Dec 17, 2009
Here in Austin, the weather is not very holiday-ish. It’s cold and raining and so gray as to be what I like to call gloomyGus. (That’s how I see it in my head. One word; intercap.)
The bone-chilling damp makes me wish that I would walk in the house and find a warm fire with a bowl of steaming stew on a small table next to a squishy chair… like when poor Jane Eyre finally arrives at...
Feb 22, 2009
In sixth-grade English, our class read a story about a Native American tribe in the Southwest. I’ve forgotten all but one fascinating detail of that story: the family ate meat cooked with chocolate. Thanks to my dad’s rule that we must at least try everything once, I ate a lot of weird stuff as a kid — raw lamb in kibbeh, chicken livers, capers — but this was something I simply...
Aug 5, 2008
I was craving Italian food last night, specifically, a big ol’ pile of pasta. But grains are out of my life. Turns out, it’s not the noodles I want, but those wonderful Italian spices.
Italian “Sausage” Sauté[Makes a 3-block Zone dinner; approx. 7 points for the whole meal, including dessert]
1-lb. ground turkey, chicken, or lean beef
Penzeys Italian Sausage...
Aug 1, 2008
You know what’s awesome? A hamburger with crumbled blue cheese and hot wing sauce. The creamy blue cheese mixing with the tang of the wing sauce cooled off with shredded lettuce and pickles…. mmmmm.You know what’s not awesome? The sugar-laden, no-fiber, make-me-chubby bun, and the poison-me bleu cheese.
I found a solution: Burger Salad
shredded iceberg lettuce
Jul 15, 2008
You can fuss around with recipes from Thai cookbooks to make the sauce more authentic, but if you just want to eat something delicious, and it needs to be ready to shovel into your pie hole as quickly as possible, this recipe will do it. Very tastily. This recipe will take you from just-walked-in-the-door-sweaty to eating-and-happy in about 10 minutes.
[Thanks to Thai Food Blog for the...