Monday, November 19, 2012

Nov 19th 2012

You know how certain foods are comfort foods because they are, and certain ones are because you grew up with them?
Well, I've been craving hamburger helper for months.  Wouldn't be too odd, except for the fact I've been a vegetarian now for around 12 years.

Last week, I decided to get a box of the mix, read all the ingredients, made sure I found a couple of mixes that were vegetarian and a can of kidney beans.

It worked.  Ended up more like a chili but it did the trick.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sushi and Ramen

Been awhile.  I've been working on my movie a day blog and been a bit of a zombie lately.

I saw the film Jiro Dreams of Sushi  today.   I didn't care for it.  It's a documentary about this 3 Michelin star Sushi master and his son.
Besides the usual complaint I have of subtitles that are too tiny to read, it just sort of doesn't explain anything.  You go in circles with this guy and why he refuses to retire.

And I just read  The Ramen King and I   an autobiography about this guy who becomes obsessed with the creator of instant ramen, and how he becomes the model for how he ends up living his own life.
This I liked a lot.

Saturday, June 2, 2012


I was thinking about a few ideas for the movie challenge blog and recipes from movies.  And started to think about finger foods and eventually, popcorn.

I know that popcorn can be added to soups/stews and snacks you would maybe serve at kids parties.   Then I thought it would be interesting to see what other recipes people might have for using popcorn?

If you've got a popcorn related dish, leave a comment and link.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Recipes that the movie inspired

I just finished posting over on my movie challenge blog, about what the movie Elvira Mistress of the Dark had inspired in me to cook.

I had planned on adding the recipes here to this blog, but after spending over a half hour posting it once, I'm just going to take the lazy way out and link to the post.

The post link

Till next time