Posted in October 2010

Pumpkin Manicotti and How I Achieved Nirvana

Pumpkin Manicotti and How I Achieved Nirvana

This is the story about how I achieved Nirvana last night. If you live in the Ann Arbor area, you may be familiar with the restaurant Seva. I’ve heard so many amazing things about this vegetarian restaurant for the last few years, but wasn’t ever able to convince my Carnivorous Significant Other (CSO) to join … Continue reading

Spice Week – Day 4: Chicken Shawarma

Spice Week – Day 4: Chicken Shawarma

Alright, alright, yes this week is Spice Week, and yes, admittedly it is a bit heavy on the Cardamom – which is actually today’s ‘new spice of the day’ as well! (Along with several others!) Today’s new recipe, in which I tried making one of my favorite foods myself for the first time, contained all of these … Continue reading

Spice Week – Day 3: Mujaddara with Cardamom

Spice Week – Day 3: Mujaddara with Cardamom

Welcome to Day 3 of Spice Week! Admittedly, Cardamom made an appearance in yesterday’s dessert – Guinness Banana Nut and Ginger Bread – but that’s okay, because I make the rules. 🙂 Cardamom, a spice of Indian origin, is today’s new spice of the day. I opted for ground cardamom, however, whole pods are often used. In fact, the recipe I … Continue reading

Spice Week – Day 2: Part I – Cajun Shrimp Corn Chowder

Spice Week – Day 2: Part I – Cajun Shrimp Corn Chowder

Today, Sunday, is Day 2 of the MegGoesNomNom self-declared SPICE WEEK. Next on deck – Cajun Seasoning! This seasoning is an irresistible blend of a plethora of various spices: paprika, salt, celery, sugar, garlic, black pepper, onion, oregano, red pepper, caraway, dill, turmeric, cumin, bay, mace, cardamom, basil, marjoram, rosemary, and thyme. Phew! The plan … Continue reading

Spice Week – Day 1: Adobo Seasoning

Spice Week – Day 1: Adobo Seasoning

Saturday was game day, and while I was (obviously) vying for the Wolverines (Go Blue), I did have some epic plans for this green fellow. For as much as I love guacamole, I have never tried making it myself. And now I feel like I’ve been missing out for all these years! First I scooped … Continue reading

Month 5 of Calorie Counting

Month 5 of Calorie Counting

Hey nommers! You may remember I began calorie counting on 05/09/2010 and today, 10/09/2010, is the 5-month point! I NEVER thought I would ever stick with the plan this long, nor did I ever think I a would be so successful at achieving a healthier weight. I think I just finally found a plan that … Continue reading

Sad Movies and Mexicali Chicken

Sad Movies and Mexicali Chicken

Um, so I just spent the last 30 minutes crying at my computer. It all started out innocently enough. Someone I know (top secret) is dressing as a V for Vendetta character for Halloween this year. So tonight, on YouTube, I was watching the trailer for costume ideas. THEN…I started to think, OH, I need … Continue reading

Spices Galore

Spices Galore

Can you guess what these are!?! Spices!!! I have been ever-so-anxiously awaiting their arrival since ordering them last week! Tom’s Grandma very kindly sent me a gift card to Penzeys Spices. How perfect for me! I had a ball sifting through their catalog and choosing my culinary delights. I’ve always had a thing for catalogs. … Continue reading