Can’t wait till Tuesday. Street tacos from T.

There’s been talk of making tacos the state food for Texas.  If this were to be on the next voting ballot, regardless of all political parties, I would vote FOR this.  Tacos are one of the many foods of the gods.  There’s no denying that food — meat, veggies, cheese (when applicable) — tucked into…

What to do when winter gives you cabin fever? El Pollo Loco Roja!

It’s been a few months since I’ve posted.  I hope to change my frequency in the future.  I have some wonderful cookbooks to try out, some intriguing recipes from the internet to play with, so there should be new posts more often.  I’m also purchasing a new (used) higher quality camera in the very near…

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…

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…

Hey now. There’ll be naan o’that. Naan bread on a griddle.

Bread is life, so they say.  When we want to communicate with others and have long meaningful conversations, we call it “breaking bread” with someone.  Bread, for many of us, is a staple we would rather never do without.  It makes us feel whole; it makes us feel at peace, at home; that all is…

Nobody puts Baby in the corner — Homemade Salsa

Goodness, dear followers, how did time get away from me this much?  I have a review post to make from September, but first, I’m going to do this post for the Roommate because she’s been bragging on my salsa to her friends online.  It’s for homemade salsa, so it’ll be a pretty quick and short…

Even an hour later, I’m still full: Mongolian beef with jasmine rice

I know.  I know it’s been too damned long since I’ve posted anything new here.  With school, I don’t get much time to cook, and lately, when I have cooked, I’ve done tried and true recipes that I can throw together without having to think much, so there hasn’t been anything to post here.  Well, that’s…

The Weather Outside is Frightful…ly Hot — So I made Chili

Normally I wait until cold weather to make soup or stew or even chili, but for some reason, this morning when I woke up, homemade chili was exactly what I wanted to eat for dinner.  Now, we all know that there are thousands upon thousands of recipes for chili, from meaty versions to vegetarian versions…