Asùn: Ondo-Style Grilled Goat

I’ve been psyching you up for this all along. First it was lamb stew, then lamb arepas, and now the real reason you’re here. Have I told you how much I love goat? Somehow I haven’t had it on the blog all this time, but let me tell you–it’s the best. This week on #RonaCooking–I mean…CM,…

“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…

The Basics: Tomato Sauce

In honor of the second session of Breaking Bread (instagram: @breakingbread.acf) on pasta sauce, I’m going to take you through the basics. You really don’t need much; you just layer fresh- (or preferably canned) tomatoes with herbs, spices, olive oil…and alcohol. Let it simmer until an insanely good sauce comes together. This is just a template!…

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…

Arepa de Camarón

You really never know what’s coming next–most of the time, I don’t either. Last week, you saw a Nigerian-fusion burger, and this week it’s back to Colombian cuisine. This one is easy! Very few ingredients, and no real surprises here…except one thing on my end. See, it’s been a while since I’ve made these, and…

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…

Chicken & Dumpling Soup

I looked up yesterday and realized that two months have passed. Stuff is starting to open back up (for better or worse) but just when I started thinking about going back outside, it started to rain again. Great. Well, instead, I’m making soup. Good soup. I’ve been doing my part to support local restaurants…but that…

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…