Learning Kitchen: Fall Flavors – Butternut Squash

I’ve never cooked butternut squash from raw before: it’s always come in frozen or fresh pre-cut chunks that I’ve simply roasted with some seasoning. But I saw gorgeous produce at Trader Joe’s yesterday, and couldn’t help but think it was time for an experiment. I broke down the squash by peeling it, then slicing it […]

Chef’s Secrets: Al Pastor

This weekend, Magneto was motivated to try making al pastor at home. We’re such big fans of this style of meat, and using a method for oven-baking seemed doable. It was more than doable, it was delicious! He stacked the marinated meat on a skewer, with the top and bottom bookended by pineapple slices. Then […]

As Seen on Facebook: Tiny Food – Hamburger Edition

You never know what you’ll find in a 7-Eleven store, and Magneto’s latest treasure is a real treat! I see lots of tiny food posts on Facebook, some from the Tiny Kitchen, others making use of the boxes like the one I played with this weekend. While it required a bit of forethought to figure […]

Learning Kitchen: No-Knead Bread

My uncle found a recipe for no-knead bread the other day, so of course it behooved me to give it a whirl. Since the rise time was so loose – 8-24 hours – I inferred that the dough was quite forgiving and decided to try out different rise times to see what the optimal rise […]

As Seen on Facebook: Pupusas

Weekends are cheat days, but I wanted to go vegetarian and gluten-free anyway for my Sunday experiment. Magneto and I have often marveled at pupusas from Ruby’s in North Hollywood, crisp on the outside and stuffed with delicious fillings. After watching a video on Facebook about making them, I figured I’d give it a try. […]

Learning Kitchen: Crack Wings (Baked!)

The comfort food bug has bitten us, now that nights are cooler and work is ramping up, and all we want is to dive face-first into super yummy goodness. But we’re still adhering to the rules of our new eating habits: no food with preservatives, no store-bought bread, as much as possible is to be […]

Learning Kitchen: Southwest Turkey Meatloaf

Gluten-free, fresh, homemade. Lots of us try to keep healthy by not adding processed sugars and grains to our diets, and sometimes it’s hard – especially when cravings for comfort food come in after a long day at work. When you feel the need for meatloaf but are trying not to fall into the carb […]

Learning Kitchen: Singaporean Noodles

I have all these dishes in my head, things from my past, things I’ve dreamt about… But I don’t have recipes for any of them. So, here we are in the learning kitchen, trying to figure it all out. This time, it was the Singaporean noodles I first had at a random Howard Johnson’s in […]

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

It was finally cool enough last night to run the oven for a while, and I had a bunch of bananas turning dark brown, so… Time for chocolate chip banana bread!! It’s super easy – and such a forgiving recipe, I doubled it in this video: CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA BREAD Ingredients: 1/3 cup shortening 2/3 […]