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Nikchick Eats More Veggies

Met with a nutritionist today. Wow, was that RIGHT up my alley. It was great to have my gut instincts validated by a professional who gave thumbs up to my recent food choices and was able to laugh at my enthusiasm when I blurted out things like “I already have that in the fridge!” or [...]

What are you cooking?

Visiting with a friend recently, he asked me what I’d been cooking. I realized that I my usual convention season cooking hiatus had extended itself through the holidays and was clinging on. I haven’t been nearly my usual cooking self.

I’m turning that around and have been trying a bunch of new recipes. Here are [...]

Soup for the Sick

Thursday was kind of a hectic day. Did some running around, got caught out in the rain without my jacket, missed my turn and drove all over creation before making it to Jenny’s with lunch, and just generally feeling like I was running about two beats behind all day. I blamed it on poor sleep [...]

Cookie Madness

Today was cookie making day at Ray and Christine’s. We were joined by Family Frogtaco, Michelle, and Auntie Carol. Kate and Charlotte were on hand for cookie decorating and Zoey/Keegan occupying. While the ladies baked, our Sunday afternoon game group got together in the other room to play some old-stylee D&D. Some rock band was [...]

Operation Cook for Tomorrow

Success! Operation Cook for Tomorrow has been successfully executed. It’s only 2:30 and already I have completed:

One batch of Short Sharp Chops One batch of Pork Ragout One batch of Vegetarian Polenta “Lasagna” One batch of Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Beans Two Alabama Meat Loaves

Beans are soaking for Red Beans and Rice

Still [...]

Guinness cake and ice cream

I stayed up late making a double batch of ice cream custard (batter? what do you call it before it’s ice cream?) last night so I can quench my desire to pair the Guinness Milk Chocolate Ice Cream from David Lebovitz’s excellent book Perfect Scoop with Guinness Chocolate Cake and feed it to the boys [...]

Moussaka

By request, my recipe pages have been updated with my mother-in-law’s recipe for MOUSSAKA.

Risotto Close Up

Risotto close-up Originally uploaded by Nikchick.

Yesterday’s farmer’s market resulted in the following for dinner:

Lemon Asparagus Risotto 3 (14 1/2-ounce) cans fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 1 1/2 cups uncooked Arborio rice 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind 1/2 cup dry white wine 3 cups (1-inch) [...]

Recipe Pages Updated

Got a bunch of stuff added today:

GINGER-GLAZED PORK TENDERLOIN INDONESIAN BEEF CURRY AND COCONUT RICE CHICKEN ENCHILADAS VERDES PINEAPPLE CHICKEN SALAD SANDWICHES TRIPLE COCONUT PANCAKES GINGERBREAD WAFFLES TUSCAN TUNA SANDWICHES WASABI SALMON BURGERS ROASTED RED PEPPER SOUP WITH FETA TOMATO, AVOCADO, AND LEMON SALAD TROPICAL TOFU SMOOTHIE

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Baby Watch

Our friends at Frog Taco are expecting young master Keegan to arrive any time now, so I whipped up a couple of containers of freezable dinners for them (one pan of lasagna rolls and one pan of chicken enchiladas verdes, which I just realized are somehow missing from my recipe pages: this must be rectified [...]