Smoky Chicken-Chile Soup with Tamale Dumplings

This week has been a tough week. End of summer Eastern Equine Encephalitis is rearing it's ugly head along with COVID-19. Needless to say, I have had a few late nights. However, like all outbreaks, they are really busy in the beginning and then a rhythm sets in. 18 years doing this, I'm pretty used [...]

Sook Mei Faan

This recipe was one that surprised me. Who'd have thought that the Chinese would do a creamed corn recipe. Well, they have. According to the Togi Blog, "Creamed corn over rice is a quintessential Cantonese dish often served at cha chaan tengs, casual diners that are ubiquitous in Hong Kong." Imagine Asian flavorings in a [...]

Hearty Quinoa, Lentil, Chicken and Corn Chowder

I love a good chowder recipe.  It's finally getting cold enough for great soups, stews and casseroles.  There are so many recipes I've been dying to try, but the weather was too warm.  The cool weather is finally here.  Yes, I am happy about that.  Summer has never been my thing.  Before you say, when [...]

Mango and Lentil Chicken Tinga

Another Mexican-inspired dish for you today. According to Wikipedia, the dish originated from Puebla, Mexico. Regardless of where it started, it's a pretty good dish. Shredded chicken in a tomato and chipotle sauce. I found a great version from Better Homes and Garden where they made a mango version. I'm taking a step further and [...]