Vegetarian Nasi Goreng

This is a super-tasty and super-quick version of the popular Indonesian/Dutch fried rice. (Nasi Goreng literally means “fried rice”. Now you know!) Classic Nasi Goreng should have a little heat from chilis or chili sauce. Since I am suffering from sudden-onset spice intolerance (pretty sure that’s a thing), I made a very mild version and…

Lovely Bunch of Coconut Rice

This might be my new favourite way of making rice. I made it on Saturday and what wasn’t demolished that night was eaten by the Mascot on Sunday. On Monday, he asked me to make it again. And this is a kid who would’ve gagged at the mere suggestion of coconut a week ago. It’s…

Stuffed Green Peppers

Last night, as we were halfway through our dinner of stuffed green peppers, I said to the mascot, “So, what’s the verdict?” He paused for about 1/100th of a second before replying, “Um, I’m going to need to eat about 50 more of these before I make up my mind.” This morning, he shook his…

Wild Rice and Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash

stuffed acorn squash Originally uploaded by zenbecca I rarely leave a dinner at my dad’s empty-handed. My step-mother always has a little “something” for me to take home. I left their house the other night with a container of wild rice and cranberry salad that an aunt had made for a dinner the previous night….

Kusherie

I first had a version of this classic Egyptian dish at a potluck dinner about a million years ago. I think I went back for seconds about 5 times. My spin on it is a little lower in cals (less fat, no pasta), but just as delicious. It’s also one of the cheapest meals you…