I love reading days. By the Thursday prior to exam week, my term papers are all submitted, and there’s this easy feeling about campus – for most people, finals don’t start for another four days or so, and it’s easy to forget the storm that’s coming. I usually haul my books to the pool and [...]
“Mom?” “Yes, baby?” “Can I ask you a question?” “You want pancakes for dinner, don’t you?” “…Yes.” This is a common exchange in my apartment, and although I should mention that to my knowledge I currently have no biological children, I do have two beautiful roommates whom I love to spoil. (I certainly brag about [...]
Well folks, we’ve made it to mid-Winter. It was a bit touch and go up in the Northeast where I’m situated, especially after Nemo and Plato (whoever devised the names for winter storms is clearly a boss). Depending on where you’re located, you very well may have had enough of snow and bitter coldness to last you for a few years. At this point, you’ve been doing all you can to stay warm, which probably means you’ve been consuming copious amounts of soup to the point where you’re sick of every broth, cream, and lentil variety (hard to believe, but it happens).
Enter Channa Masala, a sweetheart of South Asian cuisine.
While I am all for putting on a production, when I have the time and money, sometimes I just don’t feel like it, and I turn to dishes that are ridiculously easy to make: ridiculously easy and delicious. I discovered this little gem a couple of years back, and it is still as simple and [...]
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, and with outlandish recipes like one for “Turducken,” a ridiculous roasted concoction of a chicken stuffed inside of a duck stuffed inside of a turkey, bombarding us at every moment, sometimes it’s easy to forget the basics. What happened to the Thanksgiving food we grew up on – mashed [...]
Sometimes the Ramen option is tempting. When I’m grumpy and stressed out, chopping vegetables can be therapeutic. But I recognize that I am not like most college kids. Most college kids would probably rather order a pizza. Still, I’ve been there. There are nights when I simply can’t be bothered to cook. Sometimes I toss [...]
As colder weather rolls in, my kitchen starts filling up with heartier ingredients, and my cookbooks’ pages are marked and folded on chapters filled with recipes for stews, casseroles and warm baked goods. It’s funny how cuisine changes with the seasons, reflecting what grows that time of year, what is easy to prepare, what [...]
I don’t know about you, but for some reason when I’ve had a couple of drinks, breakfast food starts to sound pretty appetizing, and the morning after I’ve had my share of cocktails, it’s about the only thing that sounds appetizing. But cooking breakfast food at 2 a.m., after you’ve been drinking for hours, can [...]
I came across this recipe after interviewing two former Peace Corps members about their dining experience in Yemen. Throughout the entire interview, they couldn’t help but go back to Al-Salta, which is the national dish of Yemen. Al-Salta is a chicken broth-based vegetable soup that is topped with a fenugreek mixture. It’s an extremely simple dish, but it’s also one that has a completely unique taste. It does not compare to any kind of soup I’ve ever tasted before, and I consider myself to be a bit of a soup aficionado.