Sweet Pineapple Rice

Going with the theme of cooking from my pantry, I found items that could transport us, at least in the culinary-sense, to the shores of Hawaii. The sweet flavors of both the sweet potato and the pineapple transform the earthy rice. Not only do the sweet potato and pineapple add incredible flavor to the rice,…

Almond Slivered Brown Rice

My parents love brown rice. Me… not so much. Until recently, that is. I never found the dry, grainy texture of the rice to be that appetizing, especially when compared to my favorite carb, pasta. But the other night I was cooking with a friend, and I had decided we were going to be healthy…

Not Scary Seafood Paella

So tonight I had my parents, brother & sister-in-law over for dinner. It was the first official dinner I’ve cooked for all of them together in my new home. As such, I wanted to do something special. After searching for something new and exciting, I came up with the idea of making paella. It’s the…