A long time ago, in a country far, far away… my better half and I owned a series of cafes/restaurants/bars in and around London, UK. If you’ve ever run or worked in a restaurant, you know vegetarian food can oftentimes be an excellent way to get the most bang for your bottom line buck. Plus, if handled correctly, it’s goddamn delicious. If ever there was a recipe that showcased the potential sheer sexiness of veggie food, it was this one. Hands down the most requested recipe we ever had, I now pass the Torch of Yumminess on to you, gentle reader. Use it wisely. Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re any kind of foodie, chances are you’ve been slurping down miso soup for quite awhile now. A Japanese restaurant staple, it’s also one of our favorite hangover cures. It comes in a variety of styles, so experiment to see what you like (we’re huge fans of white miso paste). If you’ve sprung for a jar of this magical paste and you’re only using it for soup, you’re missing out on a whole world of umami goodness. For example, did you know that rubbing miso all over that chicken or turkey you’re thinking of roasting not only gives you crispy skin, but also moist meat? Or that if you’re cooking up a vegetarian dish it can give that all-important meaty flavor you just can’t seem to achieve otherwise? Maybe you didn’t know that a spoonful in your burger mixture will make you a grilling god at your next cookout. It doesn’t stop there, either. Read on… Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re a food geek, it’s likely that you’ve run into a few “questionable” recipes while trawling through older cookbooks. OK, we’re being charitable. They’re not questionable… they’re downright unforgivable. We’re looking at you, Banana Candles and Chicken & Egg Jello Salad. Just when you think it’s safe to open up your grandma’s cookbook again, here comes IGYDRH’s site of the week… The Gallery of Regrettable Food. Oh, the horror. Read the rest of this entry »
If there’s one thing we love, it’s pulled pork. However, we sadly don’t have regular access to a pit smoker or a pitmaster (and our lives are poorer for it). Because we don’t really care about our cholesterol or expanding waistlines, we figured it was time to uncover the dark arts of creating the perfect pulled pork at home.
We did it. It’s seriously good. In fact, it’s so good, you won’t even believe it. Why are you still sitting there? Run, don’t walk, and get down with this swine. Read the rest of this entry »
Everyone has that dish they turn to when they throw up their hands and say, “I don’t know what the hell I want to make for dinner.” Usually this happens when the fridge is full of what appears to be useless odds and ends. As the narrator/anti-hero says in Fight Club, “A fridge full of condiments and no food. How embarrassing.” The additional rub is that most of our little group here at IGYDRH has taken on a Meatless Monday challenge for the year (or whatever day you care to squeeze it in). So what do you do? When I’m faced with this surely impossible task… I tend to stuff vegetables. Read the rest of this entry »
My sister-in-law, Vicki, is somewhat of a dynamo. Not only does she hold down a job, she’s also raising my two nephews to be amazing little men and also tolerates my brother. Basically, she’s no slouch. If this wasn’t enough to make you wish you could be her when you grew up, she’s also a great cook. Recently she posted her recipe for her White Chicken Chili to I’ve Got Your Dinner Right Here’s Facebook Group, and quite understandably, the place went wild. It seems like everyone is going to be making White Chicken Chili in the next week. Seeing as the weather has gone colder, filling your belly with this delicious concoction sounds like the right idea. The bonus is you make it in a slow cooker, making it something you can just throw together and walk away from. God, she’s smart. Read the rest of this entry »
The holidays may be over, but we still like spreading the love around — particularly to our other foodie blog brothers and sisters. If you’ve abused your bank account in December so badly that it’s not even speaking to you anymore, then this is the site for you. Full of tips and extremely good recipes for those on a budget, we can’t wait to enjoy our self-imposed January poverty.
Check them out now at Broke & Healthy!