Category Archives: Cuisine

Pork Fried Rice

Pork Fried Rice

When I suggested earlier this week that we make fried rice for our post this weekend I wasn’t fully aware that fried rice is essentially made from leftovers. Surprisingly, we don’t normally have large amounts of leftover asian meats and rice sitting around so creating this recipe meant creating some ‘leftovers.’ We decided to makeContinue Reading

Veggie Burger

Veggie Burger

In my opinion, veggie burgers have a bad reputation for a very good reason. Most of the time they’re just not good. Among their many offences: being dry, tasteless, having an unappealing texture, or any combination thereof. Some veggie burgers try to taste like meat (which never really works) and some go in the oppositeContinue Reading

Bruschetta

Bruschetta

When Nathan and I were first married, one of our favorite quick appetizers to make was a simple tomato bruschetta. We would place slices of tomato and mozzarella on pieces of crusty baguette and toast our tasty creations in the oven until they were hot and melty. Somewhere along the way we forgot about bruschettaContinue Reading

Mussels in White Wine Sauce

Mussels in White Wine Sauce

It’s always surprising to me how easy, inexpensive, and delicious it is to make mussels at home. They seem like one of those things that you should just go out and order in a restaurant but in reality we’ve found that we can prepare better mussels at home and they take about 30 minutes toContinue Reading

Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake

When you think about it, Red velvet is an odd cake. Essentially, It’s just a faintly chocolatey cake inexplicably dyed red. And yet, there’s a little more going on than meets the eye. The cake contains buttermilk and vinegar…two ingredients that naturally reveal the hints of red inherently found in cocoa and help to makeContinue Reading