When Buffaloes Fly…recollections of chicken wings

By now most of you reading this know that I was born, raised, and in fact still live in the great city of Buffalo, NY. I moved away a couple times but have always found my way home. And while we (as a city) have an incredibly rich culinary tradition, we are—for better or worse—knownContinue reading “When Buffaloes Fly…recollections of chicken wings”

When Buffaloes Fly…recollections of chicken wings

By now most of you reading this know that I was born, raised, and in fact still live in the great city of Buffalo, NY. I moved away a couple times but have always found my way home. And while we (as a city) have an incredibly rich culinary tradition, we are—for better or worse—knownContinue reading “When Buffaloes Fly…recollections of chicken wings”

Smokey Roast Red Pepper Hummus (yum!)

This is another one of those recipes that is so easy to make and so delicious that you’ll wonder why you don’t make it more often. You can use fresh peppers—as I did for this recipe—or jarred ones which you rinse. I cooked the peppers over the grate of my stove at work, but thisContinue reading “Smokey Roast Red Pepper Hummus (yum!)”

Smokey Roast Red Pepper Hummus (yum!)

This is another one of those recipes that is so easy to make and so delicious that you’ll wonder why you don’t make it more often. You can use fresh peppers—as I did for this recipe—or jarred ones which you rinse. I cooked the peppers over the grate of my stove at work, but thisContinue reading “Smokey Roast Red Pepper Hummus (yum!)”

The Miracle of Controlled Spoilage (bis)

“Preserving was almost a mania with Mrs. Bergson… When there was nothing to preserve, she began to pickle.” —Willa Cather, “Death Comes for the Archbishop” (1927) Fermented foods still amaze me. Not only are they bursting with flavor and so incredibly good for you, but they basically make themselves; you simply provide the proper conditionsContinue reading “The Miracle of Controlled Spoilage (bis)”

The Miracle of Controlled Spoilage (bis)

“Preserving was almost a mania with Mrs. Bergson…When there was nothing to preserve, she began to pickle.” —Willa Cather, “Death Comes for the Archbishop” (1927) Fermented foods still amaze me. Not only are they bursting with flavor and so incredibly good for you, but they basically make themselves; you simply provide the proper conditions and letContinue reading “The Miracle of Controlled Spoilage (bis)”

How to make tofu really flavorful and chewy in three simple steps (yup, it’s this simple)

This is really easy and the outcome is so delicious that I’ve even had a devout “tofu hater” say it was really good. Eaten as a snack, on a salad or sandwich, or as a component to a stir-fry or rice dish, it delicious, healthy, and versatile. I seasoned this with Cajun seasoning and seaContinue reading “How to make tofu really flavorful and chewy in three simple steps (yup, it’s this simple)”

How to make tofu really flavorful and chewy in three simple steps (yup, it’s this simple)

This is really easy and the outcome is so delicious that I’ve even had a devout “tofu hater” say it was really good. Eaten as a snack, on a salad or sandwich, or as a component to a stir-fry or rice dish, it delicious, healthy, and versatile. I seasoned this with Cajun seasoning and seaContinue reading “How to make tofu really flavorful and chewy in three simple steps (yup, it’s this simple)”

Lebanese-Style Chicken-and-Rice (yummm!)

So yes, I have posted this recipe before, but not in quite a while. Personally I have not actually eaten meat in about two months, but then I started craving this…it’s a recipe that is derived from one my sitti (grandmother) used to make. It is really (really) delicious, and simple to make, too. OneContinue reading “Lebanese-Style Chicken-and-Rice (yummm!)”

Lebanese-Style Chicken-and-Rice (yummm!)

So yes, I have posted this recipe before, but not in quite a while. Personally I have not actually eaten meat in about two months, but then I started craving this…it’s a recipe that is derived from one my sitti (grandmother) used to make. It is really (really) delicious, and simple to make, too. OneContinue reading “Lebanese-Style Chicken-and-Rice (yummm!)”

Black Bean-Cheddar Falafel with Avocado Taratoor (yum)

So this is just another version of the classic Middle Eastern chickpea fritters known as falafel. You likely know by now that when I enjoy a particular recipe I end up with multiple versions of it (for other variations on this recipe, click here). Anyhow, this is just a suggestion…interchange any bean or cheese youContinue reading “Black Bean-Cheddar Falafel with Avocado Taratoor (yum)”

Black Bean-Cheddar Falafel with Avocado Taratoor (yum)

So this is just another version of the classic Middle Eastern chickpea fritters known as falafel. You likely know by now that when I enjoy a particular recipe I end up with multiple versions of it (for other variations on this recipe, click here). Anyhow, this is just a suggestion…interchange any bean or cheese youContinue reading “Black Bean-Cheddar Falafel with Avocado Taratoor (yum)”

Pizza Pie…yet another (really delicious) variation

Yes this is yet another pizza variation I made for dinner tonight (click here to see other versions). As is often the case, when I was making bread today I took a third of the dough and turned it into pizza…two meals in one, or at least two things in one, I suppose. Anyhow, thisContinue reading “Pizza Pie…yet another (really delicious) variation”

Pizza Pie…yet another (really delicious) variation

Yes this is yet another pizza variation I made for dinner tonight (click here to see other versions). As is often the case, when I was making bread today I took a third of the dough and turned it into pizza…two meals in one, or at least two things in one, I suppose. Anyhow, thisContinue reading “Pizza Pie…yet another (really delicious) variation”

Bean Curd Souvlaki!

A couple comments on this recipe.the first is that I could go on and on about how much I love the flavors of this simple marinade–which can be used on any meat, poultry, or fish–but I won’t. You’ll have to experience it. The other is that this recipe–just as my recipe of tandoori tofu–is anotherContinue reading “Bean Curd Souvlaki!”

Bean Curd Souvlaki!

A couple comments on this recipe.the first is that I could go on and on about how much I love the flavors of this simple marinade–which can be used on any meat, poultry, or fish–but I won’t. You’ll have to experience it. The other is that this recipe–just as my recipe of tandoori tofu–is anotherContinue reading “Bean Curd Souvlaki!”

Asparagus and Roquefort Soup (Mhm, that’s right)

This is so easy to make and so delicious that I hope you try it. And asparagus is just coming into seasons. And before you ask, or at least wonder to yourself, here’s how you can alter it to a diet specific recipe…Yes you can use milk instead of cream but it will not beContinue reading “Asparagus and Roquefort Soup (Mhm, that’s right)”

Asparagus and Roquefort Soup (Mhm, that’s right)

This is so easy to make and so delicious that I hope you try it. And asparagus is just coming into seasons. And before you ask, or at least wonder to yourself, here’s how you can alter it to a diet specific recipe…Yes you can use milk instead of cream but it will not beContinue reading “Asparagus and Roquefort Soup (Mhm, that’s right)”

Baked Macaroni with Caramelized Cauliflower and Two Cheeses (yum!)

Okay. So this is really delicious. How delicious is it, you may ask? Well if you notice in the servings I wrote that it makes either four small or two large portions. When I first put it in the oven I looked at it and thought it would easily serve four, but when it cameContinue reading “Baked Macaroni with Caramelized Cauliflower and Two Cheeses (yum!)”

Baked Macaroni with Caramelized Cauliflower and Two Cheeses (yum!)

Okay. So this is really delicious. How delicious is it, you may ask? Well if you notice in the servings I wrote that it makes either four small or two large portions. When I first put it in the oven I looked at it and thought it would easily serve four, but when it cameContinue reading “Baked Macaroni with Caramelized Cauliflower and Two Cheeses (yum!)”