Sunday, June 26, 2011

Burger Experiment #2

So following up on the previous post from the Chopping Block, I decided that I really wanted a delicious hamburger, but where should I go get one? I know. My kitchen. Anyways, this is kind of like a fake "burger experiment" because it's not on the Google doc (and it's just really minor)! In this experiment, I put an extra slice of cheddar and added roast garlic!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Burger Experiment #1


As Helen mentioned earlier, I currently have an obsession with burgers. I created a Google spreadsheet to ask for suggestions from Helen and Brendan.

Within the first few days, the list grew like crazy! I think these people are really creative fatties.

This past Thursday was the first burger experiment. Here's the low down/menu:

- Burgers stuffed with bacon pieces.
- Burgers patties are made by gently pushing the meat into patty form without any mixing.
- Burger meats are not seasoned until after the patties are formed. Then salt is sprinkled on both sides.
- Burger accessories:
   - Guacamole with pineapples. The three people (not counting me) who ate this version concluded that it's good.
   - Cilantro pesto.
   - Bacon.
   - Fried egg with a runny yolk.
   - Ketchup and mustard.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Soy Sauce Swai and Guacamole


I don't want to be left out of the lazy post loop, so here's my lazy post.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Pork Lettuce Wraps

Pork. Pork pork pork pork. I don't think I eat much pork. Oh wait, yes I do. I eat a lot of the Chopping Block's Lemongrass Pork Chops, bacon, some barbecue pork, some roast pork and .... more bacon. But you see, there's not a whole lot of ground pork in the mix. To be honest, I bought the ground pork to make some fish paste & pork patties. Sounds gross? Eh. I can't tell you because I decided to make this dish instead.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Beef Stir-Fry with Green Beans

So I had a lot of vegetables left over from some previous meals that I had to get rid of. The perfect way to get rid of vegetables is stir-fry; I'm sure Drea would agree. So this is just one of those random-let's-throw-everything-in kind of meal post.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Pri's "Thai" Fried Rice


I was taking a stroll in the jungle one day and all of the sudden, a guerrilla chef and his pet gorilla jumped out in front of me.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sweet & Tangy Oven Roasted Chicken

So this was my attempt at making some Korean BBQ chicken, otherwise known as Dakgalbi, but as you can tell from the title, it didn't really come out tasting like Dakgalbi. It was sweet and very oniony with a very pungent sesame taste. It wasn't bad though! It's actually pretty good, so... it's a win, right?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Brownie Cookies


First, a little back story. I bragged to someone that I knew the reason why brownies have that nice flaky crust on the top while cakes don't. I said that it's because of the unbeaten egg whites (just stirred in and not beaten) float to the top of the batter and created that nice flaky crust. I should have known better than to brag without any back up of experimental data because that someone actually went and did research on brownie flaky top crust and found this article from The Kitchn.

Swirly Chocolate (Chip) Cookies

So here's a cookie that's all swirly with chocolate swirls. I hope you noticed that label of "misadventure" because these were supposed to be chocolate chip cookies and not these swirly cookies! D:

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Leafy Pizza

There've been so many meaty dishes on this site, I wanted to contribute a veggilicious one :P Pizza is one of my, "I'm so tired," dishes. Y'know, one of the meals you could fix with your eyes closed? So I almost never play with the recipe. Tonight, because my exhaustion struck on Friday, I found a mostly covered 2nd crust in my fridge and new "Oh, I need to do pizza again before the crust goes stale."

Friday, June 3, 2011

Magnetic Spice "Rack"


Hi everyone! I made a post on my "craft and things" blog on how I put together a magnetic spice collection. It's really pretty and was really fun to make. If you don't already have a spice rack and would like to save on counter space, maybe consider making this for fun.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Fruit Filled Meatballs

So we have meatballs again! Haha. Yes, the Chopping Block still has an obsession with hamburgers and even created a shared document for hamburger ideas, and so I guess now I'm in that ground beef kind of rut too. I happen to have some mangos and pineapples along with some awesome guacamole ingredients, and so this concoction was born. Well, I guess it was also heavily influenced by the fact that mangos & avocados together are the bomb. The Chopping Block always raves to me about how awesome guacamole topped hamburgers are (this is why I have the guacamole ingredients), and so the hamburger journey continues.