A sandwich is an easy way out when I can’t come up with a more creative idea for a meal. I’m also likely to use a sandwich as an excuse to slip in some cheese. After all, what is a sandwich without cheese unless, of course, there is none on hand? I have never made … More Sandwich: Canvas For Creativity
During a short conversation with a friend the other day I was reminded that Coleslaw dressing is probably my all time favorite dressing, yet I rarely purchase it and have never made it from scratch. Mayonnaise, it seems , is the main ingredient in coleslaw dressing. I don’t have any objection to mayonnaise. I like … More Coleslaw Dressing Without Mayo
We love these mini cucumbers. One of them is the perfect amount for a serving. We had already eaten several from this package but, knowing how quickly they can spoil, I needed to somehow extended their time of usefulness. Pickling is the best known and almost the only way to preserve cucumbers. They do … More Surplus Cucumbers
Faye had some take home carnitas to finish up from a recent restaurant visit so for my lunch I made use of leftover brown rice noodles to put together a salad. I am not posting this as some fabulous recipe I recommend you try, although it was delicious and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is … More Leftover Noodles For One
The rock hard light green avocados I bought turned black and soft overnight, all five of them ripening at the same time. That pushed avocados to the top of the menu. I pan roasted a bit of leftover corn along with pickled garlic, onion, nopalitos and Serrano chiles. I love how easy it is to … More Avocado Salad
This post is pretty much a repeat of my last post with a few variations. I’ll be away from the kitchen for the next little while so it was desirable to finish up some of the perishables in the refrigerator rather than return to find them in an unrecognizable condition. An egg dish for breakfast … More Using Up The Perishables
The plan was to make poblano pepper soup for our second meal of the day. In preparation for that this morning I charred and peeled several chili peppers using a torch. As the skin chars it makes a crackling and popping sound and sometimes even shoots sparks. After the charred peppers rest a few minutes … More Two Soups
I was eager to try out my new tofu/paneer mold and press, so last night I made up a batch of paneer. It worked great, and this morning I unwrapped a nice brick of paneer, much nicer than the ill shaped blobs of cheese I’ve turned out in the past. My favorite way to have … More When You Want Raita And There Is No Yogurt
Believe it or not, as much as I love cheese, I frequently elect not to use it in dishes where it would typically serve wonderfully. Most of the time it is not even missed, although if it was there a cheese lover’s eyes would light up. Lunch today was refried black beans served in a … More Look! No Cheese!
Breakfast this morning was a spinach and feta omelette with avocado and green tomato salsa. I put the torn spinach leaves in a sieve and poured boiling water over them before adding them to the eggs.