½ tsp. ground nutmeg 1 pinch ground white pepper ½ tsp. salt 2 tsp. butter 2 tsp. chopped parsley Preparation: Mix  flour, salt, white pepper, and nutmeg. Beat eggs in a separate bowl, and add to the dry ingredients with […]