Category Archives: international cuisine

Spanakopita – The Perfect Friday Finger Food

Spanakopita.  Say it.  Span-eee-kooo-peee-tah.  This delightful little Greek finger food packs a mean punch when it comes to flavor.  The word spanakopita literally means spinach pie.  You can buy them frozen and just pop them into the oven but they … Continue reading

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Palak Paneer (Puh-lease!)

Oh yeah, The Cheese is back!  What better recipe to return with than one with creamy lil blocks of the hearty, versatile cheese known as paneer?  For those who have yet to discover this tasty treat, paneer doesn’t melt, isn’t … Continue reading

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Sausage Fried Rice w/Homemade Soy Sauce

A couple of months ago, I was way too excited about buying some polish sausage from a friend and ended up with about 8 pounds of the stuff in my freezer.  It is some pretty incredible sausage, but it has … Continue reading

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My Intro to Bulgogi & Kimbap

The deli in my office building changed ownership a couple of months ago.  Now, phrases like “we sold out” and “it’s unbelievable!” are increasingly heard around the building.  Recently I went to the deli for turkey on wheat and got back on the elevator with an amazing array … Continue reading

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Chicken Tagine

There is nothing like walking in the door after a long day at work, (or a session at the gym or playing outside with the kids) to breathe in and catch the aromas of cumin, cinnamon, squash, onions and various other goodness – … Continue reading

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Sushi ~ That’s Right, I Made That!

Yes, that’s right Team!  I made sushi.  At home.  It was much more simple than anticipated and oh.so.delicious!!  We picked up little packets of Miso Soup to go with it and some Japanese beer, as well.  I’m not going to … Continue reading

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Sushi at Susaki in El Paso! Rant & Restaurant Review

When we hear the word ‘sushi’, we automatically think of seaweed and sticky rice covering shrimp or imitation crabmeat or, if we’re especially lucky, a bit of yellow fin tuna or smoked salmon.  According to sushifaq.com, the term sushi actually refers to vinegar … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Carbonara or The Importance of Fresh Stuff

To date, this is the most mediocre dish I have cooked.  Ever.  Not horrible, not spectacular.  Just good.  Different.  In my research, I learned that spaghetti carbonara  was named for Italian ‘charcoal makers’ or coal miners, perhaps for the way it … Continue reading

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Chicken Masala

Here is my (insanely good) variation of my buddy Prashanth’s dish and Aarti’s South of the Border Prawn Masala, sans prawns.  I was impressed when Prashanth, who did not concern himself with specific measurements, just rattled off the ingredients to me … Continue reading

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homemade masala – not so much garam

Mr. Cheese and I headed out to hunt for and gather the needed spices for the masala and found no such luck at the local grocer’s.  One small jar of cardamom seeds displayed a hefty price of $13.99, so we … Continue reading

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