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!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sweet and Sour Pork Burgers with Grilled Pineapple

That's a long title for what's really a simple sandwich. If you want a break from regular beef burgers, and don't feel like going low fat with veggie or turkey burgers, this is a great choice. The grilled pineapple can also be made on its own and served as a side dish.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Baked Egg and Avocado Soft Tacos

I'm pretty sure I got the idea for this dish from the Ideas in Foog Blog, but I can no longer find the specific link. The idea behind this preparation is to bake the egg in the avocado, resulting in a gooey mess of soft avocado and runny yolk. They are best eaten with some type of bread. Because of the mild flavors of the egg and avocado, you can achieve a lot of different presentations by varying the bread and condiments.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Tandoori Chicken

To properly make tandoori chicken, you need a special oven called a tandoor, from which the dish takes its name. Fortunately, it turns out pretty well on a grill, and now that it's summer, it's a perfect time to make it. The yogurt coating simultaneously adds flavor and keeps the chicken moist, which can be hard to do.  You can bring it to a cookout, letting it marinate on the way, and everyone will be asking "Who brought the orange chicken?" and "Is there any more?"