Category Archive: Food

May 12

A vegetation mother’s day


If you’ve been listening or have read my blog, you’ll know that I’m a vegetarian. What you might guess but not know is that my wife “doesn’t eat meat”, either. So when we BBQ for mother’s day our grill fills up with a nonstandard fare. This Sunday it was nopales, artichokes, asparagus an mushroom skewers, …

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Feb 04

Kale Pizza

Kale Pizza

My wife made a kale and veggie pizza for the Super Bowl last night. It was awesome except I overcooked it by a few minutes… how could I keep track of it when the Niners were in the middle of a comeback?

Jan 20

Big Game Vegetarian Chili Beans

Veggie Chili Beans - Copyright Timo McIntosh

One of the hard parts of making a real vegetarian chili is getting a good heartiness to it that meat would add. Most recipes call for tomato paste, or diced tomatos and/or celery, but that doesn’t make for a real chili. That would make it a soup or stew. Real chili only uses chilis, spices, …

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Jan 19

EGT 005 – Kale… give it a chance!

Most people either love, hate, or have never considered kale. It’s one of the healthiest vegetables out there but it can also be one of the most off-putting. In this episode we talk a little bit about kale’s health benefits, how easy it is to grow it in your garden, and some of our favorite …

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Jan 07

Links from a fan

When we record episodes of EGT, my wife often isn’t far off. She likes geting the inside scoop with an early listening. She says she doesn’t hear anything, but I know she’s getting the topics at least. During the last couple of recording sessions, I found links and articles in my inbox from her before …

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Jan 05

EGT 004 – Developing a Wine Palate

This episode was supposed to be about food pairings but it very quickly went off topic and focused more on how begin developing a wine palate so you can make informed choices when you want to pair wine with food. It’s a little longer than usual, but hopefully the information is useful enough that you …

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Jan 01

Eating for Luck

Eating black-eyed peas (also known as cow peas) on New Year’s day is considered good luck in the Southern United States. They’re also a good source of protein and soluble fiber. Try adding them to your favorite soups or salads, or try our Warm Black-Eyed Peas Salad with a hearty loaf of bread for a …

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Dec 30

Happy New Year! It must be fondue time!


Getting together for the annual fondue party. How do you celebrate the New Year?

Dec 06

Happy Hanukkah – Let’s Make Latkes!

   Hanukkah is right around the corner, but any time is a good time to make these tasty potato pancakes.   Latkes are my favorite way to have potatoes. I was 10 the first time I made them; my mom had an electric skillet and it was one of the recipes listed in the user …

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