On Maintenance Day, we headed in to Chicago to do a food tour. We woke up to 17° and snow in Schaumburg, and it snowed most of the morning as we made our way in to the city.
A 30-hour layover in Bangkok on our way to Bhutan? Sounds like it’s time for another food tour! Unfortunately, this tour was one of the more lackluster ones that we’ve done. There was some good food, but no real feeling of immersion, no real cultural or sightseeing stops (we briefly paused to look at the exterior of one wat), and no single food that really blew us away. I’m still glad we did it, as it got us out of our hotel and into the city center for a couple of hours, but it can’t hold a candle to the food tours we’ve done in Rome, Seoul, and Chiang Mai. Continue reading “Bangkok Food Tour”
Last week, I met a friend for lunch at Ciuri Ciuri, a fantastic Italian restaurant in Hongdae. It’s run by a Sicilian couple, and the owner himself waited on us and told us about all the dishes. I can’t wait to go back and try more of the menu! We shared an arancine to start, which is Sicily’s version of this fried rice ball that is found all over Italy (I had a version called suppli in Rome and first fell in love with this food). The rice mixture was a creamy risotto, fried perfectly, and the inside was a prosciutto and béchamel sauce. Ridiculously good!
I love breakfast food, and I like to exercise a little creativity when making breakfast for Domingos and myself on the weekends. This morning, I decided to make breakfast pizzas and they came out perfectly!
Eating and drinking, of course! I know you’re all dying to know what I’ve been eating lately. The answer is: there haven’t been a lot of new places to share as I’ve been visiting old favorites, but here are a few great new locations for consuming calories. Continue reading “What Really Matters”
… Or, the story of how Anjali eventually doubled in size.
It must seem like I’m always eating amazing food here in Seoul. And I pretty much am. I should probably double up on my workouts. A few more delicious eats: Continue reading “More Food? Don't Mind If I Do!”
I love jag – jagacida – a Cape Verdean beans and rice dish that I learned from my mother-in-law. I make a batch of it once a week and my husband eats it for lunch pretty much every day. I decided to try to come up with a healthier version, subbing out the linguiça sausage with chicken, adding more beans, and subbing brown rice for the original white rice. I have to say I’m very pleased with the results on my first try! Here’s the altered recipe if you’re interested in making it for yourself: Continue reading “Jagacida – Healthy Version”