Tag Archives: Vegetarian

Thai Coconut Curry Couscous

Woo! That’s a mouthful. A mouthful of delicious. This is perhaps the quickest cooking and most satisfying meals I’ve had in the past year.

My husband does not like couscous. ‘It is boring and bland,’ he said. I used to agree. Couscous, especially of the whole grain variety, typically tastes like grainy nothingness to me. Until this lil’ recipe popped into my brain. The coconut milk and curry paste takes this boring, grainy blandness to a fluffy cloud of spicy delicious. Continue reading Thai Coconut Curry Couscous

Moroccan Spiced Couscous with Roasted Vegetables {and my fave spring seasonal}

Goodbye winter. Goodbye cold, grey sadness, welcome Aprihop. Aka SPRING. Dogfish Head nails this delicious spring seasonal every year. Mmmm Aprihop. My absolute favorite springtime beer. AND it pairs crazy well with the couscous I’m about to tell you about. As you might have guessed, Aprihop has apricots, and lots of hop action: It is both continuously hopped as its brewed, then dry hopped as it ferments. It’s like a Magic Hat #9 mixed with a delicious, fruit forward, but very hoppy IPA. (You might not know that Magic Hat #9 has apricot extract in it, but then again you probably do, ’cause you’re awesome like that). Aprihop is available March-May, so go out and find some!

Dogfish Head Aprihop

On to the couscous. Continue reading Moroccan Spiced Couscous with Roasted Vegetables {and my fave spring seasonal}

An early Christmas gift: The Perfect Party Appetizer

Anybody out there looking for delicious party recipes? Hmmmmm?

Jalapeño Popper Puff Pastry Amazingness

I’ve got you covered. Consider this part II of my series on the awesomeness that is frozen puff pastry. If you’ve ever had a jalapeño popper, this is kind of like that… except a whole lot easier. Continue reading An early Christmas gift: The Perfect Party Appetizer

Traditional Indian Coconut Rice with Chicken Curry: Part I

As I was thinking about what to make for dinner this week (and what to drink with it), I realized I needed some inspiration. I pulled out my recipe binder and started flipping through. Hidden far in the back was a hand written recipe for coconut rice in a handwriting I didn’t recognize at first.

Continue reading Traditional Indian Coconut Rice with Chicken Curry: Part I