Thai spin on Bahn Mi

I really love different kinds of asian food and living in Houston we have lots of asian choices: Thai, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese and Chinese. I often get a Bahn Mi sandwich from a local place. However, this week I decided that I’d try to make my own. I pickled some cucumbers and carrots; got some …

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Indian Food Experiments

I’m a big fan of Indian food. So I’ve been trying to learn how to successfully make various things for quite some time. My most successful attempt thus far was making Palak Paneer. It turned out right for two reason. First, I found a really good recipe. Second, I went to our awesome local asian …

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Eggplant Crisps

This week my asian eggplant produce 6 eggplants. This is a lot of eggplant for me to use given that I’m the only one in my family who likes it. Given that I didn’t want it to go to waste I was looking for recipes that would allow me to use it at a later …

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Veggie Garbage Stock

One of the items that often goes to waste in my house is vegetables. Mostly because I tend to over purchase and my spouse doesn’t like eating anything that is slightly off. I often feel really bad about this but haven’t really been able to consistently solve the problem.

This past weekend I was cleaning out …

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Blackberry Jam

The farm where I picked peaches also had blackberries and because I’m a big berry fan I picked a container of them to make something with. Initially I thought I’d make ice cream but I ran out of time to do that. So I decided to make some jam instead because my dad really likes …

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Recipe Cache

I’m the kind of cook who really likes to collect recipes. I’m extremely grateful I live in the modern era where I can do this digitally rather than physically clipping stuff and sticking scraps of paper into the cookbook like my grandmother. However, the process is still pretty imperfect. I have a recipe program that …

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Peach Extravaganza

Last weekend after discovering via an internet search a place close enough to pick peaches, the family and I went on a peach picking excursion. We came home with 2 pecks of peaches. 1 peck of yellow peach and 1 of white peaches. Knowing that they would only last so long and that I had …

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Oven fried chicken and vegetables

I really like fried breaded chicken breasts, zucchini and eggplant paired with pasta. But, I always feel kind of guilty when I pan fry these in oil. I keep trying to come up with alternatives. The typical approach would be to grill all of these things. However, in my opinion the finished texture just isn’t …

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