Food Blog of the Day Archive
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November 24, 2011
Apparently, turning 40 means that I am occasionally (!) absent-minded. I made this sometime last week and didn’t write down a single step. Thinking I’d remember it, the days passed by and with them the details.
November 23, 2011
I need your help. The title of this post, Yes, das ist eine bread basket, is ripped straight from the fractured memories of my childhood. I think it was one of the lyrics of a “list” song I learned as a tot, but that single line is all I remember. That, and when you sang the words “bread basket” you pointed to your stomach. If you know the song please refresh my memory. (Or titter at my lack thereof.)
November 22, 2011
Well, I’m not here to talk weather. Not today. I’m here to celebrate—friendship and birthdays. It’s the season to be thankful. To honor the occasion, I want to tell three awesome people—Tony, Hazra, Shaily—who celebrate their birthday this month, how much I value their friendship, how grateful I am to know them.
November 21, 2011
Last night I was taking a study break when I stumbled upon a great article by The Economist on cookbooks’ history (yep, I'm a geek. Proud of it though). It described how cookbooks have been influenced by history and how they’ve changed to adapt to society.
November 20, 2011
I have a love-hate relationship with canned cranberry sauce. It is so evocative of the holidays, with its familiar ridges produced from being packed in the can. But I struggle with not making something fresh when making homemade is so easy.
November 19, 2011
When it comes to big holiday feasts, one oven just isn’t enough, and I always find myself trying to sort out the intricate timing of turkey, stuffing, rolls, and any roasted or baked vegetables. I sit down with recipes and a schedule and plan it all out. If the turkey is done too early, it sits and gets cold and loses that wonderful fresh-from-the-oven juiciness while waiting for the rest of the dishes to finish.
November 18, 2011
It took me a long time to make a successful batch of vegan ice cream. I really struggled with it for quite a while actually. I would try a recipe and it would never turn out exactly how I wanted it and so I would give up, lose faith that I could make something as good as I could get in the store.
November 17, 2011
I add the peanut butter and chocolate in with the milk and cream at the beginning of the recipe, instead of whisking them in at the end (as you might normally in making a custard). I’ve discovered through trial and error the peanut butter won’t always emulsify into the custard if it’s whisked in cold at the last step.
November 16, 2011
My first experience with Shrimp and Grits was at Crook’s Corner in Chapel Hill, North Carolina back in the mid-nineties. Since then I’ve tried a number of different variations on the same theme, but have not, until now, encountered Shrimp and Grits to rival those at Crook’s.
November 15, 2011
This is a one bowl meal that easily can come together in 20 minutes or less. If you’re a Chile Head you’ll appreciate the chile sauce together with the fresh basil and garlic. It’ll bring a little perspiration and release a few of the desirable endorphins in the process.
November 14, 2011
More than ever, the experts say breakfast is still the most important meal of the day. Since it’s usually the most rushed meal, it’s often a far cry from the healthiest. A bowl of familiar cereal with marshmallows anyone? We know that bowl is high in sugar, and low in protein and nutrients. Yet, we continue to make it our meal of choice on a regular basis, and consider it our fuel for far too many hours.
November 13, 2011
My husband loves cinnamon rolls. They are his absolute favourite treat. I'd even go as far as to say that he loves them even more than my Best Ever Fudge Brownies. Choosing a snack in a bakery is always super easy for him, if they have cinnamon rolls then that's what he's getting. Lately though he hasn't been very happy with the store bought/bakery versions he's been getting. Why is that? Well I'm shamelessly admitting that he prefers my cinnamon rolls more.
November 12, 2011
This Pumpkin Cheesecake was among our favorites in Vegan Pie In The Sky! All those autumnal spices with lots of pumpkin flavor and an irresistible pecan crunch topping. It’s so delicious, it makes you feel a little funny. And don’t worry about serving this to even the biggest tofuphobe, they will not complain one bit.
November 11, 2011
et’s delve into the savory side of things for a minute shall we. Oh, you didn’t think I ate desserts exclusively did you? Well I don’t. That would be crazy! If you couldn’t tell from this post, my favorite things to eat are eggs. They are easy, inexpensive and best of all, since I’m a vegetarian, they are packed with protein.
November 10, 2011
Suzanne Goin, the executive chef at Luques in Los Angeles, is one of my favorite chefs. Her sophisticated dishes have multiple layers of flavors and textures. This recipe is from the Luques cookbook that I use quite often.
November 9, 2011
I have been ordering out way to much lately. At a minimum of $12 a pop, twice a day seven days a week… Well, it adds up (even if I will not, eschewing the obvious mental-financial pains). Tonight, I was finger-peddling my brand new iPhone 4s (it is white!!!!) and flicking through the delivery.com app looking for tonights food when I decided enough was enough.
November 8, 2011
What do you do with an abundance of carrots? That was the question I asked myself recently. Thanks to our farm box deliveries we’ve been inundated with carrots. Carrot cake is always an option of course, and in fact I did make one using an unusual recipe, but the results were less than steller so in the rubbish bin went the cake. The search for a great carrot recipe continued until I stumbled onto the simple idea of carrot fritters.
November 7, 2011
Something mystical has happened this weekend, my City Crab Apples have transformed into “poisonous” magic wishing apples! Ok, well perhaps not so mystical and definitely not so poisonous…but I did make Candy Apples! As I debated a few weeks ago with what to make with my tiny little crab apples, the thought of Halloween obviously popped into my head…
November 6, 2011
It’s National Deviled Eggs Day! Why not celebrate by making these Jalapeño Deviled Eggs! Wouldn’t you think this day would fall at some point during the summer months when picnics are in full swing? Whatever! It’s nothing to get cracked up about.
November 5, 2011
Halloween is upon us, and I’m in the mood for cooking something pumpkin-related again. Actually, this is “take two” of last year’s recipe, the previous one being kind of a disaster.