Red Chile Chicken, Garlic, and Basil Curry

red chile, garlic, basil chicken curry

One of my New Year’s resolutions (for both 2009 and 2010) was to learn more about Indian cuisine. Of course, that is a lofty goal – there are nearly as many variations on Indian cuisine as there are people in India! But in an effort to start somewhere, I looked to Monica Bhide. A while…

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Stir-Fried Brown Rice with Sirloin and Broccoli

stir fried brown rice and beef

Some up-front honesty before we get started: I debated whether to post this. Not because it wasn’t delicious – it most certainly was. No doubt about that. I just felt that the photo doesn’t do the dish justice. This is a dish that is bursting with flavor, demanded that I take seconds, and was indeed greater than the…

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Simple Cabbage Soup (and winner of the giveaway!)

cabbage soup

I have a confession to make. It might come as a surprise to some of you. After all, there are many flashier, sexier, and more impressive foods out there in the world. You ready? Here goes.  I love cabbage. I really do. Many times, I forget that I love it, casting it aside for more…

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Daring Cooks: Pork Satay

pork satay

This month’s Daring Cooks challenge was chosen by Cuppy of Cuppylicious. As a huge fan of Thai-inspired flavors, I was excited about this challenge. I’ve made satay before (using chicken thighs), but it was years ago. When this challenge was announced, I wondered to myself why it had been so long since satay made it on the…

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