One of the things I loved growing up was the nights we would have breakfast for dinner. It was always nights my dad had a meeting or something keeping him from being home for dinner. I don’t think he enjoyed breakfast for dinner as much as the rest of the family. One of the things I love asRead more
Winter is the worst. Right around now every year (mid-January) the frigid weather starts to feel like it’s dragging on and on. Cabin fever starts to set in. It gets dark out so early that leaving the house past 6 is a struggle. Warm comforting foods are all I want to eat. This next recipe,Read more
Almost a year ago I made a really great stock from a really unique cookbook I had recently purchased. The stock was basically a doctored up miso, a basic miso soup but with the addition of coconut milk, garlic, ginger, lime leaves, chile and tamarind. With the weather being really kind of gross rain andRead more
This is the first recipe from another new cookbook I have! The cookbook is from a British fast food restaurant which makes Asian inspired (more particularly Japanese) food. They also have a grocery store which they sell their retail products. All I can say is that after making this first recipe if I lived inRead more
This week’s posts are all about soups! Tomato soup may seem like a basic soup but I promise you this take on tomato soup is not basic at all. When I made this soup I was fully expecting to only serve it and not actually have a bowl. But when I tasted it I changedRead more
I have tried to get into the habit this winter of making a soup over the weekend and then bringing the soup into work for lunches during the week. I try to make different soups week to week to keep myself from getting bored. Most of the time I use either my chicken or veggieRead more
Brrrr. It is FRIGID outside! And this past weekend all I wanted to do was curl up in a ball under a mound of blankets and watch tv. Instead I spend some time playing around with my new multi-cooker I talked about in my last post. And I made a really delicious soup using someRead more
As much as I love to eat Asian food I have never made a dumpling, wonton or potsticker from scratch. It has always seemed like SO much work, especially when I can easily order delicious dumplings/wontons/potstickers from my Chinese delivery restaurant. But in the interest in expanding my culinary ability I decided it was timeRead more
It was cold, windy and sleety last weekend. I guess our nice fall weather has finally left us. So it seemed like the perfect time to stay inside and make a warming, comforting soup with some of the mushroom stock I made in my last blog post.
I hate wasting food. I always have a large Ziploc back in my freezer to hold vegetable scraps and vegetables which are about to go bad in my fridge. Once my Ziploc is full I make vegetable stock, see my recipe here. Recently I had a bunch of recipes for mushrooms, and I findRead more
I hope all my readers did go ahead and make stocks this last weekend, read my previous post about stock making here, because now that I/we have stock it’s time to use it! Stocks don’t just need to be for soups, I made a pretty tasty risotto a few weeks back with stock here…which isRead more
Now that summer’s over 🙁 it’s time to start thinking about soups. A few years ago I stopped buying packaged broths and instead decided to make my own, which is WAY healthier. The first few times I made stocks I thought it was a total pain, I did not see how I could or wouldRead more
I am not a tomato person. I have never liked tomatoes, which includes tomato sauce (even on pizza) and ketchup. But in my wanting to grow my knowledge in all things culinary I decided to make something very tomatoey – gazpacho!
Ramen is awesome! I love ramen. I love it’s richness. I love it’s complexity of layers of flavors. When I see a bowl of ramen I smile. It is my comfort food. It’s like a hug of deliciousness. I have been crafting my own recipe for ramen for the past month. Trying out different things andRead more
Sometimes you make something and it doesn’t turn out quite as expected, but it still turns out good. It’s a happy accident. A few years ago I was at friends Brad and Jo’s house and I was asked to prepare the salad. I mixed greens with oil and vinegar and then sprinkled on salt and whatRead more
Gumbo is delicious! Fishbone’s in Detroit has my favorite restaurant version of the this flavorful Louisiana style stew. And back in the winter when I made a New Orleans birthday feast for my friend Andy (read about it here) I had included a delicious gumbo. My taste buds started to water when I opened up theRead more