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, April 28, 2012

Tea Infused Vodka

The last infused vodka used 5 or 6 ingredients and had to sit for weeks. These tea vodkas are much simpler... about as complicated as making tea.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

South Indian Egg Curry

For many people in India, eggs are the closest they get to eating meat. An egg curry can add protein to a meal and offer a change of pace from pulse and grain-based proteins. The most common version is hard boiled eggs in a masala sauce, like this egg curry. Here we have a different preparation that comes from South India - I was served it in Hyderabad and Vijaywada, both in Andhra Pradesh. The eggs are fried hard with onions and crusted with garam masala, resulting in chewy, savory, meaty nuggets.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Rosemary Liqueur

Infusing flavors into alcohol seems impressive and difficult, but it is actually super easy. It works along the same principles as making tea - put something flavored in a liquid for a while, and then take it out.

I had this liqueur when my friend Tanya made it, and I had to make some of my own. Its a sweet, herbal liquor that is best served on the rocks or with seltzer. Its so good that guests will skip over high end whiskeys to get a glass!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Italian Wedding Soup

 While its still cold out, here's one more soup - Italian wedding. The basics of Italian wedding soups are chicken broth, meat(balls), and green vegetables. Its a hearty and healthy soup that can almost be a meal by itself.