Naan

During my Indian week at the start of the pandemic, I found a pretty simple recipe for naan that turned out great the first time I made it. But the couple times I’ve made it since, it has tasted more like a pretzel. I possibly didn’t take as much care with the instructions as I … Read more

Tandoori Chicken

I found two recipes that seem to be pretty authentic. One of them calls for 2 separate rounds of marination; both say that you should marinate the meat in the yogurt for 4-8 hours. 2lb of chicken drumsticks & thighs1c greek yogurt 1/4c vegetable oil (preferably mustard oil)2T ginger garlic paste (equal parts ginger & … Read more

Black beans and rice

This is a super simple preparation for rice that adds a ton of flavor. Saute a smallish onion + a few cloves of garlic in oil. When they start to soften, add 2c of rice and some cumin. Add 4c of chicken broth and a can of black beans. Cook for 15 minutes like normal.

Spicy chicken thighs

This was a great recipe I got off TikTok. He didn’t give any amounts but I like what I came up with: 2T olive oiljuice of 2 limes a bunch of cilantro 2 -4 jalapeños, depending on spice desired taco seasoning • 2T cumin • 1-1/2T chili powder • 1-1/2T garlic powder• 1/2T paprika• 1/2T … Read more

Chiffon Cake

I was asked to bring dessert to Easter dinner this year. After sending 4 choices over to Jay and the kids – lemon layer cake, strawberry pie, berry tart and something called “Easter cake” – the vote came back 3-2 for the Easter cake. Having already made them an angel food cake for their birthday, … Read more

Cabbage-Lentil Salad

I got this recipe off TikTok. It’s pretty tasty and filling. 1c cooked lentils (just boil them in salted water for 20 minutes) 4-6 cups chopped raw cabbage 1c cherry tomatoes, sliced in half 2-3 green onions, white parts only (green tops can be garnish I guess)1/3c feta cheese, crumbled (crumble it yourself of course!) … Read more