Skip the takeout, skip the drive-thru, with just a little bit of a prep (and some freezer space) you can have a satisfying fast food with exotic flavors — the empanada. Prep some of these empanadas (it’s easy, we’ll show you), freeze, and then reheat anytime you want a snackContinue Reading –
There’s a popular, traditional dish in Peru called lomo saltado that is a combination of sirloin, onions, tomatoes, and french fries, typically served with rice. While this simple family recipe is widely accepted as Peruvian, it actually comes from the chifa tradition, or rather the Chinese cuisine of Peru. AsContinue Reading –
A great place to step into West African cuisine is with the Ghana staples of peanut soup and fufu. Throughout the region, you’ll find a variety of spins on the peanut soup, but all will be accompanied by the food and doubles as a side and utensil. After preparing theContinue Reading –
Skip the stuffing, sweet potatoes and green bean casserole this holiday season and spice up your menu with these 5 Alternative Side Dishes from around the world. These unique and flavorful side dishes are a custom in many homes and will surely please the taste buds and spark conversation whenContinue Reading –
If you only have 5 days to spend in Puerto Rico, you need to make the most of your time. Two adventurous friends and I planned this day-by-day trip and found it was just what we needed to get away from a seemingly never-ending Midwest winter. We chose to spend theContinue Reading –
Brunch exists in a strange, beautiful place that allows breakfast, appetizers, and lunch to coexist on the same table. I love everything about brunch. I love the food and the cocktails and blowing off afternoon plans. I even love waking up disoriented after an accidental booze-induced nap.
I have spentContinue Reading –
Ever since I can remember, I’ve dreamt of spending an entire year living abroad and working in a tropical paradise. I fantasized about living in my bikini and sarong, finding a gorgeous beachside cabana from where I would write fantastical travel guides, and boasting a perennial tan which would makeContinue Reading –
Few treats are as blissfully enjoyable as a fresh coconut drink on a sweltering hot day, but pina coladas aren’t the only use for this versatile ingredient. Travel through tropical countries in Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and northern South America, and the delectable treat will come served the way motherContinue Reading –
Groggy from a twenty-something hour train journey, I arrived in the small South India town of Gokarna. Starving after an endless chain of samosas, I stumbled into the run-down restaurant at six in the morning. Not knowing what to order, and too exhausted to even think about it, I simplyContinue Reading –
One of my favorite things about Mexico is that the country is hung in a state of perpetual summer: great weather all year round and watermelons are always in season.
Yes, that’s right. Watermelons are always in season in Mexico. The succulent, guilt-free treat that many of us only enjoyContinue Reading –