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Oct
5

A Crazy Simple Vinaigrette Recipe

A Crazy Simple Vinaigrette Recipe As one of the five mother sauces, vinaigrette was high on my list of sauces to prepare for the first time. I found that it is not only easy to make, but it’s also fun to make. You get to shake a sealed Tupperware bowl like a crazy woman (or crazy man if it fits). Vinaigrette is essentially one or more acids (e.g., vinegar, lime juice, or soy sauce) and one or more fats mixed together (e.g., olive...
Aug
12

Turns Out I Know How to Make Bechamel Sauce and I Still Don’t Like Eggplant

Turns Out I Know How to Make Bechamel Sauce and I Still Don’t Like Eggplant Based on this picture you can probably guess that I made a Middle Eastern-themed meal big enough for 12 people, not two. I spent three hours in the kitchen cooking up hummus, baba ganoush, tzatziki sauce, falafal, and moussaka (with béchamel sauce). My motivation for making this feast came in part from my urge to use my new immersion blender, part because I wanted to make one of the five mother sauces,...
Aug
3

How to Make Mayonnaise for Potato Salad

How to Make Mayonnaise for Potato Salad Oh, mayonnaise. You taste so wonderful on my sandwiches and in my dressings, but the reality of your composition makes me not want to eat you. I’m a fan of oil just like the next person, but how much oil do we really need to eat in one sitting? (FYI: In just one tablespoon you have 49 calories, 5 grams of fat, and 1 carbohydrate.) In mayonnaise you need quite a bit oil–I’m talking cups of...

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