What's Going on in the Kitchen

Fasoolia (Lebanese Chili)

Fasoolia (Lebanese Chili)

It’s only fair to share… 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 […]

Easy Gazpacho

Easy Gazpacho

It’s only fair to share…          The best Gazpacho I’ve ever ate was at my friend Cristina’s house. It smelled like a summer garden.It was incredible and tasted not only uber-fresh but complicated!   I asked her for the recipe expecting a long list of ingredients and different techniques […]

Chunky Strawberry Sauce

Chunky Strawberry Sauce

It’s only fair to share…         Strawberries are in season here in Shanghai, so it’s the time to buy in bulk and store them for those days when you wish you had strawberries, but can’t find them. After all, this isn’t the USA. Out of season fruits are not […]

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!

Exploding Blueberry Sauce

Exploding Blueberry Sauce

I love this recipe for Blueberry Sauce. With blueberries at only 10RMB ($1.50) for 4oz, I snatched up four packages to make my sauce. It’s so easy and simple to make. Like literally in less than 10 minutes total time, you’ll have a 3 plump cups of Blueberry Sauce to ladle over anything from pancakes, to waffles, to ice cream to cheesecake to…

Almond Cherry Muffins

Almond Cherry Muffins

It’s only fair to share…      Since Mr. Nomad is away on business I have plenty of time on the weekends to experiment with different recipes. I could seriously spend an entire Sunday in the kitchen baking up dish after dish! And being a good neighbor I love to share […]

Panera’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Panera’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup

It’s only fair to share…There are a few restaurants that make it on my families Must Eat At lists when we’re back visiting in the States. One of those restaurants that is on the top of my daughters list and thanks to her rather persuasive attitude we eat there more […]

Good Food and Good Fun at Jiashan Market

Good Food and Good Fun at Jiashan Market

It’s only fair to share…If you live in Shanghai and haven’t been to Jiashan Market, let me tell you… You’re missing out on deliciousness! There are some seriously talented people in this city, selling made to order shawarma and falafel sandwiches, locally made jams, the best baklava in the China, piping […]

Chocolate Lasagna Cheesecake

Chocolate Lasagna Cheesecake

It’s only fair to share…        Mr. Nomad loves chocolate. Me? Not so much. Personally, I looooooooooove anything fruity or lemony! But when you’re married sometimes you have to bite the bullet and make your significant other’s favorite dessert, not yours. That’s called compromise! In all fairness anything chocolate makes him […]

Sloppy Joe Spring Rolls

Sloppy Joe Spring Rolls

It’s only fair to share…My kitchen gets really interesting when I combine my western cooking style with Asian ingredients. Look at some of the great restaurants in the world. What many have in common is their ability to successfully fuse different cuisines into one memorable dish. So what happens when […]