Tag Archives: Test Kitchen

I Cooked Meat and Lived to Tell the Story


Who cooked her first meat meal in years and survived? This girl. Polyface Meat Meal #1 was a beef-based “Bolognese” sauce. I call it “Bolognese” because tomato meat sauce is not at all like a traditional bolognese [which is veal, butter, onion, carrot, pancetta, truffles, broth, cream]. Instead, this is what most people think bolognese is […]

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Test Kitchen: All I Test Are Peanut Butter Products


I hypothesized in all seriousness last night that I would weigh around 95 pounds if I had a peanut allergy. I don’t think I meant it as a joke… peanut butter is my biggest weakness. Unfortunately for me, it’s also a monstrous glob of calories. Now, they’re not the worst kind but they’re certainly not the […]

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Shaun’s Beer Journey: Troegs Nugget Nectar


[Courtney’s note: Here’s another guest post from Shaun as he attempts to cross off ten rare, extraordinary beers off of his to-drink list. Follow his journey on its home page, but for now, enjoy!] It’s almost Spring and the hops are coming. Beer Run seems to announce a rare release just for hopheads every other day. […]

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Finally.


Finally. FINALLY. The perfect veggie burger recipe. I had all but given up on making veggie burgers from scratch. Shaun and I both attempted, but they all ended up either too slimy [oozing out of a bun] or too dry [crumbling into pieces]. They never, I repeat never stuck together. When No Bull entered the C’Ville market, the days […]

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Bar Review!


But not the one you think I mean. I promise, there’s no law in here. I got protein bar happy at Trader Joe’s a few weeks ago and bought a variety to sample. I’ve never been able to eat these as a “meal.” I see people bringing Clif bars to class as “breakfast” or “lunch” […]

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Test Kitchen: New Peanut Butter Products


It’s hard for me to turn down peanut butter in any form, so when two new [well one new, the other new on my radar] products came to market, I snagged them immediately. If you’re a fan of the creamy, nutty flavor of peanut butter, I think you might be in for a treat… First […]

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Test Kitchen: Arctic Zero


Yes, Courtney, we KNOW you love Arch’s. You talk about it all the time, and we’re pretty sure the guy at the store on Ivy Road knows you. By name. One time, he even tried to convince you to buy an ice cream pie, and was shocked when you turned him down. That’s a bad […]

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Test Kitchen: Deconstructed Vegan BBQ Salad


I’ve probably managed to turn off the most avid barbecue lovers by commingling “deconstructed,” “vegan,” and “salad” with the word barbecue. If you haven’t stopped reading yet but are on the verge… give me a chance, please! This is a meal for those days when you just can’t make up your mind. Maybe you had a big […]

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Test Kitchen: Veganomicon


Veganomicon self-identifies as the “ultimate vegan cookbook.” Created by Isa Moskowitz and Terry Romero [Post Punk Kitchen], the book strives to be a bible for the vegan chef.  Its recipes run the gamut from quick to intense, vegan-izing some of the most traditional ethnic foods from all over the world [well, those that aren’t already […]

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Test Kitchen: Tofu “Plus”?


Other residents of our neighborhood told us to expect trick-or-treaters on Halloween, so we trekked to Kroger and got a pretty legit blend: M&Ms [plain, peanut, and peanut butter], Snickers, Three Musketeers, Milky Way & Twix, plus some random candies we’d received over the last week. Shaun lit the pumpkin, we put together a snazzy […]

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