Just moved into my own place and for some reason, I have decided that at this point in my life I want to cook all of my food from scratch. Having a packed lunch at work should be an experience of heaven on earth and make everyone else absolutely jealous.
This thread can be a place to share awesome and simple recipes. No excessive posting of health food recipes in this thread, please...emphasis should be on awesome (tasting) food.
I just did this, and it turned out to be one of the most amazing things I've ever tasted. Explosions of different subtle flavors all at once. I've had garlic aioli (mayonnaise) at restaurants before, but this was a lot better than those. I personally didn't use any olive oil...only canola.
The little amounts of ingredients ended up making quite a bit of mayo. Maybe enough for a week of sandwich toppings and dip. I might double the recipe from now on just to be sure I always have enough.
Next to do: homemade ketchup and bbq sauce.
Found a guide to boiling eggs. As a kid, I thought that the green color on the outside of the yolk was inevitable. As a result, I rarely ate hard boiled eggs. Well, last night I found out that was simply cooking it wrong. They are supposed to be fully bright yellow on the inside when hard boiled. And the yolks can be soft on the inside if you cook for less time, without being gross!
Mark Bittman's book "How to Cook Everything: The Basics" appears to contain the absolute best guide to this hard boiled egg thing. That book is next on my list.
Another good book (which I already have): The Flavor Bible. Helps in creating dishes, without making something disgusting.
Edited by turtle shell, 17 February 2013 - 05:41 PM.