Chicken tikka masala


We’re in the depths of comfort-food time. I feel like I’ve been eating more comfort food than I have for a long time–you’ll see some more examples from my table soon enough. For everyone involved, I hope that they’ll be ready way before swimsuit season comes around.

One thing I’ve learned from all this comfort food I’m eating, though, is that it the recipes for it make a lot of servings. Maybe part of the comfort you get from them is peace of mind from not cooking for a few days? I don’t really consider not cooking comforting, and I think we’re in the same camp since you’re reading a food blog, but it can be really nice to come home and eat leftovers for a few nights. Continue reading “Chicken tikka masala”

Asian meatballs


I’ve been thinking about what to write about for two days, and really, I don’t have much. My 2015 thus far has been pretty dull. It kicked off with a mini-bang–I didn’t see any fireworks or go to any parties, but we at least went out and walked around in Paris until a quarter after midnight. But only a few hours after that was a long plane ride and a switch back to the daily grind and routine, and there hasn’t really been any time for festivities. Continue reading “Asian meatballs”

Thai coconut curry soup

currysoup1So, it is now soup season. However, I don’t really like soup. Stews and chilis, I’m okay with, but I can’t get the least bit excited when I hear someone say that soup is for dinner. There’s so much liquid, so little substance in many soups; they never seem to actually fill me up, and they all seems to lack in the flavor department.

One of my coworkers started talking about soups the other day, and then she started to wax poetically about broth. “Are you serious?!?” I exclaimed. “WHO LIKES A BOWL OF BROTH! THAT IS EATING NOTHING!” I’m quite incredulous about this. It is just beyond me to look forward to a big bowl of nothing when meal time rolls around. Continue reading “Thai coconut curry soup”

Chicken teriyaki stir-fry


I’ve been binge watching Orange is the New Black recently. I’m not sure if I like it that much, but I don’t dislike it, and it’s interesting and entertaining. In the summer, when good TV shows are pretty slim pickings, those are the only qualities I look for in TV.

And I’ve come to find that binge watching TV is one of my talents. Shows I’ve binge watched in the past six months: Sherlock (most obsessively 1 ½ seasons in one day), Everybody Loves Raymond, Mr. Selfridge’s. Okay, I guess that’s really all– Raymond has a ton of episodes though.


in pan

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