Raphe asked for it this morning and I was happy to oblige. When I’m stressed out, overworked or just a little blue, I almost always make myself fried rice. It’s quick. It’s simple. It’s satisfying.
It helps make a crappy week seem a little bit further away.
Spam and scrambled eggs over garlic rice for breakfast was always one of my favorite things about visiting the Philippines. Maybe it was the musubi, maybe it was just the need to use up the cans of Spam in the pantry; whatever it was, the boyfriend has been converted to the cause.
Here’s our lightened up version with thin cut, crispy Spam and spinach salad instead of fried rice.
It’s Cinco de Mayo. I think that means its time to visit Cinco de Mayo for dinner!
How to Cook Quinoa in a Rice Cooker (via Gluten Free Goddess)
I can’t believe it took me so long to realize this was possible. You can cook pretty much any grain in a rice cooker!!
Six Secrets to Save You from Cooking Burnout (via Casual Kitchen)
Completely appropriate for me right now. I’m just cooked out. It’s time for a break. Or a change. Or something. If you’re feeling the same way, visit Casual Kitchen to read Dan’s suggestions for breaking the funk.
Perfect Egg Yolks (via Khymos)
This guy has creating the perfect soft-boiled egg yolk down to a science. Make sure to read both Part 1 and Part 2.
Newkirk Cafe will be Vox Pop II (via Ditmas Park Blog)
I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I never made it to Vox Pop before it closed. Raphe lived in the neighborhood for over a year before closing time and we never stepped foot in the neighborhood coffee establishment. In fact, the day we decided to give it a shot was the day that a group of devoted customers were sharing the last cup of Vox Pop coffee outside of the closed café. Patronizing the new café on Newkirk will never really make up for this, but such a new café in the spirit of Vox Pop surely deserves lots of neighborhood support.