Shoyu Ramen

I’ve been wanting to try to make Shoyu Ramen for some time now – ever since I first tried it at the amazingly good Japanese restaurant, Yama, in Morgantown. I’ve been gathering the specialty ingredients and planning how I wanted to make it for probably 3 months. I finally went for it today. I had…… Continue reading Shoyu Ramen

Gingered Butternut Squash Soup

Like many of the fall recipes I have added recently, I’ve been wanting to make this soup for some time. When my camera was out of commission, I kept getting ideas for seasonal posts, and this is one of them. I tried butternut squash for the first time last year, when I made a butternut…… Continue reading Gingered Butternut Squash Soup

Autumn Chicken Stew

Living in West Virginia, we usually have a pretty nice transition from summer into fall. It’s one of the advantages of living here that I have to remind myself of occasionally when I’m complaining about not having a Whole Foods or a farmer’s market that’s open for more than one day a week. (Don’t get…… Continue reading Autumn Chicken Stew

Slow Cooker Lentil Soup with Cilantro Yogurt

I realized that I had photos of this recipe stored on my flash card, so figured it a good a time as any to share with you! I actually made this about two weeks ago on my birthday, while my parents were visiting and I needed something that didn’t require a lot of hands-on time…… Continue reading Slow Cooker Lentil Soup with Cilantro Yogurt

Mushroom, Spinach, and Mozzarella Pita Pizza

Today’s recipe is probably the easiest lunch I have ever made, aside from maybe pouring a bowl of cereal. My particular concoction includes ricotta cheese as the “sauce base,” but you could certainly use a tomato-based sauce. You can mix up the veggies any way you like. The possibilities are endless. 😛 To make one…… Continue reading Mushroom, Spinach, and Mozzarella Pita Pizza

Chicken Croquettes with Tomato Dipping Sauce

I didn’t even know what croquettes were until yesterday. I was trying to find a dish to make with ground chicken that didn’t involve a sandwich or a soup. I decided to make croquettes, and thought they would be tasty with a tomato dipping sauce… turns out, I was right! To make approx. 4 servings…… Continue reading Chicken Croquettes with Tomato Dipping Sauce

Lobster and Citrus-Fennel Salad Rolls

I should say “sort-of” lobster salad rolls. Because the only lobsters Kroger had were still swimming around the tank… and I don’t feel quite up to that yet. So in this recipe, I’m using imitation lobster meat which actually turned out to be pretty tasty. It’s made out of Alaskan Pollock. But anyway, this is…… Continue reading Lobster and Citrus-Fennel Salad Rolls