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post Category: Misc,Vegetarian Recipes — kai @ 4:52 am — post Comments (0)

I really love hot sauce. A few years ago I started making my own hot sauce from recipes I made up myself. I looked at a few sample recipes but mainly just experimented with the basic ingredients that make up hot sauce, which are really just: Chiles (dry or fresh) Salt Vinegar Water Anything else […]

As frugal as lentils are, there’s something about the standard lentil soup with carrots, onions and celery that just doen’t taste good to me. I really didn’t like lentils until I started cooking them Indian-style.

Sesame seeds are found in recipes from all over the world. You’ll find them used in Mexican moles, Middle Eastern desserts, Asian dishes and topping American hamburger buns. It’s no wonder considering how tasty and healthy they are. Here are some good reasons to get more sesame seeds into your diet and a tasty Korean BBQ recipethat will help you sneak them past the most finicky eaters.

post Category: Vegetarian Recipes — kai @ 11:42 am — post Comments (1)

Here’s another example of using “formula cooking”. Tonight I was really in the mood for something *LIKE* potato salad. I didn’t have any potatoes but I wasn’t going to let a trivial problem like that stand in my way. I used the formula for potato salad and came up with a very tasty quinoa and vegetable salad that was exactly what I was craving.

post Category: Cooking tips,Misc,Vegetarian Recipes — kai @ 11:29 am — post Comments (4)

In this post, I proclaim that I am the creator of the phrase “formula cooking”. I’ve googled around and can find no other references to this that aren’t about something completely different. After this phrase catches on and gets it’s own Wikipedia page, you can say that you read it here first! Even if I actually am the first to use the phrase, I’m far from the creator of formula cooking and to some extent every professional and home cook does this every day. I wanted to explain my thoughts around formula cooking because it’s a fun way to cook and super frugal, of course.

post Category: Vegetarian Recipes — kai @ 11:29 am — post Comments (1)

Before you call PETA, let me explain… I’m not advocating the hunting of hedgehogs or even collecting roadkill to eat. The hedgehogs I’m referring to are fudge-like bars filled with dried fruit, nuts and cookie bits. I’ve never heard of hedgehogs until recently but these sound a lot like bars I’ve seen in candy shops called “bark”. From the web sites that talk about hedgehogs, I’ve gathered that it’s some kind of British and/or Australian comfort dessert. Do we even have real hedgehogs in the US?