Jan 182012
 
Quinoa Cakes with Poached Eggs

I’ve been waiting for the perfect moment to show off my new skill, and I think now’s the time.  Only a few months ago, I poached my very first egg.  For some reason, it had seemed to me like a tough thing that only restaurants could do, but then in my food science class I [read more…]

Jan 122012
 
White(ish) Chicken Chili

It’s January 11th and still no snow (with the exception of that little Halloween teaser).  Usually, when the snow comes, I start making soup and stocking my freezer for winter hibernation.  Not that I want it to start snowing, but I realized today that I was ready for the warm comforting soups that come along [read more…]

Dec 312011
 
Crispy asian tofu

Sorry I’ve been so MIA this week. I’ve been enjoying a long, belated Christmukkah/New Years weekend with my family in Chicago (and many of you know how I can go off the grid when in Lubin lockdown). I have a few recipes from our holiday dinner that I can’t wait to share (an amazing broccoli [read more…]

Dec 212011
 
Dark Chocolate-Pomegranate Wreaths (and more)

It doesn’t necessarily feel like it’s time for Christmas/Hannukah yet. I just finished my finals, it’s 55 degrees with no snow in sight, and the only sign of Christmas in my apartment is the worlds tiniest fake christmas tree in the windowsill (but I must add that it sits there all year round). But, shopping [read more…]

Dec 162011
 
Bread Making Adventures!

I like to consider myself pretty well-versed in the kitchen. I’ve worked with a lot of different ingredients and cook using plenty of different methods. But, I have to confess, that until last week, I had NEVER used yeast. Something about it scared me, and I thought making bread was a mystical cooking technique that [read more…]