Vegetarian Buckwheat and Black Bean Chili

I didn’t realize until traveling to Europe and Morocco, how underutilized whole grains, or cereals as the Europeans call them, are in the diets of Americans. Or the hubby’s and my diet. Barley, millet, rye, buckwheat, farro, whole wheat couscous, whole corn, quinoa, sorghum, whole oats, rice and bulgar wheat are all whole grains. The…

10 Authentic Brazilian Recipes for the 2016 Olympics

With the 2016 Olympics opening in Brazil on August 6th, I thought it would be fun to cook a Brazilian dinner for opening night. After peeking through my recipes, I realized I have never cooked any Brazilian food. I’ve eaten it in restaurants, but never cooked it at home. I find that a little sad, since…

Chocolate Pancakes Recipe Cooked Cutthroat Kitchen Style

This recipe and blog originally posted on Bags & Biscuits. Hopefully you enjoy the combination of travel story and yummy recipe. One of the running jokes on this trip is that I’m learning to cook “Cutthroat Kitchen style.” If you haven’t seen Alton Brown’s Cutthroat Kitchen, I highly recommend you do. It’s an amazingly funny…

Orange Rosemary Olive Oil Cake

Working in the kitchens of Casa San Carlo was a turning point for me on my journey of figuring out what to do in my life. I knew I really want to work with food in some way. To share that love and flavor with others. It was time to stop with the travel blog…

Chickpea and Spinach Curry

One of the necessities with cooking while traveling is learning to cook with what you have. I more often have a stove top, but not an oven. Also, most places tend to have one large pot for cooking. As a result, many of our recipes are one-pot meals cooked in the one large pot. You also have…