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Not All Food is Good.

Some weeks, we do good (see: last week). Everything we cook is delicious and perfectly seasoned and nice looking to boot. Other weeks, not so good. What sounds like a good recipe sometimes turns out to be bland, boring, or just plain bad. This was one of those weeks. Black Bean Burgers with Salsa and...

The New Kitchen!

We’ve moved and our new kitchen is about as fantastic as apartment kitchens come. Maybe even better. Plus we got to paint it bright turquoise, and who wouldn’t love that?

Gyros with Roasted Veggies and Tzatziki

Something you never thought you could make… well, you can. This is proof. Gyros. Complete with authentic gyro meat, ala Alton Brown (who else?). And you know what, they were pretty darn good! Though the recipe was a bit ridiculous (who drains onions and yogurt?)… um, no thanks. We drained the veggies for a few...

Lentil Salad

Our first foray into lentils… inspired by the great Alton Brown… and I like what I tasted. Though anything simmered with onion and tossed with bacon can’t be bad, right? haha. Needless to say, they’re tasty, hearty, and healthy… definitely something worth trying! Lentil Salad Makes 6-8 servings. Recipe from Alton Brown. Ingredients 1/2 cup...

Summer Herb Risotto

A delicious and very pretty dish. We had to make a few adjustments… substituted onion for leek (which are quite expensive around these parts!), and left out the parsley completely (we’re not big fans of parsley). Still delicious and definitely something we’ll make again… that is if our basil plant doesn’t die before then (it’s...

Asian Salmon Burgers with Sesame Slaw

This recipe: definitely a keeper! I’ve always been skeptical of salmon burgers… the ones I’ve made in the past have been iffy and just tasted funny. But not these. Delicious!! The slaw is great too… both on the burger and on the side. Emeril, you’ve done us good! Asian Salmon Burgers with Sesame Slaw Makes...