Archive | January, 2013

A week of make-ahead meals: Day 4 Hominy enchiladas

Hominy, hominy, hominy. I only recently discovered hominy, which is the dried version of Maize, which is the Central/South American cousin of corn. The kernels are dried and then subjected to some sort of alkali process that stops them from sprouting in storage. It has been used in Mexico probably since the beginning of time, […]

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365 Project Update: January

365 Project: January, a photo by Sophie Idsinga on Flickr. One month down, eleven to go in my 365 Project. Head over to flickr to see all of the photos.

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A week of make-ahead meals: Day 3 Sausage ravioli with ricotta sage cream sauce

Ok. Technically I did not prepare this make-ahead meal on Sunday with the rest of this week’s dinners.

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A week of make-ahead meals: Day 2 Roasted Eggplant Stew

So, you think every meal prepared in the Soph n’ Stuff kitchen is rich and meat-laden? Think again.

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A week of make-ahead meals: Day 1 Tortilla chicken soup

My passion for cooking is limited. I mean, I love to cook – but only when I’m not exhausted. Otherwise it is a chore, and I hate it when a fun thing turns into a chore.

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Smacznego!

Or rather, “enjoy your meal!” Which is what you’re going to do if you try this inspired brunch.

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Veal chops with balsamic glaze

Balsamic glaze. Say these two words and my mouth starts watering like Pavlov’s dog. So sweet, tart and…balsamic-y. I have had veal chops in a restaurant before (specifically, Mesa Grill in Las Vegas), but have never made them at home. They look fancy, but they are really simple to cook. And they are quite reasonably […]

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Wild boar sausage pizza with smoked mozzarella

The last remnants of my recent antipasto adventure were half of a wild boar sausage and a scrap of smoked mozzarella. The boar sausage is extremely rich. You can only really have a little at a time. It has such a rich, complex flavour, it almost tastes like a strong parmigiano cheese. I thought it […]

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Leftover chicken quesadillas

Remember that pot-roast chicken you made last night? Remember how scrumptious and juicy it was? Well, if you had any left over, you’re probably wondering what to do with it. You could go with plain old sandwiches. *yawn* Or you could turn your kitchen into a fiesta deck and have quesadillas! They are so quick […]

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A Tour of the Soph n’ Stuff Studio

A few of my loyal readers have asked for pictures of my new space. I’m not sure if I told you this, internet, but I moved into my first home last year (thus my brief blogging hiatus while getting everything moved in, fixed and set up). Cheesler and I bought an adorable century home in […]

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