Recipes

Eat This! Wilderness Cooking with Expert Ray Mears...and an Extraordinary French Onion Soup Recipe

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Want a cookbook that is interesting, unique, teaches much about cooking and eating outdoors, AND has incredible recipes? Look no further than Wilderness Chef: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Outdoors, the latest book by Ray Mears. Ray is an authority on the subject of Bushcraft and Survival. He has also become a household name through his various television series, including Tracks, World of Survival, Trips Money Can't Buy with Ewan McGregor, The Real Heroes of Telemark, and many more.

Easy Japanese Recipe: Chicken Katsu

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Apr 24, 2020 /
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One of our family's very favorite Japanese recipes is an adaptation of Tonkatsu (pork cutlets), which we make with Chicken. I first had these while I was living in Japan, and after that, had them several times a week!

Easy Japanese Recipe: Chicken Katsu

It is a very easy recipe, and is so very tasty!

How to Cook Rice Like a Sushi Chef

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Hungry for sushi, but want to make it at home? Here’s your recipe, via Quirk Books’ delicious book, Stuff Every Sushi Lover Should Know.

How to Cook Rice Like a Sushi Chef. From Stuff Every Sushi Lover Should Know

I scream for Ice Cream: 6 Scrumptious and Easy Milkshake Recipes

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If you love ice cream (as I do), then you probably are always making up toppings and recipes in your head (as I do). Last weekend, Lillie and I had a huge container of ice cream to devour, courtesy of my mom and dad (thank you!). So, we decided to have a milkshake party. We came up with 6 scrumptious and easy milkshake recipes - some with a global flair, some with a Michigan bent (Sanders and Vernors are from Michigan!). 

Speaking Spätzle: What to Know About this Quintessential Swabian Favorite—and How to Make It

by Culinary Spelunker / Oct 22, 2018 /
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Plump and misshapen, with a soft, chewy texture that’s reminiscent of pasta or gnocchi, Spätzle belongs in its own culinary category altogether.

Pervasive in Germany, Austria, and Hungary, and stretching into Switzerland and other neighboring European countries, the popular pasta comes in several varieties. But the miniature dumplings usually share a few common threads – a simple dough, heavy with egg and flour, and a cooking method that involves dangling the dough over simmering water so that it cooks on contact.

Autumn Pumpkin Soup

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This delicious soup hails from Scotland, where we had it one evening after a  long drive to Shannon Airport and short flight from Ireland, and before a drive in the dark from Edinburgh to Inverness. Our friends created such a loving, homecooked meal that the hardships of travel were erased. 

Now, we are comforted by this easy-to-make soup every single time we enjoy it - and think of Scotland, and friends, and the love you put into cooking.

Kid-Pleasing Pumpkin Hummus

by Culinary Spelunker / Sep 26, 2018 /
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Pumpkin loves garbanzo beans – the proof is in the hummus. Add pureed pumpkin into your hummus for a subtle, earthy underlying flavor.

Pumpkin Hummus Recipe

Pumpkin Hummus Recipe

The basic recipe is fast and easy to put together:

1 15-oz. can garbanzo beans

4 tbsp. tahini

4 tbsp. pureed pumpkin

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 tsp. sea salt

Directions:

Black Forest Cupcakes

by Culinary Spelunker / Aug 28, 2018 /
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Gorgeous house in the Black Forest. From Black Forest Cupcakes

Momos: 5 Things You Need to Know About this Nepalese Favorite

by Culinary Spelunker / Jul 23, 2018 /
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Palm-sized, circular dumplings that are pulled together in a swirling flourish at the top – Nepalese momos are an edible work of art. Tucked inside each delectable one is a mixture of fresh ingredients that are cooked before being stuffed inside the thin dumpling dough, to ensure the filling stays moist once they're steamed.

In Search of the Perfect Vegan Chocolate Mousse

by Culinary Spelunker / Jun 25, 2018 /
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Salivating over the various bakery finds – from oversized carrot-cake muffins heavy with icing and thick slices of flourless chocolate cake, I came across an intriguing find: vegan chocolate mouse. Packaged in a nondescript plastic cup with a gold "VEGAN" label, I thought at best it would satisfy my sweet tooth and at worst it would taste a bit like chocolate-imbued gritty pudding.

In Search of the Perfect Vegan Chocolate Mousse

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