Curried Chicken Meatballs

curried chicken meatballs

My cousin made these meatballs once and they were the bomb! These are not the hearty meatballs one eats with spaghetti, but softer, lighter, almost the texture of a matzoh ball. She served the meatballs on shallow plates with a few spoonfuls of curry as a sauce.

But me, I like them as a noodle soup ladled over some softened zucchini noodles. I like to drown my cauliflower rice with them. I believe in my heart of hearts that they would be divine over some rice noodles or steamy hot rice. They could also possibly be stuffed into a wrap or a sandwich.

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Porky Red Lentil Soup


Hi, all. Sorry I haven’t written in such a long time. I’ve had a pretty long streak of unsatisfactory recipes. For thanksgiving, I made a chocolate pudding pie. The week before that I made Swedish cinnamon rolls with exorbitantly  expensive peal sugar and cardamon. Neither of these were a great success. Continue reading

Kimchi Mac & Cheese (Bacon Optional)

kimchi macI can make macaroni and cheese from scratch, but sometimes it’s just not a roux sort of day. Sometimes it’s sweater weather and you’re hangry. Kimchi pasta used to be one of my go-to recipes when I lived in Taiwan. It’s a really easy, delicious recipe that combines kimchi, garlic, and red pepper paste with your choice of pasta. Continue reading

Sticky Chewy Butterscotch Blondies

There is not much to say about these butterscotch blondies besides that they’re sticky and delicious. The best part is the puddles of caramel that get extra toasty on the bottom of the pan. The recipe isn’t one-bowl easy, but they’re still a pretty straightforward recipe. The butter is melted which always makes things easier. It is the sort of thing you could whip together in under an hour for an impromptu get-together. Continue reading

October Week 4 Update


My schedule has been all over the place the last few weeks. I am simultaneously incredibly lazy and terrible with change, which means that whenever there is a shift, I don’t do diddly squat. But if I wanted to be honest the largest obstacle to blogging the past two weeks is that damned Marshmallow update on my Android phone, because my phone doubles as my camera and the usb settings are different. Ultimately, after restarting and reinstalling things on my laptop and my phone, I realized that my USB cable was at fault. Lesson of the day: Double check the hardware first. Continue reading

Chicken Galbi Cheesy Ramen

I’ve had my eye on Lady and Pups’ Chicken Galbi Ramen recipe since she posted it. What is not to love about spicy chicken, tossed with instant ramen, and covered with cheese! While cheese and ramen seems to make inroads into the western consciousness only a year or two ago (if Youtube is any indication), one of my favorite dishes is a Hong Kong style pork chops and rice, which my mom always makes with a lot of shredded cheese. So, if you like one, you’re very likely to like the other. Continue reading

October Week 3 Update: Pumpkin Spice Lattes!

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The grocery total this week was 21.91, and I skipped the farmer’s market. After a brief perusal, none of the vegetables appealed to me, and I have a dozen kiwis and persimmon as well as the spaghetti squash from last week. This week’s menu includes spaghetti squash fritters with bacon and feta, home fries, and pumpkin spice lattes. On Thursday, I made chicken in red wine sauce and have been eating it with quinoa. I also have a serving of olive pasta left. So, excluding breakfast, I only need to figure out ten meals. I also have a few balls of pizza dough in the freezer, and the makings of my favorite butter onion tomato sauce in the pantry. Continue reading