Recipe Highlight: Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken, Chicken Makhani, Indian cuisine, spicy food, samosas
Can you believe I had never tried Indian food until after college? I know, I totally missed out. My first experience with Indian food was when I was living in Washington, DC. My friend was visiting me from out of town and we decided to be adventurous. It was the best choice we could have made. We both thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and Indian cuisine was no longer a mystery. Continue reading

Recipe Highlight: Potatoes Three Ways

After this past Thanksgiving weekend, you probably swore off mashed potatoes and cheesy potatoes for the rest of the year. Well, Christmas is coming up in a few weeks and a potato side dish is unavoidable. If you’re hosting, you’re probably serving some kind of protein, and you’ll most likely serve a starchy potato dish along with it. It’s just the way it is. If you’re tired of the usual potato dishes you make every year, I have three simple recipes that will help get you out of your potato rut. Although a couple of these require a couple of extra steps, they’re very easy-to-follow recipes and you won’t regret taking the time to try them out. Continue reading

Recipe Highlight: Korean Noodles with Black Soybean Paste Sauce (Jajangmyeon)

When the weather gets colder, I always seem to crave comfort foods. Jajangmyeon, a Korean-Chinese noodle dish is one of those foods for me and also one of the few Asian dishes that I make on a regular basis. The funny thing is that I didn’t care too much for this dish when I was little but have acquired a taste for it as I got older. The literal translation for ‘jajang’ (also jjajang or chajang) is fried black soybean sauce and ‘myeon’ (also myun) is noodles. It is a popular “fast food” in Korea, enjoyed by both young and old. It is also a staple in the menus of many Korean-Chinese restaurants here in the United States. Continue reading