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Cupcake Madness.

I believe I may be obsessed. To me, a cupcake is the perfect treat. Not too big, not too small, just sweet enough to satisfy. One (ok ok, maybe two) cupcakes a day makes any day better. Needless to say, I’ve made many more cupcakes since that last batch. They are a great thing to...

Sweet Potato & Shiitake Tofu Scramble

T: What are we cooking tonight? L: We don’t have anything planned for dinner, and we don’t go to the store until tomorrow. T: What do we have? L: *inspecting the eerily empty refrigerator* L: a sweet potato, some shiitake mushrooms, a zucchini and some tofu. T: What a combination. L: *does a quick google...

Honey Glazed Salmon and Black Bean Corn Salad

This is a refreshing take on salmon, and comes with a built in side dish. The salad is almost the best part of the meal, and could definitely be made on its own without the salmon. Feel free to drizzle more honey on top of the cooked salmon, if necessary. :) Sometimes Rachel’s recipes are...

Vietnamese Steak Sandwiches

We don’t eat steak often, if ever, and when we do we cringe at the prices of some of the nicer cuts. We ended up using a package of pre-sliced sandwich steak, don’t even know what cut it was, but it was in our price range. Sliced thinly enough, any cut can be tender enough...

Better-Than-Takeout Sesame Tofu

This was a delicious treat. Quicker, cheaper, and by all means healthier than takeout chinese. We will definitely be making this one again. It would also be good made with chicken, if you’re the type that can never eat enough chicken. :) Better-Than-Takeout Sesame Tofu Makes 3-4 servings. Ingredients 1 package extra firm tofu 1...

Mango & Avocado Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce

These were yummy, refreshing, and oh-so-good. Taylor revised his kick-butt peanut sauce to be even more kick-butt (if you can believe it). It’s basically the same recipe, but sans garlic salt, and adding in a tablespoon (or so depending on your heat-tolerance) of Mongolian Fire Oil. Delicious. Mango & Avocado Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce...