One thing I love about living in Frankfurt is the plethora of farmers’ markets. Several days a week, there’s a farmers’ market a short walk or a few subway stops from where we live. We do most of our food shopping at the grocery store, but sometimes it’s fun to browse among the vendors’ stallsContinue reading “The Chicken Guy”
Kail bought me an Instant Pot — a “multicooker” that is a combination pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice maker, and electric steamer, among other functions — for my birthday last year. I dabbled in pressure cooking a few times — experimenting with turning some of my favorite slow cooker recipes, like butter chicken, into pressureContinue reading “Why I Love My Instant Pot”
I don’t follow a paleo diet. After reading Gary Taubes’s “Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It” a couple years ago, I modified my eating habits and mostly adhered to a carbohydrate-restricted diet (no bread, pasta, most grains, white rice, potatoes, etc.) that was higher in proteins and fats.Over the course ofContinue reading “Recipe: Paleo Granola”
One highlight of our recent trip to Barcelona was a cooking class, booked through the aptly named Barcelona Cooking. We learned how to make strawberry gazpacho, Spanish omelet, seafood paella and crema Catalana. Yum!
Since Kail joined the Foreign Service, any time we’ve gone back to the U.S., we have found it difficult to moderate our diets. We’re so excited to experience our favorite — or even non-favorite but simply nostalgia-inducing — foods and restaurants that our clothes are fitting a bit tighter by the end of our trip.
Ever since my trip to Egypt, I’ve been wanting to make koshari, an Egyptian street food dish made of rice, macaroni, lentils and chickpeas, topped with a spicy tomato sauce and fried onions. Healthy!
Traditional Lao-style clay stove.One of the highlights of our stay in Luang Prabang was taking a Lao cooking class through Tamarind restaurant. We’d had the opportunity to eat delicious Lao food — so it was time to learn how to cook it.
Kail and I were supposed to spend Thanksgiving at a big dinner with friends and colleagues, but circumstances beyond my control meant I had to miss the celebration entirely. I was kind of bummed, but I still managed to enjoy the DFAC‘s finest Thanksgiving lunch and, most importantly, prepare our contribution to the potluck. Also, I got toContinue reading “Thanksgiving in Kabul”
Cinnamon-raisin biscuits (scones).One of our friends from El Salvador who is serving here in Kabul is departing post soon. Because we wanted to wish her farewell and make the most of the short time our tours overlap, and because we packed so much pancake mix and Bisquick into our consumables shipment, Kail and I invited her and a few friends overContinue reading “Brinner | Breakfast for Dinner”
Kail and I have been spoiled when it comes to food. The culinary bar has been set high. No, I’m not talking about the DFAC (although it’s not that bad). I’m talking about the wonderful home-cooked meals of which we’ve been fortunate enough to partake.