Chili Oil Pork and Shrimp Dumplings

Chili Oil Pork and Shrimp Dumplings

dump·ling | ˈdəmpliNG | (noun) a small ball of dough (usually stuffed) that may be boiled, fried, or steamed. These pork and shrimp dumplings are the next on my Asian kick this month. If you read my Black Bean Garlic Chili Noodles post then you know that I recently found my solution for obtaining Asian ingredients and products living in the suburbs. Thank you Umamicart for being extremely convenient and having all my go-to staples. So what is my favorite…

Black Bean Garlic Chili Noodles

Black Bean Garlic Chili Noodles

If you follow me on Instagram you have probably seen my garlic chili noodles. Well, consider these Black Bean Garlic Chili Noodles the older more mature cousin. They are quick, simple, and ridiculously good. Now before I break this down for you, I have to say, I love Asian food. Walk into my pantry and you would be amazed how many Asian pantry staples I have stocked at all times. I in no way claim to cook AUTHENTIC Asian cuisine.…

Labneh with Harissa Roasted Tomatoes

Labneh with Harissa Roasted Tomatoes

lab·neh | ˈlebnā | (noun) Creamy, thick Middle Eastern style strained yogurt. Typically served with savory garnishes as a dip or spread. This tangy, smooth, creamy dip can be found at most Middle Eastern restaurants sandwiched on the menu between hummus and baba ghanoush. While it tastes great with just a little drizzle of EVOO, there are truly endless possibilities to dress it up.  If you are trying to branch out and explore more Middle Eastern dishes at home this…

Brown Butter Corn Bread

Brown Butter Corn Bread

If you follow me on instagram its no secret that I am not a baker. If the final product looks good, it doesn’t taste good. Most of the time however it’s the opposite, we have the taste down, but it looks like a child baked it. So you can imagine I was pretty proud when I took my tried and true corn bread recipe, broke it down ingredient by ingredient and put it it back together, but better to make…

Grapefruit Thyme Cocktail

Grapefruit Thyme Cocktail

Hello Summer! And hello refreshing summer cocktails! Okay, sure you can drink a fruity cocktail in the Fall and Winter, but does it taste as good? This grapefruit cocktail is a fresh take on a Paloma (sans lime juice). Not a fan of tequila? Then vodka is your friend here. Not a fan of vodka? This is also a killer mocktail! The fresh kick in this cocktail is the thyme simple syrup. For someone who has never made simple syrup…