K’s Kitchen

Welcome to K’s Kitchen. My name is Kay, and I’m Todd’s wife. We travel all over the world and come across some really delicious food.

One of the best souvenirs we have found is cooking for our friends after we return home. It not only helps us to share our journeys, but it brings back so many good memories as the smells waft through the house.

Here in my Kitchen I’ll share easy to cook recipes from different countries as well as one’s from my mom’s Japanese kitchen. Todd might pop in once in awhile to share recipes for food we can’t find living abroad (like bagels and good Tex-mex!) I hope you enjoy this section and share your comments on how things turn out.

Spicy Dhal Curry, bring your South Asian adventures home to your friends

This post is by: Kay (my lovely wife and founder of K’s Kitchen!) I have to apologize for not posting a recipe in a while….It has been really hectic with work in the last few weeks and I just got back to Kosovo from a work trip in Skopje, Macedonia. But that was the great push for me to post the new recipe! After eating almost the same food and way too much meat for 4 days, I was missing spicy Asian food sooooo much. As soon as I got home, I started cooking Dhal, something spicy, easy, and vegetarian!! Oh, eating dhal while watching the World Cup really recuperated me from a hectic and stressful life….and now my husband (that’s Todd for those of you now paying attention) is coming back from the US in 2 days….Life is not bad after all This is a modified version of a Read full article…

Yogurt Blueberry Muffin Recipe: The Cure for any Homesickness

This post was written by Kay, who writes the K’s Kitchen section of Todd’s Wanderings. She also happens to be Todd’s lovely wife! When I went to my friend’s house awhile ago, she served me a freshly baked banana muffin for breakfast. It made me really happy early in the morning and kept my happiness all day (along with a very nice coffee, of course!). This is it! I want to bake muffins in the morning on the weekend! I was determined to find the good recipe. I looked into several recipes in my cook books and on the internet, and found this recipe (adapted from David Herbert’s Simply Perfect Every Time) which is very tasty and easy. When I tried this for the first time, I confirmed the happiness!! My husband Todd was away (at that time for 6 weeks!), so I decided to share this happiness with my Read full article…

Mapo Doufu Recipe, Spicy Tofu and Pork (in Japan, commonly called Mabo Doufu)

I’d like to introduce you to one of my favorite Chinese Dishes, Mapo Dofu. This recipe is from my Mom who learned it from a Chinese chef over 30 years ago. Over the years she has made a few changes here and there. The process is not that complicated, but this dish requires some specific Chinese ingredients and spices. But don’t worry. You can buy most of them at an Asian grocery store, or even in a big grocery store in the US or in some countries in Europe. I also tried to put suggestions for substitutes for some ingredients. I’ve lived in countries where these ingredients are not always available and I’ve learned to improvise and be a bit flexible when I cook. Some ingredients may seem unfamiliar at first but I’ll be introducing more recipes that use the same ingredients in the future. Before you know it you’ll Read full article…

Nishoku Gohan (rice) Recipe- Donburi Menu Part 1

When it comes to Japanese food, many non-Japanese tend to think that Sushi is the only Japanese food and it’s hard to cook in their home country without having the right ingredients. To break this image, I will be introducing some Easy, Quick, and Tasty Japanese foods. Please note that they may not be authentic Japanese, but they are definitely popular among all Japanese across all age groups! Today, I am introducing you to Donburi Menu called ‘Nishoku Gohan’. Donburi is a big rice bowl and Donburi menu refers to a dish that has a topping over a bed of rice in the big bowl. Nishoku-Gohan literary means ‘two-colored rice’ referring to rice with two colored toppings, which is one of the easiest dishes to cook and does not require different kinds of unusual Japanese ingredients. This is Todd’s and my ‘Comfort Food’. Ingredients (for 2 people) Prep and cooking Read full article…

Introducing K's Kitchen: Good food for good times

As a start to a beautiful new week I would like to introduce a new section to Todd’s Wanderings, K’s Kitchen, and my lovely wife Kay who will be doing the writing. People don’t usually get married because of their future mother-in-laws, but in my case Kay’s mom was a fantastic part of the deal. She is one of the sweetest women I know and a fantastic cook to boot. Besides cooking excellent Japanese food (she’s a Japanese mom after all), she is also an expert Chinese cook! Luckily, all this talent and homemade recipes, were transferred to Kay. Yes, I am a lucky man. In K’s Kitchen, Kay will introduce a variety of international recipes that she loves. She’ll begin with some of our favorite Japanese and Chinese food and will move on to homemade recipes from the places we live and travel to. Kay’s mom has graciously allowed Read full article…

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