• Asian fare,  comfort food,  gluten free,  main course,  pasta & noodles,  vegetarian

    Panang Curry Noodle Bowl

    Get ready to eat the rainbow. I hope you are holding your fork because this vibrant recipe will be on your table in about 20 quick minutes! Boil some noodles. Throw all the sauce ingredients in the blender, then heat in a pan. Add noddles and garnish with your favorite crunchy + sweet + savory + herby condiments. That is it! If you don’t already know it, I love Thai food. I LOVE THAI FOOD. I mean, I crave it at least once a week. There is something about its combination of sweet + robust + salty + piquant flavors that work me into a frenzy. By the time I…

  • comfort food,  Greek / Mediterranean,  vegetarian

    Fakes (Greek Lentils)

    Sometimes a girl just wants some beans and rice. Or beans and pasta, as the case may be. Pronounced fa-KEE and sometimes called fakorizo, THIS is my comfort food. I absolutely begged for it as a child. It’s a security blanket in a bowl, like chicken noodle soup. Eating comfort food is my class of self-medicating. It soothes me physiologically. So when I am feeling blue, I reach for my drug of choice: comfort food. Hello, I’m Naked Epicurean, and I am a comfort food addict. My drug must meet requisite standards. For example: Is it easy to make? Check. Does it evoke nostalgia? Check. Is it loaded with calories?…