Category Archive: Vegetables

Years ago, I was introduced to Pumpkin Soup by a friend of mine. At the time I was actually kind of scared to try it. Writing that now sounds ridiculous. This soup is the savory incarnation of fall. It’s everything you want out of a soup. And it just so happened that week 41 of […]

You know that feeling of coming home from work and there’s a big hearty stew waiting for you? Yeah well, this dish is just as hearty, and comes together in a snap. It’s basically a veggie stew, and it’s delicious. When I was looking up Central Asian cuisine, this type of quick stew kept popping […]

I love when you’re out at a restaurant, especially any type of Japanese restaurant and they bring you pickled cucumber and ginger with your meal. The acidity and crunchiness break up all the richness of whatever you were eating. It’s a great palate cleanser. And…it’s incredibly easy to do at home! This is a fantastic […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Have you ever walked into your kitchen and been legitimately surprised at what you have in there? It happens to me occasionally, and I think I’m going to chalk that up to my (and Mike’s) penchant for impulse buying at the grocery store. However, it is not all bad. Sometimes I look in our pantry […]

In my entire life, I do not think I have come across a single person who doesn’t like tacos. Seriously. Think about it….Who wouldn’t like a protein and some fat wrapped up in a carb? That’s good eatin’ if you ask me. It doesn’t even really matter what the filling is. Beef? Yum. Chicken? Yum. […]