Ensaladilla Rusa, also called Ensalada Rusa, or just Spanish potato salad, is a favorite Spanish dish.
I made this dish for my Daddy. Today is his birthday and so it seemed fitting to share Ensaladilla Rusa on the blog. When my parents visited last summer, we had a barbecue. The visit coincided with Fourth of July, and when it’s summer (or winter, or anytime really) and the Godfather has time, we barbecue or grill. There is a difference between barbecuing and grilling, but that’s for another post. When I asked my parents about side dishes, my father requested Ensaladilla Rusa, one of his favorite childhood dishes from Spain. I’m a Daddy’s girl, and so I worked out a recipe and he approved! (more…)
A little retro, but definitely a classic, these gluten free oatmeal raisin sandwich cookies are perfect for those with gluten sensitivities.
I consider it one of my callings in life to feed everyone. You come to my house, you get fed at least 75% of the time. The percentage is a little low at the moment because life. So let’s talk about what it takes to be a good “feeder”. Part of feeding the world means one keep tabs on people’s preferences, allergies, etc. It may take me a bit to remember someone’s name, but I’ll remember their aunt’s sesame allergy and that they don’t like raw onions in their salad almost instantly. I don’t know if it’s necessarily a useful “talent” in the grand scheme of things, but that’s sort of how these cookies happened. (more…)
Simple, fresh flavors are the best way to dress up this colorful Greek oven roasted vegetables dish.
When it comes to vegetables, I appreciate simplicity. It’s not that more complex dishes aren’t fun, but for everyday, simple is best. When the weather gets cooler outside, I like to make oven roasted vegetables because it’s easy, and roasting lends itself well to most in-season winter veggies. It’s fun to change things up occasionally though, and that’s just what this Greek oven roasted vegetables recipe does. (more…)
This easy slow cooker chickpea curry is a perfect, economical vegetarian dinner recipe!
I am a lazy cook when it comes to feeding myself. Times when the Godfather travels for work, I eat a lot of eggs, oatmeal, salad, and slow cooker dishes. Things that are easy to prepare, and use a minimal number of dishes. Before little ones, I would often make a large slow cooker dish, like this slow cooker chickpea curry, at the beginning of his trip and eat that the rest of the trip. Now that I have people to cook for even when he’s gone, I don’t do this quite as often, but still make a few favorites for the family from time to time. (more…)
Perfect for an easy, balanced meal, these chopped chicken rice bowls with a tasty curry mustard sauce are always a hit at mealtime!
When the Godfather and I were undergrads at the university, there was a place near campus that was famous for it’s chopped chicken bowls and pita sandwiches. We ate there a few times, liked the food, and filed away the “healthy chicken rice bowl” idea for after we were married and had a place together. Rice bowls were a good compromise for us at the time. I liked a lot of variety and veggies and salads, and his main food groups were: coffee, rice/bread, meat, and coffee. Since rice bowls have two of the four food groups, I could sneak in veggies and a sauce so everyone was happy. Since we were both planning to work and pursue graduate studies, we were also looking for easy meal ideas. (more…)