As a student I found it tricky to keep track of the food I had in the fridge. Much of it spoiled because I'd forgotten it was in there or simply didn't know what to make with it. If you find yourself drawing blanks about what to make with food you'd rather not waste, cook … Continue reading Look in the Fridge Friday: Hash Brown Frittata
As a student I often used garlic powder to make garlic bread or bump up the flavor of a store-bought pasta sauce. The trouble is, if you mistakenly add too much garlic powder it'll make the entire dish taste like a clove of garlic. The great thing about cooking with fresh garlic is it's more … Continue reading Cooking 101: 4 Easy Ways to Peel Fresh Garlic
Level of Effort: Easy Cost of Ingredients: $5.56 Nutrition Info (1/4 of dip): 312 calories, 23.3 g fat, 13.1 g protein, 2.6 g fiber, 13.4 g carbs One thing I know about final exams is they can be crazy stressful. I wish I could share the secret to acing them with ease but I'm a virtual cafe … Continue reading Black Bean and Olive Nacho Cheese Dip ~ Weekend Eats
Pork Loin Chops are one of the best cuts of meat for a meatatarian on a tight budget. They're inexpensive and cook quickly. The downside is, if you overcook them they'll be dry and stiff as a Frisbee. So how do you brown pork loin chops on the outside and keep them moist and juicy on … Continue reading Cooking 101: How to Brown Pork Loin Chops in a Skillet
Level of Effort: Easy Cost of Ingredients: $2.59 Nutrition Info (1 sandwich): 445 calories, 6.0 g fat, 32.1 g protein, 3.0 g fiber, 62.5 g carbs What's happening C.C! Looking for a healthy lunch idea? Then you've arrived at the right recipe on the menu my Cafe Culinarian friend! Now this isn't a Tuna Fish Sandwich you'd … Continue reading Half the Mayo Tuna Fish Sandwich ~ Weekend Eats
Once upon a time, a cooking class opened my eyes to a world where the messy seeds from a bell pepper could be removed in one piece without scattering around the cutting surface. Today at the cafe I'm serving the 2D version of the live 3D version I learned. It works well when you want … Continue reading Cooking 101: Remove Seeds from a Bell Pepper without a Mess.