Honoring the food of my readers: Zambian Breakfast Nshima

I went for the runnier version of nshima. My kids definitely enjoyed it, and it's a quick, easy, and cheap breakfast. We sprinkled a little brown sugar on ours as a treat, but you don't have to. This reminded me a little bit of the blue corn mush that my Hopi friends would make when … Continue reading Honoring the food of my readers: Zambian Breakfast Nshima

Honoring the food of my readers: Brazilian Feijoada

Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world, and the largest with Portuguese as its official language. The influences on Brazilian culture come predominantly from Europe (specifically Portugal) as well as Africa. It makes for a great variety of cuisines in different regions. My grandparents went to Brazil on a vacation. They went on … Continue reading Honoring the food of my readers: Brazilian Feijoada

Honoring the food of my readers: Singaporean Hainanese White Bean Rice

When my friend from school went off to university at Oxford, some of her roommates were from South East Asia. I remember one in particular from Singapore who loved to cook for everyone. In spite of a history of colonialism and foreign occupation, Singapore thrives culturally, economically, educationally, and in terms of overall quality of … Continue reading Honoring the food of my readers: Singaporean Hainanese White Bean Rice

Honoring the food of my readers: Moroccan tajine atop almond couscous

I love the flavors of Morocco. It's a sort of sweet and savory spice blend that can pack a punch without sacrificing any of the flavor. I skipped the hot and spicy for the benefit of my little family's tummies, but you can always heat it up a little for your version if it will … Continue reading Honoring the food of my readers: Moroccan tajine atop almond couscous

Honoring the food of my readers: Uruguayan asado chivito

Guay del... Uruguay? Well, the phrase is supposed to be of Paraguay, but no Paraguayan people viewed my blog last year - which makes Uruguay mucho más guay. Their national dish was right up our alley, pandering to our continued interest in smoking everything. Asado or barbecue is a great opportunity for friends and family … Continue reading Honoring the food of my readers: Uruguayan asado chivito

Honoring the food of my readers: Vietnamese phở

Daddy Alsum and I were supposed to host an international student from Viet Nam, but, as circumstances would have it, visa complications meant that it didn't work out. She now intends to study in Australia to learn English and work towards a degree in tourism and business. I asked her for a basic broth recipe … Continue reading Honoring the food of my readers: Vietnamese phở