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  • Location: Wilmington, DE
  • Favorite foods: Mummy's Indian food, Bo Ssam and Pork Buns from Momofuku, Scallion pancakes, guacamole without tomatoes, Chipotle (yes, really), pho, peking duck and any of the world's pizza rolls: samosas, empanadas, perogis, pupusas, crab rangoon, etc.

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Indian Spices 101: How to Work With Dry Spices

I remember that Raghavan Iyer, (who wrote my two most-used Indian cookbooks 660 Curries and Betty Crocker's Guide to Indian Home Cooking), did an interesting demonstration on Splendid Tables about the 8 ways to use a spice. Found it here: http://www.splendidtable.org/story/8-ways-to-extract-unique-flavors-from-whole-spices

Gluten-Free Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

This comment is way after posting, but I finally got around to making these--very good! I think I would try to reduce the sugar to 3/4 (as suggested by the author in the comments) as they were fairly sweet. I added chocolate chips and sprinkled sea salt on top, and the sea salt was needed to counter the sweetness. But they are delicious!

Vegan: The Best Sweet Potato and Bean Chili

I can get uncooked hominy here in London, but not canned, cooked...how long does one boil hominy to get to the texture of canned?

Why Have I Never Tried: Lion Bars?

I'm an American expat who just moved from Germany to London, but in Germany we had Lion CEREAL. It was so amazing. I actually had the cereal before the candybar, I didn't realize it was basically the equivalent of "Reese's Puffs cereal" or whatever. They probably have it here too but I'm pretty new here and just haven't seen it yet! (And am currently eating Krave cereal, which we also had in Germany. I like choco cereals as dessert!)

Vegan Chickpea Cakes with Mashed Avocado

I am also interested in an alternative to the bulgur, mostly cause I have a tough time finding it where I live (in a foreign country where it would also be difficult to order).
Not the same issue as @MaxineKL, so, do you think I could just put more bread crumbs in the mixture?

The Food Lab's Complete Guide To Pan-Seared Steaks

Funny story: My husband was once making pan-seared steaks, got his pan super changing-color hot and THEN added the oil. Instant oil fire, goodbye pan.

I will definitely send him this link for the next time. (in his defense, the next few times, he did not almost burn the kitchen down).

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Sriracha Lover's Ultimate Gift Pack

I use it as a marinade for fried fish, along with a little ginger-garlic paste. Then the usual breading, etc., and you have haut fish fingers! (And then I use it on everything else too, but that is the "fancy" thing).

British Bites: Potted Shrimp

"Potted ____" reminds me of Enid Blyton books and, growing up in America, I thought potted meat sounded so awesome to take with me when I went on adventures. But the stuff I finally had was so horrid...I move to London this spring, can you get nice potted meat? Or shall I just stick to the potted shrimp?

29 Classic American Recipes We Love

This reads like a list of things I miss about the U.S. I am going to gain so much weight when I go home for a visit this fall!

Which Chain Makes the Best Ground Beef Taco?

I think my favorite taco chain is Taco John's, despite it's Wyoming beginning. They also have a salsa bar but their green salsa (salsa verde) is amazing. Of course, the location by my parents' house has gone downhill, which is possibly indicative of the whole chain, but I loooove those oles.

Snapshots from Germany: 10 Cheap Eats in Berlin

My local doner place will give you a donor box (fries/rice/noodles topped with doner meat and sauce) and add fried halloumi to the box also. That is the most amazing thing ever--halloumi on top of doner meat on top of fries with a big dollop of sauce.

I live in Dresden and I am particular to the currywurst and Curry and Co. Don't flame me for this, but I think it was better than all the currywursts I tried in Berlin--the pommes/fries are probably the best I've Ever had.

Suvir Saran's Shrimp and Sweet Corn Curry

My husband makes this awesome corn curry that we learned when traveling in Kerala--this sounds like it takes that simple recipe to the next level! Can't wait to try it

Hot Dog of the Week: Maui's Dog House in Philadelphia

A Hawk Krall article with a Holly Moore-comment...it's like my favorite hot dog eaters all in one place. I'm living in Germany, the mecca of all things swine wrapped in casing, but I am missing Philly and Coney dogs something fierce.

