Tempura Platter

Tempura Platter

Ahh, tempura, that classic Japanese dish that is somehow both deep-fried and light. It brings all of the joys of fried food without leaving one feeling like they need a nap afterward. How does one create such perfection? That light, amazing fry of tempura is…

Olla de Carne

Olla de Carne

Olla de Carne, which translates to pot of beef, is Costa Rican comfort food at its finest. Slow-simmered beef and a wide variety of vegetables (traditionally whatever was abundant at the time) creates a stew which warms you to your core and feels so, so…

Pad Thai

Pad Thai

Pad Thai often serves as an introduction to Thai food for the wary eater. Those who fear to dive straight into a bowl of spicy curry can instead dip their toes daintily into the waters of a more familiar, less spicy, and still wonderfully delicious,…

Thai Panang Fish Curry

Thai Panang Fish Curry

  Panang curry is my go-to whenever we order Thai food. It is spicy, rich, and slightly sweet, which really does it for me. For me, panang cannot be beat. But for years whenever I tried to make panang (or any other) Thai curry at…

Thai Beef Salad

Thai Beef Salad

Thai beef salad is, in many ways, a perfect appetizer. It has thin slices of grilled beef resting on a bed of tomatoes, cucumbers, and fresh herbs, all rounded out with a spicy, tangy, salty, sweet, and explosively flavorful dressing. Padded out with a bit…

Stovetop Chicken Nachos

Stovetop Chicken Nachos

Growing up, chicken nachos were my absolute favorite food. There was a Mexican restaurant about a fifteen minute walk from my house, and my friend and I would head over there after school to gorge on those glorious plates of chips, chicken, and cheese. The…

Tex-Mex Risotto

Tex-Mex Risotto

This recipe came to me after I fell into an obsession with arroz con leche. Arroz con leche is, essentially, Mexican rice pudding. There are some variants where it is made with sweetened condensed milk, but I prefer the simpler and less sweet version of…

How To Bake Without An Oven (plus a stovetop pizza recipe)

How To Bake Without An Oven (plus a stovetop pizza recipe)

When we were planning our build, for whatever reason, we could not find any good information about ovens for vans or RVs. We found a few vanlife articles, but in every case, the person was installing a propane-fired oven that was explicitly intended only for…

Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl

Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl

Poke (pronounced poh-kay) literally means to slice crosswise into pieces. Effectively, to cube. And its origins are every bit as humble as that name implies (at least compared to the profusion of variations now available). The first poke was eaten simply as a means of…

Loco Moco

Loco Moco

Loco Moco is comfort food at its absolute finest. A hamburger patty on a bed of rice, smothered in gravy, and topped with a fried egg. For me it screams hangover food (which I think other people call brunch), but it makes a dang good…