I love artichoke hearts, but I've never had whole artichokes. My CSA box this week arrived with three of them. After looking around at recipes (dominated by "spinach and artichoke" dip), I decided that I would try to roast them. I used this recipe from About.com - Simple Roasted Artichokes Recipe, adding in some steak seasoning (comprised of salt, pepper, paprika, garlic, coriander) based on the user review. -cct
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I randomly decided to learn how to make sushi and somehow Star Wars haunted me every step of the way (it must have been the Force...naturally). This cooking adventure started because the online recipes I found didn't look too difficult and given endless sushi filling possibilities, it was also a great food know-how to add to my "newly vegetarian" arsenal. My parents also gifted me a spiffy Zojirushi rice cooker years ago that has a "Sushi" button, so I had no fears there either. However, Read more [...]
The other week I started a CSA subscription (more information on Local Harvest) with Farm Fresh To You (FFTY). I had actually purchased it as a Groupon a few months earlier, but I never got around to setting it up. Since I became a vegetarian a couple of months ago, it seemed like a reasonable thing to start. While not a replacement for my grocery shopping, I've decided to do my meal planning around my box and document it here. I think it will also help to chronicle my new journey Read more [...]
I was looking for something to bring to my friend Adam’s Fourth of July BBQ and while at Anime Expo, my friend Lori suggested a chocolate avocado dessert that she had made. Not having her recipe on hand (though the double chocolate torte recipe she posted later looks fabulous and fun in the future), I naturally trolled the Google. I modified a recipe I found with berries from Exploits of a Vegan Wannabe. So you could say that this recipe was made by Renee Mahon, slightly modified Read more [...]
So I decided to take up the GOOD 30 Day Challenge - Go Vegetarian. I had thought to do this before my 2-week school seminar, but since that seminar was going to be in Texas and I wouldn't have the best control over my food options, I decided to hold off...and I wasn't going to go as extreme as a whole month, but well, here we go...
A note, I found out about this in the afternoon, so I am not counting the Chicken Pesto Sandwich I had for lunch :).
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