aside from the last category on this page, i can personally vouch for
each of these recipes as tasty and doable following these directions.
very few of these recipes are totally original, but very few follow a
single source with any degree of precision. i tell you this because
you should totally modify these to taste and seek inspiration from other
sources too. i religiously decrease salt amounts, remove green beans
and olives, and usually eschew meat and occasionally pass on
hard-to-find ingredients. also, i refuse to cook without love.
i welcome your feedback, modifications, and suggestions for future
kitchen excursions! enjoy =) --fool
- mom's easy chick(en) squares. what you can make with
meat or meat product, a block of cream cheese, an onion, and crescent rolls is pretty
- chicken pot pie. significantly more flavorful
than what you've had before.
- thai green curry. recipe for the paste,
suggestions for adding veg and cooking.
- vegetable curry stir fry: just one way
to do it. requires vindaloo seasoning, but you could reasonably
substitute a greater amount of regular curry powder or just extra cumin
- simple sweet curry: (squash, pumpkin, sweet potato).
- moroccan stew: they call it "chick pea tagine"
but i made it without the chickpeas and it was great. stew composed nearly
completely of vegetables (plus olive oil and flour) yet darn tasty. simple
in ingredients listing and quick to make (30 minutes total).
- shroom & fauxmeat stroganoff. possibly the most
dairyfat-heavy recipe I've ever made, and deliciously rich as a result.
- best lasagna i've ever had. i didn't
know the beauty of superlasagna yet, though! i guess you could
add meat, but i didn't. part of what's amazing about this is
that you don't need any spices, only garlic and fresh basil.
like, not even salt.
pumpkin pasta (broken link, sorry). these things can always use more garlic.
i wish i could recall more about this. it was tasty, though. it wasn't
this recipe, but it might have been close. except i just cubed the pumpkin,
didn't puree it.
- Ronda Levin's chiles rellenos: a
casserole-style cheesefilled chile dish. fairly simple to make,
extremely cheesey and tasty.
- Hannah's mac n cheese: uh, decadent!
roux-and-real-cheese-based mac n cheese deserves to be served on silver.
- coconut chowder with scallops: an
original creation of JasonW's and mine. can be made without
scallops & butter and will be vegan then. lots of veggies and great
- veggie chili: a conglomeration of all the
recipes i could find for veggie chili. a little bit of everything i
like is in it, but it's more of an exploration of available options
than a recipe. you can recreate the chili i made from it, though.
- vegetarian tortilla soup. most hearty!
- smoked salmon bisque. bisqueliness is next to godliness!
- Lizzie's sugared squash: very reminiscent of what
they serve at magnolia cafe as curried pecan squash. yum+!
- curry faux-meat balls
- meaty italian meatballs
- peruvian quinoa: quinoa is a peruvian grain
somewhat like rice, in that you cook it in water to make it
edible and it expands vastly during cooking. however it has substantially
more food value. the cool thing about this dish is that it keeps
exceptionally well (in the fridge--but when camping in the desert we
ate the leftovers out of the pot that had been sitting on the stove uncovered
all night and it was STILL great). also the flavor only improves with time.
you can also add just about anything you like to it. we've stuck TVP
(textured vegetable protein), a variety of veggies, and just about every
spice we could think of in it and never made a bad batch. you may need to
cook it longer than specified especially if you start doubling the
recipe. you'll be able to tell by tasting it when it's reached
a good consistency. thanks to the
CalTech Vegetarian Club
for the recipe (via pal flex/MikeP).
- Makhani Chicken aka Indian butter chicken. followed the allrecipes recipe except: tripled the garlic and ginger, heavy cream instead of half & half, start out with a TBSP of butter along with the peanut oil for sauteeing and double other butter amounts, and skip the cornstarch, just use 1/4cup of ground raw cashews with half the suggested water as a thickener, add extra garam masala to all stages, and use some ground coriander as well. also puree the sauce after prep but before simmering with the chicken, so it's less lumpy. yeah, i should transcribe this, but i'm lazy. Also it needs more zazz somehow. haven't figured out how to do that without making it spicy. will try ground fenugreek, more coriander, and the bay leaf i didn't have handy next time! and maybe a dash of turmeric to make it yellow instead of pinkish...
infamous famous bacon chocolate chip cookies (broken link). go light on the
chocolate chips, heavy on the butter. glaze + bacon topping are
required for full enjoyment. the above recipe is an off-site link;
since her blog went tits-up, i fortunately made a local mirror.
