Minced Chicken Skewers

Believe it or not: this is the final posting of the Indonesian Cooking Series. I hope you have taken something away from it, whether it be the idea that coconut does actually taste good in normal cuisine (other than a dessert topping), or that Indonesian food is not your cup of tea (sometimes my opinion)….

Deep Fried Tempeh in Sweet Soy Sauce

Heading into Week 4 of the Indonesian Cuisine Series, we’ve made it onto a recipe that I very much adore: Deep Fried Tempeh. If you asked me how healthy this recipe is, I don’t think I’d want to answer you (Scratch that: I know I don’t want to) – but damn: it’s good. Tempeh is…

Coconut and Snake Bean Salad

One of the few dishes we cooked during our Indonesian class that was somewhat healthy was this salad: Snake bean? You ask (rightly I might add): What the hell is snake bean? Before I bore you into snoozing with the differences between snake beans and string beans, let’s get one thing straight: for all intents…

Chicken Coconut Curry

You know you want the chicken curry recipe made with decadent coconut cream and the slow chili burn, because I know I do. That’s right folks, this is Week Three of the Indonesian Cooking Series! We’ve finally made it to some substantive food: curry. What I found so interesting about this particular recipe wasn’t that…

Basic Indonesian Yellow Sauce: Base Gede

Like I said last week, I hope you’ve been preparing yourself for a series of Indonesian posts – because that’s what on the way for the next upcoming weeks. This week is the basic yellow sauce, which practically is the base for almost every other dish that I’ve outlined here. Making this at “cooking school,”…

Thirty Hours Later… Bali, Indonesia

So much has happened since the last time I wrote a personal post that I’m struggling even putting words to paper (and yes, it’s been old school style for this blog post’s preparation). I’m sitting in a coffee shop across from my old DC yoga studio sipping on some tea waiting for class to begin….

So there’s that three week vacation…

By the time you’re reading this, I will be halfway around the world from my cozy Virginia home, maybe burning my delicate skin in the Bali sunshine. You read that right. I’m leaving tonight for a three week adventure with three of my best girlfriends to sunshine, books and detox time in Bali, Indonesia. Did…