I had four delicious posts lined up for you but I couldn’t decide which one I wanted to post. I thought about posting some popsicles that I made inspired by The Slow Roasted Italian, but I thought I’d wait until it gets into those muggy summer months. I asked my followers on Facebook (hit the “Like” button in the sidebar if you haven’t already =P), and from the feedback, people wanted these delicious Vietnamese vegetarian stuffed rice rolls. Typically, these are stuffed with a ground pork mixture (basically substitute the tofu for the ground pork), and topped with fried onions and complemented with lots of leafy greens like green leaf lettuce, steamed bean sprouts, cucumbers, mint, cilantro and whatever other greens my grandpa has in his garden.
This recipe is going to be accompanied by a rant. Just in general about people and racism. It’s the 21st century and I honestly cannot believe that racism is still a thing. Or homophobia. Or sexism. I don’t have a whole bunch of faith in the human race normally, but every now and then, I encounter someone who really makes my already dwindling faith in people plummet even more.
This one is going to be a quick post today! I just wanted to let you know about all the new pages and updates I’ve made in the last couple days:
Sometimes I think this should just be a mac and cheese blog. I love mac and cheese. And this mac and cheese is seeeecretly healthy. And tastes like creamy butternut heaven.
So I’m sure many of you have learned the terrible curse of Costco. It is a magical place where things are sold in bulk and are slightly cheaper per unit. Therefore, it becomes a better value for your money. Hooray! What a magical place. However, then you go and buy a massive tub of ricotta cheese you thought you were going to turn into cannolis, but then you realize that you don’t have time to deep fry like a bajillion cannolis to use up this ricotta. So the ultimate question I had was, WHAT DO YOU DO WITH ALL THIS FREAKING RICOTTA CHEESE?
I think I may love avocados as much as I love lemons. Does that warrant a logo change to an avocado change? Decisions, decisions. Today is going to be a short post, I mainly just want to show you what I had for breakfast today.
I don’t think I can reiterate enough how much I love macaroni and cheese. Not fake macaroni and cheese, the real deal. Homemade, with actual cheese and not that weirdly bright orange powder in KD. The kind thats creamy, extra cheesy, with a crispy layer of bread crumbs on top. It’s magical. But you know what makes it even better? Adding honey mustard and avocado. Mind. Blown.
You know what I miss about Ottawa? Potlucks. People -love- potlucks in Ottawa. Or maybe that’s just me. I love going to a low-key “party” where people bring food, share, and just talk. Food just lets the awkward ones (like me) munch on snacks while they think of something to say, or see someone to talk to. I love baking and cooking for other people because food always makes people so happy. [Read more...]
Whether or not you’re new to cooking, sometimes, you just totally and completely mess something up. It can something simple like vinaigrette—you added too much salt but you don’t have any more lemon juice so now you have this overly salty dressing. And sometimes it’s something that’s a bit more catastrophic, like your Thanksgiving turkey.