Tagged with spicy

Long live the chili peppers!

Long live the chili peppers!

Love it when I stumble across good news – especially about things that I like to eat, drink, or do. Saw this piece on the health benefit of chili peppers from Epicurious.com. And I quote: “The compound responsible here might be capsaicin, the very thing that makes peppers spicy—it might guard against heart disease and … Continue reading

Versatile Vegetable Stew

Versatile Vegetable Stew

(My version of gulai sayur. Origin: Indonesia) Here is my version of gulai, which refers to the flavorful yellow broth made of turmeric, chili peppers, garlic, shallot, and coconut milk. It makes such a wonderful vegetable stew. In fact, I have written a couple of versions of this recipe before, titled Chayote Squash in Spicy Broth and Spicy … Continue reading

Eggplant with Chili Peppers, A Great Condiment

Eggplant with Chili Peppers, A Great Condiment

Aha! Another eggplant inspiration. After I told my mom about the grilled eggplant I recently made, she gave me another dish idea to try: eggplant and chili peppers or sambal terong. Sambal is a blend of chopped fresh chili peppers and it is used as a condiment. (Think salsa, only more intense.) Like my mom, … Continue reading

Easy Summer Menu: Sweet and Spicy Corn Salad

Easy Summer Menu: Sweet and Spicy Corn Salad

A few weeks ago, Jeff prepared a corn dish to serve alongside our steak and tomato salad. He basically just cooked thawed frozen corn kernels in a little bit of butter and cayenne pepper powder. I couldn’t believe how that simple process produced such a delicious dish. I was hooked and inspired to create a … Continue reading

Chayote Squash in Spicy Broth

Chayote Squash in Spicy Broth

Revised by author on 8/29/2013 Another squash dish that I love is this chayote spicy soup. When I think of chayote, I always associate it with a cooling effect. Maybe because of its green color or its soft, watery, and refreshing texture once cooked. Though native to Latin America, this pear-shaped squash is often used … Continue reading

Spicy Beef Stew

Spicy Beef Stew

(My version of Rendang. Origin: West Sumatra) “It seems like many cultures have their own versions of beef stew.” my guy said last night as we tried a delicious Middle-Eastern style Okra and Beef Stew. I nodded in agreement as I thought of other beef stews, like the French beouf bourguignon or the Indonesian rendang, a … Continue reading