Month: June 2009


2009 Nude & Eco-Cheap Cooking Initiative Recipe 1: Béchamel Broccoli Loaded Potatoes

First a bit of history…  Chef Chris Perrin of and Shawna Coronado of have teamed up to create the ultimate cooking and gardening lineup for the “2009 Nude & Eco-Cheap Cooking Initiative.” In an effort to encourage people to grow gardens for better health, Shawna Coronado has created the “Get It Garden Challenge” […]


Frying Wontons

I learned a great tip from the Kansas City Culinary Institute‘s Executive Chef Matt Chatfield tonight.  Apparently, the dough used to make wonton wrappers will continue to brown after it has been removed from the oil.  So only fry your wontons until they are firm and so the filling won’t come out.  Then remove them […]


Grilled Carrots

Okay, so today’s post is a bit of a nobrainer as far as recipes go, but we’ve been eating it so much that I just wanted to share.  Today we’re going to talk all about Grilled Carrots This may sound strange, but it was not until last year that I had ever had grilled carrots. I’ve been far too […]


Mexican Flank Steak

It’s about time I got around to doing an article on flank steak. It’s one of my absolute favorite cuts of meat. I swear it has better flavor than a filet, though that may be because you pretty much have to marinate a flank steak and I make a mighty tasty marinade.  (Also, it’s my […]