Takeout Series Three

More talk about takeout and recipes for taco bake, quesadillas, and MYOBurritos. It’s been awhile, sure, but I still have some ideas for make-at-home food meant for take-out cravings. If you are eying the Taco Bell (or are frequenting the local Mexican joint or even one of those new-fangled fresh-Mexican chains) on the way home … More Takeout Series Three

Fuerte Fuerte Bine

It is true that this blog is not really the place for weird food. The point is to make food that you are comfortable with, economically, time-wise, skill-wise, and even emotionally, because we want healthy food to be accessible food. However, I spent part of my summer (away from RealisticChef) in Moldova, a small, Eastern … More Fuerte Fuerte Bine

Takeout Series Two

Today’s addition to the takeout series is Thai food. Kevin and I have long bonded over Thai food, even before we were dating. Out of all types of restaurants, it has always been a Thai one that is our favorite/most frequented, first in Indiana, then Detroit, then Durham. And if you happen to have a … More Takeout Series Two

Kitchen Magic

I amaze you with tales of magic in the kitchen. Then you want to return to the kitchen to make cream puffs and red lentil soup. When I was in high school, my mom was in nursing school. That meant that my sister, Lindsay, took over the laundry and I was left with the cooking. … More Kitchen Magic

Carolina Girl

A minor discussion about cured pork products and a few easy, economical, family-friendly recipes. I may be a disgrace to Southerners everywhere by being allergic to both collard greens and okra (true story), but I have always loved pork (even when I was vegetarian, I just couldn’t eat it). Well, let me amend that; I … More Carolina Girl