The Seasoned Traveler

Recipes and remedies using herbs, spices, and other natural ingredients from the world's pantry

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Creamy Roasted Pumpkin, Pancetta & Sage Pasta


Fall is definitely in the air. Strolling through backstreets of Berlin, I see yellowing leaves swirl and tumble from the trees and crunch underfoot. Another hearty, warming meal with seasonal flavors of fall is in order tonight. Continue reading


Sweet Coconut Sticky Rice with Mangoes

IMG_5000Thai sticky rice with mangoes is one of the most heavenly desserts, is it not? I’ve always assumed it would be difficult to make, but I came across Mark Bittman’s recipe and had to try it. Continue reading


Love, Part I: Vanilla-Saffron Risotto and Pan-Seared Scallops


About 15 years ago I read a food essay in the New York Times about a man wanting to impress his girlfriend by making a romantic dinner. He chose to make risotto for her, and in his essay he described so vividly and passionately each step in the cooking process that it changed my whole outlook on making food for people. Continue reading

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Lamb Chops with Mint Yogurt Sauce

LambChopsTSTSeared lamb chops get a vibrant punch of flavor with a healthy dollop of mint yogurt sauce. This is one of my husband’s favorites, so we enjoy this dish often. While you sear the lamb chops and let them rest, you can blend up the mint yogurt sauce in very little time. It’s elegant enough for date night but also a great easy family dinner with a salad or side of veggies. Enjoy! Continue reading