This is Jen's new go-to snack and meal course. There are tons of variations on this, but this one is ours. If eating the garnish doesn't seem appealing, it didn't to me either, but this salad really is quite good. It also holds up in the fridge very well.
Video of me prep chefing the veggies.
We got this recipe from Jen's mom who found it in a cookbook in her library, but has never been able to find it again. They are surprisingly good considering they have evil sucralose in them.
Many people are intimidated by guacamole. Here's the Heymanator, sure-fire method of getting awesome guacamole every time.
This little concoction is the product of Jen's experimentation with Thai curry paste. It's quite flavorful and with a light, fresh taste, and unusual vegetable composition.
This is an adaptation of Alton Brown's Lemon-Ginger Frozen Yogurt Recipe. You can use store bought yogurt, but that's expensive, so I make my own.
Everyone loves chili. Here's my original take on the stuff. I now make my own chili powder according to Alton Brown's Homemade Chili Powder recipe. This chili is mean mean not because it's hot, but because it's so good you can never go back. The recipe is very flexible and can give you anything from a non spicy stew all the way to inferno hot.
Here is yet another reason not to see movies at the theater. In Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Robert Rodriquez' sequel to Desperado, Johnny Depp's character is just crazy about Puerco Pibil. On the DVD extra "Ten Minue Cooking School," Robert Rodriguez shows how to make Puerco Pibil. (Of course, now with the magic of youtube, anyone can watch the extra.) Having made the dish several times, I'd like to present this dish along with some tips and modifications.
Biltong is a South African dried meat, similar to jerky, but it's dried at room temperature. It is phenomenally tasty. Here is my guide on making biltong (videos to follow).
One of my hobbies/interests of late has been producing my own food. I'm starting small with fruit trees. One of my first scouting trips took me to Excalibur Fruit Trees where among other things I was exposed to the Black Sapote. The owner told us that when ripe, the fruit actually tastes like chocolate pudding. She gave us an unripe fruit to take home and try. This video records the reaction of my parents trying it for the first time.