Category Archives: faux ethnic food

Asian Chicken Taco

This one falls into the “easy as it gets” category. The chili sauce takes just a few minutes to throw together. Inspired by the Chili Chicken Burritos recipe in “The New Cook,” by Donna Hay. Serves 2 2-4 flour tortillas … Continue reading

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Vij’s Cumin Basmati Rice

This is a staple recipe from my favorite restaurant in the world: Vij’s in Vancouver. You can half the recipe if you wish.   Ingredients 2 c basmati rice 3 c cold water for soaking 1/4 c canola oil 1 … Continue reading

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Hummus

Hummus is a delicious snack that’s easy to make and good for you. Don’t buy the stuff in the deli aisle, throw together your own in 5 minutes. Ingredients: couple cloves of garlic 1 can garbanzo beans, drained  (or soak … Continue reading

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German Goulash

I heavily adapted this recipe from one I found online when faced with the challenge of cooking for a German-themed potluck. olive oil 2 # stew beef 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 large onions, diced 2 large carrots, sliced (peel … Continue reading

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German-inspired slaw

I put this together when my CSA sent me a giant, perfect head of red cabbage, and I had an invite to a German-themed potluck. It is a simple riff, but good enough to write it down. Nothing is set … Continue reading

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Moroccan Beef

Based on Donna Hay’s recipe. Here it is in the cookpot. 1# beef—what cut you select will determine the cooking time 2 onions 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 can tomatoes or equivalent 4 cups or so beef stock bay leaf … Continue reading

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Curried Chicken with Lentils

I picked up this recipe at Central Market the other day. They were making it in their little demo kitchen. I was a little nonplussed about the lentils, but curry makes everything taste good. This one-pot dish is insanely delicious … Continue reading

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