This creamy mushroom cauliflower gnocchi is the perfect recipe to whip up if you're short on time, if you're craving something hearty and delicious. It's creamy, and every bite of the well-flavored, well-seasoned sauce pairs perfectly with the chewy gnocchi. Your kitchen will be smelling like heavenly mushrooms for a good few hours afterwards, though (not a problem, of course).
Red-braised pork belly (Chinese: 红烧肉) has been a staple of my childhood diet -- and now that I've moved out of Texas, it was the first thing that I was determined to learn how to make. It's made with a wonderful mix of spices, cooking wine, a soy sauce power duo, and more. What you end up with is soft, melt-in-your mouth pork belly from a two-hour long braising process, and a thick, subtly sweet sauce that's perfect for drizzling over white rice.
From late night papers to morning pick-me-ups, the classic cold brew stood there to make sure I was not only awake but also focused and alert. In short, you could say cold brew has been my strongest supporter (sorry Annie!). So it’s noteworthy for me to say that I have crowned arguably the best cold brew in my new home of Houston, Texas -- Anonymous Cafe!
Although the brunt of summer has passed us, it’s always fun to have an indoor activity to take me away from the extreme Texas heat (that lasts until mid-December...). One of my favorite things to do is to explore new and easy recipes for healthy snacks that I can snack on the rest of the day or after a sweaty workout -- and not feel guilty!
Salty Sow has quickly become one of our favorite happy hour locations. As they advertise themselves, Salty Sow is an American Gastropub that serves contemporary farmhouse fare located fairly near campus on Manor Road.
Wontons are a classic Chinese dumpling variation: instead of like their semi-circle cousins, wontons are made from a square wrapper and usually have less filling (but of course, this just means you can eat more of them in one sitting). They're literally a soul-warming meal, especially if you eat them alongside the hot soup, with a generous dollop of spicy chili crisps and green onions.
Dim sum is a huge part of Chinese (especially Southwest Chinese) culture -- there's early morning dim sum, afternoon dim sum, late night dim sum, so growing up, we were always on the lookout for good dim sum in the area. Here in Austin, there aren't that many places that have good, authentic dim sum, but fortunately, Lin's is one of those few.
Goat cheese in eggs - now that just sounds like heresy, doesn’t it? And I’m not gonna lie - this dish is odd at first bite; however, this is a good first impression. Each bite invites you further into the food and you accelerate your curiosity until you’ve destroyed the dish and feel satisfied beyond any initial wonderment.
Blueberry scones are the pinnacle of afternoon dessert -- soft, crumbly, buttery and just the right amount of sweet. They're my favorite to grab at coffee or tea shops, and even better: they're so simple to make yourself at home! This fun little recipe is perfect for making eight large scones for a quick breakfast item to go alongside your coffee, or 16 smaller scones to stave off that mid-day hunger.
Welcome to another HMHS installment of high-speed breakfast foods. If you’re new here, quick but nutritious breakfast items are a favorite of ours. Because for the person who just doesn't have time for morning sustenance, they can finally get it. So without further ado, we have the one and only HMHS Breakfast Smoothie!