We have this awesome Thai restaurant right in our neighborhood called Taste of Thai. It’s somewhat of a hole in the wall with seemingly traditional Thai artwork hanging on the dark maroon walls. When it comes to ethnic foods, this is my favorite kind of place. It’s that kind of place that [...]
I think it’s time to declare February as Bean Month, at least in the LKBF kitchen. Don’t worry, I already confirmed that there is no conflict with an actual National Bean celebration. The closest holiday is National Baked Bean month, and that’s all the way in July. For some reason, we’ve been on a bean [...]
Whether it be for snacking or an actual meal, I just can’t pass up using the crockpot on football Sundays. Crockpot cooking ensures tasty food and great results with very little work required. This means more time watching the pre-game festivities and less time in the kitchen. Everyone wins! Here are some of my favorite [...]
I can’t believe 2013 is just a few hours away! Where did 2012 go? What are you looking forward to in the new year? What resolutions are you’re committing to or what goals you’re trying to meet? Sadly, I’ve never been any good at resolutions. So, I’m making goals instead. First on the list is growing this blog [...]
I know there are a lot of people out there who wish they could always have a home cooked meal, but feel they just don’t have the time to cook. Instead, they resort to ordering take-out or running through the drive-thru on their way home from work. I get it. I mean, [...]
Isn’t it crazy how the weather so closely relates to the foods we crave and cook? I’m not just talking about the ingredients that are in season, although they definitely play a major role in the food that we choose to eat. I’m talking about what we crave internally. During the summer it’s all [...]
So, even though we get a ton of seasonal vegetables through our weekly CSA share, Mr. Big Flavors still thought it was appropriate to buy even more fresh produce at the local farmers market. Needless to say our refrigerator is currently overflowing with seasonal ingredients. He came home with eggplant, broccoli, both a purple and orange head [...]
It’s the final installment in our Little Kitchen, Big Flavors chilled soup trilogy, and personally I believe we’ve saved the best for last. This restaurant-style gazpacho, just like the other two chilled soups featured last week, prides itself on fresh vegetables grown in the summer sun. In fact, every single vegetable being [...]
A season which I feel is quickly coming to an end.
And I’m just not ready for that.
The past three months have flown right by, as they always do. Here we are, nearing the end of August, with Labor Day [...]
For the past two weeks our CSA share has been overflowing with corn, cucumbers, tomatoes and melon. And, just like the summer squash in weeks prior, the produce is beginning to take over our fridge. In a good way, though! But, you know what that means. It’s [...]