I am an absolute sucker for custards, which makes this eggnog creme brulee my new favorite way to have that old holiday favorite. Eggnog is already pretty decadent, but it’s Christmas time, why not gild the lily?
In honor of Les Bleus’ attempt at a second consecutive World Cup tomorrow, here is my take on a classic French dish, chicken Provencal. Skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs are braised in white wine alongside shallots, garlic, tomatoes, olives, and chard, creating succulent meat, tender vegetables, …
In honor of Morocco’s historic performance in this year’s world cup, I present you with a recipe for kefta mkaouara, a Moroccan meatball tagine. If you like shakshuka, prepare to be absolutely blown away by this dish. The base is very similar, a tomato-based sauce full of vegetables, herbs, and spices, but here those flavors are taken to another level with the addition of marble-sized lamb meatballs. Continue reading Kefta Mkaouara – Moroccan Meatball Tagine
Once every four years there is one magical month, the World Cup, during which I watch an average of four or more hours of soccer a day. This past week we have been parked outside my brother’s house, so in addition to celebrating Thanksgiving with family, I’ve been parked in front of his giant television for most of every day, shipping books and enjoying the beautiful game. Continue reading Machboos
I love mousse as a camping dessert because it is just about as close to effortless as you can get. All you need is a powered whisk and a few minutes, and you can make a really delicious, decadent dessert. This recipe has all the flavors of pumpkin pie, but in a dish that won’t leave you feeling overfull. Bonus points for being able to whip it up without an oven and in about ten minutes. Continue reading Pumpkin Mousse