Homemade General Tso

During the holiday season Chinese food can be quite popular, but have you ever wondered what goes into those tasty dishes from the store?  The best way to figure it out is to make some yourself! I saw this great video recipe for General Tso’s chicken and had to try it out.  The best part … Continue reading Homemade General Tso


Today is International Coffee Day, so I decided I’d take a minute to break down the details behind my coffee addiction habit. 1. I use a Hario hand mill, a two-cup burr grinder that allows you to adjust the coarseness of the grind. Pros: You can really tell the difference between a burr grinder and a blade … Continue reading Ritual

Vegan Beef-Tip Stir Fry

If you have some of those friends who think that vegan food is all about salads and Grateful Dead songs, make them this dish and you will change their collective worldview.  This vegan Asian style stir fry tasted as good as any beef dish I’ve had at an Asian restaurant and it was way healthier (less fat, … Continue reading Vegan Beef-Tip Stir Fry

One Shot, One Whiskey, One Beer: Scaling in the Beverage Industry

Last week, I stumbled across three great articles detailing the complexities behind beverage companies “scaling up,” and the difficulties behind maintaining both the quality of the drink, and the niche status of the product. Whiskey The first article, from NPR, is a quasi-expose of certain whiskey brands which sell under “small batch” or “handcrafted” labels, but … Continue reading One Shot, One Whiskey, One Beer: Scaling in the Beverage Industry

Maple Granola

Ben might be based out of NOLA, but that doesn’t mean I can’t whip up some ‘nola myself. (Glad I got that pun out of my system). I’ve recently become a fan of an incredible food blog called Love and Lemons, which centers upon largely vegetarian – and vegetable-based – recipes, coupled with absolutely superb food photography. … Continue reading Maple Granola

YASS (Yet Another Successful Stew)

2014-07-26 22.42.03It’s almost cliché for me to post another stew recipe but I really can’t help it, it’s a (delicious) disease!  Any day can be a stew day, especially in New Orleans where it is hot all year round.  A good stew does not require lots of fancy meats and ingredients, just some basic ingredients that can be easily swapped for others depending on what’s in the pantry.  The protein is usually the most obvious differentiator; I’ve had great experiences with chicken, seitan, beef, sausage, and many combinations.

This particular recipe was easy to make and had a sweet/spicy thing that I really loved.  Try it out below!

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