Sunday, August 30, 2009

Homemade Pho

Alton Brown has a fabulous recipe for ramen shrimp pouches, which end up tasting like homemade pho. I found some GINORMOUS shrimp at Whole Foods (note to self: use smaller shrimp next time) and I added extra veggies (because we all need more veggies!) and used a triple-foil layer. The results were amazingly delicious.


Pouches ready to go into the oven:

Pouches out of the oven:


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

No-boil goat cheese lasagna

I made lasagna for the first time ever! Here is the recipe. I subbed goat cheese for ricotta and pecorino-romano for the mozzarella and parmesan. It was delicious and cow-milk free. :) I forgot to take a picture on the day it was cooked, so here is a pic of the leftovers. Fancy!

How to keep a German husband happy

'Nuff said.

Hatch Chile Season

Yessss. I love this time of year. Hatch Chiles are in the grocery store, which means I can make this yummy corn chowder. Of course, I sub soy milk for milk and leave out the cheese and devil weed (aka cilantro).

My pre-dinner snack: (Lots of chopping - it's hard work!)

The roasted chiles:

Got to use my soup mixer for the first time:

Finished product!

It was delicious. :9

Next month - heirloom tomatoes! I can't wait for all the fun recipes!

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Yesterday, Daniel told me I looked "colorful (in a good way)" because of the blush I had on. I'll take the compliments any way I get them! :)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

New Blog Name

I'm sure you've noticed but I have a new blog name and a new picture for the header. Since many of my posts are going to revolve around the hubs and me, I figured I would revamp a bit and spice things up. Well...maybe not super spice but at least a dash of nutmeg. I'm also going to try to be better at posting some of my culinary adventures. I love to cook but have to modify a lot of recipes due to my dairy allergy. I'll let you know what turns out well and what ends up being a disaster. :)