Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Szechuan-Style Tofu



Although it seems like we only make savory dishes with meat in them, we're actually very vegetarian dish friendly! To prove that to you, I made a tofu dish. To be honest, the only time I've ever eaten Szechuan-Style Tofu was in the college dining halls, and um... I loved it. Of course, one of my roommates thought I was insane because dining hall food is notoriously bad... with the exception of their Szechuan Tofu? :)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Chicken Marsala

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I think the only chicken marsala I've had was at Gypsy's, the old cheap Italian "fast" restaurant for college students near UC Berkeley. Gypsy's food is pretty good. Once in a while, I would come back just to get pesto chicken or their Bronx spaghetti and meatballs.

I never knew that chicken marsala would be easy. Forgive me for being a n00b but I used to confuse marsala (the wine) with masala (the spice mixture). Lame, right? Feel free to point at me and laugh. Those days are over, I have cooked with marsala wine and even took a swig of it (don't try it).

Nur's Roasted Young Potatoes

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One of my Civil Engineering friend (also Helen's friend, they belong in this H-team thing where they rule the universe or something) is also a food enthusiast...and a Martha Stewart wannabe just like me made some pretty awesome roasted young potatoes. Now, who doesn't love roasted potatoes, especially when they're super cute? Please welcome Nur and her tasty potatoes!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Hamburger



Okay, okay. What's so special about my hamburger? Well.... I think I've found the secret to making the best hamburgers like EVER. I make a lot of hamburgers because they're seriously easy. Shape them up, put them in the fridge, and when you're hungry, pop them onto the George Foreman grill! Done in like no time!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Gordon Ramsay's Fish Cakes



For those of you who don't know this, I am a huge fan of Gordon Ramsay. Why? Why not? The guy has enough angst to shame a teenager. Well of course, his recipes are also amazingly simple! Well, at least in his current books. I heard his older cookbooks are actually pretty complex and difficult. I found this fish cake recipe on-line from his show "The F Word," which I have to admit, I've only watched a couple of times while I was flying on Virgin America, and yes, that was a shameless plug for my favorite airline.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Lamb Curry



First off, I want to apologize to any Indian readers here (ahem Hiten) for butchering your food. This is the first time I've ever made an Indian dish (besides microwaving Trader Joe's awesome frozen Tikka Masala dishes). I went online and googled "indian lamb curry recipes" and got a lot of varying results, so in the end, I just kind of made threw whatever I wanted to in my Lamb Curry dish, which I think ended up pretty nicely.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Larb Gai

Day 31 Thursday 3/11/2010

I've eaten a lot of Thai food before, but never did I order any larb (salad). I want the most bang for my buck, so larbs rarely cross my mind when ordering. Making larb is a different story though, because it's so easy. I found the recipe for Larb Gai from Import Food.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Elise's Carrot Apple Cupcakes

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Helen made me red velvet cupcakes and that started a whole series of cupcake cravings. Do you know how much is it for a cupcake? $3.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Three bucks for a cupcake? What a giant rip off, right? Right. So, I'm making my own cupcakes. I've never had carrot cake before, so what better way to experience the carrot cake by making my own carrot cupcakes.