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 [...]

Vegan Esquites that is more than just a side

I was watching an America's Test Kitchen video on the treadmill and saw a recipe for Esquites. It looked so good. For those who are not familiar with Esquites, it is a salad made to be like Mexican street corn. Mexican street corn has crema and cheese and warm spices. Equites take the corn off [...]

Texas Spicy Black Bean and Lentil Chowder

I decided to switch it up and do a soup. Not just any boring soup. Soup can sometimes be boring. I think even chili can be boring. However, when I ran across this recipe for Texas Black Bean Chowder from Better Homes and Gardens, this was a nice shake up of the boring soup game. [...]

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 [...]

Skillet Salsa Verde Tortilla Rice Bake

I have made both chicken and rice bakes and chicken tortilla casseroles.  They are both very good.  While I was thumbing through a list of recipes for chicken and rice, I saw a recipe from Half-Baked Harvest that combined the two.  This recipe for Skillet Salsa Verde Tortilla Rice Bake uses salsa verde, the green [...]