Using Your Noodle

Cold Ramen Salad & Grilled Teriyaki Salmon Anybody who has ever had a great bowl of ramen knows how addictive it can be. In most of the western world ramen is nothing more than cheap dry noodles and a packet of sodium rich flavoring. Nowhere in the vicinity of true Japanese ramen. So for anyone … Continue reading Using Your Noodle

Mmmm mmmm Cloned!

Chicken Vegetable Soup: A Campbell's Clone As a kid of the 80s, growing up with a lunch of canned soup or boxed Mac & Cheese was the norm. One of my favorites, especially with the sniffles, was Campbell's Chicken Vegetable soup. And seeing how it's the first week of spring, which usually means that transitional … Continue reading Mmmm mmmm Cloned!

Let’s Break Bread

Knekkebrød (Cracker Bread) The truth is, this recipe couldn't be any further from comfort food, but then again it's all about who you ask. Far be it for me to decide what is and what isn't comforting. My intention is to be all inclusive, regardless the amount of calories. This recipe is a whole-grain flatbread … Continue reading Let’s Break Bread

Eat-a-Pita with Hummus

Pita Chips & Hummus Perhaps I jumped the gun on my last post, seeing how it was my first post of 2015. I just may have rattled some reader's New Year's diets. Maybe, just maybe I was a little cruel. Though in my defense, I do specialize in comfort food, and how is ooey gooey … Continue reading Eat-a-Pita with Hummus

Do You Know The Muffin Man?

...who lives on Drury Lane?  Chunky Apple & Cinnamon Muffins I am a sucker for a fresh muffin and a cup of strong coffee. The best thing about muffins is their versatility. Cake-based white muffins with chocolate chips, raspberry bran muffins, or my personal favorite, chunky apple and cinnamon. Muffins can be served as a … Continue reading Do You Know The Muffin Man?

Chickpeas & Lentils Please: A Salute to Veganism Part 2

As I mentioned in the previous post, I am not a vegan, but I believe some substitutions in vegan dishes are just as good, and in some cases better than the original non-vegan form. I made this chilli for dinner this week and completely fooled my wife into thinking she was eating a meaty bowl … Continue reading Chickpeas & Lentils Please: A Salute to Veganism Part 2

Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

Alpine Bread It takes a special person to break free from the shackles of conformity our society and culture places on each and every one of us. From parents to politicians, preschool to retirement, we are confined to norms, and defined by tradition. Every so often somebody awakens from this utopian dream, only to utter … Continue reading Separating the Wheat from the Chaff