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Lazy fried rice. Daigaku Imo (college sweet potatoes) By ila on November 4, 2010 I don’t cook as much Japanese food as I used to.

Daigaku Imo (college sweet potatoes)

Between my butter loaded homework assignments and dinner shifts, there’s very little room for rice in my current cooking agenda. But sometimes we are in dire need of rice. We’re both Asian after all. So I whipped up some old school Japanese dishes, like this bowl of Daigaku Imo (candied potatoes). Normally, these are made with Japanese sweet potatoes, which are red on the outside and white in the inside. Daigaku Imo – serves 4 1 large sweet potato canola oil 3 tbsp brown sugar 3 tbsp water 1 tbsp soy sauce toasted sesame seeds First, cut up your sweet potatoes into (uniform) desired shapes. Deep fry at 350 degrees Farenheit, until crispy. Sugar Snap Peas with Lemon and Olive Oil Recipe. The Best Broccoli of Your Life. November 10, 2008 | By Adam Roberts | 370 Comments [Hi, I'm Adam Roberts, The Amateur Gourmet.

The Best Broccoli of Your Life

You're about to read the most popular post I've ever written in the ten year history of my blog. If you enjoy it, and want more posts like it, give me a follow on Twitter or Facebook. You won't regret it. OK, now for the best broccoli of your life.] You know you’ve done something right with broccoli when the person you made it for describes it to someone else the next day as “better than biting into a steak.”

Those were Craig’s words and they were a marked change from the first words he uttered about the broccoli, before he bit in: “You made broccoli for dinner? Then he did bite in and his eyes lit up. So what did I do to the broccoli to make it taste so good? I can’t take any credit. I’m going to have a hard time this week not posting all of the recipes from her new book, Back To Basics. Specifically, she loves roasting vegetables at a high temperature until they caramelize. Broccoli and Parmesan, Unite! Even when plagued with guilt by my own frugal leanings, there are a few foods I absolutely refuse to cut corners on.

Broccoli and Parmesan, Unite!

They’re the ones with really lame substitutes, whose existence consistently bring joy and elation to my mouth. Ice cream is one. Pickles are another. Parmesan is the biggest. Whereas real parm is akin to ambrosia, the synthetic stuff is a sin, like littering or hovering over the toilet so you pee on the seat and not in the bowl (LADIES). Lemon- Garlic Green Beans recipe. Peach, Tomato, and Basil Salad, a.k.a. Salad Redeemed. Written by the fabulous Leigh, Veggie Might is a weekly Thursday column about all things Vegetarian.

Peach, Tomato, and Basil Salad, a.k.a. Salad Redeemed

Like most people, I hate to waste food for fiduciary and children-starving-in-Africa-and-right-here-at-home-reasons. So when I improvise in the kitchen, I stick to a few basic tropes: garlic + greens + beans ginger + vegetable + grain lemon + vegetable + pasta They all = awesome, and the mixing and matching make me feel like there is variety in my diet. Recently, I picked up some fresh fava beans from the farmers' market. Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything Vegetarian had a delicious-sounding fava bean salad with mint, and I fortuitously purchased just the right amount: 2 lbs still in the pods. The next day, I was drooling over the food porn at The Kitchn. Later...I found myself in the kitchen with the primary ingredients for both salads. Never have I been so wrong about food.

The beans, so they came out of the pods (and then the shells--so much work) all grey and mushy. Honey-Glazed Roasted Carrots, Simon-Style. My biggest guilty pleasure (besides the film canon of Drew Barrymore) is a semi-addiction to American Idol.

Honey-Glazed Roasted Carrots, Simon-Style

I've loved it since Season 2, and this year is no different. I'm totally digging on Amanda Overmyer’s beery Janis vibe, want to squeeze David Archuleta to pieces, and do a happy little cheer whenever Carly Smithson aces a Heart song. Plus, anytime Kelly Clarkson pops up in my iPod, I LISTEN, no matter how much I believe I only like bands signed to Sub Pop. (Also? I’m 12.) In honor of that show, I’d like to describe my slightly adjusted version of Bon Appetit’s Honey-Glazed Roasted Carrots in the manner of each of the judges. Janice's Glazed Carrots. Please welcome Cindee Weiss, writer, comedian, and dear friend of CHG, who is here today to knock our socks off with deliciousness.

Janice's Glazed Carrots

And today on Serious Eats: Top-Crust Peach and Cardamom Pie: the most delectable way to ease the transition from summer to fall. Hello kind readers! It's nice to be back in the cozy and delicious world of Cheap Healthy Good, as I am in the throes of the Jewish High Holidays. Equal parts celebratory and somber, Fall is peeking in, and there's holiday food. OH THE FOOD! Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Parmesan Bread Crumbs. Quick and Easy Sauteed Spinach Recipe. Lamb Chops With Roasted Broccoli and Feta.