Red Lentil Vegetable Stew


What started innocently enough as a “hmm…what do we need to use up?” soup turned out to be one of our new favorites. Every once in a while I turn to the internets for inspiration. Amy had pinned a bunch of pretty awesome looking recipes on Pinterest, so I scanned through the list for a […]

Simplicity


Because we love cooking, we often get caught up in the complexity of intricately combined flavors. Left too long to these devices, we forget that food is more than just ingredients–most food, with just a little coaxing, is delicious on its own. Occasionally, it’s good to remind ourselves of how simple our diets can be, […]

Ryan & Val’s Roasted Pepper and Corn Chowder


Our friends Ryan and Val got mad cooks, so it’s no wonder that we occasionally cop one of their recipes. While we all tend to approach cooking in much the same way, they cook with slightly different, often more Southwest, palate (maybe related to their being from Texas? possibly?). When we use other people’s recipes […]

Southwest Stack


Pacing listlessly at the bottom of a deep drop in our recent creativity, Amy pulled this little marvel out of thin air: a layer of crispy baked, garlicky sweet potatoes, a layer of refried chili beans, a layer of taco chik’n, a layer of avocado and finely diced onions and tomatoes, all topped with salsa–the […]

Green Thai Curry


Once upon a time I had a peek into the beautiful mind of Thai cooking. It was fleeting, but powerful, and is a place I keep trying to return to. Just the other week, we made a pretty tasty Massaman curry. We had a hankerin’ for something similar, but not quite the same. Since we’re […]

Reykjavik Roundup: Days 20 – 23, 25 – 29, Homecoming!


Greetings, friends, from Southeast Michigan! We have returned triumphantly from our sojourn to Iceland. It’s been wonderful to see our cats, catch up with our friends, and settle back in to the quiet life in our house. Of course, we miss Reykjavik and especially all of our new friends. Hope you’re all well! So here’s […]

Spanksgiving in Reykjavik!


This year, Amy and I spent our first Spanksgiving abroad. While it was a bummer to be away from our friends and families, it was really great to spend it with some of our new friends here in Reykjavik. While it’s a fairly obvious fact that other countries don’t celebrate the same Thanksgiving as we […]

Reykjavik- Day 19, CURRY NIGHT!


Our new buds Nicole and Devon are also Americans living in Reykjavík, however they get to stay here for a whole year, as Nicole has sponsorship from the Leifur Eiríksson Foundation as well as the Fullbright Program to travel to various residencies and work on her art.  Devon is on a Fellowship from the University […]

Reykjavik Roundup, Days 15-18


On Tuesday, the soup craving finally hit. Not only are the days getting perilously short, it’s also been a bit murky here the last few days–helping to usher in the first soup of our stay: a hearty vegetable noodle soup. It looks complicated, perhaps, but like most of what we’ve been cooking here, it’s pretty […]

Reykjavik, Days 5-7: Tofu Scramble, Leftovers, Pasta


On any extended travel, it’s inevitable that sooner or later you’ll hit that “need comfort food” point. This trip, it was a little on the “sooner” side. After a cold, snowy, but very social week, Sunday turned out to be a welcome rainy stay-inside sort of day. The perfect sort of day for a tofu […]