Doro Wat – Ethiopian Stew

I recently started teaching cooking classes as part of an after school program in public schools. I follow an established curriculum and teach the recipes given to me by the Chicago headquarters that are already in the curriculum. Traditional recipes from different...
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Bindaetteok – Kimchi Mung Bean Pancakes

K is for Korea... Bindaetteok are a very popular street food in Korea. Although many traditional versions are made with 100% mung beans, sometimes these are very difficult to keep together when making them. As this was my first time making them, I opted for the...
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Pineapple Nutella Tarts/ Dumplings

Blogging Marathon #30 Theme: Dumplings This week my BM theme is dumplings. A very hectic week has me much delayed in my Day 2 and Day 3 posts, but I have never reneged on my BM posts yet and I don't plan to start. So I needed something quick and simple, but dumplings...
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Stuffed French Toast

French Toast is a common breakfast item here in America. Here is a twist on the classic that is sure to be a kid pleaser. Banana Stuffed French Toast Serves 3 Ingredients: 6 slices bread 2 bananas, mashed 2 eggs 1 cup coconut milk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1...
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Breakfast Samosas

Blogging Marathon #28 Theme: Samosas One classic breakfast combination here in America is scrambled eggs and home fries, stir fried potatoes with onions and peppers. I have seen many versions of Indian Scrambled Eggs or Indian Omelette, adding Indian spices to eggs...
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Fiorentini

 Have you ever heard of a gluten free and virtually fat free cookie? Well here it is complements of Florence. This traditional Italian cookie adapted from here is a guilt free cookie full of chocolatey goodness you can indulge in without worrying about your waistline!...
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Paella

Almost every culture has some form of a one pot meal with rice, tomatoes and meats.  In Ghana, it's called Joloff Rice.  In Greece, it is called Manestra (although they substitute the rice with orzo).  In New Orleans cuisine of the southern United...
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Black Cake

...and another holiday recipe with the Blogging Marathon.  Black Cake is an intense rum cake, popular in the Caribbean. No  holiday season occurs on any island, without black cake being present in any home.  Black Cake recipes are guarded more than the...
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Chinese Orange Chicken – Low Fat Version

Chinese Orange Chicken is one of my favorite items to order from Fortune Garden, the local Chinese take-out 2 blocks from my house. Why do I like it so much - its the spiciest item on the menu and you all know my penchant for spice. Chinese restaurants in the outer...
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#WholeGrain Zucchini Macadamia Bread for #BreadBakers

Zucchini bread is one of my favorite quick breads. Actually to be honest, I am a big fan of most fruit and veggie based quick breads. Banana, pumpkin, carrot and banana breads are my idea of the perfect evening treat, especially with a cup of tea when the weather...
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