December 07

Pork Belly Porchetta, The Ultimate Pork Dish (Sous Vide)

I tend to spend alot of time just kind of browsing cook books, websites, tv shows and whatnot for ideas and there are millions of them out there.  However, when a person calls something “the best thing to ever come out of his kitchen” then you kind of take notice and say to yourself, “well […]

December 03

Cauliflower Crust/Dough you can actually hold for Low-Carb Pizza, Thanksgiving Bounce-Back time!

A cauliflower pizza dough that you can actually pick up?  Nonsense.  The days after the Thanksgiving weekend often feel like I’m coming out of a coma but here I am.  After downing all the staples of any Thanksgiving I figured I needed to bounce back with something healthy.  Something I’ve been wanting to try for […]

November 19

Sweet Potato Pavé, stepping your Thanksgiving game up

Recently I was informed that I was being asked to contribute and bring a sweet potato dish to Thanksgiving this year.  So obviously that got my brain humming and dreaming up what sort of concoction I could put together.  That being said I realized that what people expected and what I could pull off were […]

November 16

Russian Nostalgia is Maximum, Poppy-Seed Roulette (Roulette s Makom)

I suck at baking so I’ve been trying to force myself to do some.  Roulette with Poppy Seeds (Roulette s Makom) was something my mom used to make for us when I was growing up so I wanted to try it out and put a recipe out there.   If you’re Russian this should give […]

November 10

Beef Wellington, Come at me Ramsay

This has long been on my list of stuff to try to make.  If you’ve ever seen Gordon Ramsay on TV chances are you’ve seen him scream at someone about screwing up some Wellington. I was feeling pretty good at how far I’ve come along in the kitchen so I decided to make the plunge […]

November 06

Trip to the middle east with Afghan style Pakora (Pakawra) e Badenjan (Aka Fried Eggplant with Yogurt and Meat Sauce)

Pakora (Pakawra) is one of those things that if you ever eat at a Afghan restaurant you’ll walk out saying “damn that was good, why haven’t I eaten that before?”.  Essentially it’s just battered and fried vegetables but in a middle-eastern style.  I admit that normally I’m not a huge fan of eggplant, the first […]

November 02

A Tale of Two Ramens, Making Simple Ramen and Making Not-So-Simple Ramen (Zero Carb Option Included)

Ramen is alot like pizza in that just saying “Ramen” doesn’t really do the dish justice…there are so many variations and ingredients that you can add to change up the ramen that it really is a vast wonderland of options.  For the sake of this post I’m going to show you how to make cheap-ass […]