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African Chicken in Peanut Sauce

African Chicken in Peanut Sauce

I first had this in graduate school when a classmate from Ghana cooked it for an International progressive dinner. I fell in love with the…

John Spottiswood
Nov 2009
Advanced
56 votes
107609 views
Simple Cuban Black Beans & Rice in a Rice Cooker

Simple Cuban Black Beans & Rice in a Rice Cooker

I've loved cuban black beans and rice ever since I lived in Weehawken, New Jersey and ate at the Unica Cafe.…

John Spottiswood
Apr 2013
Advanced
5 votes
49226 views
Homemade Pelmeni

Homemade Pelmeni

Unlike Oleg's store-bought, no-good, cheater recipe, this is the real thing. You gotta taste it to believe it!

John Spottiswood
Jan 2008
Advanced
20 votes
46512 views
Minatamis na Beans (Sweetened White Beans)

Minatamis na Beans (Sweetened White Beans)

My grandma used to make this every year during our town Fiesta. She adds a few strips of Langka (Jackfruit) on…

ShaleeDP
Aug 2013
Intermediate
1 vote
27786 views
Simple Pasta with Garlic & Olive Oil

Simple Pasta with Garlic & Olive Oil

This is a classic recipe that is so simple to make but always delicious. You can serve this as a side dish to…

John Spottiswood
Dec 2012
Advanced
12 votes
20804 views
Killer Shrimp

Killer Shrimp

Nancy and I loved eating at this hole in the wall restaurant in Marina Del Ray called Killer Shrimp. It was in a strip mall and didn't have much…

John Spottiswood
Feb 2012
Advanced
9 votes
19534 views
Italian Spinach Soup

Italian Spinach Soup

Suprise, surprise. Another amazing recipe adapted from Marcella Hazan's Essential's of Italian Cooking. This is one of my bibles. Not only did I…

John Spottiswood
Oct 2009
Advanced
11 votes
33569 views
Vanilla Custard Sauce (British)

Vanilla Custard Sauce (British)

This sauce is served over steamed puddings, fruit crisps (crumbles), and any dessert that would be enhanced by a creamy vanilla sauce. It's the…

Marlin Rinehart
Mar 2010
Intermediate
4 votes
30007 views
Cumin Rice

Cumin Rice

This rice is a delicious mix of cumin and cinnamon. It provides a nice, slightly sweet flavor, that is a perfect complement to any middle eastern…

Joyce Leung
Jun 2008
Intermediate
7 votes
17166 views
Harira Soup

Harira Soup

This is the traditional soup served at sunset to break the daily fast observed during the 30 days of Ramadan. Recipes vary from family to family…

John Spottiswood
Jan 2009
Advanced
6 votes
20303 views
Curried Lentil Stew with rice

Curried Lentil Stew with rice

This curried lentil stew is an awesome winter dish. It will warm you and sooth you with its soft texture and rich flavor. Vegetarians can leave…

Nancy Miyasaki
Jan 2009
Intermediate
9 votes
20502 views
Blueberries with Lime Sugar & Citrus Confit

Blueberries with Lime Sugar & Citrus Confit

This is one of my absolute favorite berry desserts and comes from Tony Bourdain and Les Halles Restaurant in…

Amos Miller
Mar 2011
Professional
6 votes
14303 views
Minestrone Romagna Style

Minestrone Romagna Style

This is the way minestrone is made in Romagna. It's not a lot of prep time, but you simmer the soup for a long time until all of the vegetable…

John Spottiswood
May 2008
Advanced
14 votes
18039 views
Lentils, rice and fried onions (Mujadarrah)

Lentils, rice and fried onions (Mujadarrah)

This is a tasty and healthy side dish that goes well with just about anything. It's filling without being too…

Nancy Miyasaki
Mar 2010
Intermediate
14 votes
14179 views
Persimmon Jam

Persimmon Jam

This is an easy recipe, and you can store it in a glass container and keep it in your fridge!

Elena Jimenez
Jul 2008
Beginner
3 votes
56369 views