- pretty good pumpkin pie written in high
- not-quite as good still-warm pumpkin
cheesecake-ish pie. just as good once it's been in the fridge for a
few days tho!
- bacon fudge.
who knew, fudge was so easy to make? and tasty too (local mirror of PDF version).
- bacon-pumpkin pie. it was awful. don't make this.
- vegan carrot cake. some of the best carrot cake i've ever had, and no butter? wtf! i will probably add pumpkin pie or apple pie style spice next time but the moisture and density level was perfect!
- multiberry crisp. if you have 6 cups of misc berries laying around, take them and a cup of butter (recipe calls for 4.5cups berries, 1.5cups butter), and otherwise follow this recipe exactly. made some extremely awesome accompaniment for ice cream!
- paula deen's bread pudding. she calls it "the best bread pudding recipe" and not only is it fucking divine it's also really easy to make and hard to screw up even if, like me, you're not so much a measurer of ingredients.
- corn-syrup-free pecan pie. it's better than the other kind, and i'm a texan so you can trust me on that...
- Marina's Pumpkin Cheesecake. Pretty easy for a cheesecake and pretty darn tasty. incredibly-dairy-heavy!
- Gluten free apple/pear crisp. I skipped the agave and apple juice and used butter instead. easy and taaasty.
- they call it carrot souffle but it isn't
that fragile. or souffle-shaped, really. i do, however, find it to be
the best presentation of sweet carrots i've ever tasted--it's pretty
fantastic and sugar/butter-riffic. not actually healthy. good to bring
to potlucks, because it's dessert that you can eat before dessert-time =)
- vegan apple bread: extremely moist
and dense (incredibly apple-laden) but tasty apple bread. also
includes vegan frosting recipe! thanks to my cousin Rebecca.
- vegan banana bread: lighter but
still full of fruity goodness. this recipe courtesy of my
- mom's banana bread: i grew up on this stuff.
it's cheap & easy & so good.
- donuts. claimed to be like krispy kreme's. dunno about that, but tasty!
- someone else's mom's zucchini bread: simple & tasty.
things I will make someday soon
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- Casey's frozen mango cocktail deliciousness
- Aeryn42's tuna tartare & Chrysta's ceviche
soup from lori. she recommends more garlic (duh!), twice the roux, twice the sausage,
and not draining the sausage.
- pad thai. mostly alton brown's doing.
- apple and sausage and cheese pie. why the hell not?
- seaweed risotto sounded good to me.
- sweet potato non-fried falafel. hmm...
- mujadra. sounds interesting and simple and hearty.
- tomato pie. to quote: Think pizza meets cheesy bread and they make-out in a pie crust.
- apple walnut gorgonzola tart. i love all those things! 4 great tastes that...well, you know.
- broccoli cheddar soup. i like all of her suggestions for modification. and it's not too complex, so that's nice.
- butternut squash-based pasta sauce. love'm squashes!
- @geekygirldawn's vegan cornmeal-based pizza crust..
- queso con rajas! gotta keep improving my queso game, even tho my recipe is pretty fucking awesome!
- Eva's Naan
- jalapeno poppers, the next level. actually almost every damn recipe using crescent rolls on pillsbury.com looks mouthwatering. i'm starving. i should go eat something before i impulse buy a pallet of crescent rolls and spend the rest of my days experimenting.
- beer & cheese cupcakes. with bacon option. drool.
- april's spaghetti salad. was surprisingly tasty, gotta try it.
- Chili I helped my friend Cameron make--easier than my recipe but really tasty.
- some good punch i had at a party once.
- homemade ginger ale
- granola. which i like. and gonna try to make my own, from this recipe from...the oregon bike racing association? well, ok, why not.
- brazilian cheesey bread? ok!
- totally non racist black bean soup
- sweet apple baked omelette. curious!
- oriental cole slaw. well, it's simple, even camp-worthy...
- a, er, sausage-rice-thingy.
- deepak's easy pork mole.
- microwaveable hollandaisesauce.
- makhani panir!
- beety tart!
- decadent breakfast lasagna