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Russian Vinaigrette Salad

In home cooking on February 10, 2013 at 3:58 am

Tonight I had some free time and I thought I’d take the opportunity to make a Russian¬†Vinaigrette Salad. It’s like the Russian version of a potato salad. But with beets. I figured this would be a quick and easy thing to make – I mean… how long could it take to boil a bunch of vegetables, dice them up and mix them together…. right? In the end I spent about three and a half hours on it, so lesson learned.

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Celebratory Steaks

In home cooking on July 28, 2012 at 12:08 pm

The other day we got some really good news and there was cause for celebration. Not one to be caught unprepared, I had a couple of 18 oz T-Bone steaks at the ready, just waiting for an occasion.

These were a bit thicker than my usual steaks, so I took a slightly different approach to cooking them. First, salt & pepper.


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Slow and steady wins the race

In budget meals, home cooking on September 24, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Hello blog! It’s been a long time since we’ve nom-ed over here at ohmnomnom hasn’t it? Thankfully for you, I was recently assigned a butt-load of organic chemistry problems to do, and that obviously left me with no other option… I had to dust off this blog and blather on about what I cooked today. Procrastination! Yay!!

But really, what I mean to say is that this yummy meal was so good that I couldn’t go without documenting it. It’s a simple slow cooker ribs recipe. I came up with the darn thing myself! I think its one of the few times that I’ve cooked with no recipe to fall back on. And it turned out great! Here we go:


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black bean & chorizo burritos

In home cooking on May 3, 2010 at 11:19 pm

my newfound habit of poring over food blogs sometimes leads me astray. for one thing, i eat a LOT more than i used to. there are just so many good things i want to try and cuisines to explore! (sometimes my inner voice thinks its narrating for anthony bourdain instead of little ole me, who is growing a not so little belly)

more recently, its gotten me to buy about 5 big packages of mexican chorizo! which may not be such a bad thing, except that all of the recipes that led me to that purchase have actually requested spanish chorizo. which is apparently a totally different thing?!¬† good thing i found this recipe…

chorizo burritos!

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butternut squash risotto

In home cooking on April 13, 2010 at 7:27 pm

this recipe is the shit. seriously.

i cooked it over a month ago, when it was much much colder outside & the richness of the ingredients was too tempting to pass up! i mean… butter, bacon, cheese, and wine… mmmm. plus, the squashes looked so cute – they were just asking to be put in my belly:

si senor!

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pork chops adobado!

In home cooking on March 5, 2010 at 7:19 pm

“Adobado” is a portuguese cooking technique where you marinate meat with paprika, cumin, garlic, herbs and hot peppers for several days before grilling or roasting it.

but come on, who has the time to let meat sit around marinating for days and then roast it for a couple of hours??? we’ve got exciting lives to lead, people! cant let pork chops cramp our style, thats for sure. and thats where this super easy & ohm nom nom worthy recipe comes in…

pork chops!

pork chops!

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Tonight’s Dinner: Smoked Salmon Sandwich

In budget meals, home cooking on February 25, 2010 at 10:46 pm

It’s truly shameful that this is my first food post but in the spirit of getting things going, it has to be done.

Salmon Sandwich

My Salmon Sandwich

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