Posts Tagged‘Main Dish’

East German Goulash

East German Goulash with Caramelized Onions

I’m so happy today to be guest posting for Beate at The Not So Cheesy Kitchen. She and I met through #SundaySupper and I’ve enjoyed reading her blog ever since. Today I’m sharing a recipe for goulash. After high school, I spent some time in Dresden, the most beautiful city in Germany (my opinion of course!), and formerly a part of East Germany. I have very strong memories of eating goulash with a dumpling, though have found this dumpling impossible to recreate. Instead, I’ve just re-made the goulash pairing it with rice instead. This recipe is gluten free and dairy…

Thai Red Curry Pakora

Vegetarian Thai Red Curry Pakora

My friend Aimee, who blogs at Goa Getter, lives in Hyderabad, India and I am incredibly jealous of her food adventures. Late one night (thanks to a 10 1/2 hr time difference) we were talking about food – go figure. She was telling me all about the different delicious-already-made food she could find by just going outside and around in her neighborhood. The next day I made a 5 course Indian meal because I couldn’t get it out of my head. I didn’t always like Indian food. In fact I’m still intimidated by a lot of curries and other dishes,…

Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Soup is a hard sell in our house. But thick, creamy stews, well they get eaten up right away.  Chicken and dumplings is not a meal I grew up with but my sister first made for us about a year ago.  I love it, my kids love it, even MarocBaba loves it. Summer in the Midwest is humid and oppressive at times.  We wait months and months (sometimes 8 or more!) for the sun to finally break through and warm things up. Some nights the humidity lingers making your clothes stick to your back and your tongue thick in your…

Red White and Blue Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Red, White, and Blue Chicken Salad for #SundaySupper

Chicken salad is one of my favorite sandwich fillings. But, the only time I make it is when I have leftover chicken! So early last week, when believe it or not, I had some Moroccan fried chicken in the leftover rotation, I jumped at the chance to make chicken salad. But not just any chicken salad. Red, white, and blue chicken salad.  Call me patriotic. The sun is finally shining consistently and slowly seasonal produce like cherries, blueberries, and strawberries are making their delicious way to the market, and my belly.  I happened to have a few left in my…

Moroccan Fried Chicken

Moroccan Fried Chicken for #SundaySupper

This weekend is considered the start of summer in the United States.  So, it makes sense that the theme for this weeks’ Sunday Supper is Picnics. It seems like we missed spring and are jumping right into summer considering we’ve only been without snow on the ground the last three weeks. I however, am not sad about this.  I love summer and am welcoming it with open arms. One of my favorite picnic foods is fried chicken.  It’s great when served fresh and hot but it’s equally good when it’s just room temperature eaten with your fingers while spread out…

Moroccan Burger with Harissa Mayo

Moroccan Hamburgers with Harissa Mayonnaise for #WeekdaySupper

This week I’m participating in #WeekdaySupper, where contributors share easy meal ideas to help you get dinner on the table. As soon as the snow melts here, and sometimes when it’s still flying, our grill is on overdrive.  Most everyone loves grilled burgers, but I like to mix that up.  This recipe combines the Moroccan flavors of kefta, spicy meat kebabs, with the American hamburger.  It’s a cross-cultural masterpiece! PrintMoroccan Hamburgers with Harissa Mayonnaise for #WeekdaySupper Ingredients1 pound of ground sirloin (I use a 90/10 mix) 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro 2 tsp fresh grated ginger 2 tsp cumin 1 tsp…

Moroccan Lamb and Eggplant Tajine

Braniya {Lamb and Eggplant Tajine} for #SundaySupper

The tajine is a Moroccan slow-cooker. It’s an ancient cooking pot originally used by the indigenous Berbers of North Africa. It is not only the word used to describe the cooking vessel but the meal contained inside. Braniya happens to be one of MarocBaba’s favorite meals, though it was only this year that he “remembered.” This week’s #SundaySupper theme is low and slow, and a tajine certainly fits the bill! Regional names for varieties of tajines are often unknown even to other Moroccans.  In Marrakech this dish is braniya, but when talking with some friends of ours who are from…

Pollo Pibil

Yucatan Pollo Pibil and Corn Tortillas for #SundaySupper

If it’s even possible to believe, it snowed this week. Not just a little dusting either but 7″ of the white, yucky stuff. The weatherman says that it’s supposed to melt right away but I can’t help feeling depressed. But, today in a celebration of Cinco de Mayo, I’m teaming up with the rest of the #SundaySupper team to share some of our favorite Mexican inspired recipes. The inspiration for my recipe was this; Hello Cozumel! As much as I adore Morocco, I have to say our trip to Mexico made me a gigantic fan of the people, scenery, and…