A blog about cooking and food, and how to make it taste good and be healthy. The dishes are almost all gluten/dairy free, and many are vegetarian. The focus is on techniques and ingredients over recipes - this is about everyday cooking, and that means making it work with whats on hand!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Homemade Lamb Sausage with Mint Fenugreek Sauce

I love the taste of lamb sausage, and I decided to make my own. I used fresh thyme as a "rope" to connect the links, and made a chutney-like sauce out of fresh mint and fenugreek.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Eat More Broccoli

There's not always a lot of time to cook, so it helps to have shortcuts. A simple homemade meal will almost always be healthier and tastier than a microwaved meal, and healthier and cheaper than takeout. One time-saver I use is to cook extra rice and broccoli when I can.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Potato Leek Soup

I wasn't originally planning on posting this, so there's only one picture. This is a delicious potato leek soup made with asparagus-mushroom broth. Normally a potato leek soup is mixed so that the potatoes give the soup some body, but I took a different approach, and it worked!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Stuffed Bok Choy

I got this idea from the Ideas In Food blog, where they usually do much crazier things involving dehydrators or smokers or sous vide cookers, so I was happy to see something I could follow along with. The idea is stuff baby bok choy with sausage, and then bake it. Their approach was a little more complicated, and had an additional step of adding tomato sauce after roasting.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Dinner with Eleanor

A few weeks ago, my cousin Eleanor came over for dinner, and we cooked up a nice big dinner of candied yams, collard greens, and dirty rice. All of these require some cooking time, but not a lot of preparation so its possible to prep one thing, start it cooking, and then prep the next dish, and so on.