Dishes from Around the World

Layered Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Layered Chicken Enchilada Casserole

I’m always looking for new ways to present my family’s favorite recipes. Since the whole Nomad  clan is obsessed with anything in a flour tortilla it’s easy to get into a rut racing through the usually taco, enchilada and burrito circuit. After poking around a bit on Pinterest I came across a genius idea […]

Avocado Cream

Avocado Cream

I don’t know about you but when the Nomad family eats Mexican food it has to come with a side of guacamole otherwise I’ll never hear the end of it. I even taught my ayi how to make really good guacamole. She is very patient with mashing it and has […]

Easy Enchilada Sauce

Easy Enchilada Sauce

You can get Enchilada Sauce in China. You really can. In the last few years the Chinese have discovered this strange cuisine called Mexican and since then, enchilada sauce has begun to appear in most of the major groceries and even some of the small food shops.  But what if… […]

One Pot Vegetable Yakhni (Lebanese Vegetable Stew)

One Pot Vegetable Yakhni (Lebanese Vegetable Stew)

Have you ever opened your refrigerator thinking what are you going to make for dinner? You just stare blankly at the shelves praying that the dish would magically pop out at you. You tilt your head right. Then left. You squint past the jars of jam, tupperware of leftovers and the jugs […]

Chinese Chicken Meatball and Noodle Soup

Chinese Chicken Meatball and Noodle Soup

I was in the mood for soup. A specific soup. A soup that would take hours of simmering to reach the perfect broth flavor.  I needed to find a day where I could devote the love and attention to it. Finally the day had come that I could create the […]

One-Pot Chicken and Brown Rice

One-Pot Chicken and Brown Rice

My favourite dish is a one-pot creation that I found in a magazine a really long time ago. Early in my recipe collecting days, I just snipped out the recipe, completely ignoring the author’s commentary and who the creator was.  There’s no shame in not coming up with 100% original recipes. As […]

Fasoolia (Lebanese Chili)

Fasoolia (Lebanese Chili)

Fasoolia is a Lebanese chili made with beef chunks, red kidney beans, garlic, onions and cilantro. It’s easy to make and delicious with a side of rice and cabbage salad! **Same great recipe with new photos!!** I’m pretty sure every country has their own version of Chili. and the Lebanese […]

Homemade Hamburger Helper

Homemade Hamburger Helper

I don’t think I’ve ever seen Hamburger Helper in Shanghai, but like any Western food, it’s probably available somewhere. But, you don’t need to bother to look for it with this fantastic copycat recipe!

Lebanese Vegetarian Grape Leaves

Lebanese Vegetarian Grape Leaves

Grape leaves, especially fresh off the vine, are not something you find here in Shanghai. As for cooked grape leaves, there are a couple of Greek restaurants who offer it, but to be honest I prefer grape leaves made Lebanese style. And crazy enough there are no Lebanese restaurants in […]