How to Ignore a Recipe

How to Ignore a Recipe: Tofu Basil Ricotta

How to Ignore a Recipe: Tofu Basil Ricotta

I’ve been spending an unusual amount of time playing with the indispensible CalorieKing.com and my Sauter kitchen scale lately. Everyone in my household is within the normal range for their BMI, so I think I’m mostly fascinated with learning about the remarkable nutritional differences between foods, and perhaps I miss teaching math and something about […]

How to Ignore a Recipe: Filipino-Style London Broil

How to Ignore a Recipe: Filipino-Style London Broil

My wife and I (and by default, our two daughters) take culinary “trips” every month, focusing our cooking on the cuisine of a particular country.  We spent a glorious June in Morocco, and we’ve just wrapped up a delicious July in Spain, but haven’t decided on our next gastronomical destination—so we’re taking a layover in […]

How to Ignore a Recipe: Salmon Fillets Over Couscous

How to Ignore a Recipe: Salmon Fillets Over Couscous

My wife and I spent the month of June exploring the cuisine of Morocco.  Lots of chickpeas, cinnamon, cumin, and paprika, dried fruits and lamb.  We didn’t venture as far as Andrew Zimmern, however, because I just couldn’t find a good recipe for lamb’s eyes or stingray.  Go figure. For our last day, we had […]

How to Ignore a Recipe: Mango Chutney Turkey Burgers

How to Ignore a Recipe: Mango Chutney Turkey Burgers

My next victim is another Martha Stewart recipe, courtesy of my wife’s astounding ability to index in her brain a running list of every Martha recipe she’s ever seen, even ones that she randomly noticed while Google searching for other un-Martha items like Major Grey’s Mango Chutney. Mango Chutney Turkey Burgers (Click here for the […]

How to Ignore a Recipe: Havana Mojito

How to Ignore a Recipe: Havana Mojito

Since I’m nowhere near Florida and can’t take advantage of the bound-to-be-world-famous Mojito Madness happy hour at Ortanique on the Mile, I decided to put together a few of these cocktails myself last Friday to celebrate my latest national magazine assignment. As my next How to Ignore a Recipe victim, I chose the original recipe […]