Ginger, the rhizome of secrets — Beef Lomein

As promised, I’m back with another recipe.  Beef lomein.  Actually, this is a dish you can make with any meat (or no meat at all if that’s your preference), and to be honest, you can make it with any veggie.  The first time I made it, I used carrots, onions, finely shredded cabbage, and I…

Sometimes you feel like a nut: Almond Chicken (with jasmine rice)

I love Asian food.  I could eat at Chinese restaurants almost every single day if I had the money and someone who wanted to eat at them with me that often.  As seen on Geek Girl, I’ve tried to make many Asian-style dishes at home, and I’ve succeeded in not only making my tummy happy…

First Guest Cook Post: Tater Tot Casserole with The Roommate

Note: This has been tossed around since I started Geek Girl — the idea of having “guest cooks” to make posts with recipes and photos.  I haven’t done it yet because I haven’t had anyone who’d cooked something that either wanted to make a guest cook post (or who doesn’t already have his/her own cooking…

You may be an undigested bit of beef : Rustic beef stew pies

The holidays are upon us.  In America, we just celebrated Thanksgiving (as well as Hanukkah for those who celebrate it), and this means leftovers.  So many leftovers.  At this time, there are always posts throughout the internet about what to do with leftover turkey, leftover ham.  At Yuletide, my tradition has been to do roast…

Bread is the life. Focaccia in honor of my friend’s fanfiction.

Sweet Loki, it’s been too long since I’ve posted anything, but between a bout of depression and then a temp job that lasted a month, I haven’t had the time or energy to really cook, much less post to my blog.  That will all hopefully change, however, as I’m feeling much better than i had…

Adaptation is the key to survival: Beef with Broccoli

When a friend posted this recipe to Facebook, it was specifically for making this excellent dish in the crockpot.  Now I have absolutely NO PROBLEM AT ALL with crockpot cooking.  There are several meals I like to make involving my crockpot.  However, I wanted to make this on the stove in my new “every day…

Make no bones about it: Buffalo chicken breasts and homemade fries

The Roommate and I like to sometimes go to Wing Stop.  We love their boneless wing deals because there’s more meat and we don’t have to fight with the bones.  We love the spicy wings, the garlic parmesan, Hawaiian, teriyaki, hickory bbq…these are just really good.  However, they’re also costly, and it’s a few streets…

Let me give you a quiche: Chicken and mushroom quiche

I know.  I know.  I haven’t posted nearly enough here in the last few months, but I’ve had a few good reasons.  The first good reason is that on December 15th, I… GRADUATED WITH MY MFA IN CREATIVE WRITING!!!! After graduation was, of course, Christmas, and the only things I cooked for that were two…

Review: The Dog and Duck Pub — Austin, Texas

This is how bad I’ve been off my Geek Girl game lastly.  Back in September — yes, September! — the Roommate and I went to Austin for the free museum day.  We went to the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas and spent several hours there wandering around.  We realized that we had a…

Mouth too full to think of a clever title: Spicy Black Bean Chicken

Several months ago — and I’m talking probably somewhere at the tail-end of 2011 — my roommate decided that since she’d never eaten anything with Serrano peppers and I had never cooked with them, that we needed to buy some and I needed to work some kitchen-fu with them.  So I went into the trusty AllRecipes.com and typed in…

Avengers’ Special: Chicken Shawama and Pita Bread

Well, it’s certainly been a long time since I’ve posted anything here.  I didn’t realize just how long!  GAH!  Bad Geek Girl.  But grad school this semester still kept me busy, and even though I cooked, I didn’t cook near enough to really get photos or anything.  Well, hopefully that will change! So, I’ve seen…

Burns’ Night Feast: Chicken and Mushroom Pie, Kailkenny and Blueberry Tart

Tonight was a first.  After years of somewhat obsessing about the poet Robert Burns because of a Torchwood PBEM roleplaying game, I finally pulled out the stops (for a poor graduate student living at home with her roommate, dog and roommate’s cat) and cooked my first Burns’ Night dinner.  Now, I know that the traditional Burns’…