They also do the hard roll for the wieners here and it drives me nuts to have the hot dog longer than the bun, and the bun to be more work in eating than the hot dog. Sometimes I ditch the bun and just eat the good stuff.

Can't wait to return to Philly for a visit in October!

Dinner Tonight: Braised Coconut Spinach with Chickpeas and Lemon

Made this for dinner tonight as I had almost everything already stocked at home. I didn't have sun-dried tomatoes, so I eliminated that and chopped a fresh tomato and some red peppers. I bet the sun-dried tomatoes would've added a nice sweet tang, but I think it is a pretty forgiving recipe and a good basis for adding just about any other veggies your heart desires (I realized after the fact I had some carrots, which I think would've tasted great).

Best part? Using my newly-acquired spicy Hungarian dried red peppers in the recipe. Yum!

Braised Coconut Spinach with Chickpeas and Lemon

Made this for dinner tonight as I had almost everything already stocked at home. I didn't have sun-dried tomatoes, so I eliminated that and chopped a fresh tomato and some red peppers. I bet the sun-dried tomatoes would've added a nice sweet tang, but I think it is a pretty forgiving recipe and a good basis for adding just about any other veggies your heart desires (I realized after the fact I had some carrots, which I think would've tasted great).

Best part? Using my newly-acquired spicy Hungarian dried red peppers in the recipe. Yum!

French in a Flash: Anchoïade

I've been craving anchovies like woah lately. My husband thinks I am crazy...or pregnant. Neither is true.

This also seems like it would be good as a sauce or marinade or something, maybe just simply tossed with pasta for an approximation of aglio olio.

French in a Flash: Cassoulet-Style Sausage 'n' Beans

I am excited to try this. I made a cassoulet for New Year's Eve a few years ago (after falling in love with it while in Carcassonne years before that) and it took me two days of making the confit, etc. I would love to have a "in a Flash" substitute and this looks like it will do!

Philadelphia: Pan-Fried Juicy Pork Buns at Dim Sum Garden

This is my favorite spot in Philly so I am glad to see it here! They didn't have the pan-fried dumplings before I moved back in April, and I can't wait to get back there! We always ordered the same thing, and the awesome waitresses knew what we wanted the second we walked in to the door. I've never had that camaraderie with a place before.

The Secret Ingredient (Chipotle): Smoking Hot Chipotle Fried Fish

Yum! I like to do fried fish with a rub of ginger-garlic paste (which I get in Indian grocery stores, or you can make) and Sriracha before breading and pan-frying. Similar spicy flavorful kick (plus I've only seen chipotle in adobo in one place here in Dresden).

Do You Have A Weird Pizza Eating Habit?

I do eat pizza like your wife EXCEPT I don't care for crust. So sometimes I eat it and sometimes I start biting in sideways from just below the crust and work my way across and down. You don't even KNOW complicated eating til you tried that.

Road Trip Snacking: Tasty Recipes to Make Ahead

Just came back from a month on the road and I coulda used some of these! We dehydrated some fruits and had jerky and trail mix on hand but what I really wanted was chips that didn't get crushed and were not Pringles. We also did a lot of summer sausage and cheese using our plastic bag-covered center console as a table.

Snapshots from Germany: Imbiss, or German Street Food, Explained

We are just about to move to Germany--to Dresden--actually, so this is a great read for us. Good to know a good Korean restaurant, albeit 2 hours away. Let us know if you have any suggestions for Dresden =)

Edible DIY: Bacon-Bourbon Jam

I made some from another recipe last weekend and I think I burned it. Had to toss it all out. However, this is a good excuse to try again!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Two Peter Luger Steaks

I like T-bone/Porterhouse. Because you get a good steak on one side and filet on the other--my husband always refers to the filet as "dessert."