Category Archives: food

Replay: Ode to the Redskins Victory Chili

I posted this recipe a couple of seasons ago but it’s a perfect standby for a gorgeous football Sunday.  Better yet, make it today to the sound of touchdowns and field goals while screaming “sack him!” and let the flavors … Continue reading

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Spanakopita – The Perfect Friday Finger Food

Spanakopita.  Say it.  Span-eee-kooo-peee-tah.  This delightful little Greek finger food packs a mean punch when it comes to flavor.  The word spanakopita literally means spinach pie.  You can buy them frozen and just pop them into the oven but they … Continue reading

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Palak Paneer (Puh-lease!)

Oh yeah, The Cheese is back!  What better recipe to return with than one with creamy lil blocks of the hearty, versatile cheese known as paneer?  For those who have yet to discover this tasty treat, paneer doesn’t melt, isn’t … Continue reading

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Baked Eggplant

My initial idea for this recipe was to cut eggplant into length-wise slices and bake them, then coat them with a thick layer of ricotta cheese mixed with garlic, basil, sun-dried tomatoes and mozzarella, then roll them up tight, to … Continue reading

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Zing Up Your Lentil & Sausage Soup with Pesto!

If the word ‘zing’ had a definition specific to the food industry, I believe it would be “holy nuts Batman, that tastes incredible!”  The difference between being a good cook and being an incredible cook, at least in this Cheese’s humble opinion, … Continue reading

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Create Warm, Fall Flavors with Ingredients You Have on Hand!

Yesterday felt incredibly fall-like to me.  Maybe it was the crunchy leaves under my shoes or the mock ‘pumpkin patches’ being put up on every street corner.  I was craving something warm and soulful, hearty and earthy.  I went to the … Continue reading

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Sausage Fried Rice w/Homemade Soy Sauce

A couple of months ago, I was way too excited about buying some polish sausage from a friend and ended up with about 8 pounds of the stuff in my freezer.  It is some pretty incredible sausage, but it has … Continue reading

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My Intro to Bulgogi & Kimbap

The deli in my office building changed ownership a couple of months ago.  Now, phrases like “we sold out” and “it’s unbelievable!” are increasingly heard around the building.  Recently I went to the deli for turkey on wheat and got back on the elevator with an amazing array … Continue reading

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(Not Quite) Quiche with Bacon, Leeks & Sun-dried Tomatoes

I have a confession.  I cannot make a Quiche.  At least in the formal, French sense of the dish, which includes cream and such.  I am unable to produce an edible product following the traditional methods.  My end result looks … Continue reading

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You Win Some, You Lose Some: Stuffed Flounder (& the side dish that went awry)

I beamed with pride about this side dish.  I’d never seen it before in cookbooks and “wow, it’s going to fabulous!” Boy was I wrong!  A couple of weeks ago, Mr. Cheese and I made mock mashed ‘potatoes’ with cauliflower and the other … Continue reading

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