English Muffinish Buns

Hi, my name is Jes, and I have an addiction.  No, it’s not alcohol or drugs or food (wait, that last one might be accurate).  Ok, I’ll confess, it’s River’s “I-Don’t-Have-Time-For-a-Yeast-Dough Whole Wheat English Muffin-ish Stove Top Buns.”  I’ve made them three times in one week (yes, I eat that much bread; yes, I know […]

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burgers

I’m a college student, so easy-to-prepare, easy-to-eat meals are extremely helpful. Some form of veggie patty or burger that I can freeze and then cook when needed is definitely preferable, and although my favorite recipe is my anarchy burger, avocados aren’t exactly in season so I needed to try something new. I’m fairly picky about […]

Easy-Peasy Pot Pie

Going to a top-tier research school in the US has a few perks, especially when said medical-biological-anthropological-scienceological-school supports arts and humanities. Take for instance tonight’s entertainment: a free full-dress rehearsal of Philip Glass’ Akhnaten, performed by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and various crazy-awesome opera singers. Fewer than twenty productions of thi s rare work, which […]

Maple Mustard Glazed Tofu & Brussels Sprouts

This entry was submitted to the Click February 2009 Cheese/Tofu event.  You can read more about Click, a monthly food photography event here.  Check out Jai and Bee’s site, Jugalbandi, for more info on the rules and how to participate! Now what should I do with my new-found jar of delicious homemade mustard, you might […]

Day Off Work Condiments

I suppose when you ask someone, “So what did you do on your day off of work?” the answer normally wouldn’t be, “I made condiments!”  But, hey, I’m not very normal, and my list of “to-make” recipes is getting a wee bit too long.  So at the first sign of a break, I pulled out […]

Chinese Pot Stickers & Baby Bok Choy

Rewind to 1991.  Taiwan.  I’m four years old (eek I dated myself, forgive me…) and everything smells like fish.  Which is an ok thing because I love fish, just not fish heads or fish eyes which our hosts (friends of my parents) keep trying to get me to eat.  My mom says it’s a delicacy, […]

Chard-Filled “Omelette”

I love brunch.  It’s my favorite meal (in case you hadn’t noticed).  But as is the case with most favorites, I tend to make the same things over and over again.  I just love pancakes and hashbrowns and tofu scramble.  In an attempt to fix that, I made Susan V.’s tofu omlettes this morning! My […]

Barley Butternut Risotto

While I was freezing up north it was 65-70 degrees down here.  As soon as I flew home, however, the South decided to chill up a bit.  I’m trying to not take it personally…but, well, I want it to be warm!  Seriously, if I end up at University of Montana this fall, I’m not sure […]

Boston Wrap-Up

I suppose I owe you that wrap-up…they’re so tedious when one doesn’t take photos of food in a restaurant!  Enjoy the scenery instead! Thursday, December 18 We arrived in Boston with no problems, dropped our bags off at the apartment, and drove to Grasshopper in Brookline.  Grasshopper is a vegan Chinese restaurant with a bazillion […]

New Year’s Brunch

Confession: I didn’t eat black eyed peas and collards yesterday.  (And my 1st picture of 2009 is blurry.  Drat.)  But I did have a damn good brunch!  I spent New Year’s Eve in Birmingham with the poet’s family (let me just say, wow, it was an interesting night in a weird southern town–I’m a city […]