Category Archive: Healthy

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Mmm… Fried food. Amiright?!? I have breaded my fair share of food in my time in the kitchen. So for this challenge, I wanted to tackle a type of batter that I had not previously used. Mike and I came up with the idea to make tempura. And then, we bumped that volume up to […]

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I have this vision that appears to me when I think of tenderizing something. It involved an unsuspecting chicken cutlet and an angry woman with a mallet. Perhaps 50 or so years ago tenderizing food was a means of stress relief? We’ll never know for sure! There are several ways to tenderize your food. The […]

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There are simple joys in my life. Making fresh pesto is definitely one of them. It’s such a snap to put together, and tastes about a billion times better than the jarred variety (plus you don’t end up eating preservatives!). Another reason I make my own pesto… Garlic. You can adapt the recipe to be […]

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Thai Yellow Curry

October 03 , 2014 by Marga Munson - in Healthy, Main Dish

Hurry, go put your shoes on and grab your car keys. You need to go buy some thai curry paste now! I’m serious people, I can wait… Did you go? Did you???? Ok… I better calm down. But really though, I finally bought a legit thai curry paste a couple of weeks ago and it’s […]

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Is there anyone out there that doesn’t like potatoes? No seriously, I’m curious. Potatoes are one of the most versatile, delicious and cheap vegetables on the planet. At least in my opinion. There are about 50 billion ways to prepare it, and it tastes great with just about anything you pair it with. That’s a […]

4 - My local store was out of pita so these bread thins had to suffice Actually not a bad substitute

Week 12 of the challenge was awesome for several reasons: 1) The theme was street food 2) I love street food 3) It gave me the opportunity to make falafel from scratch That’s right, falafel from scratch. You heard me right. Any of you that actually know me in real life know that I LOVE […]

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Week 11 of the 52 Weeks of Cooking challenge was probably my favorite so far. The theme was molecular. The idea being to use modern gastronomy to create a dish. Obviously, as a home cook I also needed to keep it cheap and simple. So after hours (literally) of research on different molecular techniques, I […]

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Do you people ever have those moments where you do something that you’ve done before but somehow it seems more special or something? That’s how I feel about making fresh croutons. I think maybe it’s the idea of taking something on its way out (old bread) and making it into something fantastic. From there, it’s […]

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The subtitle of this post should be: “How to Cut Vegetables Like a Boss and Not Hack Your Fingers Off” Ok, maybe that’s a little dramatic. But this vegetable dish is a really good exercise in knife skills. One slip and your fingernails are in the dish with the veg. However, for our anniversary Mike […]