Category Archives: Cooking

Portabello Mushroom Burgers

2013-03-24 23.01.55

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Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad!


1lb Pasta (nuggets preferred)

6 eggs, hard boiled

1 can peas (15oz)

1 can albacore tuna (6 oz), drained & shredded

1/2 cup Mayo

1/2tsp rosemary

1/2tsp paprika

1/2tsp thyme

1/2tsp black pepper

1tsp salt


Combine Mayo, paprika, thyme & rosemary and chill ahead of time (ideally 24 hours)

Cook macaroni, then combine all ingredients in a bowl.



3367.3 calories ~ 281 calories per cup

Chili Update

Made chili again, but I think I forgot to record a few ingredients last time

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Chicken, Broccoli, Pesto Pizza

2013-01-27 11.07.00

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Homemade Tacos

Just bought a tortilla press: time to test it out!

It’s a 6 inch tortilla press.

Used a modifed version of the Robert Rodriguez recipe:


240 grams whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup warm water

Combine dry ingredients.
Cut shortening into dry ingredients.
Add warm water, stir to combine then kneed.
Cover and rest 20 minutes.

Form small balls and press. (I used ~40 gram balls.)

Fry 1 min each side in lightly greased pan.

Still tasted a little pancake-y. Not sure if I should try to press thinner (smaller balls?) or cook longer.

Bacon Waffles

Made Bacon Waffles this morning.

Used the Betty Crocker waffle recipe with chopped cooked turkey bacon mixed in.

The bacon flavor wasn’t noticeable at all. If I revisit, I think I should reserve the grease from the bacon and use it to replace some of the oil in the recipe.

Then prepare the batter without the baking powder and let it sit in the fridge overnight


I made a very large batch of chili:


2 lbs ground beef
1 medium onion, diced
2 cans of crushed tomatoes (28oz each)
1 can tomato paste (12oz)
1 can (15oz) Dark Red Kidney Beans
1 can (15oz) Light Red Kidney Beans
1 can (15oz) Garbanzo Beans
1 can (15oz) Black Beans
1 can (15oz) Pinto Beans
1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp Salt
2 tsp rosemary, ground
2 tsp cumin, ground
1 tsp coriander, ground
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp black pepper, ground
3 cloves garlic, pressed


Brown ground beef, reserving drippings.
Saute chopped onion in drippings, drain.
Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and cook on low until flavors meld. (~5-6 hours minimum)

Next Time:

Add green peppers; maybe a bay leaf.


Made a double batch for Christmas:

2 cans garbanzo beans, drained (reserving 1/2 cup of the liquid)
2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
3 cloves garlic, pressed
1/2 tsp cumin, ground
1/2 tsp coriander, ground
1/4 tsp black pepper, ground
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 tbsp lemon juice

Process in food processor until smooth.


Non-Dairy Morsel Cookies

Basically the toll house recipe if you are familiar:

1 cup shortening
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
9.9 oz whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups of desired morsels.

Cream together butter, white sugar & brown sugar
Beat in vanilla and eggs.
Sift together flour, salt & baking soda.
Slowly integrate into butter mixture.
Stir in morsels.
Form into balls (~1tbsp) and bake or freeze.

Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes unfrozen or 12 minutes frozen.

Pizza Buns

So Ashley came across this recipe:


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