A warming spiced chili inspired by a cinnamon apple beer
A twist on birria quesa tacos, the tender flavorful meat is served in a crispy spring roll complete with the cooking liquid as a dipping sauce.
Tasty earthy flavors in a Chinese inspired lamb noodle dish.
The idea for this one came from the type of shots where you float one alcohol on top of the other. I thought it would be fun to do with soups and this was the flavor combo I happened to be craving that day. The soups went great together. A nice sweet simple pumpkin soup with that extra sweetness from the caramelized onion was a great contrast to the sharp spice of the ancho floater.
I’ve made lots of ethnic chili variations over the years, and every fall I like to do at least one cause I loooove chili. I decided to try an Italian version, and much to my surprise, there were already lots of Italian chili versions out there. I guess I should have known cause it’s sort of an obvious combo. As always in this sort of situation, I took some of the ideas out there and combined them with my own additions. My additions this time were using both dried chiles and dried mushrooms as the base flavors in the chili, and loading the soup with salami to add an amazing richness to the whole pot.
A quick note about sponsored posts. I posted a big one yesterday, and there will be more coming in the next few months as food companies try and get their product out for the holidays. I like sponsored posts because they help me find new inspiration and come up with creative recipes. But let’s be honest, I also like sponsored posts cause I get paid. I promise you guys two things. First, I will always stay true to my blogging style and create unique fun recipes for you. Second, I will always post a sponsored post IN ADDITION to my regular schedule. Monday and Friday will always be original unsponsored content. Wednesdays will always be a Tablespoon post. On Tuesdays and Thursdays there will usually be nothing, but sometimes there will be a sponsored post, or with the cookbook coming out soon, there might be updates about the book or links to public appearances or other fun stuff. Anyways, enough housekeeping. Back to the deliciousness!
A perfect hybrid of chili and vietnamese curry
These beans are baked in a coffee and bacon mixture until tender, creamy, and delicious.
Deep savory flavors are developed in this pork, corn, and habanero chili
A homemade falafel with red curry ingredients mixed right in, fried and served on a pita with basil and carrot raita
Hey guys! Sorry abut the lack of post yesterday, I know you all need something to get you going on Monday mornings. But don’t expect a post next Monday either, it is a holiday here in Bermuda and I will be on a secret beach somewhere with some friends and my sister who is coming down to visit!