Monthly Archives: October 2009


I tried my hand at homemade pho.  And let me tell you, it was fantastic. An experiment for sure, it’s being added to the rotation as a regular meal.  I decided to try pho mainly because it’s been cold and rainy here and I had the leftover chicken carcass from last week’s rotisserie chicken. I […]

Menu Planning

My CSA has ended, so now it’s back to the grocery store for food.  Initially, I was cooking the same way I had during the CSA months, just making a meal out of whatever yummies were on hand.  Well you know what happens when your CSA has ended and you don’t go grocery shopping???  You […]

Some Things I’ve Learned

Samurai cereal goes bad after 1 2 weeks in the fridge. The tender & crunchy pork rinds are far better than the original version. Pork rinds and whiskey sour = yum If the movie is really good, you can read subtitles AND stay awake. Menu planning a week at a time is hard! Losing the first […]

Pumpkin Curry

Here’s the original recipe, from which I adapted the recipe below. Ingredients 1 small cooking pumpkin, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon paprika 2 cups water 1/2 cup dried grated unsweetened coconut 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, crushed 1 teaspoon curry powder 2 small green chilis, sliced 1 teaspoon salt […]

Milk’s work

Maybe he’ll grace us with the recipe. That first day back at work is a killer.  Especially when you’re forced to eat the cafeteria’s offerings because you didn’t pack your lunch.  The itis will kick in mid-afternoon, right when you have that important meeting where you need to be “on”.  So dinner was a big fat […]

Curry Cauliflower

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons of curry powder (I used the HOT version from World Market) 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and minced 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets (about 1 pound) 1 cup water 2 14.5 oz. cans of chickpeas, drained and […]

Curry Mania

Last night, I decided to go meatless.  With the CSA booty and my hankering for Indian food, I made both pumpkin curry and cauliflower curry.  They were paired with basmati rice and whole wheat naan. The verdict was… yummmm.  The meals were very satisfying and perfect for the slightly cool evening.  As an added benefit, […]

Samurai Cereal

Ingredients 1 cup steel cut oats 1/2 cup cracked wheat 1/4 cup barley 1/4 wheat berries 1/4 cup ground flax 5 cups water Pinch of salt (optional) Directions Mix all ingredients and simmer  on top of the stove for 30 minutes.  Serve with dried fruit, coconut, nuts, maple syrup, etc. This cereal tastes like whole-grain […]

I’m back

It’s been a while.  Every time I think about blogging, something comes up.  The most recent something was a jam packed week away on business. So ladies and gentleman, your girl is now BACK! And I have so much to say, I don’t really know where to start.  Hmmmm…. let’s just go through a random recap of […]