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Bachelor Food: Saturday Morning Coconut Pancakes

Bachelor Food: Saturday Morning Coconut Pancakes

Feb 7, 2017

It’s hard to write when you’re full. And that’s one thing these coconut pancakes do: fill you up. It’s all the fiber in them, I think. But they’re tasty, easy to make — and grain-free. So here’s how this little adventure started out. I love my carbs. Pastas, pancakes, pastries, crusty French bread… They’re...

Bachelor Food: Pasta Puttanesca

Bachelor Food: Pasta Puttanesca

Oct 28, 2016

It’s been a while since we’ve run a foodie post, but the other day when I posted a photo of my dinner on Facebook (yeah, I’m one of those people), a bachelor friend commented that he doesn’t know how to cook and wished I’d posted the recipe along with the photo. So, for you, Jay, here it is. I’ve been a spaghetti fan since I...

Bachelor Food: Naan Pizza for One (or Two)

Bachelor Food: Naan Pizza for One (or Two)

Aug 29, 2015

“I love it that you have all these random jars of interesting things in your refrigerator.” That was Jake. We were making dinner together one night last week, and I pulled out a jar of Giardiniera. It’s basically just pickled cauliflower, carrots, celery and peppers; you know, stuff to munch on while you’re watching TV, when you want something...

Quick Gyros, Bachelor Style

Quick Gyros, Bachelor Style

Aug 27, 2014

So, there I am, in my usual position, standing in front of the fridge, staring into it, trying to figure out what to have for dinner. One can only eat pasta so many nights in a row before total pasta-boredom sets in. And I’m a pasta fiend. “What do I want? What do I want?” Nothing in the cold light of the refrigerator pops out at me. Got some odds and ends in...

Bachelor Food: Matzah Ball Soup

Bachelor Food: Matzah Ball Soup

May 30, 2014

I’ve got this habit – some might call it a bad habit – of posting photos on Facebook of what I’m having for dinner. Okay, yeah. It’s goofy. Who does that?  Well, actually, probably tons of your friends do; but hey, at least it’s food that I made myself, not just some cool-lighting shot of a scone I bought with a Starbucks venti latte. And oddly, I usually get...

Bachelor Food: Chocolate Peanut-Butter Cookies (No Bake)

Bachelor Food: Chocolate Peanut-Butter Cookies (No Bake)

May 17, 2014

I’ve been single for about 2 years now, and I discovered something during this time of readjustment and recovering my identity: I still like to eat. And, every once in a while, I actually enjoy cooking – when I have the time and energy, that is. And frankly, most days after work I just don’t. Add in the dinners out with friends, my new hobbies of running and...

Mexican Chicken Soup, Bachelor Style

Mexican Chicken Soup, Bachelor Style

Oct 27, 2013

One of the first sentences I ever learned in Spanish was “Me encanta comer, pero no me gusta cocinar” (I love to eat but I don’t like to cook). That was years ago in college, when I had my head stuck in computer science stuff and my friend was majoring in foreign languages. And like any good guy with an eye to the future, I tried to pick up as many language...

On Thanksgiving and Sweet Potatoes

On Thanksgiving and Sweet Potatoes

Nov 12, 2012

On top of all the other joyful madness that occurs this time of year, in my world Thanksgiving means conjuring strange foods we eat only once a year, leaving the house to buy the one item I forgot despite multiple grocery store visits, unbuttoning my pants ’cause I ate too much, then sitting comatose on the couch watching football, spending the day with my mama...

Feelin’ Kinda Sunday: Football Food

Feelin’ Kinda Sunday: Football Food

Oct 23, 2012

We live in Texas, where football isn’t just a sport, it’s a religion.  And in my house, we practice it.  My partner Jill and I both play fantasy football, so Sunday finds us hyped up and watching the games—and our stats! Often, we have folks over to watch with us, so it’s a fun opportunity for me to test out new, potentially crowd-pleasing recipes.  Here are...

Sweet Retreat … Apple Sharlotka

Sweet Retreat … Apple Sharlotka

Oct 11, 2012

Food is always best when shared with a friend — eating it and making it.  A few months ago, I stumbled across what has become one of my favorite cooking sites, smitten kitchen. The creator of the site, Deb Perelman, resides in New York City. Even in the matter of a few minutes, it’s easy to see just how much she loves food. This is something we have in common....