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Bachelor Food: Saturday Morning Coconut Pancakes

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in Cafe Inspirado, Food! | 0 comments

Bachelor Food: Saturday Morning Coconut Pancakes

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 the stuff of life. They’re also not great for someone keeping an eye on their blood sugars and lipids. So I’ve been deliberately cutting out foods with added sugars, and...

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Bachelor Food: Pasta Puttanesca

Posted by on Oct 28, 2016 in Cafe Inspirado, Food! | 0 comments

Bachelor Food: Pasta Puttanesca

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 was a kid. And it’s one of the handful of foods that almost every guy knows how to cook. No big recipe needed, no elaborate culinary planning or advanced shopping needed. Most of...

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Bachelor Food: Naan Pizza for One (or Two)

Posted by on Aug 29, 2015 in Cafe Inspirado, Food! | 0 comments

Bachelor Food: Naan Pizza for One (or Two)

“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 but don’t know exactly what. I suppose it goes well on the side with a sandwich too, but … you know, if you’re a foodie, you just gotta have all kinds of stuff handy....

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Quick Gyros, Bachelor Style

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Cafe Inspirado, Food! | 0 comments

Quick Gyros, Bachelor Style

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 there I could throw together, and then I spot the flat bread. Yeah, I could do that. And suddenly, it all comes together. And that’s the whole point behind bachelor food: quick and easy,...

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Bachelor Food: Matzah Ball Soup

Posted by on May 30, 2014 in Cafe Inspirado, Food! | 0 comments

Bachelor Food: Matzah Ball Soup

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 complimentary comments on the stuff – along with questions about why I never cook for friends, or how come they’re never invited over for dinner. (Does the word “introvert” mean anyting...

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

Posted by on May 17, 2014 in Cafe Inspirado, Food! | 0 comments

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

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 yoga, and weekly church obligations, and that pretty much leaves me with just weekends to indulge in the kitchen. And, like most guys (I think), I like having something to munch on when...

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Mexican Chicken Soup, Bachelor Style

Posted by on Oct 27, 2013 in Cafe Inspirado, Food! | 0 comments

Mexican Chicken Soup, Bachelor Style

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 skills as I could, because … well, you never know. And this particular sentence had more chance of actually being used than the French one I learned which began with “Voulez-vous coucher…”...

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On Thanksgiving and Sweet Potatoes

Posted by on Nov 12, 2012 in CULTURE SAVVY, Food! | 0 comments

On Thanksgiving and Sweet Potatoes

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 and Jill, carving and brining and folding and napping and catching up, and drinking wine, and reading uninterrupted in a comfy chair for at least an hour, and some really blissful...

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Feelin’ Kinda Sunday: Football Food

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 in CULTURE SAVVY, Food! | 0 comments

Feelin’ Kinda Sunday: Football Food

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 three favorite Sunday snacks. SPICY PEPITAS Carving a pumpkin soon?  Don’t throw those seeds out!  Simply rinse off that pumpkin goo and dry on kitchen towels before using in the recipe...

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Sweet Retreat … Apple Sharlotka

Posted by on Oct 11, 2012 in Finding the Balance, Food! | 0 comments

Sweet Retreat … Apple Sharlotka

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. One of her recipes in particular has become a personal favorite, mostly because it’s fun to make with a friend. Apple Sharlotka. Sounds fancy, right? Maybe even difficult. It almost...

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