This is Offbeat Home's archive of cooking posts.
I'd never turn my back on this Boo apron. Karen tipped us off to some of the coolest aprons I've ever seen from Etsy shop DarkBalloons. They're handmade to order (custom sizes available!), they've got gorgeous lines, and they're based on some of my favourite characters from Nintendo's Mario and Zelda franchises, and the Powerpuff Girls! Check them out…
Last time Offbeat Bride-turned-Homie iLiveinmyLab turned me on to brightly colored kitchen goods, it was in the form of French Bull housewares. This time she turned me on to the Stackable Pyramid Measuring Cups. Not since the 8-Piece Food Preparation Nesting Set have I wanted a cooking tools so very badly.
I know a LOT of you Homies are interested in local and/or sustainable food choices, but why not spread that ideal over to the tools you use to prepare said food. When you buy a handmade knife from our newest sponsor Ben from Nafzger Forge you are putting your money towards supporting a domestic small business, and more of the profit is going directly to the producer! Y'all know that I'm no chef (seriously, MY knives are shaped like animals), but Ben's work is making me want to change my ways… or at least purchase a knife that'll make me FEEL like a pro. Check out this sexy knife action…
Pangsit was always a bit of a mystery to me; my grandma has been cooking for so long that she eyeballs all of her recipes and the way she folds these deep fried delights was too quick for me to follow. In short, pangsit goreng is deep fried wonton (although we'll be using spring roll pastry, because oma said so), filled with a meat mixture. Now that I have uncovered the enigmas I'd love to share them with all of you lovelies.
A month ago or so I was at the grocery store and brown rice was on sale. I said to myself, "Self, we've been meaning to make the switch to brown rice, looks like now's the time" and I threw a big ol' bag in my cart. I got it home, to find that not only did I buy entirely too much for just me and my husband, but I also still had a metric crapton of white rice sitting in my pantry. What can I do with all this rice?
I'm visually impaired, and teaching myself how to cook has been one of the things I have decided to do this year to make myself a better person. I've done a few things to make my kitchen more blind-friendly than it was to begin with, and as a result I've managed to do things like roast a chicken for the first time, have it turn out perfectly, and only have one minor panic attack about it. Here's four tips for making cooking easier while blind.
After 10 years of being a vegetarian, I have a good collection of veggie cookbooks. Now I would like to get a couple more meat-containing cookbooks that are full of tasty recipes, with a bit more emphasis on healthy.