My latest binge-watching pursuit is Cutthroat Kitchen, a show similar to Chopped in which contestants sabotage each other and say things like “His fondue looks more like a fon-don’t.” There are cooks attempting to act and Alton Brown being aggressively smarmy, give them an Emmy! In an episode of Season 1 the contestants were challenged to make Shepherd’s Pie.… Read the rest
Are you hip and/or cool? If so, you’ve heard of hummus. Most accurately described by the Facebook group, “Hummus is Yummus”, this chickpea-based dip is the hottest accessory of 2016. If chutney and fondue are mesh tops and acid wash jeans, hummus is whatever North West is wearing.
Not only is hummus trendy as hell, it has encouraged me to eat a variety of vegetables and and other healthy snacks.… Read the rest
I received Upton’s Naturals Bar-B-Que Jackfruit in December’s VeganCuts box but haven’t gotten around to trying it until now. Technically this product doesn’t claim to mimic a specific type of meat, it only says “Jackfruit has a consistency similar to shredded meat.” It’s “minimally produced” and I can even pronounce all of the ingredients.… Read the rest
When I was a kid my absolute favorite meal was spaghetti carbonara. My other absolute favorite meal was ketchup and bologna, so standards were high. Knowing my health-freak parents and the anti-fat craze of the ’90s, I probably ate a version made with fat-free Parmesan along with turkey sausage-replaced bacon. This flavorless bowl of pasta set my eight year old taste buds on fire.… Read the rest
In my youth, about four years ago, I made a soldier recipe with the Laughing Cow wedges. Laughing Cow cheese wedges are what people eat when they’re craving disappointment and plastic. I decided that it would be beneficial to recreate my high school breakfast, but break out of the triangle-shaped mold.… Read the rest