Chicken Sambal with Coconut Rice

After my trip to Malaysia last year, I have been experimenting with Malaysian cuisine in my kitchen, making dishes with sambal (spicy red chily sauce), lemongrass, ginger, and coconut milk. The dishes I made ranged from very hot to mildly spicy.

Kuri Squash Rice Pudding

With the great abundance of winter squashes and gourds in the grocery stores and markets these days, it’s hard to walk by without stopping to look at the beautiful colors and shapes. Kuri, butternut, carnival, acorn, and other squashes and gourds are great addition to baked goods, soups, stews and roasts.