Nigerian Stews & Iyàn

Moving sucks. We’re crawling over the finish line, trying to get the new place set up but 2020 keeps happening! Ideally we’ll be done by next week– but for now a post that’s been coming for a long time. Are you craving Nigerian food yet? I am…all the time.   This is pretty much the…

The Basics: Risotto

Alright, did you make the stock from last week? Nicceeee. If not, there’s still time!  As promised,  you’re about to take your skills up a level.  Now you’re ready to make a risotto from scratch. I used to watch Chopped,  Hell’s Kitchen, and other shows and idolize risotto. Clearly it was the pinnacle of kitchen…

Curry Chicken Schnitzel

What’s been your to-go order of choice so far this year? Chick-Fil-A? Chipotle? Sushi? Either way,  it’s kinda easy for it to get boring…especially without all the usual inputs from the outside world. Time to switch things up a little. Next on CM: chicken schnitzel…but make it curry.

5-Spice Pork Chops | Cherry-Lemongrass Coulis

I’ve been really consistent with posts this year,  right? Since everything slowed down a few months ago,  it almost felt like the early days when I had an endless backlog of ideas, and time to make them! I missed last week, so now I’m trying to catch up. This one is simple,  but it’ll surprise…

“Bánh Mì” Carnitas Tacos

Flashback to 2012– it’s my senior year of high school, and we would do anything to rebel against the “powers that be” during the weeks leading up to graduation.  After twelve years of waiting in long lines for terrible school lunches, the simple banh mi became an unconventional lunch time status symbol. My school was…

Craving Mad 150: Surf & Turf

One-hundred-fifty posts, over three years–not bad, huh? CM has been around since 2017, but the ideas go back way farther. Despite some occasional gaps, it has survived moves, job changes, classes, weddings…and now a pandemic. I’ve managed to get a few weeks ahead, and the ideas keep flowing. Still–I can’t believe that there are 149 other…

Shrimp, Habañero & Green Mango Stir-Fry

I can’t keep mangoes around for long…I usually devour them on sight, and it is never pretty. Seriously, if footage got out, it could jeopardize my professional career. Fun fact: it may actually be genetic, since my dad eats corn like a dinosaur…

Turkey Suya Burger & Patacónes

Well,  this is a first– this was my contribution to an awesome idea from two friends from undergrad, and we got it on video! We invited six friends together to pilot a series called “Breaking Bread” to simultaneously prepare burgers via zoom, tackle social distancing,  and bring people together through food. This will hopefully be…

Bison Chili

I did a survey last week,  and got some good insight into you guys: most of you have been around for more than a year (aww), you actually try some of the things you see here (even though I want to boost that number) and you prefer poultry and seafood. Same! But,  I don’t want…

Salmon Köfte Pita | Sweet Potato Fries

Is food nostalgia a thing? If not, I’m making it canon right here, right now. Everything going on has made it a bit less convenient (and fun) to cook at home, but don’t give up! Here, I’m taking on Middle Eastern style meatballs– but instead of beef and lamb, I’m using salmon. Then for bonus…