Category : Recipes

Of Quinoa Pilaf and Pronunciation

Of Quinoa Pilaf and Pronunciation

Yeah, so turns out that I have been pronouncing “quinoa” like a rube and not like the well-heeled food aficionado that I should be. Apparently, it is not pronounced as mighty “quinn-o-a” which is how I’ve been saying it hither and yon, but more like “keen-wa” or in some circles “kee-NO-aa.” I feel like Whole […]

Curried Beef Dumplings

Ok fine, one more snack food post, and then I’ll make something healthy. This time I have a good excuse: poker. I had to bring food to a boy’s night poker game and we needed junk food. I was looking to do something interesting and the standard chips n’ dip thing didn’t really get my […]

Soft Pretzels

Soft Pretzels

I know it’s kinda silly to be posting about snack food two posts in a row, but the AC has been out for a few days and the apartment has been too hot to cook in. Also we had house guests including a borrowed poodle over Memorial Day Weekend, so I while a lot of […]

Year One STL: Billy Goat Chip Company

Dr. Fiance and I moved to St. Louis on July 1, 2010. It is hard to believe that we are coming up on our first anniversary in Missouri. In honor of this first year I am going to be publishing a series of posts about the things that we have come to love about St. […]

Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Orange

Now is the time when I should be cooking all sorts of spring food, purchased from the farmers market, grilling stuff (if I had a grill) and in general being a good example of a seasonal cook. Yesterday however, I got a specific request for our weekly loft dinners: I was asked to make sweet […]

Year One STL: Schlafly Pale Ale

Year One STL: Schlafly Pale Ale

Dr. Fiance and I moved to St. Louis on July 1, 2010. It is hard to believe that we are coming up on our first anniversary in Missouri. In honor of this first year I am going to be publishing a series of posts about the things that we have come to love about St. […]

White Bean and Red Cabbage Soup

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a soup recipe here on the blog, but this semi-cold weather has made soup seem like a good idea. On Saturday I went to the farmers market looking for vegetables, but since it was cold and rainy I came home with potatoes, asparagus, and some ham hocks for […]

Roasted Asparagus

If whatever you are doing right now is not going to the farmers market to get a pound or so of fresh asparagus, then stop what you are doing right now. Run (do not walk) to the farmers market to buy fresh asparagus. Bring it home, trim off the woody ends and peel away the […]

Quick Pizza Dough

Quick Pizza Dough

Hey, wanna start a fight? Ask any group of people what they think the best pizza in the world is. For every five or six people you’ll get seven or eight answers. For me? I like a lot of different kinds of pizza, and lets be honest, there is rarely a piece of pizza that […]

Date Nut Bread

Date Nut Bread

Have I mentioned how it has crossed my mind to turn Shoot To Cook into an all-baking blog? Don’t worry, I’m not going to but it sometimes is tempting. If it weren’t for my fear of my slowing metabolism in old age, the scourge of carbs, and my general concerns about obesity I’d eat nothing […]

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