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October 1, 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Not Quite Hainanese Chicken Rice

In this solo cooking adventure, Gary adapts a traditional Singapore chicken dish to one more to his liking.

I don’t remember the first time I had Hainanese Chicken Rice but I know I’ve always loved it. After all, we’re talking about nicely cooked chicken atop rice that’s been cooked with the water the chicken once took a hot bath in. It may seem weird to eat boiled chicken, considering most Americans eat their chicken roasted or fried but we’re not talking about making a soup here – no boiling the chicken to within an inch of its life! Okay, we’re actually boiling the chicken but rather poaching it so it’s not so weird. Also, there is a sort of soup that will result from poaching the chicken but we’ll just be using it for flavoring the rice. […]

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September 7, 2010 ~ 0 Comments

BEAT Sandwich

In this solo cooking adventure, Gary makes a messy but really tasty sandwich.

A few weeks back, I mentioned on Facebook that I had heirloom tomatoes, lettuce, and bacon, implying that my lunch would be that wonder of sandwiches – the BLT. After making and quickly consuming my sandwich, I checked the comments on my Facebook post and saw this from a friend:

Turn it into a TABLE: tomato, avocado, bacon, lettuce, and egg. You’re welcome. […]

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August 13, 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Prosciutto Sandwich

In this solo cooking adventure, Gary goes the lazy route and makes a sandwich instead of pasta.

In what may be the single laziest post I’ll ever write on this site, I present to you words and photos of a sandwich-making experience.

I actually didn’t set out to make a sandwich but it was a hot, summer night and I just didn’t feel like standing over a hot stove for an extended amount of time. The plan was to make pasta with a sauce consisting of prosciutto, peas, tomatoes, and basil. Instead, I nixed the peas, bought some mozzarella and ciabatta and, voila, sandwich ingredients! […]

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July 2, 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Late Spring Easy Dinner for Two

In this solo cooking adventure, Kate whips up a simple, yet tasty meal for herself and BF.

I am a bit of a follower, and have noticed that everyone has been talking about Fava Beans lately. And since I missed the chance to cook with ramps this spring, I couldn’t let the next overhyped seasonal ingredient pass me by! Nevermind that I have never actually had fava beans (that I can recall anyway). They are pretty and green and seasonal and time consuming (all that work coaxing them out of their outer and inner pods), and therefore the perfect little project for a Saturday night dinner at home. […]

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June 28, 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Farfalle with Summer Squash

In this solo cooking adventure, Gary makes a seasonal pasta dish that’s enhanced by the addition of prosciutto.

When I first moved back home after college, there was a period of adjustment – I had been used to living with friends and now I was living where I grew up with my family. Readjusting to the family dynamic was difficult enough but having to eat the same Chinese food over and over again was torture. Not to say that what my parents made at home was bad but after being used to deciding what I wanted to eat while away at school and now eating as the ‘rents dictated caused a minor bout of rebellion on my part. […]

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