Ecuador: Llapingachos (Stuffed Potato Pancakes)

Ecuador: Llapingachos (Stuffed Potato Pancakes)

I make no secret about my love of potatoes, from latkes to papas a la huancaína. I’m back with yet another South American take on the humble tuber – this time from Ecuador. It’s time we talked about llapingachos. Llapingachos are kind of similar to 

Peru: Papas a la Huancaína (Aji Amarillo)

Peru: Papas a la Huancaína (Aji Amarillo)

I am lucky enough to have Twitter followers from around the world, so I often turn to them for inspiration for my #GentGoesGlobal series. One of my followers told me that he swore he would eat nothing but papas a la huancaína for the rest 

Croatia: Tick-Tock, Soparnik

Croatia: Tick-Tock, Soparnik

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Not Christmas; it’s the week of the Eurovision Song Contest. I went over it a bit in my post on Lisbon. My husband and I went to the 2018 contest as part of our honeymoon. When we 

Pomegranate Mojito – Without the Alcohol

Pomegranate Mojito – Without the Alcohol

I’ve talked before about how my journey to sobriety has challenged me to make interesting drinks. Watermelon “Gin”ger Tonic and Liquorless Orange Liqueur are some of my previous attempts. But what I really miss is my absolute favorite drink – the mojito. I came up 

Indonesia: Dawet (Iced Pandan Jelly Dessert)

Indonesia: Dawet (Iced Pandan Jelly Dessert)

I’ve been thinking about Indonesia for #GentGoesGlobal for a LONG time. One of my close internet friends is Indonesian, and she convinced me that something like Nasi Goreng is too expected, especially since I already had rice dishes such as Jollof and Omuraisu for other 

A Hummingbird Cake That’ll Hover in Your Mind Forever

A Hummingbird Cake That’ll Hover in Your Mind Forever

I am proud (read: terrified) to inform you that I have joined the folks over at the Sunday Afternoon Baking Club! This is a group of bakers who bake along with a theme each week and share the results on Instagram. I was intimidated to 

Bananas Foster Pie, Choclatized

Bananas Foster Pie, Choclatized

I’ve talked a lot about #52WeeksofCooking, a challenge on Reddit that has done a lot to help keep me creative in the kitchen. On Mardi Gras week the theme was, of course, Mardi Gras. I had a great idea for bananas foster beignets, but time 

Vegan Cottage Pie, Indian Style

Vegan Cottage Pie, Indian Style

Vegan cottage pie was my first taste of a dish that was successfully adapted from its carnivorous cousin by vegans. Before I went vegetarian myself, my vegan friend brought most of her own food to our Friendsgivings as I was busy preparing a ham as 

Apple Confit

Apple Confit

I came across this recipe when I was trying to fit a challenge brief. The challenge was “confit” and I was struggling to wrap my mind around what that meant in a vegetarian context. My limited experience with the term “confit” included mostly duck. Duck 

Bulgaria: Lyutenitsa

Bulgaria: Lyutenitsa

As part of my #LocalFoodieFriday series, I once wrote about a Bulgarian restaurant just minutes from my house that introduced me to a beautiful and rich cuisine for the first time. Sadly, 4 Seasons has since closed. While I am always hurt by the closure