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Indonesian-style Grilled Eggplant with Spicy Peanut Sauce

We had a bit of an eggplant fiasco a few weeks ago. Tried a new recipe that seemed promising, and it was the first time (ever?) that we’ve cooked something so bad that neither of us could eat it. Usually, when something isn’t great it’s just that, not great. But still edible at least. This,...

Turkey Picatta

Chicken or turkey… either would work here and be just as good. This is a fun meal to do when you need to let out some frustration, as pounding a piece of meat until it’s flattened is oh-so-fun. :) Just don’t over-do it. You want to be sure your pieces are even all around. So...

Corn Fritters with Arugula and Warm Tomato Salad

Sometimes certain flavors make you think of a particular time of year. Bonus points always go to meals that make you feel like you’re eating what you should be on that specific day. This meal does that. It’s got a delicious late summer flavor to it, and all the elements of the dish meld together...

Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream

It’s been about a year and half since I stopped eating dairy. Before then, I’d come home from work/class and indulge in a bowl of rich chocolate ice cream. Unhealthy, I know, but especially in the summer ice cream was all I needed to feel refreshed after a long day. I even had an ice...

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cupcakes

Is it weird to crave white chocolate? Like, seriously crave? I knew I had to bake, and I had to bake immediately. And even the thought of the delicious almond cupcakes weren’t hitting the spot. So I adapted a basic vanilla (vegan!) cupcake recipe and loaded it with white chocolate. Add some chopped macadamia nuts...

Seared Tofu with with Green Beans and Asian Coconut Sauce

This was almost like our go-to red curry recipe, but without the red curry. And honestly, it was a few days ago that we made it, and I really don’t remember it much. It wasn’t bad, but obviously wasn’t out of this world. Searing the tofu gives it a nice color and near-crispy outside, and...