Giardiniera is a flavorful mix of chopped pickled vegetables in olive oil. It’s usually crunchy, sour, a bit oily and often spicy. It’s well known all over the midwest United States. But, is probably best known as the key topping on a Chicago Italian beef sandwich. The easiest substitute for giardiniera is to drain and …
Al pastor and carne adobada are both popular fillings for tacos in Mexico and the United States. Both refer to pork that has been marinated in a mix of chiles, vinegar and spices. They are equally delicious but not the same. Al pastor is NOT the same as carne adobada. Al pastor refers to pork …
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.
I just read a great article in the South Bend Tribune (online) about how the comfort food of our parents and grandparents is coming back in style. It’s no surprise considering that dishes like tuna casserole and meatloaf were developed to weather bad economic times. Sound familiar?
I love fresh herbs. Sometimes what would otherwise be a mediocre meal can become really fantastic with just a bit of fresh dill or parsley. A bunch of fresh herbs can be pretty frugal too. You’d be hard pressed to spend more than $1 for a pretty big bunch of something. The only problem is how to use it all up.
When you’ve cut down on your family’s sugar consumption you’ll be rewarded by knowing you’re helping them be their best and live long, healthy lives.