These flavorful, savory scones make a great choice for brunch, snack or side for any meal. The overall flavor I was looking for was Indian-inspired, so I chose masala chai with its balanced blend of spices (e.g., cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves, pepper) that works nicely in baked goods (garam masala will also work). Jalapeño peppers provide flavor and a bit of heat, and cilantro provides the earthy flavor that is prevalent in a variety of Indian and Asian dishes.
If you're craving Indian food, this is a simple vegetarian chickpea curry dish that makes a great weeknight dinner. The overall flavor of this dish is warming. Feel free to adjust the amounts of spices (there are eight of them in this dish) to suit your palate. The cilantro complements the spices nicely and is an important ingredient in the dish. You can use either canned chickpeas or dried chickpeas that have been soaked in water overnight and cooked until tender.
Making your own homemade pizza is one of the easiest ways to be creative in the kitchen. You can either make your own pizza dough or buy packaged, ready-to-bake dough. The sky's pretty much the limit when it comes down to choosing the sauce and toppings. For this pizza, we wanted to bring some of the taste and spice from Indian food and make an Indian-inspired pizza. When you make this, feel free to experiment and vary the ingredients as you like. You can't really go too wrong when making your own pizza.
During the second half of last year, I completed an online professional cook certification course that taught me so much more about cooking than I even expected. This simple and delicious recipe is one that I learned in the "soup" section. It is a traditional Moroccan recipe that can be served as either an appetizer along with bread or crackers, or as a soup, depending on how thick or thin you cook the puree.
Bun Thit Nuong
Bun Thit Nuong is usually served as a lunch menu item in Vietnam; however, we decided to bring it into prime time. Vietnamese food is ranked as one of the healthiest cuisines in the world due to their use of fresh ingredients, minimal use of oil, and reliance on herbs and vegetables. After reading an article about Bun Thit Nuong on one of our favorite food blogs, we knew we had to make the dish. After researching several recipes, we decided to venture out and attempt to create the dish loved by so many Vietnamese.
The adventures of two guys who like to bake, cook, drink and try new recipes