Korean Pork and Cabbage Soup

Korean Pork and Cabbage Soup

Ingredients1 Pound Ground Pork1 Onion (diced) 3 Cloves Garlic (grated) 2 Inches Ginger (grated) 2 Carrots (diced) 1 Large Tablespoon Korean Pepper Paste (gochujang) 1 Large Tablespoon Korean Bean Paste (doenjang) 2 Quarts Chicken Stock1 Cup Live Apple Cider Vinegar3/4 Head Cabbage (shredded) 1 Package Enoki Mushrooms2 Cups Korean Rice Cakes1 Package Tofu (medium firmness)…

Brisket and Cabbage Soup

Brisket and Cabbage Soup

Ingredients2 Pounds Brisket2 Cups Beef Stock1 Onion Diced 5 Carrots Chopped 3 Celery Stalks Chopped 1/2 A Large Head of Cabbage Chopped 5 Cloves Garlic5 Sprigs Thyme1 Teaspoon Coriander6 Cups Beef Stock (plus more liquid if necessary) Potato Flakes For: 10 BowlsPreparation: 45 minCooking: 3 hReady in: 3 h 45 min InstructionsChop the beef into…

Cornbread Stuffing Muffins Stuffed with Turkey Cranberry Meatballs (And a Giveaway!)

Cornbread Stuffing Muffins Stuffed with Turkey Cranberry Meatballs (And a Giveaway!)

Ingredients2.5 Cups Flour1 Cup Cornmeal1 Cup Sugar2 Tablespoons Baking Powder1.5 Teaspoons Salt1.5 Cups Milk2 Eggs2 Sticks Butter1 Onion diced 2 Carrots diced 4 Celery Stalks diced 1 Tablespoon Minced Sage1.5 Tablespoons Minced Thyme1 Pound Ground Turkey3/4 Cup Chopped Dried Cranberries1/2 Cup Grated Parm1/4 Cup Breadcrumbs1 Egg1 Teaspoon Salt For: 36 mini muffinsPreparation: 1 hCooking: 30…

Bacon Noodle Soup

Bacon Noodle Soup

I wouldn’t exactly say that I was snowed in, but after being out all day in the gross snow/rain mixture, when it was time to finally be home I didn’t want to leave. I decided to try and make a soup based off things I only had in the house. The soup came out amazing and really warming on such a cold night, and I think it was mainly because of a slab of delicious bacon I was able to grab on a recent trip to the Culinary Institute of America with Jones Dairy Farm. The smokey bacon really gave the soup a deep warming flavor. Homemade stock, a can of tomatoes, and noodles from a package of ramen (without the flavor packet) rounded things out. Honestly there was nothing I would have rather eaten that night.

Pastrami and Pickle Soup

Pastrami and Pickle Soup

We’re buried under about a foot of snow here in Boston this morning, and naturally my thoughts go right to a hearty soup. Even if you are snowed in today too, you can probably still make this soup if you can find some pastrami somewhere. If not, just toss in any meat instead. Everything else is pantry staples. This soup is a riff off of a dill pickle soup I once was intrigued by on an episode of Diners Drive-Ins and Dives, that I finally decided to make a version of.

Pasta with Corn Sauce

Pasta with Corn Sauce

My hobby: making pasta sauces out of vegetables besides tomatoes. I’ve done it with red peppers, carrots, and now corn. Mandi is obsessed with summer corn right now, and for good reason, it just tastes so damn good! I always get happy when I can think of a fun unique corn recipe, because most of the time I just eat it off the cob and don’t get to feature it on the site. This sauce came out really sweet because of the sweet nature of corn and carrots. Overall it was really awesome and balanced with the cheese and bacon, but once in awhile you would get a bite that was a little too sweet.

Hot Ham Water Soup

Hot Ham Water Soup

Finally there’s a date! The much awaited 4th season of Arrested Development will be available on Netflix in full on May 26th. To celebrate, I am dedicating a week of recipes to the greatest food moments of the first 3 seasons. Today is one of my all time favorites, Hot Ham Water. In this episode (s3-e9 “S.O.B’s”), Lindsay is trying to be more of a domesticated mother figure to the family, and her first attempt at cooking dinner is a dish she likes to call Hot Ham Water. I took inspiration from this scene to make a flavorful ham broth and load it up with some sauteed ham, collard greens, and udon noodle. Tasty stuff!

Kale Banana Blueberry Smoothie

Kale Banana Blueberry Smoothie

Since New Years Day, I’ve lost about 30 pounds. I haven’t done anything drastic. I’ve still cooked and eaten things like Lucky Charms Cheesecake, Hamburger Helper Sushi, and Pierogi Lasagna. I just made it a point to cut out some unnecessary meat, wheat, and dairy, during breakfast and lunch on most days.  I also drank whiskey instead of beer.  It’s a tough life I know.  All week this week, I will be posting some of the super healthy dishes that have gotten me through the past few months and I think have really helped with the weight loss. This smoothie is a 6 day a week routine and really kicks the day off right and keeps me full until lunch.

Ugly Soup

Ugly Soup

God this soup is so ugly. The good news is that it is healthy and tastes amazing. But yea, it looks like puke. I came home from work and decided to make an easy and healthy soup with stuff that I had lying around the house, and this was the result. It’s kinda like when you are a kid and you think if you combine all the colors in the crayon box you will make this awesome new color but it just turns out greenish black. Luckily, the flavor was the opposite of ugly.