A few years ago I decided to buy a book on tamales because I was disappointed by the tamale selection here in Southeast Michigan. That is not to say that there are no places to find tamales, and even some good ones, they just aren’t as good as they canContinue Reading

Why “wish I had got a bailout broccoli soup,” simple because it has no “cheddah!” So, yeah that was really lame. It is not that we couldn’t afford some cheese, the truth why this soup does not have cheddar started a few weekends ago when I tried my first attemptContinue Reading

A while back ago I made a post about the Rick Bayless taco sauces. At that time I had made it a goal to try to replicate them by making the sauce myself. Since posting about them I’ve had several successful attempts at replicating some of the sauces, but dueContinue Reading

Val has a cold, or something along those lines, I’m getting over a sinus infection I got for the Holidays so I figured a spicy soup was in order. This soup has several things in it but most importantly for the new year it has black-eyed peas. The tradition ofContinue Reading

  We are visiting Val’s folks right now in Gatesville, TX. Like most small towns in Texas, Gatesville isn’t quite known for its large selection of vegetarian options (you won’t find it on Happy Cow). So this evening instead of heading out to buy some frozen veggie patties I decidedContinue Reading

The Simpson’s Comic Book Guy is perhaps one of my favorite critics on television. While I often channel his voice to express my disgust of things (“Worst post about a Mexican food product ever”) I rarely channel his witty sarcasm for good things, and then I remembered this proclamation inContinue Reading

So I had a craving for some fried food, and thought I would try something new…beer-battered tempeh. Its kind of like chicken tenders without the chicken. They were pretty tasty morsels and packets of fried nutty goodness, but then again most fried food is delicious, so try them out forContinue Reading

So I don’t know exactly what awesome sauce is; I first heard it the phrase while watching a video of a laser cutter playing the theme song to Super Mario Bros. That was definitely awesome. When Val tasted the sauce, it set her mouth ablaze with spiciness and flavor, andContinue Reading

Val can’t handle cream soups, her lactose tolerance stops at cheese. I was craving tomato soup (particularly tomato bisque), and having only made tortilla soup thought I’d give it a try and make a creamy tomato soup. So, borrowing a bit from this vegan yum yum recipe for pasta, weContinue Reading

When we lived in Austin one of Val’s co-workers brought something called savory swirls to a potluck once. From the very first bite we fell in love with them. Think biscuits rolled together with cheese, chorizo, and diced green chiles. We definitely didn’t come up with this idea, but I decidedContinue Reading