Tag: vegetarian

Grilled Spiced Cauliflower

I really have nothing to add to this recipe. It’s summer, and that means fresh veggies and barbeques.  This recipe combines both beautifully. https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2014/10/grilled-spiced-cauliflower-recipe.html  

Gorgonzola Pasta

After two weeks of half-assing the Slow Carb diet, last week was my first full on week. So I was truly looking forward to yesterday as my first true cheat-day. Dinner was Gorgonzola Pasta as follows (and for those keeping track at home, both Cynthia and I woke up weighing less the day after this than the morning before –…

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Backpacker’s food – Lunch

Imagine this: It’s midday, the weather is glorious and you’re out in the middle of nowhere with a couple of close friends and a pack of happy dogs. You’re on a hiking trip and life is good. It’s time for a rest and some lunch. You could setup the little stove and boil up something, but you’re warm enough that…

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Backpacker’s food – Oatmeal

Instagram and Tumblr are full of awesome inspirational camping/trekking hipster photos; so many awesome images of mountains, lakes, fields, manly men in beards and flannel, and adventurous women standing triumphant in their backpacks overlooking  some wondrous sunset. It’s easy to forget that amping is actually hard work. While I spent much of yesterday morning in utter awe of how much better…

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Backpacker’s food – Gnocchi

You want to go backpacking but you don’t want to spend a fortune on some fancy freeze dried feast from MEC or REI; welcome to the club. Here’s what we had last night while out in the farthest reaches of nowhere*: Basil & Oregano Gnocchi (Potato Dumplings) One pound of dry gnocchi 1 TBSP dried basil 1 TBSP dried oregano…

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Crumpets; the mid-afternoon-snack of English aristocrats and the world’s deadliest thirteen year old. Due in no small part to the subliminal advertising efforts of the crumpet-lobby we picked up a pack of crumpets recently. Man, they were tasty. The following week I was sent on a pre-breakfast grocery run to get eggs. I was this close to coming home with another package of crumpets. The…

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Matt’s Scottish Porridge

When I was a kid I hated porridge, oatmeal, cream of wheat, and all the other boiled grain goops I had to eat. Because it is cheap and easy to prepare at work, I’ve grown to appreciate Quaker flavoured instants oatmeals (but even then, it is fuel, not a meal to indulge in). It is my belief that if a food…

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Baklava Experiment

For a recent potluck, I decided to be overly ambitious and try making baklava. I’d had a recipe* floating around that I kept eyeing and finally decided to give it a try – and it was absolutely worth the effort. The hard part (in reality more time-consuming than hard) is the phyllo pastry. Keeping it damp and not ripping it proved…

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Macaroni & Cheese

I was never a fan of home-style mac & cheese growing up. It always tasted floury to me. This one solves that problem, and adds some kick if you like that sort of thing. I grew up in a margarine house, so I rarely use butter, but this is a recipe that really wants butter instead of margarine. Makes 4-6…

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